Originally Posted by efjay
Can anyone confirm if the alleged SRT is included in the 4.0 firmware for the XA2? I am currently at a crossroads trying to decide whether to sell my XA2 or combo BH200 so any enhancements to SD DVD playback would be interesting, considering the REON is onboard already. Thanks.
I believe that the original poster was merely going for a "tongue-in-cheek" remark.
Personally, if you have a decent sized HD DVD and/or DVD collection it would be a big mistake to sell your HD-XA2, it is the best HD DVD player and one of the best upconverting players available. The LG combo appears to be an good choice as a "backup" player if your HD-XA2 or your primary Blu-ray players fail.
I have always admired Toshiba for being the first to release HD players that were full-featured, well designed and reasonably priced. Nevertheless, with regard to the new "super-upconverter" I remain skeptical. This is certainly not a viable competitor to the HD formats, nor is it likely to provide a startling improvement in upconversion particularly when comparing it's performance with the Reon equipped HD-XA2. As gurkey points out, there's no chance of this new upscaling processor to be inside the HD-XA2, and for owners with an HD-XA2 there is very little incentive to be looking for a new upscaling player.