Confirms what most of us XA2 owners have been saying. It seems that keeping installation simple, is the best way to go.
BTW: I just finished watching the LOTR trilogy, It was like watching it again for the 1st time all over again. There is almost no need to buy them on HD(well I will anyway), the upconversion is so good. Honestly, my friends do not believe it's not HD DVD, I'm getting "Wow", "simply amazing", "I gotta have one" from them.
The XA2 is a marvel of engineering, and I can only hope Toshiba gets the kudos it deserves from the experts out there, and no BD bias hurts it. Any expert that says it's just OK, or that PQ is disappointing, is either BD biased, using a poor TV or doesn't know his nose from his elbow.
If one is unsure they want to spend the $$$, but do if the PQ is this good, wait till major retailers get it in, and return it if not up to snuff. I don't think you will return it though.
My simple setup...My personal DVD bliss:
40" Sony Bravia KDL-40v2500 1080P LCD TV(small room, sit 7 feet away)
Yamaha YSP-800 Digital Sound projector w/ powered subwoofer(awesome for this room)
HDMI Cable, Digital coax audio cable, Subwoofer coax cable.
It's all about 1080P/24 & HD audio
Elite VSX-92TXH (w/7.1)