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Old 12-08-12, 05:20 PM
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I was just wondering if there is market for HDDVD's and players? I have approx 50 HDDVD, many unopened including the Harry Potter Box set, as for players I have a Toshiba HD-A20. I just moved and I am trying to downsize some of my stuff. I have seen a few people selling stuff on AVSForums but the prices looked high. Thanks.
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There's still a limited market for them. The titles which have not yet been released on Blu-ray will command a premium, while others may net you a buck or two. Your best bet is to check out the listings on Amazon.com third-party sellers and half.com to see what the going rates are for the titles you have.

As for the players, you won't get rich, but you can probably still recover some of your investment on eBay.
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You're looking at about $75 for everything. Movies are about a dollar or so.
Old 12-08-12, 07:29 PM
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There are some movies that are rare on amazon marketplace. I just sold excalibur HDDVD sealed for 16.00 dollars a few weeks ago. A year or so ago, I got 25 dollars for Adventures of robin hood, sealed.
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There is very little value to them now as a seller. Some of the titles that aren't on Blu-ray & imports might fetch $6-$10 if you find the right buyer. Other titles you're looking at a buck or two on craigslist.

On the plus side, your A20 player is 1080p which is kind of rare since the more common players such as the A2, D3 and A3 models were only 720p.
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Re: Hddvd

Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
There is very little value to them now as a seller. Some of the titles that aren't on Blu-ray & imports might fetch $6-$10 if you find the right buyer. Other titles you're looking at a buck or two on craigslist.

On the plus side, your A20 player is 1080p which is kind of rare since the more common players such as the A2, D3 and A3 models were only 720p.
I know the A3 could output 1080i as well.
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I'll have to see what I can get for my sealed copies of Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive and Arizona Dream.
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Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
On the plus side, your A20 player is 1080p which is kind of rare since the more common players such as the A2, D3 and A3 models were only 720p.
Half true. They could all output at 1080i, which was more useful than the 720p option.
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I know the A3 could output 1080i as well.
Yup.
The important thing about all of this was that the HD DVD players took the original 1080p encode from the disc and converted it to 1080i before sending it to the TV/projector. If the display could de-interlace properly, it would display at 1080p without any artifacts. Some discs that were encoded at 1080i, though, wouldn't look 100% right when converted to 1080p.

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I'll have to see what I can get for my sealed copies of Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive and Arizona Dream.
I can't speak for Arizona Dream, but from what I recall, Elephant Man and Mulholland Drive had audio issues. Specifically, higher-pitched audio. Not everyone noticed it, but it was there. For that reason, those discs likely aren't too valuable since their Blu-ray counterparts do not have the same issues.
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Re: Hddvd

I still have the Japan-only Band of Brothers set...I wonder if that has any value.
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I still have the Japan-only Band of Brothers set...I wonder if that has any value.
Yes. It certainly does. You can't sell it on eBay though as HBO has some weird obsession with getting al the auctions pulled. IIRC, it typically goes for $150-$200. I really don't know why.
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Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post

On the plus side, your A20 player is 1080p which is kind of rare since the more common players such as the A2, D3 and A3 models were only 720p.
I don't know about the A2, and the D3, but the A3 model was capable of 1080i resolution.
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The single digit players did both.
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Thanks for all your help guys I will prob just give them all to a friend of mine who is local and has a HDDVD player too.
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I don't know about the A2, and the D3, but the A3 model was capable of 1080i resolution.
I think the 720p/1080i resolution go hand-in-hand on most players. When I mentioned players being 720p I was comparing it to the A20, A30 & A35 which are 1080p.

Sorry if calling it 720p alone caused any confusion.
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I can't speak for Arizona Dream, but from what I recall, Elephant Man and Mulholland Drive had audio issues. Specifically, higher-pitched audio. Not everyone noticed it, but it was there. For that reason, those discs likely aren't too valuable since their Blu-ray counterparts do not have the same issues.
I can confirm that Elephant Man and Mulholland Drive both have the pitch increase issue, which was corrected on the Blu-ray editions of both titles. However, the HD DVDs are region-free while the Blu-rays are both locked to Region B.
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I know the A3 could output 1080i as well.

Yes, the A-3 is at 1080i.
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Re: Hddvd

I can't recall the details but I thought there was something wonky about how the A20 did 1080p. I know I upgraded to a XA2 for a reason.

EDIT: Here's a good post from back then:

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/hd-d...tml#post141806

Did some more research. I have the same problem on the menu like you. The A20 is not a true 1080p, it is a 1080i and it converts it to 1080P, unlike the higher end model which is true 1080p without any internal processing

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hd-...vd-player.html

Review:

"The HD-A20 didn't fare much better on the two high-def test discs that I spun: Silicon Optix HD HQV and the new Digital Video Essentials HD DVD. In both cases, test patterns indicated that less-than-perfect 1080i-to-1080p deinterlacing was going on inside the A20. Deinterlacing? Hmm ... I thought that movies were encoded on HD DVD in 1080p format! As it turns out, HD DVD player manufacturers get the option to pull video from the disc in 1080i (interlaced) format and let the player then perform deinterlacing to get back to 1080p. As the tests indicate, Toshiba opted to employ this roundabout technique in the HD-A20."

You can set it to 1080i and let your TV do the work or let the A20 an see which one is better. I am kinda bummed about it saying 1080P, when its not 100% true 1080P. thanks Toshiba. However, I had it for my than 30 days so I can't exchange it for the more expensive one. But it is still a great player. I sold my XBOX HD drive with some movies and got it, so it was no lost to me. I just wished Tosh was honest about it. Also a couple of other magazines says the same thing about the Internal 1080i to 1080P.
Needless to say I was not happy when I found this out after I was out of a return window.

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IIRC, only the HD-A35 and HD-XA2 have true native 1080p24 output. The other models that claim 1080p decode the signal as 1080i and deinterlace it downstream.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
....I know I upgraded to a XA2 for a reason.
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IIRC, only the HD-A35 and HD-XA2 have true native 1080p24 output.
The XA2: Still a fine piece of A/V hardware.

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