October 31st, 2007, 12:15 AM #31
October 31st, 2007, 02:02 AM #32
I haven't been pleased with any Toshiba hardware since VCR's were the standard. That's why I refuse to buy their products anymore. If I do need to get HD-DVD in the near future, i'll get a player made from another company.
October 31st, 2007, 10:23 AM #33
That might be a problem - Toshiba has submarined the format so much that no other company can profit from it. Onkyo is going to release a higher priced player, but it's going to be a rebadged Toshiba. The only confirmed independent manufacturer will be a budget player from a company called Venturer or something like that, and I would be VERY cautious with a budget player from either format with technical details being what they are.
Originally Posted by Fisch
October 31st, 2007, 12:52 PM #34
October 31st, 2007, 03:27 PM #35
The funny thing about VHS vs Beta is that Beta is still being used today. Sure, you have a few shmows watching movies on VHS still, but digital Beta tapes are being used in professional facilities and are a big part of the film/video industry.
October 31st, 2007, 04:41 PM #36
Betamax and Beta SP/Digi Beta/Beta SX are very different beasts.
Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti
October 31st, 2007, 04:50 PM #37
Yeah, but it's just funny to me that it is still technically Beta and it's being used today. Although the technology is more advanced, it's still kickin', while most people think that it's completely dead. The tapes themselves look identical.
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
November 1st, 2007, 03:30 AM #38
November 1st, 2007, 09:52 AM #39
A-2 HD-DVDs are being discounted to $100 at Wallyworld and Bestbuy.
November 1st, 2007, 11:22 AM #40
Link? I had heard $200, with around $160 confirmed at one retailer for Black Friday only.
Originally Posted by go
This does prove one thing . . . Toshiba hadn't sold anywhere NEAR the number they have expected at this point. The A3 (the replacement for the A2) is already out, and yet they've shipped massive amounts of A2s out in the last couple of weeks.
BTW . . . I'm not much for style . . . but I would pay an extra $100 for the A3 over the A2 on looks alone. The A2 looks like a VCR from the 80s.