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Toshiba HD-XA1 or Toshiba HD-XE1

682194

Standard Member
Hi
I'm trying to buy a HD DVD player so that I can view HD DVD's through the IN76 projector.

I was surfing the web and am now confused on which i should go with

the

Toshiba HD-XA1 or Toshiba HD-XE1

Can anyone help me??

also, will these connect to the Samsung 5.1 all in one system that I have?
 

hddvdman

Prominent Member
Hi
I'm trying to buy a HD DVD player so that I can view HD DVD's through the IN76 projector.

I was surfing the web and am now confused on which i should go with

the

Toshiba HD-XA1 or Toshiba HD-XE1

Can anyone help me??

also, will these connect to the Samsung 5.1 all in one system that I have?


xe1 out soon in the uk, the other is us model and very good the xe1 is 1080p and willbe a little bit better i reckon
 

skinnymalinky

Established Member
I got a HD-XA1 on saturday because i couldn't be bothered to wait or pay over the odds for an XE1 which probably wont be out till late Jan, i'm very impressed with my player, its a bit slow but hey whats the rush! also didn't fancy buying a new amp to take advantage of True HD sound, and at £380 i aint gonna be as much out of pocket if i decide to change to Blu-Ray later in the year.

Get a XA1 you won't be disapointed:smashin:

As far as i know your projector won't display 1080p so there wont be that much benefit for the extra £200-300 the XE1 will cost but u do get a uk warranty
 

682194

Standard Member
I got a HD-XA1 on saturday because i couldn't be bothered to wait or pay over the odds for an XE1 which probably wont be out till late Jan, i'm very impressed with my player, its a bit slow but hey whats the rush! also didn't fancy buying a new amp to take advantage of True HD sound, and at £380 i aint gonna be as much out of pocket if i decide to change to Blu-Ray later in the year.

Get a XA1 you won't be disapointed:smashin:

As far as i know your projector won't display 1080p so there wont be that much benefit for the extra £200-300 the XE1 will cost but u do get a uk warranty

You make comment of 'As far as i know your projector won't display 1080p', are you saying that I wont get HD image projected? The IN76 projector is HD Ready?

Please can you advise?
 

inzaman

Moderator
You make comment of 'As far as i know your projector won't display 1080p', are you saying that I wont get HD image projected? The IN76 projector is HD Ready?

Please can you advise?
Yes you will but your pj panel is 720 so it will have to downscale a 1080 image to fit the 720 panel and i believe you can only downscale a interlaced image and not a progressive image, therefore you will not benefit from 1080p at this moment.
 

682194

Standard Member
Yes you will but your pj panel is 720 so it will have to downscale a 1080 image to fit the 720 panel and i believe you can only downscale a interlaced image and not a progressive image, therefore you will not benefit from 1080p at this moment.

Hi Inzaman,
Are you therefore in agreement that I should go with the HD-XA1??? Do you know if this will connect to the Samsung all in one 5.1 system I have? If I playback via the projector IN76, am I going to see a difference or NOT???

Please could you comment
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
The EX-1 should be better, wait if you can.
 

keep_it_legal

Established Member
You will see a big difference running HD DVD at 720p on the IN76. Personally, I find the way the IN76 processes DVD images quite poor, when I saw it running HD DVD I was very impressed. The difference between the IN76 and more expensive projectors becomes a lot less obvious when you feed it good source material. All of the HD DVD players out at the moment will display HD DVDs at 720p, I don't know whether the 'A' series or 'E' series does better downscaling to 720p, anybody know?
 

682194

Standard Member
The EX-1 should be better, wait if you can.

Hi Jeff
If I go with the option of buying the Tosh, will I be able to connect it to the Samsung 5.1 all in one system or will i need to buy a new set of speakers etc??

Please could you advise
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
Sorry I have no idea what connections your Samsung has. Have you looked in the user manual? You need 5.1 analogue connections or at least a digital coax or toslink input.
 

682194

Standard Member
Sorry I have no idea what connections your Samsung has. Have you looked in the user manual? You need 5.1 analogue connections or at least a digital coax or toslink input.

Hi Jeff,
The Samsung has an HDMI output and that's how i'm using it at the moment - HDMI cable from the 5.1 system directly into the IN76 projector?

Based on this, can you help?
Thanks
 

inzaman

Moderator
Hi Inzaman,
Are you therefore in agreement that I should go with the HD-XA1??? Do you know if this will connect to the Samsung all in one 5.1 system I have? If I playback via the projector IN76, am I going to see a difference or NOT???

Please could you comment

I think that this says it really;

skinnymalinky said:
As far as i know your projector won't display 1080p so there wont be that much benefit for the extra £200-300 the XE1 will cost but u do get a uk warranty

Do you want to pay about £200-£300 extra for a UK warranty and 1080p plus possibly faster loading times? If so then wait for the XE1, i am in a similar situation myself and am mulling the two over. I knew i should have just got one when the seven odd free HD-DVD offer was on :rolleyes:
 

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