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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Sheldon-m

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Posted April 05 2004 - 02:01 AM

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

#2 of 29 OFFLINE   John-Tompkins

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Posted April 05 2004 - 07:43 AM

BB websites show them in stock but they arent actually in stock..hopefully they'll show up anyday now

#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Sheldon-m

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Posted April 06 2004 - 01:32 AM

I can't believe that they are going release the SD-4960 before the SD-5960. Can't wait to see a review.

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted April 06 2004 - 07:00 AM

This is actually showing up at Target, 3-5 day ship FWIW.

http://www.target.co....sin=B0001W01JM
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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted April 06 2004 - 08:59 AM

This is an universal player??
SACD not listed at sa-cd.net (updated 8/26/2009)

#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Shane K

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Posted April 06 2004 - 03:20 PM

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.

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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   LanceJ

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Posted April 06 2004 - 07:51 PM

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?

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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Sheldon-m

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Posted April 07 2004 - 09:28 AM

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.

#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted April 07 2004 - 09:59 AM

Here's the 4960

http://www.nbtelectr.../SD4960sell.pdf
SACD not listed at sa-cd.net (updated 8/26/2009)

#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Paul.S

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Posted April 30 2004 - 02:35 PM

Sheldon et al.:

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I can't believe that they are going release the SD-4960 before the SD-5960.
Toshiba site says March for the 5960, June for the 4960.

http://www.tacp.tosh....asp?newsid=138

Scroll down to "DVD Players."

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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   Tim Christianson

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Posted May 02 2004 - 03:17 PM

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

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Paul.S

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Posted May 02 2004 - 07:04 PM

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).

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Posted May 03 2004 - 02:40 AM

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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Posted May 03 2004 - 04:41 AM

Jonty:
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. . . but I'm pretty sure [the 5960] does SACD and DVD-A.
Despite no mention of DVD-A and/or SACD in the spec sheet? I wouldn't think so.

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#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Jonty Rees

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Posted May 03 2004 - 07:34 AM

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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Posted May 03 2004 - 08:21 AM

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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Posted July 05 2004 - 07:42 AM

Can anyone corroborate/amplify upon what another member has posted here re a recall affecting both the 5960 and 4960?

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Posted July 05 2004 - 10:57 AM

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 Posted Image . 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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"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
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#19 of 29 OFFLINE   Paul.S

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Posted July 05 2004 - 11:47 AM

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.

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Posted July 05 2004 - 01:59 PM

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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.
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. Posted Image
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 






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