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Pulled the trigger on an HD-A20

Old 05-10-07, 01:26 PM
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Pulled the trigger on an HD-A20

Was torn between the A2 or the A20 considering my current tv does not have an HDMI input and is 1080i. Went with the A20 because it was only $100 more and I would hate to regret not having 1080p support when I buy a new tv in the next year or two. I was a bit worried about not having an HDMI input but read on avsforum that I would be able to use a HDMI-->DVI cable. Promptly picked up Planet Earth HD and Dune HD. Will selectively upgrade but I was most interested in upconverting my SD right now.

Price for the A20 was bouncing around the past 2 days but I was able to snag it for $414.73. Can I pricematch to a lower price on Amazon over the next 30 days?

Also, I love Amazon Prime as it was only $1.99 for each item for overnight shipping.
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Old 05-10-07, 01:43 PM
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Congrats, and welcome to the HD world.
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Old 05-10-07, 08:27 PM
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So did I...finally gave in and got the Toshiba A20 as well. Was a fence sitter and admittedly was looking into getting a BluRay player. But patience isn't really much of a virtue of mine in regards to these "toys for boys" and couldn't really justify spending that much for a standalone Blu Ray machine. So I got myself the A20 and into the HD DVD camp (the A20 came with 3 free HD DVDs).

Now I'm so happy with the new machine and impulsively got 4 more HD DVD titles!!!
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Old 05-11-07, 11:38 AM
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Congrats to the both of you. Hope you enjoy your new toys.
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Old 05-11-07, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by neiname
Price for the A20 was bouncing around the past 2 days but I was able to snag it for $414.73. Can I pricematch to a lower price on Amazon over the next 30 days?
Yes, you can. I would recommend calling them though instead of emailing...


Excellent choice btw.
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Old 05-11-07, 02:49 PM
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Yes, you can. I would recommend calling them though instead of emailing...


Excellent choice btw.
I've never had a problem price adjusting over email with Amazon

it usually takes a day or so
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Old 05-15-07, 09:26 PM
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awesome choice, what movies you get? you will love HD-DVD
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Old 05-15-07, 09:45 PM
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Congrats, neiname... And, assuming you love Dune (since it was your initial purchase), you're going to love the HD DVD. It looks amazing!
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Old 05-25-07, 11:42 AM
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Well I am happy with the system and have been pinging Amazon everytime they dropped the price over the last two weeks. I believe my total out the door for the HD-A20 is $368. Duen was awesome and I also picked up Planet Earth which is jaw dropping as well.
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Old 05-25-07, 12:04 PM
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I went with the HD-A2. My TV doesn't support 1080p but does use HDMI, so it seemed like the best choice. Also picked up a new Sony receiver with two HDMI inputs and a couple component inputs (for gaming) while I was at it.
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Old 05-25-07, 01:07 PM
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The Toshiba deal appears to be paying off. Looks like we're getting more new HD members lately. I also saw a lady last night at Circuit City buying the A2. I would certainly classify her as a "J6P".
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Old 05-25-07, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
The Toshiba deal appears to be paying off. Looks like we're getting more new HD members lately. I also saw a lady last night at Circuit City buying the A2. I would certainly classify her as a "J6P".
For me, I intended to get one, but maybe in six months or a year, once prices fell and the technology was refined a bit more. This sale just bumped it up for me.
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Congrats to all the new HD owners. I'd be what's considered an "early adopter" as I have an A1 that I bought last year.

That said, I own 58 HDDVDs and it's been a great player for me. Great upconversion, wonderful HD presentation. Enjoy your purchases, and welcome to the fold!q
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good choice!
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Old 05-25-07, 03:12 PM
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You should have gone with Betamax.

Almost no startup time, but you do have to rewind.
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Old 05-27-07, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
You should have gone with Betamax.

Almost no startup time, but you do have to rewind.
Hey! I had a Betamax player...wait I still do and its a Toshiba and still works today. And before you ask YES I really have a Betamax and it still works.
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