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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 10:50 
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Toshiba SD-L912A slim HD-DVD-RW writer(only 2 speed writer)
Xbox 360 add-on drive

Integra DHS-8.8
Onkyo DV-805HD

These are HD-XA2 clones. They are cosmetically nicer looking, everything else is the same.
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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 05 May 2015, 18:29 
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HD-XA2 in the main living room and a HD-A30 in the game room. There's multiple backups laying around and out in the garage. I have a total of 7 players and my XA2 is the best one I've ever used. This thing is built like a tank and produces a fantastic picture.
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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
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Living room- Toshiba XA2
Bedroom - Samsung UP5000
Home Theater - LG BH200

Probably use the UP5000 the most as that is where I watch the most HD-DVDs.
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After selling my Toshiba HD-A35 (backup unit), I'm only left with the Integra DHS-8.8 now!

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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017, 11:58 
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Out of the hd-dvd game myself for some time now. I don't regret selling them. Some friends of mine sold their collection for a few "euro's" ;)
How are you guys doing with the format meanwhile?
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kris wrote:
How are you guys doing with the format meanwhile?


Not too well!

=> Extra discs like crazy

I'm basically skipping Blu-Ray to jump directly to 4K UHD for new releases.

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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017, 12:11 
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kris wrote:
How are you guys doing with the format meanwhile?


Not too well!

=> Extra discs like crazy

I'm basically skipping Blu-Ray to jump directly to 4K UHD for new releases.

Julien


Makes perfect sense IMHO. I loved the hddvd format but owning discs that are or might be bad sooner or later made me pull the trigger on the format.
Did put much time in the format trying several players, discs etc...
Meanwhile I got picky about buying movies on any format. Love the Panasonic UHD player but I am not buying every title available that's for sure
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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017, 12:52 
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In the living room, I have a Sony UBP-X800 player which plays CD's. DVD's, BD's and UHD discs. For the occasional HD-DVD I may want to play, I have a Toshiba HD-A3 player.

A few weeks ago, I got a Samsung BD-UP5000 in the mail which looks like a dud. I cannot get it to read DVD or BD discs. Also, the remote control has no affect on the player. I will open up the player sometime and check to see if anything inside got disconnected in shipment.

I was going to use the Samsung in my HT; but, since it is a dud(?), I think I will get another HD-A3 and use it instead. When I count the number of working HD-DVD's I have, they are an extremely low number. (My DVD's vastly outnumber my other formats.)
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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
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I have an LG GBC-H20L, which is a pc Blu-Ray player.
But, I learned somewhere that, you can turn it into into a Blu-Ray & HD-DVD combo-player by flashing it with firmawre for the GGC-H20L.
So I did. And it works :)
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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2020, 17:29 
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Back in the day I had an A1, then an A2, and finally a UP5000. The UP5000 is still one of the best scaling DVD players out there, outside of a newer Oppo (and a BDP-93 is what I replaced it with back when I gave up on HD-DVD). When I scaled back my theater several years back (four kids, priorities, etc) I sold the Oppo on and have had a string of mid-level BDPs and UHD BDPs... latest being a Panasonic UB420, mostly for its HDR tone-mapping since I used front projection.

After recently going down the LD rabbit hole again, I stumbled across an HD-A2 at the goodwill for $10 and figured why not? The HDMI output wasn't working, so I used it with component video and optical for a couple of weeks before replacing it with an A3 ($25, eBay).

I'll likely pickup a 1080p player of some flavor sooner or later but, since the A3 is working and my AVR does a solid job deinterlacing, I'll probably just be on the hunt for a good deal. I'll probably stay on the hunt for a Onkyo or Integra since they are, IMHO, the best looking players made... or at least the most high-end home-theater looking players made. Still, I'd jump on an A20/A30/A35 if I stumbled across one at the Goodwill too. I wouldn't say no to a good deal on a UP5000 either.
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 Post subject: Re: What type of HD-DVD player are you using?
PostPosted: 25 Aug 2020, 17:15 
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I only ever used an Xbox add-on drive connected to my PC to watch HD-DVDs. There was a software that let you watch them, I think it was call Total Media Theatre. Even back then I had rotty discs that would pixelate or glitch at the layer transition. I was never sure if it was the discs, the software or the player. I bought a copy of American Gangster and it was a death disc from the factory. Gave up on HD-DVD.
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