Originally Posted by PeterS
My understanding is that the Sony player is made for them by Pioneer and should be very similar without the Media Gallery feature and other options specific to the Pioneer.
Also, the HD-DVD forum is meeting on November 1 to determine the best way to handle 1080p24 output. This meeting will effect the HD-XA2 which is currently scheduled for January of 2007. Currently the HD-XA2 is not listed as supporting 24p output, but that may indeed change prior to release.
If The HD-XA2 can't do it natively, then any BD marketing will be justified (if they note that its natively displayed 1080p, not just 1080p blanket statement).