Originally Posted by Tolstoi
I don't agree with you on this. Unless you have an HDMI capable receiver or audio processor, the A2 is a significant downgrade compared to the A1. The 3 titles I watched using TrueHD were just amazing. You will not get this with the A2. I have the impression people will run to get an A1 while it is available. The slow boot is nothing compare to loosing TrueHD and who knows DTS-MA down the road.
I like good audio, but existing DTS and AC3 processing on my receiver are already above the required bar for me. Try as I might, I have not been able to audibly tell the difference between movies in DTS or AC3, or for that matter between LPCM stereo and 384kbps DD stereo for concert DVDs. In fact, when I listen to the eagles hell freezes over, I always picked the DTS over the LPCM.
This TrueHD thing is kind of an alien concept to me meaning I don't find it useful. It was hard enough to setup the wiring behind the wall on my two movie rooms for 5.1 speakers, all the AV switching (except the HDMI and DVI connections ) are done by the receivers. Meaning, I'm not going to put another two speakers in there for this TrueHD thing (or whatever it needs) because the AC3 and DTS are performing more than adequately for me.
Of course, this is just my opinion and you probably have better ears than I do.