Originally Posted by batpig
Can you elaborate on why you think the A3X series is better than A2/A20? My A2 and A20 have been solid as a rock with no disc playback problems, and most folks seem to feel the 3rd gen players weren't quite as solid/reliable. I am definitely curious into your insight, since you own all of them.
On that note, can you also elaborate on why you own every single HD DVD player, including the three combo players?
The reason I have all of the players is simple: I started buying up movies and found that many times, I could buy a pile of HD DVDs along with a player cheaper than just buying up the movies. I also ran into A3, A30, A2's, etc. as Best Buy and Circuit City were getting rid of them for pennies on the dollar and they are all damn fine DVD upconverters as well as play my 250 or so HD DVDs.
I think the picture quality (upconversion) of the 3x series is better than the 2x series and the load times are a bit better. My A3 is hands down better all around than the A2 I have. However, I have no idea about the long term reliability of any of them as I have never to this point had a problem with any of the units except the X-A2 which came to me as a DOA refurb, but was replaced by Toshiba.
I have the dual players for rooms in my house and in our vacation condo where having two players is not convenient. They work very well and firmware has evolved to a decent level since about May.
Hope this answers your question.