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Toshiba HD-A1

Toshiba HD-A1
alaScore 83

483 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews of Toshiba HD-A1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

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 483 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 418 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.

87% 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

 

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

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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