Originally Posted by miata
This thread is too funny. I totally relate. Let me see. The wife and kids have kinda figured out the blue goes into the PS3 and the red goes into the HD-XA2. All other colors go into the HD-XA2, except Japanese which go into the OPPO except Japanese TV videos (no region coding) which look much better on the HD-XA2. Also, ripped DVDs and photos are watched on the PS3, but iTunes is listened to from the Apple TV. Oh shoot. I can barely remember which one gets the SACD and DVD-Audio. Lets not talk about how all this stuff works in the other room
And people wonder how Denon can charge so much for a universal player?
So you may understand my frustration from a recent conversation with my wife.
Wife: So if we get a new "high definition" DVD player, it will only play certain DVDs?
Me: Yes, if it is an HD-DVD player, it will only play HD-DVD discs. If it is a Blu-Ray player, it will only play Blu-Ray dics.
W: Why buy something if it won't play everything?
M: Well there are two formats competing, there is no standard and you can't get some movies in both formats.
W: Well that's just stupid!
Fast forward to a new conversation about the new combo-players.
Me: Well if we get this new DVD player it will play anything you put in it, Blu-Ray discs, HD-DVD discs, and DVDs.
Wife: So I won't have to figure it out, it will just play whatever I put in there?
M: That's right.
W: How much does this thing cost?
M: About $600.
W: (With a look of why the heck did you even ask about it) That's too much for a DVD player.
This has led to my fruitless search for more HD channels at a decent price.