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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Toshiba HD-A3 720p/1080i HD DVD Player + 5 HD DVDs

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VERY good deal (if you want HD, that is. )

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It's not that good of a deal, actually. About average for the capability of the dvd-player.

Check out the post I made, native 1080p/24 capability and 7 total HD-DVD's for $40 more.

https://dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=348709
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I bought it for $157 with 10 free dvd's. I am happy with it since my Pioneer Elite is only 1080I

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Ya, what's the point of going with HD-DVD if you only get 1080i?
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Ya, what's the point of going with HD-DVD if you only get 1080i?


Cause most people don't have a 1080p TV, and they still want an HD DVD player
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Cause most people don't have a 1080p TV, and they still want an HD DVD player
I figured most people would get the 1080p TV before they went HD-DVD or Bluray.
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I figured most people would get the 1080p TV before they went HD-DVD or Bluray.
i"ll buy 1080p when 90% of my T.V. time is in 1080p... My current sony only does 1080i (and since most my T.V. watching is in 1080i) i'll still to that...

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It's not that good of a deal, actually. About average for the capability of the dvd-player.

Check out the post I made, native 1080p/24 capability and 7 total HD-DVD's for $40 more.

https://dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=348709
that is a good deal.. to bad I already have the HD-dvd for my 360 (bought it at that price in Nov.)

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I figured most people would get the 1080p TV before they went HD-DVD or Bluray.

I don't have 1080p, and I don't plan to for a long time. 1080i/720p is perfect for me for now. Besides, at normal viewing distances(8-10 feet from the TV), 1080p is a very small upgrade vs the price it cost.
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i"ll buy 1080p when 90% of my T.V. time is in 1080p... My current sony only does 1080i (and since most my T.V. watching is in 1080i) i'll still to that...

I can understand that. At the same time, if that were the case, I wouldn't waste money on going with HD-DVD or Bluray yet.

Once you do, the differene is amazing!
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most 1080p tvs do have a good enough chipset to deinterlace 1080i feed to convert to 1080p and still look good. Granted, its never as good as a direct source that requires no deinterlacing but its something to consider.

if i was buying one i would get what grant posted.
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I don't have 1080p, and I don't plan to for a long time. 1080i/720p is perfect for me for now. Besides, at normal viewing distances(8-10 feet from the TV), 1080p is a very small upgrade vs the price it cost.
All of that fancy audio stuff and you still don't have a 1080p television?

I noticed a major difference. I think you will too, but it's easy to defend what you have until you get something better. Why not upgrade? It can't be the cost, considering what you've already been spending on your HT setup.

Seriously, it's well worth it, and until you upgrade the TV, you aren't getting the most from your Bluray or HD-DVD player.
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All of that fancy audio stuff and you still don't have a 1080p television?

I noticed a major difference. I think you will too, but it's easy to defend what you have until you get something better. Why not upgrade? It can't be the cost, considering what you've already been spending on your HT setup.

Seriously, it's well worth it, and until you upgrade the TV, you aren't getting the most from your Bluray or HD-DVD player.

I didn't say it wasn't a difference. I said it's a very small upgrade considering the cost.

And, yes I will have 1080p one day. I'm trying to get my audio finished, then work on the video. My next video purchase will be a front projector, and they are still pretty high for a good 1080p unit. So I'm building my audio while they come down in price.
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Q: How much broadcast TV is transmitted in 1080p?
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Q: How much broadcast TV is transmitted in 1080p?
zero... and none in the immediate future

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Thus in the interim, if the incoming signal is no better than, say 720p, a 720p/1080i television would suffice for all viewing outside of HD or Blu-Ray DVD's.
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Thus in the interim, if the incoming signal is no better than, say 720p, a 720p/1080i television would suffice for all viewing outside of HD or Blu-Ray DVD's.

yup.

unless you hook up a computer to your tv.
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Thus in the interim, if the incoming signal is no better than, say 720p, a 720p/1080i television would suffice for all viewing outside of HD or Blu-Ray DVD's.
Yep. But Bluray + 1080p television = greatness.
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My new Samsung lcd for the bedroom is 1080p. Dont watch any dvds in there though. I havent seen a tv I would rather have in my living room than this junky Pioneer Elite 1080I unit.

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I don't have 1080p, and I don't plan to for a long time. 1080i/720p is perfect for me for now. Besides, at normal viewing distances(8-10 feet from the TV), 1080p is a very small upgrade vs the price it cost.
I couldn't have said it better. I went with 720p for the exact same reason.
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