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Toshiba SD H400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Toshiba SD H400. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and image quality.

usability, price, size, design

image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba SD H400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Toshiba SD H400 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and image quality.

usability, price, size, design

image quality, reliability

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba SD-H400 Combination Progressive-Scan DVD Player and TiVo Digital Media ServerToshiba SD-H400 Combination Progressive-Scan DVD Player and TiVo Digital Media Server

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

The Toshiba SD-H400 combines two great products in one box. The high performance of a progressive scan DVD-Video player and TiVo functionality gives you an all-in-one Digital Media Server. It will change the way you experience home entertainment. Super ColorStream Pro Component Video Outputs allow the highest quality video signal to be sent from the DVD player to a component video equipped progressive scan TV. When this connection is utilized with today's HD-compatible sets, typical NTSC artifacts - like video noise, dot crawl, and flicker - are virtually eliminated, resulting in a low-noise, highly detailed picture with unequaled color purity. A special digital filter enables four times oversampling of the Y, Pr, and Pb signals while the 54mHz video clock speed processes the entire video signal, extending the resolution to 540 lines. Digital Cinema Progressive (3:2 Pulldown) delivers the smoothest, most film-like images to any progressive scan television, such as an HD-compatible one, and ensures maximum resolution. Grayscale in video is measured and tracked on a scale of 0 (black) to 100 (white) IRE units. The EXPANDED mode in the "Video Black Level Setting" menu enables Toshiba DVD players to output a 0 IRE signal for richer, deeper black tones in every image. (E.A.M.) Enhanced Audio Mode feature includes three modes: NORMAL (off mode), 3-D (virtual surround sound enhancement from multichannel content), and DIALOGUE Expander (which enhances center channel (dialogue) frequencies during playback of multichannel content). DIALOGUE mode is great for "late night" listening when volume levels are low but dialogue intelligibility is of concern. 181-Channel NTSC Tuner facilitates off-air recording and Auto Channel setup. Power Picture Zoom allows you to select an area of the picture you want to zoom in on and magnify it. Enhanced digital processing during moving video or freeze-frame playback produces superior color fidelity and resolution, even when you're zoomed in. Also can be used to expand letterbox-only films to increase the viewable area on-screen.

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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba SD

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