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post #2911 of 4650
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Originally Posted by JBAUDIONUT View Post

yes and yes HDMI1.3a

I have a Panasonic DMP-BD30 and it does everything perfect. All lights light up
post #2912 of 4650
Why don't you want to decode in the player?
post #2913 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Why don't you want to decode in the player?

Christmas Eve, I'm going to be-have in this owner's thread.
post #2914 of 4650
[quote=gordong11;12573239]I just wanted to say that I still love my XA2 more than ever, and hope if there is a winner of the so called war, than I hope it's HD DVD.

I Bought a Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray player and hated it, and hated the way Samsung marketed it and supported it. I got rid of it. I did buy a Panasonic DMP-BD30K as a replacement and it is pretty sweet, but does not upconvert SD DVD neary as good as the XA2. It does not have any onboard audio decoding to speak of, but I don't use it that way anyway. Other than those things, the BD playback is superb, every BD disk works in it, plays flawless good 1080P/24, boots fast, sweet menus(ie. I can choose PCM or bitsteam for each of Dolby Digital, True HD, DTS, and DTS HDMA). This player makes a great compliment to the XA2 for those looking to add BD in their home. If I had keep only one it would still be the XA2 for sure, but this Panny is sweet in its own way.

Just joined you with a XA2 and Panny BD30. I was hoping the sammy 5K would have offered all the advance audio but that didn't happen. I just got a onkyo 805 to bitstream everything to, high def heaven, here we come.
post #2915 of 4650
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Originally Posted by JBAUDIONUT View Post

Well got rid of my second Toshiba HD-A35 for audio issues not bitstreaming correctly, now want the Toshiba HD-XA2 (AGAIN)....ANYONE IN THE ORLANDO AREA THAT FINDS ONE OR AN OPEN BOX ONE LET ME KNOW..MANY THANKS.

If I see one I will let you know.

Splotto
post #2916 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Splotto View Post

If I see one I will let you know.

Splotto

THANKS
post #2917 of 4650
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Originally Posted by rudolpht View Post

Christmas Eve, I'm going to be-have in this owner's thread.

Do you find the question somehow inappropriate?
post #2918 of 4650
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Originally Posted by jlanzy View Post

Just joined you with a XA2 and Panny BD30. I was hoping the sammy 5K would have offered all the advance audio but that didn't happen. I just got a onkyo 805 to bitstream everything to, high def heaven, here we come.

Same here - I have the BD30 and the XA2, both obtained within the last month or so. I'm very happy with both so far and would gladly recommend them to anyone.
post #2919 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Do you find the question somehow inappropriate?

As an XA2 owner "USERS ONLY PLEASE!" thread I was just joshing. The original question was about an XA2 owner wanting to use HBR bitstream. We know we can use PCM if receivers permit, but the question was about getting HBR to work. I know you get around to a lot of threads (complement, not criticism), but some people want to get HBR to work. (When they get to frustrated, or as a backup, they go to PCM)

Remember we are on good behavior until... tomorrow.
post #2920 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Skitals View Post

I'm a proud new owner of an XA2 Bought it open box at Best Buy for $149. No remote or anything, but my A1 and harmony remotes both do the trick The player seems flawless, and I have until Jan 31 to return if I run into any problems with it.

I just couldn't pass it up at that price.

WOW....you got the deal of the century on that one as long as it is continues to work ok. I'd love to find an open box for $149 so I could have a backup XA2!
post #2921 of 4650
How much is a DEMO XA2 worth (with some scratches on top)?
post #2922 of 4650
About the same.
post #2923 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

As an XA2 owner "USERS ONLY PLEASE!" thread I am curious why one would choose to forgo taking full advantage of Advanced Content especially when one has not expressed interest in DTS HD-MA.





Didn't get the memo.

Understand but getting close to going very tangential on this thread. Not a battleground to debate PCM vs HBR. Plenty o' threads for that.
post #2924 of 4650
First time post, so if this has previously been discussed bear with me. I have an XA2 that has been updated with 2.7 firmware. I am sending audio via HDMI to my Pioneer VSX-91TH. Everything worked fine, Dolby True HD and DTS Master HD, etc was shown on Pioneer display. Audio sounded great. Last week I purchased a Pioneer Kuro Elite PRO-150FD. Since this display handles 24fps I decided to change the appropriate settings on my XA2. I changed picture mode to "film" and resolution setting to 1080P 24fps. Now comes the problem. I played Hollywoodland and Knocked Up yesterday and experienced audio problems in that the audio would cut out for a split second at several stages during the play. I did not ever experience this problem before I changed the picture settings for 24fps. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem? P.S. I also have a Panny DMP-BD30K and have experienced no problems relating to 24fps.
post #2925 of 4650
I just ordered a replacement fan for my XA2 from mouser.com. Very nice people. The fan I choose was close to the spec'd fan in the service manual but no exact. It runs at a slightly lower RPM (3600 vs. 4000) and is about the same CFM (10.8 vs. 10.98). The dB rating is slightly lower (23.6 vs. 25).

I should have the fan in 3 business days, and after the replacement I will post my results. I will also be adding rubber grommets to further decouple the fan from the chassis. The fan is 2-wire, but I will need to terminate it.

http://www.mouser.com/search/Product...4-AD5012LX-D70
post #2926 of 4650
Being format neutral definately has its advantages. But last night after Xmas dinner and having all the family over, we decided to watch a couple movies. Somebody brought over the SD version of Rush Hour 3. I was initally planning to get this on BD, and said I'd really like to wait until I got the Blu-ray version. Well, I caved in to the rest of the group and decided to watch it anyway.

The upconversion by the XA2 is still a crowd pleaser and I was asked a few times if this was the HD version. I stated no, and that the HD-XA2 performs the upconversion for SD DVDs. After RH3, we then watched the BD version of Alien vs Predator. Even though we all liked the movie, everyone stated how RH3 looked better, and I had to pretty much agree with them.

Now I know I'm comparing apples and oranges here, and although Alien vs Predator looks to be in the Tier 3 PQ list for Blu-ray titles, the XA2's upconversion on a lot of SD titles is just very well done. My display is an older Pioneer PDP-5050 1080i 50" plasma, that has all video routed through an Onkyo 705 AVR via HDMI.

Because of this movie watching experience last night, a couple of family members who were on the fence about going HD DVD or Blu-ray have now decided to look for deals on a HD DVD player. And even though I mentioned to them that the XA2 has superior upconversion to most other HD DVD players, they were still interested in getting HD DVD. I also stated that some of the Tier 1 BD titles I have do look better than unconverted SDs on my XA2, but my family members have a lot of SD DVDs and wanted to get the best PQ from those. So I told them that IMHO, HD DVD was the way to go for them.
post #2927 of 4650
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Originally Posted by bakpakva View Post

I just ordered a replacement fan for my XA2 from mouser.com. Very nice people. The fan I choose was close to the spec'd fan in the service manual but no exact. It runs at a slightly lower RPM (3600 vs. 4000) and is about the same CFM (10.8 vs. 10.98). The dB rating is slightly lower (23.6 vs. 25).

I should have the fan in 3 business days, and after the replacement I will post my results. I will also be adding rubber grommets to further decouple the fan from the chassis. The fan is 2-wire, but I will need to terminate it.

http://www.mouser.com/search/Product...4-AD5012LX-D70

In this or one of the other related threads, one individual found he could reduce the fan noise by tightening the fan screws. Several other seemed to think that it worked. Did you try that?

Ray
post #2928 of 4650
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Originally Posted by rudolpht View Post

getting close to going very tangential on this thread.

Thanks anyway but I'll let you know when my posts need checking for relevance.
post #2929 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Thanks anyway but I'll let you know when my posts need checking for relevance.

OK, since you must be an XA2 owner to post here per the mods, can you answer the question that was asked about getting HBR to work?
post #2930 of 4650
My equipment can be referenced via by my tagline and I answer some of the many questions here when I both can and choose to.
post #2931 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

My equipment can be referenced via by my tagline and I answer some of the many questions here when I both can and choose to.

Gary,

Oh, now I understand the anti-HDMI 1.3 and anti-High Bit Rate receiver decoding in very thread you hit. It's a Rotel thing, or not as the case may be. My apologies, I didn't know you couldn't help on assisting users in getting it to work.
post #2932 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Rambler358 View Post

Being format neutral definately has its advantages. But last night after Xmas dinner and having all the family over, we decided to watch a couple movies. Somebody brought over the SD version of Rush Hour 3. I was initally planning to get this on BD, and said I'd really like to wait until I got the Blu-ray version. Well, I caved in to the rest of the group and decided to watch it anyway.

The upconversion by the XA2 is still a crowd pleaser and I was asked a few times if this was the HD version. I stated no, and that the HD-XA2 performs the upconversion for SD DVDs. After RH3, we then watched the BD version of Alien vs Predator. Even though we all liked the movie, everyone stated how RH3 looked better, and I had to pretty much agree with them.

Now I know I'm comparing apples and oranges here, and although Alien vs Predator looks to be in the Tier 3 PQ list for Blu-ray titles, the XA2's upconversion on a lot of SD titles is just very well done. My display is an older Pioneer PDP-5050 1080i 50" plasma, that has all video routed through an Onkyo 705 AVR via HDMI.

Because of this movie watching experience last night, a couple of family members who were on the fence about going HD DVD or Blu-ray have now decided to look for deals on a HD DVD player. And even though I mentioned to them that the XA2 has superior upconversion to most other HD DVD players, they were still interested in getting HD DVD. I also stated that some of the Tier 1 BD titles I have do look better than unconverted SDs on my XA2, but my family members have a lot of SD DVDs and wanted to get the best PQ from those. So I told them that IMHO, HD DVD was the way to go for them.

I agree 100%. I know there is lots of us vs. them around but I am very happy using both formats.

My XA2 always proves it's worth.

Splotto
post #2933 of 4650
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Originally Posted by Splotto View Post

My XA2 always proves it's worth.

Splotto

And it will even if it loses the format war and they re-issue titles in BD. I bet many people have more money in HD-DVD titles they won't have to buy again then in the player.
post #2934 of 4650
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Originally Posted by bakpakva View Post

I just ordered a replacement fan for my XA2 from mouser.com. Very nice people. The fan I choose was close to the spec'd fan in the service manual but no exact. It runs at a slightly lower RPM (3600 vs. 4000) and is about the same CFM (10.8 vs. 10.98). The dB rating is slightly lower (23.6 vs. 25).

I should have the fan in 3 business days, and after the replacement I will post my results. I will also be adding rubber grommets to further decouple the fan from the chassis. The fan is 2-wire, but I will need to terminate it.

http://www.mouser.com/search/Product...4-AD5012LX-D70

Quote:
Originally Posted by raylock View Post

In this or one of the other related threads, one individual found he could reduce the fan noise by tightening the fan screws. Several other seemed to think that it worked. Did you try that?

Ray

I tried loosening/tightening the screws and it didn't make a difference in fan noise, . So I am very interested in how the replacement fan works out.
post #2935 of 4650
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Originally Posted by shh1234 View Post

I tried loosening/tightening the screws and it didn't make a difference in fan noise, . So I am very interested in how the replacement fan works out.

Looking forward to hearing the results.
post #2936 of 4650
Has anyone experienced an occasional playback glitch with the
XA2, where the image suddenly goes black for a second or two?
I'm continuing to hear audio over the black image. (The interesting
thing is, when I pause the unit, back up, and replay the area
on a disk that has the glitch, it plays back just fine.) I'm
running at 1080p24.

Thanks!
post #2937 of 4650
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Originally Posted by layne_friedman View Post

Has anyone experienced an occasional playback glitch with the
XA2, where the image suddenly goes black for a second or two?
I'm continuing to hear audio over the black image. (The interesting
thing is, when I pause the unit, back up, and replay the area
on a disk that has the glitch, it plays back just fine.) I'm
running at 1080p24.

Thanks!

When I first bought the XA2 it had the same problem. I called Toshiba tech support and was told to load the newer firmware. Did that and have not one problem since.
post #2938 of 4650
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Originally Posted by CHAS ZOSS View Post

When I first bought the XA2 it had the same problem. I called Toshiba tech support and was told to load the newer firmware. Did that and have not one problem since.


Thanks very much for the info. I have been running 2.7 -- I'll
keep an eye on things, and see if it happens again.
post #2939 of 4650
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Originally Posted by layne_friedman View Post

Has anyone experienced an occasional playback glitch with the
XA2, where the image suddenly goes black for a second or two?
I'm continuing to hear audio over the black image. (The interesting
thing is, when I pause the unit, back up, and replay the area
on a disk that has the glitch, it plays back just fine.) I'm
running at 1080p24.

Thanks!

Yes, I've experienced the same thing with one of my XA2's, ver 2.7, serial number SLA7900702, manuf date September 2007. Took it back to Fry's. The replacement, also manuf September 2007, would freeze sometimes and took that one back too. I now have a July 2007 unit that has been great so far.

R
post #2940 of 4650
I just got off the phone and received my RMA to send mine back for freezing issues. i have the shutdown issue too, but the workaround was no big deal; this is a deal breaker though'
My picture will freeze every time on first startup; even using the work around. The picture will freeze but the soundtrack keeps going. On both SD and HD. After the re-start it runs just fine but since I've still got the A1 in my closet, I'm going send it back.
Ver.2.7 march build date.
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