Originally Posted by yellowcanary73
Just take it back and buy it when all the players have everything you want. Simple
Quitting. Yeah, that's a helpful response. Will the A35 have the same level of image quality? Hell, will it be able to resume?!? There doesn't seem to be any interest on the part of Toshiba or its acolytes for this feature being implemented.
I know this may seem picayune to those who think nothing of spending $50,000 on a home theater fed by a device incapable of duplicating the functionality of a $50 Symphonic POS, but if anything, it's a shock that people who are so demanding about visual details that 99.44% of the population wouldn't notice if you pointed them out simply shrug as they have to hunt around for where they left off in the three-hour-long movie they couldn't finish last night.
If the XA2 was a $50 player, no one would accept this sort of feature gap. No one. It'd be considered junk. However, slap a $799 price tag on it and it's not a problem and anyone who doesn't like it can go pound sand. Crazy. As my girlfriend says, "You'd think that a more expensive player would do MORE, not LESS."
The lady has a point.
My old Sony was a poky starter, so the fact the XA2 is slower than the 360 add-on isn't a deal-breaker. That the XA2 can't remember the resume points on 40 discs like the $130 Sony isn't unreasonable because the Sony was a freak like that. But for the want of a bit of functionality that is so basic, so fundamental, so frigging obvious that I can't believe no one hasn't complained significantly about it before, this otherwise spiffy bit of kit may be heading back to the store leaving me bereft of an otherwise solid piece of hardware. Pitiful. Simply tragically pitiful.