Originally Posted by compson
Same here with the player I bought in August. The suggestion that the Toshiba players are unreliable and "plagued" by problems is wrong. Some BR partisans are so desperate for some good news that they invent bad news about HD DVD.
Because you have no trouble doesn't mean that others are the same. I know that my player likes to skip and it likes to turn on without opening the drive (despite it telling me the drive is open) and it likes to freeze. I've had an A1 since Day 1.
I love my HD-A1 otherwise and I'm afraid to take it back to BB for fear of getting a crap A2 like the ones I keep reading about (low LFE, etc.), but the truth is the A1 is flawed for a great many people and denying it or complaining that someone else mentions the well-known problems the A1 had, well that's silly.
The A1 was infamous for the skipping, audio losing sync problem. When a problem becomes as specific as that one and as talked about, you should know when to be happy yours works without it (if yours does) and not criticize others for pointing out that they weren't so lucky.
I too hope that someone releases HD DVD players that don't suffer from these problems that have cross from A1 all the way up to XA2 in some limited reports. But then the XA2 has its own fair share of problems, right?
Back to the LG, its deficiencies prevent it from being the bleeding edge buyer's friend (TrueHD, DTS HD limited to 2.0 over HDMI) and its price keeps it out of the range of anyone considering joining the format war. Even now, it's cheaper to buy one of each than buy this.
I think the LG's DOA.