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Have timed this several times now and appears to be 40-45 seconds to drawer open from power on and then about 30 seconds to load and play the HD DVD -- Ed

Sounds like it's slower than the A2?? That's not good...
 

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Have timed this several times now and appears to be 40-45 seconds to drawer open from power on and then about 30 seconds to load and play the HD DVD -- Ed

When you say Load and Play, do you mean that you start seeing the FBI warnings(or WHATEVER first pops up), or that you are at the main menu?


I would think it's to the first thing that pops up, which IIRC IS the FBI WARNINGS!! lol


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When you say Load and Play, do you mean that you start seeing the FBI warnings(or WHATEVER first pops up), or that you are at the main menu?


I would think it's to the first thing that pops up, which IIRC IS the FBI WARNINGS!! lol


Thx

I am timing to when I 1st see any disk content begin to play such as the FBI warning screen. Just timed Serenity again and it was exactly 29 seconds to when the studio graphics began to play after loading of the disk. Have a hand held timer so the times I am getting should be reasonably accurate -- Ed
 

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Has anyone seen any kind of audio/video sync problems? I tried to watch Kong last night on my HD-D1 and it is unbearable. 4 sync problems in the first 30 min.


I will buy an XA2 if it doesn't have the audio/video sync issue.
 

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A few more notes from my 2nd night with the player:


Remote: This is backlit which is a nice plus. Failed to realize this last night but careful reading of the manual today did the trick


Audio: No question the output over the 5.1 analog outs is set at a different level and it is lower in volume. Am using a higher volume setting then with the HD-A1. Do not feel this that is a problem just a needed adjustment to make


Operation: No glitches with HD DVD playback yet. Essentially flawless so far like decent DVD players usually are. Zero audio sync problems to this point. Very stable and solid in all respects


Display: There is a BLUE and not red light shining from under the HD DVD logo in the middle of the player. How odd. You can turn this off and even turn off the entire front display information panel with the remote if you want


So much for day 2...Ed
 

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Originally Posted by dankreiner /forum/post/0


My xa2 never even showed me a picture. It freezes right when you turn it on, just says Welcome. Am i the only one?

if legit, here may be an answer some people got from Toshiba support re the HD A1.


If that happens. Unplug the power cable while it is in that state. Wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in. Turn it on.

then

watch movies

or

call tech support (or post here)
 

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Edward,


Regarding the volume level of the analog out, I found that on the A1 the volume was lower on Phantom of the Opera. When I played other disk (only had 2) the volume was higher.


Might want to verify that the lower analog out is due to hardware and not a single HD-DVD.


Also, did you find out if the multi speaker setup test tone is correct??
 

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Can somebody please tell us how the XA2 handles fast forward and rewind? The A2 pauses first then does a choppy rewind then pauses again when play is resumed then there is no audio for a cople of seconds before normal play. I find it very annoying and am returning my A2 becasue of it. If this does not happen with the XA2, VE here I come! I know it might sound like a petty consideration, but it drives me crazy.


Thanks,

Jason

Anybody? Please?
 

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Edward,


Regarding the volume level of the analog out, I found that on the A1 the volume was lower on Phantom of the Opera. When I played other disk (only had 2) the volume was higher.


Might want to verify that the lower analog out is due to hardware and not a single HD-DVD.


Also, did you find out if the multi speaker setup test tone is correct??

I used fairly recent titles like King Kong and Mutiny on the Bounty when I was doing the sound settings. Will try to check some more tonight...


Test tone emits correctly for all speakers but does seem to be fainter for the woofer then for the other speakers. This might be do to my setup but when I tried to equalize the bass was overpowering. Others can try...


Overall the navigating of these screens is much better then with the HD-A1. You can return to the previous setting screen and end at any time. Much smoother to use then with the HD-A1...Ed
 

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I would imagine it would be very difficult to tell the difference between these players on a 26" screen.

What about the difference between the XA2 and the A2 on a 50" 1080i at 10 feet?
 

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I used fairly recent titles like King Kong and Mutiny on the Bounty when I was doing the sound settings. Will try to check some more tonight...


Test tone emits correctly for all speakers but does seem to be fainter for the woofer then for the other speakers. This might be do to my setup but when I tried to equalize the bass was overpowering. Others can try...


Overall the navigating of these screens is much better then with the HD-A1. You can return to the previous setting screen and end at any time. Much smoother to use then with the HD-A1...Ed

Which AVR are you using? Some have LFE issues!
 

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What about the difference between the XA2 and the A2 on a 50" 1080i at 10 feet?

Does anyone have both the A2 and the AX2?

I know that the AX2 has more features, more robust build and a slightly faster load time. There have been mixed posts about picture quality differences. Some say there is almost no difference others claim a dramatic upgrade...

Can anyone, who has seen both, notice a significant improvement on a large screen with a good 720p PJ (say 100 inches viewed at 15 feet)?
 

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What about the difference between the XA2 and the A2 on a 50" 1080i at 10 feet?

I still think you'd need to closer to get full possible impact.
 

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For those of us with 768p resolution displays, what is the 'ideal' output from the XA-2?

Since most HD DVD discs are 1080p, is that what you would set the resolution output at from the player? And, is the Reon HQV chip doing work at all resolutions for HD and SD discs?

I would think 1080i or 1080p (if supported on the display). You only want to scale once, if possible. In this case, downscaling to 720p and then upscaling to 1366x768 or 1280x768 (there is no such thing as 768p) or downscaling again to 1024x768 may not be the best thing do to. Downscaling once should be the best.


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got my XA2 this morning from Robert
 
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