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Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM

Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM
alaScore 74

209 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 209 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 16 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (110)

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Toshiba HD-E1 HD-DVD Player (1080i)

 

While there is no clear winner in the home high-definition optical storage feud yet, Toshiba has reaffirmed its direction with the release of the HD-E1, an affordable HD-DVD player for your next home entertainment revamp.

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Toshiba HD-E1 review

 

Flying in the face of current inflationary trends Toshiba's entry-level HD DVD deck has recently had its price cut. A step-up model which adds 1080p output to the HD-E1 will soon be on sale for £450

Cheaer than Blu-ray ; Great icture quality

No 5.1 analogue oututs ; Poor remote

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Toshiba HD-E1

 

Toshiba's HD-E1 is the first HD-DVD player we've had through the office. While we looked at the Qosmio G30 notebook with a built in HD-DVD drive, the ...

Brilliant image quality, great DVD upscaling, online capabilities in the future, competitively priced

Slow interface, no 1080p support

While it is missing 1080p support and has a somewhat sluggish interface, the HD-E1 is a well priced High Definition player that supports both DVD and HD-DVD, and outputs exceptional image quality.

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Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player review

 

2007 is going to be the year of high definition, or so we are told, and with that, Toshiba has finally waded in with two players in the UK that are capable of playing back its next generation HD DVD discs. Although this is the first generation of...

Picture quality, styling, playback standard DVDs

Format war question, no 1080p playback

Amazing, affordablish, but hindered by a format war

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Toshiba HD-E1 review

 

While it lacks advanced features and is very slow to respond, the HD-E1 is the first standalone high-definition movie player that feels like it's worth the money. With excellent picture quality, a large selection of movies already available and...

Superb HD pictures ; Good DVD upscaling ; Much more affordable than a Blu-ray player ; Slim design

Lethargic operating times ; No 1080p ; No analogue surround sound output

Sound quality is also excellent, although again we have very little to compare it to. Effects are livelier than with regular Dolby Digital, so we look forward to hearing more of Dolby Digital Plus and True HD in the future

Recommended!

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Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD Player

 

Toshiba throws the cat among the pigeons with a surprisingly affordable HD DVD player.

Toshiba has really raised the bar with the HD-E1, producing a high quality HD DVD player at a very affordable price. Although £350 is a lot of money to many people, considering that a Blu-ray player will cost you well over twice as much, the HD-E1 is a...

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Stuff magazine

 

The first HD-DVD player we tested, this high-definition disc spinner is now showing its age…

Often brilliant, occasionally frustrating, this is an intriguing early stab at the high-definition-disc future. It's by no means complete, but if you fancy dipping a toe in the HD water without blowing a fortune, it could still be worth a go

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Toshiba HD-E1

 

If you have a big-screen TV in your living and you're hungry for HD content, the Toshiba HD-E1 delivers great picture quality.

USB and Ethernet for expansion ; Currently cheaper than Blu-ray players ; HD DVD movies look great on HD-ready TVs ; Upscaled regular DVDs well

No support for 1080p "full HD ; No analog 5.1-channel audio ; Remote control not backlit ; Some performance issues ; Locked to Region 4 for DVD

So far Blu-ray has the upper hand in terms of movie studio support, but HD DVD is cheaper to produce. Still, it remains to be seen whether HD DVD or Blu-ray will triumph as the successor to DVD, and unless you're willing to take a gamble, we'd...

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Toshiba HD-E1

 

This second-gen HD-DVD player's one or two flaws are outweighed by its excellent picture quality and streamlined design.

Superb HD pictures; good DVD upscaling; slim design

Lethargic operating times; not 1080p-compatible; no analog surround sound output

While it lacks advanced features and is very slow to respond, the HD-E1 is the first standalone high-definition movie player that feels and looks like a modern disc player.

Expert review by:

Toshiba HD-E1

 

Flying in the face of current inflationary trends Toshiba's entry-level HD DVD deck has recently had its price cut. A step-up model which adds 1080p output to the HD-E1 will soon be on sale for £450

Cheaper than Blu-ray, Great picture quality

No 5.1 analogue outputs, Poor remote

This HD DVD player couples an eye-opening price with some great pictures, making it a serious player in this new market

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: No
DVD+RW Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: Yes
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD
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