Originally Posted by PooperScooper
Time will tell. IMO the new Hidef players will have very little impact on anything for quite a while. Audio support is a no-show and the superior SD processing parts push costs even higher and won't be there for some time. Even so, players as "inexpensive" as $500 are not volume sellers - meaning not much "mass impact".
I wouldn't say that.
True, the first Toshiba HD-DVD players had audio problems, but I believe they have the issue corrected. The first Toshiba's had terrible surround sound coming from the rear speakers.
I just don't see spending $500+ on a SD-DVD player when the HD-DVD players do such a great job of up-converting.
My Denon 2910 has been less than impressive from a dependability stand point.
My first player had slow loads and sometimes didn't load a disc at all.
So I sent it back and got a replacement. Now the replacement 2910 does not push the signal through my 30ft cable run that my first one had no problem doing. I have been told that mid production year, Denon started using different parts in their player. Apparently this change has had some affect on my situation.
So I have to ask, is this fraud? Denon sends their players out for review when they are first released to achieve a certain benchmark score. Now, midstream, they change some of the innards of the player.
If you ask me, this is fraud. Do you suppose Denon no longer uses those earlier bench mark scores??
I bet they do.