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post #4921 of 4928 Old 12-27-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Am wondering about some of the freeze, noise and other problems/quirks of the XA2 and the country of origin. I have an A2 and am thinking of ungrading to an XA2, but not if the current ones that are available are leftovers prone to have problems. Has anyone tried to determine if it is early/late serial numbers that have problems?
I have had my A2 for about 3 weeks now and am overall pleased. But I am the type of guy who likes the tweaks the XA2 has, but not at the expense of potential or real annoying problems. Particularly freezing issues which don't seem to firmware related.
I updated my A2 FW to 2.7 via ISO file I DL and burned from Toshiba. All went well. I am using HDMI to my Mitsubishi LT-46231.
I guess my question really is to those who have or had both an A2 and XA2.
Is it worth upgrading to an XA2? I read a few posts from some of these owners. My apologies though, since all the Toshiba xx2 threads are quite lengthy.
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The benefit of the XA2 over the A2 is the up conversion and audio features. I don't think you will find much difference in reliability. Perhaps the XA2 has more production line testing, but I dunno. I’ve read one report here that XA2s with build dates Oct 07 and newer are not as solid as those built earlier.

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The benefit of the XA2 over the A2 is the up conversion and audio features. I don't think you will find much difference in reliability.

The recent polls here about compatibiity with certain movies seem to say otherwise. The XA2 has the lowest percentage of issues, while the A3 seems to have the most issues.
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The benefit of the XA2 over the A2 is the up conversion and audio features. I don't think you will find much difference in reliability. Perhaps the XA2 has more production line testing, but I dunno. I’ve read one report here that XA2s with build dates Oct 07 and newer are not as solid as those built earlier.

Thanks. The upconversion and audio feature benefits are about what I believe to be better on the XA2 over the A2 also. The question is, should I spend $500-$600 on an XA2? And from where? Are the "refurbs" any good from some of the online places. Maybe VE would be best?

I like my A2 so far. Very good upconversion to my Mits LT-46231 with HDMI.
Will the XA2 be that much better? The XA2 just seems like such a great unit. Almost over built really. The new GIII Toshiba players don't seem as substantial as even the A2, let alone the XA2.
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...The new GIII Toshiba players don't seem as substantial as even the A2, let alone the XA2.

Toshiba has said that the XA2 is still considered their flagship, top-of-line model even over the GIII units. I'm certainly pleased with mine! It and my PS3 complement each other very nicely.
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After clearing persistant storage should I re-intialize my XA2?

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Thanks. The upconversion and audio feature benefits are about what I believe to be better on the XA2 over the A2 also. The question is, should I spend $500-$600 on an XA2? And from where? Are the "refurbs" any good from some of the online places. Maybe VE would be best?

I like my A2 so far. Very good upconversion to my Mits LT-46231 with HDMI.
Will the XA2 be that much better? The XA2 just seems like such a great unit. Almost over built really. The new GIII Toshiba players don't seem as substantial as even the A2, let alone the XA2.

I had the XA2 for a short while and upconversion is excellent with SD but decided to go with the A2 and save $300.00. I find the upconversion with the A2 to be very good as well. I watched the new Bourne movie which was a SD disc and the PQ was excellent.

The XA2 I am sure would have been better but by how much I am not sure. I can not believe the XA2 price is back up over $600.00 at most dealers. The one I had was $499.00 (new) at BB a couple of months ago. But I am glad I got the A2 as it has played without issue. I guess it is all in what you wish to pay to get the best possible PQ and SQ.

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Hi guys,
Still enjoying my XA2 very much! I've been away from this thread for a while and I was wondering if any of the following have been addressed. Please help me out if you can.

(1) Is there a way to get BTB and WTW to output from the XA2 yet? (other than cranking up the XA2's brightness, of course)?

(2) Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement fan? Mine is broken and needs to be bumped to stop squealing every time I turn it on.

(3) When using the optical output to an audio processor/amp, should I set the XA2 on bitstream or PCM?

(4) Have any new XA2 technical threads started up in the last 2 mos that I might want to monitor?

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