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Toshiba HD-A1

Toshiba HD-A1
alaScore 83

390 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba HD-A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 390 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba HD-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD High Definition DVD Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HD-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD PlayerToshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player

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Toshiba HD-A1

 

HD-DVD at times easily offers the finest home-theater experience we've had.

Expensive. Limited selection of HD DVDs. No 1080p output. Excruciatingly slow start-up. Takes 45 seconds to load an HD DVD. Frustrating remote-control layout. No lights/backlights on remote-control buttons. Numerous image artifacts during 720p output.

The Toshiba HD-A1, the first high-definition DVD player to reach the market, is perfect for those who have a really big HDTV, don't need 1080p, and have money to burn. Everyone else should wait until the price drops, more HD-DVD titles ship, and the...

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Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Introduction Cracking open the box of my first HD DVD player, I can't help but think back to the days of the VHS vs. Betamax and DVD-Audio vs. SACD format wars. With the pending release of Blu-ray, the competing high-definition disc format, many...

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First-to-market player is a disgrace

 

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Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Most of the reported 10,000-15,000 HD DVD players shipped to dealers apparently went to Best Buy, and if that retailer is representative, only 2-3 players were allotted to each store, along with a handful discs. The players were gone within a day—some...

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Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Most of the reported 10,000-15,000 HD DVD players shipped to dealers apparently went to Best Buy, and if that retailer is representative, only 2-3 players were allotted to each store, along with a handful discs. The players were gone within a day--some...

Stunning image quality

Sluggish loading

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Expert Review

 

While the HD-XE1 is without a doubt the best HD-DVD player on the Australian market, it's also the most expensive. Non-enthusiasts may find the HD-XE1's asking price a little high, and ultimately may be better served by a more affordable model.

Great high definition and DVD upscaling playback, impressive feature list

No 7.1 support, slightly lags at times, relatively expensive

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Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player review

 

Picture quality, 1080p support, HD DVD disc features like accessing menus mid film

Not much better than the company's HD-E1 or Microsoft's HD DVD drive for Xbox 360

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Toshiba HD-XE1 review

 

OK, let's get the obvious bit out of the way first. Yes, there's a format war. Yes, this Toshiba deck ‘only' plays HD-DVD discs and most additional legacy discs, such as DVD and CD. And yes, that means if some movies only come out on Blu-ray, you are,...

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Toshiba HD-A1

 

First off to be clear I actually have an HD-XA1. The guts of both the XA1 and the A1 are supposed to be same;however concerns I've read about the A1's remote are not shared with XA1. I love the remote with its motion sensing backlight. The only...

Beautifully built/incredible picture/great job with regular DVDs

Minimal software

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Toshiba HD-A1

 

I have been using this machine for 5 days now and am very satisfied.

Works wonderful. I have it set on 1080i and just leave it there it works great on both my standard and HD DVD's. It far exceeds my expectations on both

I don't need as many buttons on the remote. I only use about 8 of them

Product Specifications

As a logical evolution of the DVD market to high definition, the HD-A1 has backward compatibility, allowing users to continue to enjoy their libraries of current DVD and CD software. Supporting the leading-edge efficient video compression standards of MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1, as well as MPEG2, this model will utilizes the video decoder chip developed by Broadcom. Toshiba's HD-A1 supports a variety of HD audio options to complement HD video offerings. The mandatory audio formats for HD DVD include both lossy and lossless formats from Dolby Labs and DTS - including the newly developed Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD.
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