I received mine a couple hours ago from VE and this player is just what HD DVD needed to convince people to go HD DVD! Beautful with the gloss finish and a very solid feeling build. Not as heavy as the A1, but still a nice build quality to it. Not flimsy feeling at all, Very sturdy.
I have the A2 along with the A1 and the addon running thru my Elite 84TXSi ouput to my ISF calibrated Samnsung 5687 DLP thru HDMI.
The loading is much faster and smoother. No more flashes from the HDMI sinking to the display. Big plus!
When I switch between inputs the A2 no longer loses the sink and stops. Major improvement.
I have played parts of Batman Returns with IME and there are no audio sink problems that I can find. I tried several TRUEHD films and no problems at all. The sound quality is just what we expect. AMAZING!
Navigation is much smoother moving around in a disk.
The picture is every bit as good as the A1. I have two copies of KK and I can't see any difference between the A1 and A2. Which is what I was hoping for! It is stunning! And so far glitch free. I played parts of End of Days that the A1 is having problems with using TrueHD and the A2 plays it without any problems. WooHoo! That was the only disk I had a problem with on the A1.
I also have the sd of KK and played that and the upconversion looks to be the same as the A1 to my eyes. Another big plus to me.
I need to do more extensive testing later, but right now I'm just going to watch a few films and enjoy this puppy!
I am very pleased with this player. This is going to make a real difference in the publics eye since it works very much like the dvd players they are so accustomed too. This is truly a second generation player!
Great job Toshiba and thanks to Robert for getting it to me so quickly!