Tosh HD-A2 HD DVD - First End User Reports! - Page 2 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Mark0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
This is NOT good news for HD DVD, this is EXCELLENT NEWS!
If the early reports are true (quicker load times, less quirky, better remote), there will really be no reason other than studio support to go with a >$999 blu-ray player.

Hmmm, I'm thinking of unloading my HD-A1 on e-bay.
Mark0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:03 PM
AVS Special Member
 
PeterS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 2,359
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Liked: 31
Better hurry!

"Read Less, More TV." - Dr. Gregory House

"That which can not be questioned, can not be trusted." - Me

The Metropolis Home Theater

Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems - Affiliated
PeterS is offline  
post #33 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:07 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Savageone79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Carbondale IL
Posts: 2,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
So can some one tell me how the upconverting compares and if it converts audio to dts? Those are the two things I am holding off to find out to upgrade my gen 1 player or not.
Savageone79 is offline  
post #34 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:43 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Blasst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: So.California
Posts: 3,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by billymerritt View Post

Yes, got A2 From BB today! Had my A1 in to their repair facility for over a month and they said not repairable, so gave me exchange for A2. I tried to get A2 before lunch today but had not come in yet!

Behold, got phone call from BB at 1PM and UPS just delivered the first A2 shipment so dashed over and picked it up.

I know there are many questions, and I only had chance to do quick test but so far it's much better than A1 for performance. I checked out the first problem title for most folks with E.O.Days and played TrueHD track flawless not lag, pause or hiccups at all. Then checked out some of KK just to be sure it works and just fine with it.

First thing I noticed on my setup is even better blacks, at least to my eyes. Also much faster, how fast? just like Toshiba says about twice as quick as A1. Another plus is when movie does start don't get all the flashing and video noise like the A1, just starts smooth like it should.

Not a lot of time spent with it yet, so hope this helps take the edge of all you folks still waiting for it to get in your hands. I think it is well worth the wait, but of course my A1 was great for about 6 months before it got sick, hope our new A2's will have better results.

Congrats billymerritt! You are the first to post on AVS about getting the A2. Hard to believe its been 8 months since RonP first posted here, 4/14/06, about getting the A1, which by the way, you both got from Best Buy

The Mod Squad: New vs. Classic TV Series Opening https://vimeo.com/63119329
Blasst is offline  
post #35 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Advanced Member
 
Cooper0103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just went to my only BB here in town. Walked in past the 3 yes 3 Blue Ray end cap displays and went to the HD-DVD's to check to see if any A2's were there....nada. Just an empty spot where a tag still sits with the A1 advertised on clearance.

So I walked up and aske a guy when they would be getting some in. He said "I don't know"....I said some BB locations got them today so I just wondered...he "replied...yeah I'm not sure when we will"....I replied..."Is there anyway to check on that?"....he says "No, not really".

Man what is the freaking deal with the people that work at that place? Where are all those helpful looking happy customer serviced people we see on all those damn commercials? I have yet to run into someone like that at BB.
Cooper0103 is offline  
post #36 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:47 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 23,966
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked: 153
WHere do you download those BB 10% coupons?

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
post #37 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Senior Member
 
mweppner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I love shopping at BB, but basically just never really count on getting any help out of them. It's a cool place to play with toys and buy stuff - but that's all I use it for. The other day I was browsing around and saw the Blu Ray and HD-DVD displays side by side. One guy was looking closely at them. I walked up to him and said not to pay much attention - it wasn't an HD-DVD player being used in the display so not a fair comparison! How can they put a regular DVD player there in the HD-DVD demo area? Crazy.

That said - I will be browsing local BB's tomorrow in hopes to find my wife's (ok, it's for me) Christmas present! Can't wait to get the A2.
mweppner is offline  
post #38 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 05:50 PM
Member
 
suthrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Delaware
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I called my local BB and of course I get the regional operator that isn't even in the store and she says they don't have any and if they did they couldn't sell them until the 14th, which she calims is the release date. Guess I have to go there myself and check in the morning to make sure. I live in Delaware, so I figure if their in NJ and FL they should be here too. Right?
suthrn is offline  
post #39 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jwv651's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 5,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooper0103 View Post

Just went to my only BB here in town. Walked in past the 3 yes 3 Blue Ray end cap displays and went to the HD-DVD's to check to see if any A2's were there....nada. Just an empty spot where a tag still sits with the A1 advertised on clearance.

So I walked up and aske a guy when they would be getting some in. He said "I don't know"....I said some BB locations got them today so I just wondered...he "replied...yeah I'm not sure when we will"....I replied..."Is there anyway to check on that?"....he says "No, not really".

Man what is the freaking deal with the people that work at that place? Where are all those helpful looking happy customer serviced people we see on all those damn commercials? I have yet to run into someone like that at BB.

Ask for a manager...he or she should know.

Joe V.
jwv651 is offline  
post #40 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Advanced Member
 
jayselle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I spoke to someone at a store today who said four just came in and were in the back. I was there 30 minutes later and the salesman looked all over and including the back; he then checked their stock and said they have 4 on order. So I walked away empty handed. I am willing to bet they are there and he just couldn't find them as they hadn't been checked in yet. I should of asked the name of the person I spoke to on the phone.
jayselle is offline  
post #41 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:23 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
darinp2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 21,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 62
Has anybody checked the Continental Airlines onepass site to see if they are selling these? I don't have the login information right now to check it, or I would.

Thanks,
Darin

This is the AV Science Forum. Please don't be gullible and please do remember the saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
darinp2 is offline  
post #42 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mimason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Billy,

Where are you in TPA? I'll be right over . Better yet can you swing by my place with the A2? I got good import beer(or cheap wine) a 92" screen, theater seats and a place for the A2 in my rack. Next week for my delivery seems too long now.
mimason is offline  
post #43 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:32 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
aaronwt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Northern VA(Woodbridge)
Posts: 21,659
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 752 Post(s)
Liked: 752
I hope a BB near me has the A2. With the 10% off and 12% off coupon(received in the mail today) I can get the A2 and a TiVo Series 3 and also have no interest until 2010!(Of course I would pay it off 1 month before 2010)

39TB unRAID1--53TB unRAID2--36TB unRAID3
LED DLP
XBL/PSN: WormholeXtreme

aaronwt is online now  
post #44 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Member
 
suthrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Delaware
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hopefully anyone who has gotten one today will start posting their opinions soon. I am curious about the upconversion.
suthrn is offline  
post #45 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:39 PM
AVS Special Member
 
John Ballentine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles, Ca.
Posts: 5,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
How about "time remaining' on-screen-display?
Resume play w/o need to bookmark?
Chapter skip "on screen" chapter indication?
(guess I'll never get these questions answered until I get my hands on one)
John Ballentine is offline  
post #46 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:50 PM
AVS Special Member
 
metalsaber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,556
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 94
Awaiting some feedback.
metalsaber is offline  
post #47 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
eightninesuited's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto, Republic of Canuckistan
Posts: 4,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Let's see some pics.

Also, tell us how the upscaling is compared to the A1?

Also, is the remote the same?

No animals were harmed in the creation of this sentence.
eightninesuited is offline  
post #48 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:52 PM
Senior Member
 
StuDBaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayselle View Post

I spoke to someone at a store today who said four just came in and were in the back. I was there 30 minutes later and the salesman looked all over and including the back; he then checked their stock and said they have 4 on order. So I walked away empty handed. I am willing to bet they are there and he just couldn't find them as they hadn't been checked in yet. I should of asked the name of the person I spoke to on the phone.

You should file a lawsuit against that store. They raised your expectations and made you expend wear and tear on your car and use gas that isn't cheap. They should at least reimburse you for the gas and emotional distress.
StuDBaker is offline  
post #49 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Senior Member
 
StuDBaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalsaber View Post

Awaiting some feedback.

Me too. Mine doesn't come until tomorrow, but I want to know all about it right now. I want to know what to expect. It's space, right above my BD Panasonic is all ready to go, wired, and just waiting for the unit to be connected.
StuDBaker is offline  
post #50 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 06:57 PM
AVS Special Member
 
metalsaber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,556
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuDBaker View Post

Me too. Mine doesn't come until tomorrow, but I want to know all about it right now. I want to know what to expect. It's space, right above my BD Panasonic is all ready to go, wired, and just waiting for the unit to be connected.


Hehe I sold my Sammy upconverting DVD player to a co-worker and have a nice spot all ready for it.
metalsaber is offline  
post #51 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Mark0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Seeing the A2 is in some folks homes, I'm going to start a new owner/user thread
Mark0 is offline  
post #52 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:06 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Mark0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hearing it has made it's way into a few lucky homes, it's time for it's own thread.
So please post your first hand opinions.
Mark0 is offline  
post #53 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:09 PM
Member
 
lynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yessssssssssssss!
Just went over to my local BB. Got one
They had three in stock and one on display. Applied my 12% coupon , came to $ 439.99 total. No tax in DE.

Haven't opened the box just yet. I will post impressions when I do. All I can say it's very light
Life is good !
lynx is offline  
post #54 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
rob316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Here we go again another thread with 4,000 posts can't wait to read each and every one.

Rob
rob316 is offline  
post #55 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Member
 
cliftonrouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Please post pictures.
cliftonrouse is offline  
post #56 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Member
 
hdgeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by darinp2 View Post

Has anybody checked the Continental Airlines onepass site to see if they are selling these? I don't have the login information right now to check it, or I would.

Thanks,
Darin

Just checked and still only showing the A1. I see BB.com still shows coming soon also. Wonder if that status will change before the weekend?
hdgeek is offline  
post #57 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Member
 
suthrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Delaware
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynx View Post

Yessssssssssssss!
Just went over to my local BB. Got one
They had three in stock and one on display. Applied my 12% coupon , came to $ 439.99 total. No tax in DE.

Haven't opened the box just yet. I will post impressions when I do. All I can say it's very light
Life is good !

Lynx, which BB? I live in De too and am going first thing in the morning.
suthrn is offline  
post #58 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:24 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dad1153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 181 Post(s)
Liked: 178
Reminds me when HD-DVD launched in April and every posting/picture on AVS Forum was greeted like CNN reports from Baghdad during the first Gulf War back in 1990.
dad1153 is offline  
post #59 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:31 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Charles R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 10,137
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 211
I picked one up tonight. I have already sold my old RCA special so I won't be able to do any direct comparisons.

Charles R is offline  
post #60 of 5306 Old 12-07-2006, 07:34 PM
 
1loudsuv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: long beach california
Posts: 1,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
More Pictures Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1loudsuv is offline  
Reply HD DVD Players

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off