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Photo from Cebit. $199.00 HD-DVD PLAYER?

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Very Simple looking
post #2 of 86
Finally, a nice sized picture.

It's also known as the Alco SHD7000.

Looks like no DTS support though?
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Are you just speculating on the $199 price tag by it's looks or is there something I am missing?

I also notice no advertised support for next generation audio codecs. not even DD+.
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Originally Posted by WirelessGuru View Post

Are you just speculating on the $199 price tag by it's looks or is there something I am missing?

I also notice no advertised support for next generation audio codecs. not even DD+.

Wirless I'm just speculating & as I speak Toshiba HD-DVD Commercial comes-on ESPN talking about the 5 free HD-DVD Movies with the purchase of a Toshiba HD-DVD
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Originally Posted by BFJ 96 View Post

Wirless I'm just speculating & as I speak Toshiba HD-DVD Commercial comes-on ESPN talking about the 5 free HD-DVD Movies with the purchase of a Toshiba HD-DVD

No problam man, I wasn't really calling you out, you did put a question mark in the title. I was just seeing if there was more information on this player that you were privy too.
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No problam man, I wasn't really calling you out, you did put a question mark in the title. I was just seeing if there was more information on this player that you were privy too.

NP.. It does look kinda Bare-Bones. Only offering Dolby Digital hence my speculation of the player being $199.00 ala the HD-DVD Add-On for the 360
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Bare bones is being kind.
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Bare bones is being kind.

LOL. It does look "sparse." But hey, "sub $199 players" need to start somewhere. It will be interesting to see the selling price of this player. It does have a clean minimalist look.
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Grr, no 1080p. Although, it's a non issue for a lot of people.
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Originally Posted by WirelessGuru View Post

Are you just speculating on the $199 price tag by it's looks or is there something I am missing?

I also notice no advertised support for next generation audio codecs. not even DD+.

DD+ and TrueHD are mandatory in all HD DVD players.
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Originally Posted by Spektricide View Post

Grr, no 1080p. Although, it's a non issue for a lot of people.

For MOST people with HDTVs in their homes now.
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Originally Posted by metalsaber View Post

Bare bones is being kind.

It does DVD upscaling over HDMI unlike the most popular blu-ray player.

And it can play CD's.

Apparently no DTS support although the new Sony $500 player due this summer can't playback lossless in either Dolby or DTS.

Not bad for a $200-$300 player.
post #13 of 86
I suppose
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

DD+ and TrueHD are mandatory in all HD DVD players.

I am aware of that.... that is why I questioned it's apparent lack of an audio decoder.
post #15 of 86
MSRP this at $299 and come Xmas put it on sale for $249 and I'll buy one for my mother. I don't care that it's a no frills exterior. If it works fine and deliveres HD DVD quality on the movies then I'm in.
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Originally Posted by Snickering Hound View Post

It does DVD upscaling over HDMI unlike the most popular blu-ray player.

And it can play CD's.

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Apparently no DTS support although the new Sony $500 player due this summer can't playback lossless in either Dolby or DTS.

Not bad for a $200-$300 player.

Nor the current 1G standalone BD players. They will not be firmware upgradeable to the newer DTS Master codex. Unfortunate since some BDs (Fox) use this codex and DO NOT include lossless PCM that everyone is raving about. I know, I own the Panasonic. I understand that the Sony PS3 will be upgradeable...are we surprised?
post #17 of 86
I personally think its the best looking HD DVD player I have seen. Thats not saying all that much thou.
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What's a "codex"?
post #19 of 86
"And it can play CD's."

Omigod - I just realized I don't know if the Toshiba's play CD's - do they?

Also, isn't the 5 free movies only when purchased from certain sellers? I thought Toshiba was offering 3.
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Very Simple looking


Is there a link to the site where you got the photo?
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

"And it can play CD's."

Omigod - I just realized I don't know if the Toshiba's play CD's - do they?

Also, isn't the 5 free movies only when purchased from certain sellers? I thought Toshiba was offering 3.

Well my A1 plays cd's great!

They also Play DVD +R's! Well almost all of them but I only use single layer.

I have also tried MP3 cd's with over 100 songs and it plays them all great!
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Originally Posted by hd nOOb View Post

Is there a link to the site where you got the photo?

Hey noob, you can get the info from the photo properties. Or try this here linky-thing.
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Originally Posted by WirelessGuru View Post

Are you just speculating on the $199 price tag by it's looks or is there something I am missing?

I also notice no advertised support for next generation audio codecs. not even DD+.

regular consumer who buy $120 optical players do no that $Ks 5.1 audio systems to even enjoy DD+ ..
post #24 of 86
All the more reason for the studios to release HD DVD movies with uncompressed audio so that you won't need all those codecs and thus reduce the cost of the player and to get those 51 gb disks out as well.
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What's a "codex"?

Sorry I read quite a bit. Codex and Codec sound so similar and are spelled nearly the same, when I type the x and the c are soooo close together. Believe it or not codex really is a word.
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Originally Posted by BFJ 96 View Post



Very Simple looking

Now if Toshiba and Msoft were to make a statement that this player would replace DVD because they would be sub $200 and play HD DVDs and DVDs alike, this would actually be a relevant argument.
post #27 of 86
Looks like what a HD DVD player for the masses should. This is one not built for us the audio/video phile. Most people don't have HD TVs and fewer have surround systems. Another good point is this player shouldn't canabalize the market for the tosh and higher end players coming on board.
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Originally Posted by CalgaryCowboy View Post

Looks like what a HD DVD player for the masses should. This is one not built for us the audio/video phile. Most people don't have HD TVs and fewer have surround systems. Another good point is this player shouldn't canabalize the market for the tosh and higher end players coming on board.

Correct.
post #29 of 86
Stylistically I would drop the vanilla faceplate. Still think it is minimalist, which is good.
post #30 of 86
Cool name, the Venturer.

It's gonna venture to kick some Blu tail.
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