Originally Posted by rr6966
My A1 w/ fw 2.0 has worked flawlessly until Superman (new one). It skipped 3 times in one area. Also the player won't play The Eagles HD-DVD with out audio drop outs, had eight on three songs. However i bought the X-box HD-DVD add on, and it plays without any problems these two HD-DVD's as well as any other I seem to put in it. The drive for the 360 player must be a later model and may account for better performance. The only real draw back for me using the 360 is you don't get full quality DD+, and TrueHD play back. On regular DTS tracks ( Like the Eagles ) sound quality is awesome.
My XA-1 skips but not the A-2 when playing the Eagles HD DVD.
I have infrequent skips on my XA-1. Usually if I clean a disk it plays fine. Pause, Play usually fixes it.
However, since I got my A-2, I haven't used the XA-1 at all except for some comparison. I haven't figured out what I'll do with the XA-1, since my wife wants me to replace it with another A-2