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post #4201 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

A $500-$700 SD DVD player? No surprise.

Where the heck are you getting those prices from?

The new upcoming BDP-83 will feature everything needed for Blu-ray playback, including BD Live / 7.1 MCH analog output / internal decoding of DTS-HD/MA, [u]superior[/b] scaling and deinterlacing for standard def via VRS from Anchor Bay Technologies, Dvd-Audio and SACD decoding, extended support for audio codecs, dual USB inputs, "source direct" mode, backlit OEM remote, and much more.
It is estimated to retail for $499-$600.

The previous SD universal player, the DV-983H, retailed for $399. So I'm not sure why you are posting those prices. Next time please do not post speculation as fact. Thanks.
post #4202 of 4647
Sorry, was looking for the XA-2 thread...
post #4203 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

A $500-$700 SD DVD player? No surprise.

Sorry, was looking for the XA2 thread...
post #4204 of 4647
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Originally Posted by gary j View Post

sorry, was looking for the xa-2 thread...

Really
post #4205 of 4647
can anyone share their settings for Picture mode for SD DVD upconversion? Right now I have all the stuff set on On but i haven't messed with the colour, brightness, etc. I recently got this when I sold my A3 for $85 and I put in the rest ($165) for a gently used XA2!
post #4206 of 4647
It varies with your display and how it is calibrated. Use this software and you will get it perfectly.
post #4207 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

It varies with your display and how it is calibrated. Use this software and you will get it perfectly.

spanx for the info i'll look into it for sure. care to share yer personal settings with me?
post #4208 of 4647
Once again, proper brightness and contrast is calibrated to a particular display and its settings. My XA-2 settings could look awful on your display.
post #4209 of 4647
edit: makin my own thread
post #4210 of 4647
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Originally Posted by bakpakva View Post

The fan is thinner, which isn't an issue. I did run into some problems locating the 2-pin connector, so I ended up slicing the leads from an older video card fan to the end of the new fan leads. The mounting holes are not self tapping on the new fan, like they are on the Delta, so I had to go with #6 nuts and bolts x 1 ". The main problem was that there is still a lot of air movement noise coming from the fan, although the whine is gone.

I added a couple of pictures to my blog and will do more experimentation this weekend. Not really sure this belongs in the owner's thread, XA2 noise poll thread, or the mod thread. I just need to pick one and post there rather than a lot of cross posting.

I know the post quoted above is quite old, but I just got around to replacing the fan in my XA2 and thought I'd post how it went. Unlike you, I just cut the old fan's leads off and slipped some heat shrink over each lead before soldering them to the new fan. Then slid the heat shrink over the soldered areas and heated. Mounted the fan with two screws and nuts I had on-hand and fired her up. As you stated, there is still some noise from the air flow, but the whine is gone. Also, I could not put my hand on top of the case after the unit was running for more than a few minutes and now I can put it on an leave it. It is still quite warm, but much better than it was.

I'm happy I made the swap. Thanks for doing the research you did and providing the source information for the replacement fan!
post #4211 of 4647
Thx for posting bakpakva's quoted text, regardless of how long ago it was. This is a ongoing concern. I missed that reference to an XA2 noise poll thread when I first read this thread. Just went and read that, voted and got some more good info.
post #4212 of 4647
Anyone with an XA2 and the Star Trek The Motion Picture DVD? If yes, could you please check something for me? At 1080p60, or 1080i, at timestamp 39:03, as the Enterprise is flying by Jupiter, does the ship stutter badly like the player is dropping frames? This is happening to me at any resolution except 1080p24. I know it isn't the disc because I tried it in my ps3 at 1080p60 and the ship passes by smoothly. The dropped frames behavior is repeatable, the ship stutters in the exact same spots each time I play it. It does it at 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p60.

I'd just play it at 1080p24, but this produces bad combing artifacts with this disc.
post #4213 of 4647
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Anyone with an XA2 and the Star Trek The Motion Picture DVD? If yes, could you please check something for me? At 1080p60, or 1080i, at timestamp 39:03, as the Enterprise is flying by Jupiter, does the ship stutter badly like the player is dropping frames? This is happening to me at any resolution except 1080p24. I know it isn't the disc because I tried it in my ps3 at 1080p60 and the ship passes by smoothly. The dropped frames behavior is repeatable, the ship stutters in the exact same spots each time I play it. It does it at 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p60.

I'd just play it at 1080p24, but this produces bad combing artifacts with this disc.

I went and dug that disc out, boy it's been a while since I watched that! Seems a bit dated to be sure. Mine didn't stutter in that location at 1080i.

You know, it could actually be the disc. I had a Supernatural disc freeze up on my XA2 and my Onkyo 805 in the same place, while it didn't happen on my Oppo 981HD. I had the disc set replaced through Amazon and the replacement disc didn't freeze on either.

Tried updating to 4.0 yet? Worth a shot I think.
post #4214 of 4647
Thanks for checking. It's either the player or the disc, and I haven't really seen this happening with other discs. Yes, I've tried both 2.7 and 4.0. I'll grab a copy from netflix and see if it does it.
post #4215 of 4647
my xa2 when bitstreams dolby digital plus has drop outs every 2-3 minutes.anyone else encounter this.all other plays fine
post #4216 of 4647
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Originally Posted by electronics craz View Post

my xa2 when bitstreams dolby digital plus has drop outs every 2-3 minutes.anyone else encounter this.all other plays fine

I've never had a dropout from my XA2 on any source while bitstreaming. Most of my HD DVDs are DD+ with a couple of True-HD. What receiver do you have (I have a Denon 3808CI)?
post #4217 of 4647
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Originally Posted by electronics craz View Post

my xa2 when bitstreams dolby digital plus has drop outs every 2-3 minutes.anyone else encounter this.all other plays fine

I know it's a known issue with some Pioneer receivers. I have a Yamaha RX-V3800 and have never had DD+ drop out. Fallback is to let XA2 decode the soundtrack. A pain in the butt, but if your remote control is capable of macros you could do it that way. I change the frame rate on the XA2with a macro.
post #4218 of 4647
i have a pioneer 01 elite reciever
post #4219 of 4647
My XA2 has stopped working for SD-DVDs. HD-DVD play fine. I'm using software version 4.0. I've tried re-initializing the unit with no success. I appreciate any input or help to correct this issue.
post #4220 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

Just a thought here about the 4.0 FW update. Being naturally skeptical, does anyone think that Toshiba may have initiated a "time bomb" in the firmware that after so many on/cycles it would cause a "problem"? Then a person would want to go and buy another DVD player.

I only thought of this since Radio Shack did this very thing years ago with PCs they sold. After about 2 years a message appeared on the screen and told owners it was time to "update" their computer at Radio Shack. You could ignore it for so long, then after awhile you couldn't finish a boot up.

...... just thinking........

Are you sure about that Radio Shack story? Seems like there would be more to that. They would have too many lawsuits from such nonsense. I find it impossible to believe.

No way Toshiba placed a "time bomb" in their firmware. People would find out and it would trash Toshiba's name for everything. There's just not a chance for something like that to happen.
post #4221 of 4647
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Originally Posted by sonydude1966 View Post

Are you sure about that Radio Shack story? Seems like there would be more to that. They would have too many lawsuits from such nonsense. I find it impossible to believe.

No way Toshiba placed a "time bomb" in their firmware. People would find out and it would trash Toshiba's name for everything. There's just not a chance for something like that to happen.

I won't say not a chance. The chance is slim and none. And Slim just left town.
post #4222 of 4647
Well there was the whole Sony root kit thing.
post #4223 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Well there was the whole Sony root kit thing.

Hmmm...Sony=BluRay
post #4224 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

I am very sure about it. I worked on PCs for a living at that time and got the thing from my brother. It showed up in the BIOS as a type of "Illegal I/O device error". They modified the BIOS for a use with a custom expansion memory card and manifested it self as a memory card error. If you pulled the card out, you still couldn't boot the PC because the BIOS was looking for it. There was a bit more to it than that , but essentially that's what they did.

You mentioned in your earlier post something about being "naturally skeptical". I think some of us here have that same healthy skepticism when it comes to stories like the one you presented regarding Radio Shack.

Can you provide a link or article that can corroborate what you are stating? Surely someone credible has written about it by now.

Thanks.
post #4225 of 4647
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Originally Posted by coolstrategist View Post

Can you provide a link or article that can corroborate what you are stating? Surely someone credible has written about it by now.

Thanks.

Please, don't encourage more of these paranoid delusional conspiracy theories. In the extremely unlikely case he can dredge up something vaguely credible on the stupidity of Radio Shack, what does that have anything to do with Toshiba?

It's already been pointed out the supreme illogic of any manufacturer deliberately sabotaging their products. Would such a stupid strategy induce you to re-purchase their product?!

What exactly is the point of this off-topic march into fantasyland?

Larry
post #4226 of 4647
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Originally Posted by LarryChanin View Post

Please, don't encourage more of these paranoid delusional conspiracy theories. In the extremely unlikely case he can dredge up something vaguely credible on the stupidity of Radio Shack, what does that have anything to do with Toshiba?

It's already been pointed out the supreme illogic of any manufacturer deliberately sabotaging their products. Would such a stupid strategy induce you to re-purchase their product?!

What exactly is the point of this off-topic march into fantasyland?

Larry

Larry,

I see you read between the lines in my post. Well said.
post #4227 of 4647
I am the proud new owner of a brand new HD-XA2!
Should have it next week.
post #4228 of 4647
It's a good player, enjoy!
post #4229 of 4647
I agree. Why ask the questions to begin with. Sorry I even mentioned it.
post #4230 of 4647
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Anyone with an XA2 and the Star Trek The Motion Picture DVD? If yes, could you please check something for me? At 1080p60, or 1080i, at timestamp 39:03, as the Enterprise is flying by Jupiter, does the ship stutter badly like the player is dropping frames? This is happening to me at any resolution except 1080p24. I know it isn't the disc because I tried it in my ps3 at 1080p60 and the ship passes by smoothly. The dropped frames behavior is repeatable, the ship stutters in the exact same spots each time I play it. It does it at 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p60.

I'd just play it at 1080p24, but this produces bad combing artifacts with this disc.

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Originally Posted by sonydude1966 View Post

I went and dug that disc out, boy it's been a while since I watched that! Seems a bit dated to be sure. Mine didn't stutter in that location at 1080i.

You know, it could actually be the disc. I had a Supernatural disc freeze up on my XA2 and my Onkyo 805 in the same place, while it didn't happen on my Oppo 981HD. I had the disc set replaced through Amazon and the replacement disc didn't freeze on either.

Tried updating to 4.0 yet? Worth a shot I think.

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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Thanks for checking. It's either the player or the disc, and I haven't really seen this happening with other discs. Yes, I've tried both 2.7 and 4.0. I'll grab a copy from netflix and see if it does it.

I just tried another copy of this disc, and sadly it still exhibits the behavior. I'm going to need to watch some more discs, particularly HD DVDs, to see if this is a systemic problem with my player.
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