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Toshiba HD-A2

Toshiba HD-A2
alaScore 81

567 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 567 reviews of Toshiba HD-A2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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-A2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba HD-A2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A2 from 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

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD PlayerToshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Toshiba HD-A2 DVD Player


Preview of the Toshiba HD-A2 DVD Player.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player review


Editors' note: Toshiba officially announced it will stop producing HD DVD products, bringing an end to the format war. For that reason, CNET recommends that people avoid buying this player for high-definition movie playback.

Excellent image quality on HD DVD in 1080i mode; good upscaling performance on film-based DVDs; Ethernet jack included for firmware upgrades; onboard Dolby TrueHD decoding; much faster load times than its predecessor.

Somewhat disappointing picture quality in 1080p mode; ongoing format war means many films won't be available on HD DVD; no multichannel analog outputs.

The Toshiba HD-A20 is a perfectly competent HD DVD player, but it's not worth the extra money when compared to the budget Toshiba HD-A2.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Toshiba HD-A2


Low-cost HD DVD player has a well-designed remote control, but image quality is constrained by the unit's 1080i resolution.

Well-designed on-screen menus, Ethernet connection for interactivity and updates

Outputs 1080i image resolution

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Jim Robbins (

Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player Review


There are numerous other reviews for the A2 floating around the Internet, but sometimes a new perspective is a good thing, especially when this will surely be at a great price point very soon (rumor

Excellent high definition video quality ; Excellent sound clarity for HDMI-ready systems ; Very good upconversion for standard DVDs ; Built in Ethernet for updates and Internet connectivity ; Dual video stream playback

Slow load times ; Slow video response for fast forward / rewind ; Noisy transport ; No backlight on the remote ; No 5.1 analogue audio outputs for legacy systems ; 1080i/60 max resolution (no 24p support)

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Toshiba HD-A2 Review and Prices


The Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player is the entry-level unit in Toshiba's second generation of HD DVD players. When Toshiba launched its first generation HD-A1 we knew the price would come down in time, but a price reduction to below $400 for the HD-A2 coupled...

Very affordable HD DVD format player, stunning picture quality, offers HDMI upscaling, sleeker design than the first generation player

Few beyond the uncertainty of the format, lacks some advanced features such as 1080p output, multichannel analog outputs and RS-232 port

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : David Vaughn (

Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player


It's not even a year from the HD-A1's launch and Toshiba has released its entry-level second-generation player, aptly named the HD-A2, and it too costs just $500.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : David Vaughn (

Ultimate AV: Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player


The first car I owned was a VW Bug that cost a whopping $500 in 1986. It wasn't the prettiest car on the block, but it got me from Point A to Point B. When Toshiba's first generation HD-A1 HD DVD player arrived on the scene it reminded me an awful lot...

Can't change the HDMI output resolution without entering the setup menu

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Home Theater Blog (

Toshiba HD-A2 Review

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Ultimate AV Staff (

Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player: First Look


This is Tohsiba's Blu-ray second-gen Blu-ray killer. An HD DVD and upconverting DVD player that retails for about a hundred bucks more than an iPod. What's not to like about that? The new model isn't loaded with new features that its predecessor didn't...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Toshiba HDA2


I bought the earlier HDA1 some months ago, and found it very slow in booting up and starting the DVD.

Very little.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Experience the full potential of your HDTV.Take everything you love about DVD. Now add High Definition movies, and increased interactivity through the Internet and your home network. Toshiba HD DVD players are designed to be backwards compatible with your current DVD and CD collection. HD DVD is the combined effort, and the official next generation DVD format of the DVD Forum. Experience the evolution of DVD - HD DVD.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / HD DVD / HD DVD-R
Supported Digital Audio Standards:PCM
Type:HD DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba