Is Onkyo’s DV-HD805 HD DVD Player Just A Rebadged Toshiba?

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on November 21, 2007 
Filed Under: Format War, HD DVD, HDMI


The dudes over at got their hands on the new Onkyo DV- HD805 HD DVD player. They really dig deep into the player including a tear down that confirms our report that the player is just a rebadged HD-XE1 (EU version of the HD-XA2). We wonder who would waste their money on the Onkyo for $799, when a Toshiba HD-XA2 can be had for under $500?

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3 Responses to “Is Onkyo’s DV-HD805 HD DVD Player Just A Rebadged Toshiba?”

  1. tom vinelli on November 21st, 2007 9:22 am

    if this is a xa2 ..your right its a waste of money
    so get a xa2 or a35

  2. Pravin on November 21st, 2007 9:34 am

    It certainly would be bad deal if the Onkyo is only a rebadged A2, but I think the Onkyo supposedly has higher-quality DACs on-board for theoretically superior sound. Perhaps more information about some of these finer differences (if they exist) will start to come out as more sites start to review the unit. 

  3. Ryan on November 22nd, 2007 10:08 am

    Even if it were Onkyo’s own creation, why would you buy it over a Toshiba? I thought it was ridiculous when I read the press release months back.

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