Originally Posted by akbungle
This is NOT what I would call real conformation by any stretch (and I thought it was disturbing how excited people got in that thread from the response of a low level Toshiba CSR), but like I said in my last post and I assume what Lotus was refering to was a mention in a press release months ago.
This came from the technical support section of Toshiba. At cedia a contact of mine stated that the TL-51 would work in 1st gen players. Due to the fact Toshiba has made every feature available on backward compatible on all players I can not imagine anything would change. In hddvd's current state it would be foolish for them to release a TL-51 and require a 4th gen player to decode it. That statement is as real as real gets and I have no doubt my XA2 will play the 51gb hddvd's with a firmware upgrade.