Still have dozen or so "shrinkwrapped" HD's to watch (out of nearly 200), started to give up on them as both my A30 and A35 would freeze up toward the end of ANY disc I played.
Well my "new" XA2 solved that (EVERYTHING that was said on this unit PQ, AQ, and build is TRUE).
Just watched "Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd , and a very yummy Jaime Lee Curtis. Classic 80's comedy with more language and nudity than I remember (hence the R rating), but it looked awesome and sounding pretty decent for the age. NO film grain and only occasionally, the picture looked a little off. (this is on my 46" Sony LCD) . I would rank this up with one of the best PQ in my collection. I watched Eddie's followup "Coming to America" years back and I remember it looked very good as well, these are both Paramount discs.
Still have 3 players hooked up and always look forward to HDDVD movie night.