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--- Message from Toshiba ---


Thanks for writing!


We appreciate your interest in Toshiba.


The DST3100 is scheduled to be released at the end of October/beginning of November.


Please write back if I can assist you further.


Dave

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Have any of the industry insiders had a chance to preview the DST3100 and if so, can you provide some feed back on the unit's features, GUI, picture quality, etc?
 

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I have not, but when questioning a D* employee in the know back in July I was told to play it safe and go with the new LG/Sony. Apparently Toshiba has some issues that they've been bantering back and forth between them and D*. Remember this is Toshiba's first gen box. The 3000 is a rebadged Hughes.




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Have any of the industry insiders had a chance to preview the DST3100 and if so, can you provide some feed back on the unit's features, GUI, picture quality, etc?
 

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At this rate the HD-Tivo will be out before the 3100. Of course I'm just going to keep using my DST-3000 until the HD-Tivo comes out in 2004.

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Ok here it goes,

I just got off the phone with Toshiba CSR and said that he just got Info just today that the Toshiba DST-3100 is scheduled as scheduled to be shipped out late October, beginning November.
 

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thats the same info i heard today on another forum. I guess this is good news, but too late for me since I decided to wait. Besides I just spent the money I originally had allocated for the DST3100 on a Denon DVD-2200.
 

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Has anyone heard any new information regarding the Toshiba DST-3100's release.


I know there is an online store that says that Toshiba is waiting for the DirecTV sale to go through before shipping, but that's a stupid reason if you as me.


Also I've heard that there maybe a exclusivity agreement between LG/Sony and Hughes/DirecTV to be the first newer HD receiver for a period of 90 days. I don't know if that's true, but it would explain a few things.


And I've already read on another forum that it's delayed because it failed some tests from DirecTV.


Basically, I don't know what to believe. I wish Toshiba would just come out and say what the real hold up is or announce a realistic release date.


Any thoughts?
 

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This thread got a little off topic.....


The Toshiba 3100 is now rumored to be released in mid-January. This box is now 6+ months late. If Toshiba was smart they'd scrap it and move on the the next generation! Last I heard Toshiba and D* were still hashing out some technical issues. I heard this over the summer and again just before the holidays...


I wouldn't hold my breath and even if they do get it released, will it work?


BTW, I Do NOT believe that the delay has anything to do with Toshiba waiting for News Corp. to close on the deal. If anything thats an excuse and a pretty lame one at that!
 

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Curious that 6th ave has been offering their HD D* package including the Toshiba 3100 for almost a month now, and it seems the unit has never been released. How odd is that? Of course the disclaimer states models may vary (to one that is actually in production)>


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