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Toshiba HD-A1

Toshiba HD-A1
alaScore 84

383 reviews

Sep, 2014

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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.

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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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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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

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Toshiba HD-A1

 

I just purchased the Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD player this weekend. I got a really good deal on it too. I did my homework between both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD...the latter won out. Blu-Ray is entirely too expensive at this time and not a pratical addition to my...

Clear, crisp, sharp picture! Affordable and an impressive amount of configuration choices

Loading is a bit on the slow side and the remote takes a while to get used to

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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

 

HDTV, a lot of people think of this as "next-gen" technology...

Cheap, Inexpensive

Ya get what ya pay for, no 1080p. No new releases on HD-DVD, only old movies

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Toshiba HD-A1

 

Bad design, loads slowly, has many glitches

Its cheap, only that

Bad design, loads slowly, has many glitches

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A worthy unit for a first generation model

 

Excellent build quality, great picture, great sound, many features

Slow load times, definately need newest firmware to work their best

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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