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post #61 of 1863
i want i want :P
Good pics

Red/Green power on/off light is the same as the 2005/2006 line of Denon's AVRs and DVD-s right? hmm
post #62 of 1863
When my HD-XA1 arrived yesterday, I noticed that the internal box (not the outside packaging from VE) was sealed with tape that said "Inspected by Southwest Airlines Cargo." Anyone else notice this? There didn't appear to be anything disturbed inside.
post #63 of 1863
I am now having no problems with my XA1. It does not like the belkin razorvision though. I am lucky I can disconnect it rather easily. I mainly use it for sports anyhow. I was wondering if TLS and POTO automaticaly play in HD DVD? Serenity gives you an option when you first put it in but I have not noticed that with the WB titles. Serenity looks great. TLS so far I have not been impressed. And yes it is playing in 1080i output. I just want to make sure there wasn't a special HD DVD selection that I am missing...
post #64 of 1863
Quote:


When my HD-XA1 arrived yesterday, I noticed that the internal box (not the outside packaging from VE) was sealed with tape that said "Inspected by Southwest Airlines Cargo." Anyone else notice this? There didn't appear to be anything disturbed inside.

Same here. The seal underneath was not broken and everything inside was sealed. Maybe it goes through X-Ray machines to check the contents and that tape is to let Southwest employees it passed?
post #65 of 1863
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Originally Posted by pclausen View Post

I suspect that the guts of the A1 and XA1 are identical...

If that's the case, than why get the XA1?
post #66 of 1863
rs232, the backlit remote, motorized door and to say you spent $300 extra to have the high end toshiba......
post #67 of 1863
So far the known differences are:

* RS-232 port for control
* Motorized Front
* Motion Activated Backlit Remote
* Large insulated stabilizing feet
* All extruded aluminum construction (double wall)
* Different appearance
post #68 of 1863
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Originally Posted by jschefdog View Post

So far the known differences are:

* RS-232 port for control
* Motorized Front
* Motion Activated Backlit Remote
* Large insulated stabilizing feet
* All extruded aluminum construction (double wall)
* Different appearance

you forgot the blue "knight rider" light in the front under the display panel
post #69 of 1863
Got mine today.

Component only so far but HDMI will be fixed on my system soon. I have only tried TLS so far but the picture is a defnite imporovement over the PAL dvd. Its is sharper and looks more film like, the menus are cool too. For all those that believe there wont be much imporovement with 720P displays, this is not the case, significantly better looking picture feeding 1080I into my Lumagen and then 720P out to my Benq.
post #70 of 1863
Yes, 720p (native H79) from a VP30 looks excellent as well. The screen looks very crisp, clear and artifact free. Between HD DVD, HD DirecTv, and my DTHEATER collection, I should have plenty of HD options!
post #71 of 1863
Congrats Krobar! The remote is not that bad. I have seen many worse. And I agree that many will probably use a universal remote anyway...
post #72 of 1863
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Originally Posted by jschefdog View Post

So far the known differences are:

* RS-232 port for control
* Motorized Front
* Motion Activated Backlit Remote
* Large insulated stabilizing feet
* All extruded aluminum construction (double wall)
* Different appearance


Do they both use the same HDMI transmitter chip? The A1 uses the Silicon Image
Sil 9030CTU, which is capable to 720p/1080i. The SiI9030CTU-7 is capable to 1080p.
post #73 of 1863
getting mine thursday...
post #74 of 1863
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Originally Posted by Gary16 View Post

When my HD-XA1 arrived yesterday, I noticed that the internal box (not the outside packaging from VE) was sealed with tape that said "Inspected by Southwest Airlines Cargo." Anyone else notice this? There didn't appear to be anything disturbed inside.


Mine too. The guy that sold me the player told me that Toshiba is trying to keep up with demand by shipping via Southwest Air. He said that they routinely inspect the cargo for security reasons and that I could bring it back if there is a problem.

Everything inside of the box was perfect.

Dave Wellington
post #75 of 1863
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

If that's the case, than why get the XA1?

Well......

A) The extra ridgid/heavy chassis and large shock absorbing feet alone make it worth the extra 300$, esp. if you like to play your subwoofer LOUD.

B) The motorized door is WAY cool, esp. when you have friends over to "show off".

C) Us "X" owners have good taste, and lots of money
post #76 of 1863
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Originally Posted by mobius View Post

Do they both use the same HDMI transmitter chip? The A1 uses the Silicon Image
Sil 9030CTU, which is capable to 720p/1080i. The SiI9030CTU-7 is capable to 1080p.

maybe at some point i will get the kahunas to pop open the case, but for now, no kahunas

now if we can just get pclausen to buy an XA1, then we would be set (pclause, don't post A1 pics, get the XA1! )
post #77 of 1863
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

maybe at some point i will get the kahunas to pop open the case, but for now, no kahunas

now if we can just get pclausen to buy an XA1, then we would be set (pclause, don't post A1 pics, get the XA1! )

Ben, I was going to open mine up this weekend and take a few pics. I dont know though, I'm too lazy We'll see.
post #78 of 1863
My friends were "wowed" over the motorized door. I know it is something simple, but they just thought it was cool making it open and close while we were in our seats. Then they were "wowed" over the picture quality!
post #79 of 1863
Any way to turn off the blue light?
post #80 of 1863
Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and watch an entire movie (Serenity) on my XA1 that I picked up on Thursday. It's connected via HDMI to a Sammy HL-R6768W (calibrated by Eliab). I've always thought that my set looked fantastic with HD programming from DirecTV and standard DVDs up-converted with my Sony 3100ES. When Eliab finished the calibration of my Sammy a few months back, he told me that I haven't seen anything yet...wait until I see HD-DVD or BluRay on it. Last night was the best that my set has EVER looked. I had no idea that my DLP was capable of producing a picture like this. The detail and depth that I witnessed on the screen was phenomenal. I've read that Serenity has the worst picture quality of all of the recent releases. If that's the case, I can't wait to see what the other discs (and future releases) will look like. The sound was no slouch either!

I'm afraid that it's going to be extremely difficult to watch standard DVDs from this point on. We need more releases!
post #81 of 1863
My HD-XA1 is supposed to get here on Monday 4/24. I have been reading that the HD DVD of "Phanton of the Opera" has a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD track. I will be using my Denon DVD-5910CI for all of my regular DVD's but when I'm using my HD DVD player with a lossless soundtrack I want to be able to take advantage of it. I have heard the only way I can access this is through the players RCA multi-channel analog outputs...is this true?
post #82 of 1863
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Originally Posted by marflir View Post

My HD-XA1 is supposed to get here on Monday 4/24. I have been reading that the HD DVD of "Phanton of the Opera" has a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD track. I will be using my Denon DVD-5910CI for all of my regular DVD's but when I'm using my HD DVD player with a lossless soundtrack I want to be able to take advantage of it. I have heard the only way I can access this is through the players RCA multi-channel analog outputs...is this true?

partially correct...unfortunately these first generation players from Toshiba can only output 2 channels of the TrueHD, not all the channels...so it downmixes the TrueHD into 2 channel stereo and that is output via the analog.
post #83 of 1863
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

partially correct...unfortunately these first generation players from Toshiba can only output 2 channels of the TrueHD, not all the channels...so it downmixes the TrueHD into 2 channel stereo and that is output via the analog.

yeah, I had heard that but I guess I was hoping it was wrong...how nice of them to release players that can't take advantage of the technology on the discs they are supposed to be able to play...will HDMI v1.3 (when implemented) take care of that (in a one-cable digital form)?
post #84 of 1863
It still sounds great without TrueHD! I'd rather have multichannels sound at a lower resolution than TrueHD in strero. I guess it's something to look forward to when the next gen receivers come out.
post #85 of 1863
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tango22 View Post

Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and watch an entire movie (Serenity) on my XA1 that I picked up on Thursday. It's connected via HDMI to a Sammy HL-R6768W (calibrated by Eliab). I've always thought that my set looked fantastic with HD programming from DirecTV and standard DVDs up-converted with my Sony 3100ES. When Eliab finished the calibration of my Sammy a few months back, he told me that I haven't seen anything yet...wait until I see HD-DVD or BluRay on it. Last night was the best that my set has EVER looked. I had no idea that my DLP was capable of producing a picture like this. The detail and depth that I witnessed on the screen was phenomenal. I've read that Serenity has the worst picture quality of all of the recent releases. If that's the case, I can't wait to see what the other discs (and future releases) will look like. The sound was no slouch either!

I'm afraid that it's going to be extremely difficult to watch standard DVDs from this point on. We need more releases!

My own thoughts exactly! I have a 50''SXRD and the thing that really struck me when viewing HDDVD was the contrast and the BLACKS. Yes, the resolution is excelent, but I have NEVER seen blacks like this! The blacks are, well, BLACK! no hint of green, purple, etc. They are smooth and rich, with no visible banding, blocking. After all this time watching OTA and sat. HD now I finally know what this display can do, and it is simply outstanding.
I just cant express how thrilled I am. The cinema has been my main intrest in life since I was 16 (dont ask how long ago that was ) and this is like a dream come true for me. The next few years will be very exciting. When I think of how HDDVD and BD will look on future displays (like SED) I get a hard..... er, well, you know what I mean
post #86 of 1863
Is the RCA model exactly the same as Toshiba?

Rob
post #87 of 1863
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

It still sounds great without TrueHD! I'd rather have multichannels sound at a lower resolution than TrueHD in strero. I guess it's something to look forward to when the next gen receivers come out.

I agree, but I wish they could have gotten their act together BEFORE releasing the players...I didn't go with the HDMI card on my Integra RDC-7.1 for that very fact...I'll be buying the v1.3 card the second they release it though...
post #88 of 1863
The blacks do look great. You really don't need the super high end displays to really enjoy this format. When we get more titles (reference type) then we will really be posting about how great these discs are!
post #89 of 1863
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

The blacks do look great. You really don't need the super high end displays to really enjoy this format. When we get more titles (reference type) then we will really be posting about how great these discs are!

Your right joerod, this is (hopefully) only the tip of the perverbial iceburg.
Great things are yet to come
And no, you really dont need a super high end display to enjoy and see the difference.
I hooked the "X" up to my 34'' XBR (in my bedroom) and it looks awesome.
post #90 of 1863
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

The blacks do look great. You really don't need the super high end displays to really enjoy this format. When we get more titles (reference type) then we will really be posting about how great these discs are!

Isn't black just sending a "0" over HDMI? Why would HD-DVD have any better blacks than regular DVD? Perhaps they've pumped up the contrast and/or color saturation or something to make it look more impressive to try and sell the format. I doubt it's inherent to the format itself. I don't see any reason why you couldn't make a regular DVD that was identical to the HD-DVD except for being lower resolution.

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Steve
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