Toshiba HD-XA2 - New Owner

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AmerArcamOwner

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I received my XA2 on Friday from Amazon along with the 3 HD-DVD's they offered. I sent out my rebate for the 5 HD-DVD's that Toshiba offered.

I went the Toshiba route after reading reviews and forums on its performance. But I must say the performance was even better than expected.

I had owned two Acram Universal players; the DV137 (died twice on me) and a DV139...which no longer recognizes SACD and DVD-Audio tracks so that is on its way back. Now these are not cheap players as they go for about $2,000.00 and $3,400.00 respectively but I have to say XA2 blew them away on standard DVD upconversion which I did not think was possible. My reference disc for standard DVD's is Ice Age 2. When I put that in I was blown away...an unbelievable picture.

I am now going all separates...the XA2 for video, a Marantz CD Player and a Pioneer Elite Universal for my SACD - DVD-Audio needs. I will also get a BluRay player this holiday season.

I also watched the three movies HD-DVD movies I got from Amazon....300, Pitch Black and TMNT....the picture was so good it was scary....I have a 56" JVC HD-ILA 1080p and it has never looked so good.

I was going to wait for the third generation players but with the price on Amazon, $569.00 along with the 8 free movies I saw no reason too. Am glad I didn't, well worth it.
 

eggybread

Standard Member
Welcome to XA2/XE1 ownership. As you say, it makes a great DVD player too.

And I can't resist a good moan about how us brits get ripped off vs the States... 8 FREE MOVIES!!! :mad: We get to send off to Toshiba for 2 discs, from a selection of 10. A little bitter. ;)
 
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AmerArcamOwner

Guest
Welcome to XA2/XE1 ownership. As you say, it makes a great DVD player too.

And I can't resist a good moan about how us brits get ripped off vs the States... 8 FREE MOVIES!!! :mad: We get to send off to Toshiba for 2 discs, from a selection of 10. A little bitter. ;)

That sucks....you think these companies would make their offers to everyone. I know Blu-Ray is now running a 5 disc offer here in the USA. But I am going to wait until after the holidays to get one of those...hopefully they will have all the standards and bugs worked out by then.....
 

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