Originally Posted by BBS G35
Damn, as a Xbox fanboy. I must say im royaly disapointed. I bought my HD-DVD drive before i knew about audio codecs like DD+, TrueHD, DTS-HDMA. Now that i have a 5.1 setup, and a HDMI receiver i feel like im missing out with my HD-DVD drive. I had hopes of upgrading my Premium 360 to an elite 360 just so i can get uncompressed or lossless audio out of my HD-DVD player. The difference between my PS3's audio and my 360's audio is huge! And now your telling me, after the fact that i already have an HD-DVD player that you recommend getting a Toshiba HDA2 if i want uncompressed or lossless audio?
Actually, what I am really telling you is to wait for the spring software update. That should give you a big boost in audio without buying anything or spending a dime. If after that you feel that you are still missing something, then sure, a stand-alone player is the way to go.
Also keep in mind that if you are enjoying Warner/Paramount titles on PS3, they are 640kbps good old Dolby Digital so are you are not getting lossless audio there anyway.
Where were those suggestions when the HD-DVD drive first came out?!
I mentioned the same when people asked to have HDMI.
Anyway, im pretty mad. Check my post history, i sound like a Xbox/MS/HD-DVD fanboy, im always defending Xbox 360 and HD-DVD, and im always talking smack on PS3 and BD even tho i own a PS3.
We really appreciate your support. My request is to hang in there until you experience the software update. It is coming soon and it will provide you with what you might be looking for.
But now after this news...I hate to say it, but i hope the Elite 360 fails miserably, im hoping you guys underestimate the knowledge of the average consumer...But unfortunatley, i doubt the Elite will fail.
But most people don't need the Elite for better audio. The main reason people should want it is for HDMI video connectivity. The audio will be fixed in the spring update for all of our customers. Current 360 HD DVD audio is reducing dynamic range and that makes the sound worse than it needs to be. The new software unlocks the dynamic range and will give you a pretty big boost in performance.
So please hang in there a bit longer. You have nothing to lose. The software update after all, is free
. As crazy as I am about audio, I played my first gen Toshiba player over coax with DTS for a few months before getting HDMI and enjoyed every minute of it. As did thousands of others who praised the audio performance of the player using that connection.