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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    Yes . . . and BR still stands head and shoulders above HD DVD in my experience.

    Last night my wife took the player for a spin with Notting Hill (Hugh Grant + Julia Roberts = definition of chick flick) and the movie played fine for the first 90%, and then all of a sudden, the audio dropped out. Needless to say I was beckoned from my office to "fix the problem!", so I went back to the point, and it played a little longer, and it dropped at a different place. I paused, went back a whole chapter, started it again and it went through without a hitch.

    So, of the four discs I have played in the player, 75% have has some sort of technical issue.

    For the format that claims to be "final" and "complete", they still have a lot of work to do. There's going to be some pretty pissed off people this holiday season who will plop down $200 for a player that won't play 60% of the HD movies on the market, and could be a problem with the 40% they are supposed to play.
    Man, I would think that after being on the market for over 18 months, these kinds of issues wouldn't exist. I'm not trying to slam HD DVD necessarily, but these kinds of issues surprise me after this much time has passed.

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    the combo player to look out for is made by LG and will be available this Xmas season, BH200 I think. The previous model by LG was a BH100 but was really a BR player that had an emulator built in to play HDDVD, so many of the special features would not work.

    FYI, you can purchase a separate BR and HDDVD player for less or close to the cost of the combo unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    So, of the four discs I have played in the player, 75% have has some sort of technical issue.
    Sounds bizarre. If this were me, I'd be exchanging it this morning for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaingunsofdoom View Post
    Sounds bizarre. If this were me, I'd be exchanging it this morning for a new one.
    Considering that I bought it through Amazon, that's not so simple.

    As it stands, I have made contact with Toshiba, and two of the issues I have they have already been made aware of and things will be corrected with a firmware update.

    From the sounds of it, they've rushed this generation of player on the market to get it out there early enough to impact holiday sales. It appears that they are taking their time with the A3 and the A35.

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    Warner to possibly go Blu. I hope this is true.

    http://www.tvpredictions.com/bluwarner103007.htm

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    uh oh...i smell a war coming haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    Considering that I bought it through Amazon, that's not so simple.

    As it stands, I have made contact with Toshiba, and two of the issues I have they have already been made aware of and things will be corrected with a firmware update.

    From the sounds of it, they've rushed this generation of player on the market to get it out there early enough to impact holiday sales. It appears that they are taking their time with the A3 and the A35.
    Amazon has a great 30 day return policy even if you do not like the product. I have returned a few things myself no problem.
    Last edited by go; October 30th, 2007 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootKnight View Post
    I did not read all of this thread (I'm drunk), but why in the gods names would you get HD-DVD over Blu-Ray? BR is the superior format.
    Beta was superior to VHS and Laserdisc to DVD...so just because you think one format is better than another does not mean it will win the war...marketing decides the winner. That being said, BR seems to be winning the battles so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    ...superior...Laserdisc to DVD...
    How exactly was Laserdisc a "superior" format to DVD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    How exactly was Laserdisc a "superior" format to DVD?
    bigger = better. when you weren't using them in your system, you could serve your food on the discs. plus ALL asian karaoke were out on laserdisc too....lol

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