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    should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    well i use my 360 for dvds and lately it been freezing and artifacts would run through the screen, i have to turn it on and off a few times to get it to play, last night the 3 red rings came on, so its on its grave, but i did unplug and it came back on right, so its retarded

    but i just want to be able to watch dvds in peace

    but circuit city has the toshiba hd-a2 for 238, but ive seen some coupons to add too, and you get 5 free dvds

    but i dont want to buy many hd dvds because they are expensive, but netflix does have them to rent, and he upconverts regular dvd

    i want it but 250$ is alot

    i might just buy a cheap hd upconvert dvd player and be done with it for 50$




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Do you have a TV that will run 1080p, or other high resolutions?

    If I had the money, and given the good arguments on your side, go for it.



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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
    i might just buy a cheap hd upconvert dvd player and be done with it for 50$

    Just remember, you get what you pay for.

    I wouldn't shell out 250 smacks just yet for a HD player. What if Blu Ray prevails?

    If you are wanting to spend 250 dollars, get an Oppo 981HD upconvert dvd player.

    Oh and Xbox HD DVD sux.




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by docutech View Post
    Just remember, you get what you pay for.
    To bad the a2 does about everything minus the 1080p output that $500++ players and it is a finalized spec player, NO blu ray player is finalized till after october.... but the ps3 might be able to play those features but no one knows for sure.

    I wouldn't shell out 250 smacks just yet for a HD player. What if Blu Ray prevails?
    Yah its kind of iffy right now whos gonna win, but whoever prevails it doesn't matter especially with HD DVD cuase it is an awesome upconverting dvd player. and cost's less (you get 5 free movies with the hd-a2)




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Personally I would just buy a dvd player that upconverts right now until the war is over. Unless you want to actually shell out a lot of money for the LG player that plays both HD and blue ray disks.




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    well xbox wont leave me alone, one minute it will play the next it does the 3 red rings

    i want an 360 elite


    how is the upconversion for the hd-a2?

    how long before the format war is over, just for me i dont see what blu-ray has besides the ps3




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    well im about to send the 360back in for repair so i need something to watch now

    and i would rather have a seperate unit




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
    i want an 360 elite


    how is the upconversion for the hd-a2?
    They say its on par with the oppo, and in my experience its the best upconversion player I have used.

    The war wont be over for a long time. You do remember the vhs vs beta and sony didnt give up till like 8 years later.




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    well priced matched at best buy for CC price, had some reward points, so i with tax and all it was 219$ i think, im going to try out netflix for the hd dvd rentals and see how that goes

    ill try out some regular dvds too



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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    heres a list of movies in terms of picture quality goes...

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=856119




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Oh yah I dunno what kind of receiver or sound setup you got but IMO the sound is also a big improvement with truehd tracks, today I was watching the matrix revolutions and omfg it was incredible....I have watched it a couple of times though lol




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    do you have both hd dvd and blu ray?

    i was just looking and blu-ray did have some better titles, but im not paying 30$ a movie any way




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Hd-dvd Ftw!




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    Re: should i grab a toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
    do you have both hd dvd and blu ray?

    i was just looking and blu-ray did have some better titles, but im not paying 30$ a movie any way
    Yes I have both, I have the a2 right now and a ps3. But Imo both have good selection of movies, look at amazon. Amazon also ships pretty fast and has really good prices.




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