TOSHIBA HD XE1 for 289 delivered

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  1. awink1

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    Curses! Could've saved myself £25 and got 2 more disks!:mad: Mine's just arrived from Ashford.

    Anyone tempted by this - don't forget Quidco!
     
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    Wow , as one of the forum members who has had this player since April 07 and payed £550 for it , this makes painful reading!!!
    However I am thinking of putting my Original player on Ebay and maybe making £150 or more for it then buying this offer with the 7 discs!!!!
    A brand new player plus 7 HD DVD's for a hundred quid or so!!
    Anyone tried this?
    Whats Ebays going rate?

    Rgds
    Pete:)
     
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    Hell that's a great price!! I was just about to buy a EP35 too.

    Don't suppose you know the main differences between the two do you?.
     
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    XE1 can be made basic multi region for SD, so if you have an US DVD's it can be good - it won't play RCE discs or most of the Fox ones though so may be of little use.

    It has a Coax digital output

    It's built like a tank

    It's more established

    It upscales better

    Picture and Audio are alledgedly the same...

    For me i was torn before between an EP30 and EP35 to get the better audio from the Ep35, this is similar to the price it was... aaaarrrggghhhhhhh

    XE1 is the best machine, whether it's worth an extra £100 i'm not sure.
     
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    My word, that's £330 approx for the player, 5 disks (I think the 7 is copy/paste error from the EP3* specs) and 3 years guarantee via there extra club thing :thumbsup:.

    That is pretty hard to turn down :eek:. Thanks for the info.

    One word answer, yes :smashin:.
     
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    Just ordered one. Sent my faulty ep35 back in January, think this is a better bet. Hopefully it will at least play hd-dvds :)
     
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    Mods , could this and the other post about the same issue be made into one!
     
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    Merged. :)
     
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    Hope I'm posting in the right thread this time (Kingfats?)... but I'm considering getting one of these instead of a replacement for my faulty EP35. I'm entitled to a refund on my EP35 that I paid £269 for a month ago- should I buy another one (and get £90 back) or reinvest in Tosh's flagship? If so, for what reason. (Does it waste time to open and load a disc like the EP35?)

    Current equipment includes Onkyo 605, Panasonic AE2000 and B&W XT Series.

    (By the way, can anyone tell me how to change my options setting to list my av equipment? I've already got it listed and saved using the control panel but evidently I still can't get it to list in my posts...)
     
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    Hi DrGekko :)
    The Xe1 still loads the same speed as the EP35,i'm afraid. :(
     
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    Although the start-up time is almost identical, the XE1 seems much more responsive in navigating menus and general operation etc than the EP35 I previously owned. IMO it feels like there's more horsepower in the machine. :)
     
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    Have you used signature or profile? as you need to do it it signature.
    HTH
     
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    I just picked the last XE1 from Cheshire Oaks today as well Bloody typical and drove 70 mile round trip for the privilege:) then this happens, Just clicked on the website though and it is saying 7-10 days for stock but the EP30 is in stock.
     
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    Apart from that, any other difference? Does it process 1080p/24fps like the EP35? From what I've read so far, I can't justify spending the extra £100 as the EP35 is now only £189.
     
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    The XE1 with v2.7/v2.8 firmware really delivers on what an HD-DVD player should do. It is an excellent all-rounder....I'd purchase it without hesitation.

    Btw, yes it does process 1080/24.
     
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    Yes I noticed that, but when I ordered at about 18:30 it said 'in stock' and offered me a 'next day delivery' option on the order page. Guess I got one of the last in stock.:clap:
     
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    Damn damn damn. I've been trying so hard to resist but at this price it would be very rude to not have a bite.... I already have a ps3 and 20 or 21 blu rays. :confused::suicide:
     
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    Just canceled my order. After ordering i noticed on my account summary page there were two XE1's, so i phoned them to check the situation. The situation was the order hadn't gone through and now i needed to wait 7-10 days, so i canceled.

    Probably best, cant really afford £300 quid at the mo
     
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    Just had my order cancelled as they have no stock and seem to have none on order.

    Oh well. Starting to feel like nobody wants to let me buy a decent HD-DVD ;).
     
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    Me too, I even found myself looking at a PS3 on amazon just now :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the speedy reply :)

    Still a bit torn between the two as I don't need the co ax (have HDMI)the pic and sound quality you say are the same and as for the up scaling I'll would I not be right in thinking my Onkyo 875 would do a better job than either of them?.

    Any ideas / suggestions are more than welcome!!
     
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    Hi womble9 :)
    The upscaling better than the EP30/35 when letting the 875 do it's thing?
    I would have thought so,yes! :smashin:
     
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    The upscaling in the XE1 walks all over the scaling by the 875 IMHO.

    :)
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but I don't see the objective comparison in your comment between the EP35 and XE1.


    Apart from play HD-DVDs at 1080p/24fps and output all the variations of lossless HD sound signals via HDMI, what else are they supposed to do? The EP35 does these... :confused:

    In my current set-up with a Panny AE2000 full HD projector, the player will ONLY be used to watch HD-DVDs and NOTHING else so the upscaling ability for me is not required. I've already got Pioneer 696 hooked up to a Panny plasma to watch SD-DVDs on. So shouldn't the EP35 be more than sufficient? Unless the XE1 outputs even better picture and audio quality than the EP35 (and if so, a link to an objective comparative review would be very helpful!)... agreed, before the EP35 came out, this appeared to be the optimum machine to go for.

    If cash wasn't the object, I probably would too... but I need to know whether the extra £100 is really worth it between the 2 machines.

    :smashin:
     
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    Well Ashford just ran out as well.

    So I look forward to my XE1 :thumbsup: being added to my cinema :D.

    Just one little step closer to completion
     
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    Empire have just confirmed that my XE1 is being delivered tomorrow. Now all I have to do is ring work and book a day off.:eek:
     
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    Thanks for the link.... same old roundabout arguments, nothing new or comparative unfortunately. I don't think there is an existent objective comparison- it seems that those who have purchased an XE1 or an EP35 are respectively very content with their performances which on spec listing, do exactly the same thing. Ok, apart from build quality, there doesn't appear to be any significant difference at all... so is the extra 1kg weight and finish worth the extra £100???? Personally, I doubt it. If you feel like getting the "nicer" machine for an extra £100, that's cool... but to say it's a better player... well, there's nothing so far that's convinced me. So it's likely I purchase the EP35 again. :rolleyes:
     

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