The local Best Buy got in 3 today. One went up for display (they were hooking it up as I walked in) the other 2 were for sale. Bought their first one. I added the 4 year service plan for $40. Picked up an AR HDMI cable to hook it up. Here's a couple of pics.
More to come as I play around with it this weekend.
Sometimes you reach what's real by making believe.
Outstanding! Way to go Ron. I wish you (and the rest of us who will soon get ours) hundreds upon hundreds of hours of HD-DVD enjoyment. Wow, this really does make this whole thing feel real now. Thanks for posting Ron, I feel so much better now.
Please give us an update on how the SD DVD upconversion is if you can. Congrats!
Could you, at your convenience, verify one thing for me: -
Does the player allow 720p/1080i video from its component output? This feature is just too important for the millions of people who have a older HDTV.
I only have a Japanese version CRT HD TV (Sony KV-36DZ950) which does not have a HDMI input. AV fans in Hong Kong is now considering getting HD-XA1 from Japan which has D3/D4 analog video output.
The player is required to obey what the disc says. All the initial HD-DVD discs will allow 720p/1080i output over component, but future discs may not. Copyrighted SD DVD discs cannot be upscaled to 720p/1080i over component, but non-copyrighted ones can.