Originally Posted by ccotenj /forum/post/16906671
i'd say that's a fair assessment...
the only reason i personally wouldn't purchase it is because i have too many disk spinners already...but from strictly a price standpoint, $100 would seem to be a more than adequate deal...
Originally Posted by Goatse /forum/post/16908094
considering that toshiba is super slow, buggy with DVDR's and start from where you left off in middle of a disk, I'd avoid it. PQ isn't that much better for the inconveniences.
Originally Posted by ccotenj /forum/post/16906502
alex, as far as dvd playing, what do you have for a display?
fwiw, the reon processor (yes, reon, not realta), in the xa2 is likely to be somewhat better than the processing in the 980 on "difficult" material... that being said, dependent upon your display, you may be best served simply by passing native 480i from the player....
as far as the analog audio output... the 980 was designed with audio in mind, and it is unlikely that the xa2 will perform as well... ymmv, and it depends on how picky you are...
Originally Posted by alexb76 /forum/post/16910589
I got a Kuro 9G (111FD).
Originally Posted by ccotenj /forum/post/16919321
imo, i'd pass it raw from the player and let the display do the processing...
that doesn't mean you can't experiment with a test disk or two... experimentation is what makes this hobby fun...