INTEGRA DHS-8.8 HD-DVD Player

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  1. Drongo

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    This was just posted at AVS:

    I can't find an official link for this as yet, so until then treat as rumour:


    If true, it's obviously not surprising considering Onkyo's position, but still very welcome...


    Edit: Now looks official! :D

    http://www.gspr.com/integra/dhs88.html
     
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    This is some prestige news, very nice :thumbsup:
     
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    Further to the first post this player has now been officially confirmed :thumbsup:
     
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    Good to hear HD DVD is getting more models and brands to choose from. But I suppose this one would be competing with the more expensive models of Toshiba and Meridian.
     
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    Indeed - however it's good to note that HD DVD has now achieved players across the price spectrum:

    Budget:
    - Venturer HD DVD Player
    - Toshiba A2/E1

    Mass Market Brands:
    - Toshiba A20
    - Samsung BDPU5000
    - LG BH200

    Enthusiast Market:
    - Toshiba XA2
    - Onkyo
    - Integra DHS 8-8

    High End:
    - Meridian

    ...a good spread - and it's only going to get better as time goes along :thumbsup:
     
  6. Drongo

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    It seems as if the Toshiba press conference at CEDIA has also mentioned Alpine and Shinco players - although no firm details have been given.

    Things are looking good for HD-DVD CE support. :)
     
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    Arn't alpine doing in car players?
     
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    I think so, but I also think of air freshener when I think of the word alpine! :rotfl:

    More players (in both senses of the word) in the market leads to more competition which leads to better quality! Can't be a bad thing! :thumbsup:

    Cheers
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    Yes, and in CES 2007 the had HD DVD prototype for the car.
     

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    Earlier this year Lite On, Shinco, Alco/Venturer, ED Digital and Onkyo. Meridian were reported to be working on HD DVD players, so we might expect announcements from any of these.
     
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    This just for information. Integra is a re-badged upscale Onkyo. It is to Onkyo what Lexus is to Toyota. The internals may be similar or same. Furthermore, speculation has it that Onkyo player itself maybe a re-badged XE1.
     
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    Amazing - still only 5.1 analogue outs.

    Currently, the only announced HD DVD player with 7.1 analogue outs is the dual-format Sammy.

    Steve W
     
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    And let's not forget about Toshiba's 3rd generation players.
     
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    I'm not sure that there's any firm evidence of an imminant player from Meridian. And if they are still sticking with Faroudja video processing, I'm not sure it would be the best out there anyway.

    MS
     
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    I believe in the CE industry this is known affectionately as "based on a reference design". Cough. :devil:
     
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    The Onkyo sis not based on the XE1 - that is guaranteed. It is built upon the new Microsoft solution.

    Well they've confirmed they are making one - the press release is out and a few articles (such as one that appeared in HCC) reported 'pieces' of the players undergoing preparation during interviews. So whilst we don't know the precise date or features (I would expect it to be dual player TBH) we know it's coming.
     
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    Steve

    I suspect this will be the norm, I know we have discussed this before, but the manufacturers see 7.1 as a new idea with a limited amount of software, and therefore it is supplied on HDMI and not the legacy analogue. In the last 3 or so years I can't remember any film being mastered for 7.1. Prior to that we had the now defunked SDDS system from Sony which was 7.1 but the arrangement of speakers was different to 7.1 in the home (I think it had 5 fronts from memory), so any 7.1 films we have from 'catalogue' are actually incompatible with what we have now. There are a few new 7.1 remasterings appearing, like the new T2, but I think most manufacturers are expecting to supply 5.1 legacy analogue (if at all) and allow 7.1 on HDMI for the 'new stuff' should we see any number, which I doubt. The films even done in 6.1 are 'limited' at best.
     

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