Toshiba's HD-XA2 HD DVD player is slightly off
schedule according to the folks at Engadget
HD. The player was first scheduled to make an appearance in the last
week of December, but has instead been delayed until January 3. That is
when the first wave of shipments are expected to take place according to "DTV
Tivo Dealer," a retailer on the AVS Forum.
The HD-XA2 would mark Toshiba's second “Generation 2” HD DVD
player to hit the US market. The first was the HD-A2 which started showing up
on retail shelves earlier
this month. That player retails for $499, features HDMI 1.2 support and
outputs at 1080i.
The HD-XA2 on the other hand retails for $999, supports HDMI
1.3 and will initially offer support for 1080p/60. A firmware update is
scheduled to be released sometime in February which will enable 1080p/24
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quote: The HD war will not be won with $1000 hd players. Whichever format has the first player with HD support and up to 1080p output for under 200$ will win the format war.
quote: HD-DVD is definitely more cost friendly than Blu-Ray.