toshi sd-5960 uni dvd player

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  1. Sheldon-m

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    They released the toshi universal dvd player. I seen it at the bb web site for 199$ I have not seen one reveiw on it.
    Has anybody seen one? THX
     
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    BB websites show them in stock but they arent actually in stock..hopefully they'll show up anyday now
     
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    I can't believe that they are going release the SD-4960 before the SD-5960. Can't wait to see a review.
     
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    This is an universal player??
     
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    Actually no I don't believe it's a universal player. It's higher cost is because of the HDMI connection that it has.
    I may be completely wrong but that's what I've heard thus far.

    Kinger
     
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    The Target description says it includes Dolby Digital surround sound--the only players I have seen these days that include built-in surround decoders also play dvd-audios and/or sacds.

    Edit!: I just read the line "multidisc compatibility" on there. Hi-res......or recordable dvd, CD-R, etc?

    LJ
     
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    from the ces 2004 description this is going to be a uni able to hold five disk. They have a single disk. The SD_4960. They do not have these on their web site for some reason.
     
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    So the 4960 has DVD-A and SACD but no HDMI, and the 5960 has HDMI/Upscaling but no DVD-A or SACD, right?

    Can't someone just put it all together at a reasonable price and be done with it? WTH
     
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    Amen re your above post, Tim.

    Technically the title of the thread is incorrect. Dunno what your source is/was for CES info., Sheldon, but its been inaccurate on the issue of uni (the 5960 is not), street date (from what I can tell from your post #3) and the issue of 5-disc capacity (its a single).

    -p
     
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    I've had it for about a week. It has HDMI, it's a single disc, and I'll have to check, but I'm pretty sure it does SACD and DVD-A. I haven't really been able to work it out yet, as I bought it to go with a Sony HS3 HDMI projector, but I haven't received my screen or long HDMI cable yet. So far it's just been used to watch a couple of DVDs on my old Sony 35" direct view TV. Terminator 3 looked great, but it did hang up and jump a bit on the car chase explosion scene, (doesn't that describe the whole movie? It only happend during one scene, lasting about 1min). Old Bogart movies in 4:3 worked fine, no hang-ups, no strange aspect problems. I'm concerned about the hanging up thing though - there are a couple of threads on the AVS forum where they just detest this player - everyone is returning them.

    It's definitely flimsy feeling - all plastic, weighs about nothing, very slim, normal full width. I'm tempted to return it and get a cheaper one that has DVI - HDMI is essentially no upgrade to DVI if you're not using the audio portion of the signal. I've ordered a 15' HDMI cable now, though, so I'll probably stick with it.
     
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    Jonty:
    Despite no mention of DVD-A and/or SACD in the spec sheet? I wouldn't think so.

    -p
     
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    Well that sux! Not that I have any software that takes advantage, but still - you'd figure that going from 4960 to 5960 would not DROP features, particularly when it's almost $100 more! That's what I get for not researching before purchase - it was an impulse buy when I was getting the projector.
     
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    on toshiba's web site they have the sd-6915(drop date june) will hold 5 disk and be uni player. has any body heard different?
     
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    Can anyone corroborate/amplify upon what another member has posted here re a recall affecting both the 5960 and 4960?

    -p
     
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    From what I know the 4960 will be a single disc uni-player, no DVI/HDMI, the 6915 is a 5 disc uni-player, no DVI/HDMI (I bought two when they came out last month-they both went back [​IMG] . As for the 5960, I think it's a single disc, non uni-player with either/or DMI-HDMI. Not sure about that one though. Too lazy to research it as I've completely lost interest in Toshiba for the time being. Sorry.
     
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    Thx for your comments, Gene, but everything you're refering to is covered either in the thread already or in the player spec sheets linked to in posts #s 9 and 14.

    What I'm interested in is whether any 5960 owners have heard of/experienced the HDMI connection problems John Geelan refers to in his post that I link to in my post #17 above. Supposedly, the 5960's HDMI connection is problematic for some TVs. I don't understand how this is possible and why we wouldn't have heard of this from user before now. Thus my query.

    -p
     
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    Ya, your right. It was pretty a redundant post. Wish I hadn't hit the "submit reply" button on that one :b . Oh well. Maybe I'll do better next time. [​IMG]
     

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