Originally Posted by TheMoose
Could that be the start of a crumbling house of cards??
It'll be very telling if Onkyo comes out with a Blu-Ray only player.
Can HD-DVD survive with only Toshiba making consumer models of HD-DVD players?
The Meridian will obviously be a high end piece if it ever makes it to market.
Wow Italy's Distributor can't afford to sell them at a profit and it's the end of the world. Some countries already have this unit on sale, and the US gets it next week.
All this means is that Onkyo doesnt have strong European distribution.
The rebadged XA2 will be on sale here in the states. Yes, it is slightly modified by Onkyo, and supposedly plays back Redbook CDs better amongst other improvements.
It fits in with the new Toshiba's nicely. The A35 I believe has a DVDO processor, while the Onkyo has HQV.
Meridian's rep told me that their player will be at CES.