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#189416 - 12/23/07 10:59 AM Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase
FordPrefect Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1334
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
As mentioned in another post Future Shop is having a Boxing Day only special on the Toshiba HD DVD player, $99 plus 2 "free" movies.

Here is my current configuration:
My TV has only only a DVI input along with component.
My current dvd player connects to the TV via component & the audio to the receiver via coaxial
The Motorola 6412 connects to the TV via a HDMI to DVI cable & audio goes to the receiver via coaxial.
My receiver is an old but trusty Harmon Kardon AVR320

If I connect the Toshiba and Motorola 6412 to a splitter (using HDMI cable) and then connect the splitter to the TV using a HDMI to DVI cable will everything work? Or will the DVI cause problems, possibly with copy protection?

I am pretty sure the Toshiba has optical output only for audio so I'll have to get a new cable to connect it to the receiver.


Sorry if the above has already been asked, most of my spare time this summer was spent careging for my mother and I'm really not up to speed on a lot of things.

Thanks in advance
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#189418 - 12/23/07 12:04 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: FordPrefect]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Thought of upgrading the receiver? You could go HDMI for all the connections. Even the lower end receivers now have HDMI. Denon's from the 1508 up have 2 HDMI inputs and they are relatively cheap. Then you would just need to buy an adpater From HDMI to DVI for your TV. Audio and video switching is then taken care of buy the receiver.

Do they even make HDMI splitters?
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#189420 - 12/23/07 12:30 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: jakewash]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Hi Wayne, it's great to see you back and posting again!

Although I can't give you much technical information regarding the connection of the A3 to your TV but I would *assume* that the HDMI->DVI switcher you are referring to would work...

I bought an A2 through that WalMart sale a month or so back and I am not impressed with the unit at all, it's connected to the TV via HDMI and optical out to the HK635 for the audio. The problem I keep having with the A2 is that it skips way too often with SD-DVDs and completely locked up twice while trying to watch the Bourne Ultimatum $29 HD-DVD disc, I don't see where it upconverts any better than either my Denon 2910 or our Oppo 980H nor is the audio any better. I have the 2.5 firmware installed but I've yet to install the 2.7 update, Rick (Wid) is in the process of sending the disc now....I can only imagine that whenever I do get the 2.7 firmware updated a week later they'll come out with the 3.1 firmware update, I can also wonder how long this little cycle will continue until all of the bugs are worked out of the unit. The A2, along with the few HD-DVD disc I've already purchased are probably going to end up in the spare closet and the Denon will be pulled out of retirement and continue to do the job it's done for a couple of trouble free years.

I'd hate to think I need to upgrade to a $1,500 receiver or more for a processor to be able to take full advantage of what this HD-DVD player has to offer only to stay POed half the time because it simply doesn't work.

Other than that, I really like the thing.


Oh yea and BTW, I *still* haven't been able to watch the Bourne Ultimatum ... I hear it's a pretty good movie, can anybody fill me in? \:\)
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#189426 - 12/23/07 12:51 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: RickF]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: RickF
Oh yea and BTW, I *still* haven't been able to watch the Bourne Ultimatum ... I hear it's a pretty good movie, can anybody fill me in? \:\)


Yes. Jason Bourne finds out he used to be a model, like Derek Zoolander.

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#189435 - 12/23/07 01:12 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: CV]
blackstar79 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 109
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario
 Quote:
Yes. Jason Bourne finds out he used to be a model, like Derek Zoolander.


wasn't that an amazing twist! i never saw it coming..i think it was pretty sweet though that he took all the money in his swiss bank account and built the "Bourne school for kids who can't kill good"

Really though it is quite a good movie, even on plain old SD DVD!
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#189438 - 12/23/07 01:21 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: blackstar79]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7403
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Right, and the middle act of the movie explaining why Jason dropped out of the top secret program because of his gas problem. Hard to sneak up on people when they can hear you coming. Like Charles said, a wasted opportunity in the bass department. Again, another good twist, though.

We should really put a spoiler alert on this thread.
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#189441 - 12/23/07 02:28 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: St_PatGuy]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Freaks!

You guys just *had* to give it away ... didn't you?

Thanks a lot.



\:D
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#189442 - 12/23/07 03:06 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: RickF]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Imagine your surprise when you realize they were actually right! \:\)
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#189447 - 12/23/07 05:17 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: EFalardeau]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Rick you don't have to upgrade to a $1500 receiver, a $500 will do. the Denon 2308 does everything you should need or $700 for the 2808.;\) I know you shouldn't really have to upgrade at all.

The first couple of generations are always a little buggy. I hope next years crop are just that much better\:\).
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#189448 - 12/23/07 05:24 PM Re: Questions about HDDVD A3 purchase [Re: jakewash]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I'm running the A2 in the same way Rick is and it seems to be doing fine. I have no plans for a new reciever til this one (Onkyo 502) completly breaks down.
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