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post #3001 of 4928
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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

Personally I think I'd spend the extra $500 towards an HDMI receiver. The only attraction for me to the XA2 is if it offers 1080P24 to feed a scaler.


What is the advantage of putting the 1080p signal from the XA2 into a scaler? I thought scalers were suppose to make a better 1080p picture out of a 1080i signal?
post #3002 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Greg_63 View Post

Is the little increase in sound quality worth twice the price I doubt that most would even be able to tell the difference.


Well, I have never heard an A/B comparison.
But I have read posts from members who have and they say there is a big difference.
Besides, if you shop around a bit, the difference in price between the A2 and XA2 is far from $500.

Craig
post #3003 of 4928
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

Well, I have never heard an A/B comparison.
But I have read posts from members who have and they say there is a big difference.
Besides, if you shop around a bit, the difference in price between the A2 and XA2 is far from $500.

Craig

I'm just asking. I do agree with the other comment that whatever the difference in price is it might be better spent towards a new receiver.
post #3004 of 4928
The release date is the 27th... Of December...
post #3005 of 4928
which store, and thanks
post #3006 of 4928
I am currently running my A2 (thanks Robert!) audio over optical into my Onkyo 602. However, there seems to be a noticeable "echo" over the center channel and my receiver does not seem to be registering DD.

Should i have the A2 set to bitstream or PCM? Also, what should I have my receiver setting on to get DD?

Thanks.
post #3007 of 4928
Robert last posted the 27th just a day or so ago.
post #3008 of 4928
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

Well, I have never heard an A/B comparison.
But I have read posts from members who have and they say there is a big difference.
Besides, if you shop around a bit, the difference in price between the A2 and XA2 is far from $500.

Craig

I believe it is correct to say the majority feel there is a discernible difference with a high-end audio system and good acoustics. For the many who have middling to low end systems and/or lousy room acoustics, the difference is probably minimal.
post #3009 of 4928
optical should be set to bitstream
post #3010 of 4928
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Originally Posted by DVDO+WESTY=1080p View Post

optical should be set to bitstream

Thank you
post #3011 of 4928
Anyone have any details about the 4 year warranty offered by VE? What would an A2 owner have to do if something went wrong with the unit? Things like that, etc.....
post #3012 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Greg_63 View Post

I'm just asking. I do agree with the other comment that whatever the difference in price is it might be better spent towards a new receiver.

Some of us are waiting for receiver upgrades. Going analog until then(with good speakers, receiver, separates etc.),especially if one has a display (FDH1) capable of utilizing the 1080/24 possiblity of the XA-2 makes it a viable option while waiting(and it may be a wait). There is a a pronounced difference in optical vs. the analog/hdmi capabilities in my configuration and for some of us sound is as important a variable as video.
post #3013 of 4928
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Originally Posted by kanefsky View Post

Yeah the November units were built slowly and carefully and every unit was thoroughly tested. The December units were built in a big last-minute rush to get enough units out for Christmas. Ever see Gung Ho?

(just messing with tvine2000 )

--
Steve

steve you had me going there for a min lol
post #3014 of 4928
just to be sure, isthere is no difference in sound quality between 5.1/7.1 analog out and HDMI out for PCM, DD+ DTS-HD TRUE HD etc....
post #3015 of 4928
Well, I have some pretty nice speakers. 3805 receiver with an Outlaw 770 amp. I have spent a lot of time and money on accoustics for my dedicated room so for me it is worth the upgrade for the sound options the XA2 will give me.
If I just had a basic set-up in my living room then yes, the A2 thru optical would be enough.

Craig
post #3016 of 4928
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Originally Posted by DVDO+WESTY=1080p View Post

just to be sure, isthere is no difference in sound quality between 5.1/7.1 analog out and HDMI out for PCM, DD+ DTS-HD TRUE HD etc....

I don't know that anyone can give a concrete answer to that question.

It is So So So Dependent on the Sound Processor - that answers are
all over the MAP.

Try both in your environment and make your own decision.
post #3017 of 4928
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Originally Posted by DVDO+WESTY=1080p View Post

just to be sure, isthere is no difference in sound quality between 5.1/7.1 analog out and HDMI out for PCM, DD+ DTS-HD TRUE HD etc....

I dont know this for a fact but the DACs in these players are probably not all that great compared to ones in a nice reciever/processor.
post #3018 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Ace of Space View Post

Anyone have any details about the 4 year warranty offered by VE? What would an A2 owner have to do if something went wrong with the unit? Things like that, etc.....

It's a Mack warranty, and if I read it correctly, it takes effect after the one year parts, 90 days labor- Toshiba factory warranty expires...

http://www.mackcam.com/warranty.html
post #3019 of 4928
Well today is the day that Robert is suppose to get in the BIG shipment that will fulfill the rest of his orders. I know they must be busy so I'll ask here instead of calling them. Does anyone know if it came in and if they are going out today? I never got any kind of e-mail from them. Also is he using FedEx home delivery? I hope so because that will mean that I'll have it for this weekend
post #3020 of 4928
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Originally Posted by DVDO+WESTY=1080p View Post

just to be sure, isthere is no difference in sound quality between 5.1/7.1 analog out and HDMI out for PCM, DD+ DTS-HD TRUE HD etc....

Which is more ideal?

XA2 HDMI straight to TV and analog 5.1 into receiver, video and audio seperated with video being digital and audio analog.

or

XA2 HDMI into a Receiver and then HDMI from Receiver to TV, video and audio together pure digital.

In other words, is it better to have the HDMI go straight into the TV therefore avoiding any potential video problems inside the Receiver but having to live with analog 5.1 or go all digital with HDMI into a capable Receiver but having to deal with the video passing thru the Receiver.

Riding my motorcycle at high rates of speed was much less stressfull than this new hobby of mine!
post #3021 of 4928
How does the warranty work? Was there supposed to be a separate form packed with the box? Would we just call VE since thats who I bought mine from to get it taken care of under the 4yr warranty plan?

Since I didn't see any extra paper for an extended warranty, I wasn't sure how it worked.
post #3022 of 4928
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Originally Posted by J y E 4Ever View Post

... is it better to have the HDMI go straight into the TV...

AFAIK no worries going through the receiver - it's not processing anything on the video side, just passing through the digital signal, should be a lossless transmission. The main question I'd think is which DACs are better, the built-in HD units or the ones in your receiver, listen to both and see...
post #3023 of 4928
I was just wondering, if there has been shipments of these things then why does it still say it has not be realeased on amazon? I mean i am not planning on buying an A2, I am perfectly happy with my A1 for the time being, however I am just wondering because amazon does a lot of volume and if we want to see more titles in 2007, the I think we need as many players out on the street as possible.
post #3024 of 4928
Majwell I think Robert and BestBuy have taken everything Toshiba has produced
post #3025 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Greg_63 View Post

Well today is the day that Robert is suppose to get in the BIG shipment that will fulfill the rest of his orders. I know they must be busy so I'll ask here instead of calling them. Does anyone know if it came in and if they are going out today? I never got any kind of e-mail from them. Also is he using FedEx home delivery? I hope so because that will mean that I'll have it for this weekend

From what I heard he will send all the units out tomorrow via FedEx.
post #3026 of 4928
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Originally Posted by metalsaber View Post

HSince I didn't see any extra paper for an extended warranty, I wasn't sure how it worked.

I would drop VE a note or phone call - my warranty paperwork was attached to the billing receipt in the box (in a little plastic ziploc bag).

Seeing as it is likely a busy day for VE, though, you might expect a brief delay in response.
post #3027 of 4928
just purchased the HD-A2 from a Best Buy in the chicagoland area and they took my 12% discount coupon to boot! she'll be hooked up tonight!
post #3028 of 4928
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Originally Posted by Majwell View Post

I was just wondering, if there has been shipments of these things then why does it still say it has not be realeased on amazon? I mean i am not planning on buying an A2, I am perfectly happy with my A1 for the time being, however I am just wondering because amazon does a lot of volume and if we want to see more titles in 2007, the I think we need as many players out on the street as possible.


You could buy them at Best buy right now. I use my 12% off reward Zone Coupon
post #3029 of 4928
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Originally Posted by fher View Post

You could buy them at Best buy right now. I use my 12% off reward Zone Coupon

That's saying your local BB has any in stock. Still waiting for mine to get their shipment in.
post #3030 of 4928
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Originally Posted by svsneo View Post

That's saying your local BB has any in stock. Still waiting for mine to get their shipment in.


They call me at 8:30am Today. They had a lot of them But I think there wore all payed for. I think. I'm in lake county in IL
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