Originally Posted by atagert
What I see with the XA2 being at 999 is so that thre retail stores can make the same profit on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. That way, they might push the HD-DVD format as they currently do Blu-Ray. If then the consumer isn't bitting, then they can switch to the A2 and still make a sale.
That actually makes sense.
Still I wish I could get 5.1 on the low end model as I and many others dont need 1080P, HDMI 1.3, serial port, but would like faster response time and the sleeker style. the $500 dollar gap is gigantic, and I thought the $300 gap was huge.
Let's see I guess you could budget in a HDMI reciever with the lowend one, but then you could get the hiend one for the same price.