Originally Posted by capra1628
Recently received tha A35 from Amazon (final cost $329.98)...my other gear:
HDTV: Tosh. 62HM196
AVR: Yam: RX-V661
DirecTv: H20-600...Also OTA outside antenna for locals
DVD Recorder: Tosh. RD-XS35
7.1 Speaker set-up..All JBL's
A35--> HDMI-->AVR-->HDMI-->TV (HDMI's are 1.3a compliant, from MonoPrice)
First made ISO burn of ver. 1.3 (used DeepBurner and Memorex CD-RW), and updated the A35, which took about 14 minutes.
Next, wanted to test various disc types for any problems (A35 set for "up to 1080i"):
HD-DVD: "Space Cowboys" and "Seabiscuit" (both of which I own)..both played right
through, no problems, great picture and sound.
"Elizabeth" (a Netflix rental)..no problems...I liked this movie better than I
thought I would...(there will be more netflix rentals in the future).
SD-DVD: "Star Wars, A New Hope"...Beautiful picture and sound..about the only movie I
never get tired of watching, and now it looks better!
CD: "Eagles, Their Greatest Hits": Played with no problems...love this disc.
DVD-R: A recording I had made of the last BCS championship of Florida vs. Ohio St.
Looked great, ended great!
DVD Ram: Didn't expect this disc to play, and it didn't. Gave a display of NO DISC.
DVD AUDIO: Although the A35 manual didn't seem to indicate that it supported DVD
Audio, I tried two discs that I had (Eagle's "Hotel California" and
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours")...Both played flawlessly and sounded
So far have not run into any of the complaints noted in the thread..and so far quite happy with my purchase (especially at $330)....The days ahead will determine how it plays with the Netflix rentals yet to come. I'll report them if they occur.