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    News - Toshiba reignites the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    Toshiba has today taken the wraps off XDE, an upscaling technology that it hopes will breath new life into DVDs.
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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    So this is different to any other currently made upscaling DVD player how?

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    Useless IMO.

    You cannot add back detail that isn't there. Most hardcore AV fanatics will also tell you that if you buy a decent screen (Pioneer, Panasonic etc) you will have to spend a LOT of money on a player that's scaling is better then the screens.

    So a $150 player? Marketing gimmick IMO
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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    I don't think this will work. The reason people buy into DVD is because its cheaper and this player is the opposite of that. People willing to spend this much on a DVD player may as well go for Blu-ray. Blu-ray has dropped in price so much and will continue to fall until it reaches DVD prices. I think Toshiba are attempting to reapir a market with an inevitable death.

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    I think its quite a good idea. I can't be bothered to rebuy all my DVD's in BR so this might a good middle ground.

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    I don't get this at all. It's just another upscaling chipset. Toshiba are just playing on the fact they did HD-DVD to make it as if it's better than anything else.....which it blatently won't be.

    Upscaling depends on accurate deinterlacing, get something like an Oppo 983 for that

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    I think its quite a good idea. I can't be bothered to rebuy all my DVD's in BR so this might a good middle ground.
    It is a good idea, but its nothing new. Toshiba even have upscaling DVD players out now for £60 - so whats the diference apart from a new badge on the front.

    Personally if I had that kind of money to spend I'd get a pioneer or Denon DVD player with upscaling.

    Blu-Ray is horrible for DVDs or its own discs. Menus are slow and takes upto 3 minutes for a disc to even load...

    Sony have even admitted that Blu-ray isn't the future.

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

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    Re: News - Toshiba reigntes the Blu-ray battle with XDE

    Apparently it's very *slightly* sharper on some discs.. But that's about it..

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