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Toshiba HD-A20

Toshiba HD-A20
alaScore 76

161 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Toshiba HD-A20. 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-A20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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11 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HD-A20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Update: Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player, Firmware Version 2.5

 

Toshiba recently issued an update for its second-generation HD DVD players, primarily for the HD-A20 and the HD-XA2. I installed the update on an HD-A20, the middle model in Toshiba's HD DVD lineup (though shortly to be superceded in the launch of a...

Remember that the HD-A20 will not be on its best behavior if you set it to output 1080p/60. In that mode, the data on an HD DVD discs, which are inherently progressive on all but a few discs, are forced through an internal 1080p-1080i-1080p processing,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheatermag.com)

Update: Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player, Firmware Version 2.5

 

Remember that the HD-A20 will not be on its best behavior if you set it to output 1080p/60. In that mode, the data on an HD DVD discs, which are inherently progressive on all but a few discs, are forced through an internal 1080p-1080i-1080p processing,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (avguide.com)

Toshiba HD-A20

 

Historically, one of the biggest advantages of HD DVD over Blu-ray has been the much lower cost of HD DVD players. On the other hand, most HD DVD players can't deliver a 1080p signal, which many consider the Holy Grail of high-def. Toshiba's new HD-A20...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player

 

The new models of HD DVD and Blu-ray players are coming faster and faster. Even better, they're getting cheaper and offering more features. The big draw for the HD-A20 is its 1080p output. That, and a price tag of $499.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheatermag.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player

 

The new models of HD DVD and Blu-ray players are coming faster and faster. Even better, they're getting cheaper and offering more features. The big draw for the HD-A20 is its 1080p output. That, and a price tag of $499.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Dick De Jong (hdtvsolutions.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 HD-DVD Player

 

With gorgeous 1080p output, the HD-A20 hits the sweet spot in Toshiba's trio of second generation HD-DVD players. The exacting videophile will prefer the added features and processing power of the pricier HD-XA2. For the rest of us who just want to...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (avrev.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player

 

Introduction HD DVD vs. Blu-ray. It seems, once again, consumers are in the middle of yet another format war. While round one has seemingly come and gone with the introduction of both parties' initial efforts a little over a year ago, like all good...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (hometheatermag.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 1080p HD DVD player

 

What a difference a year makes. A year ago, as a first-gen HD DVD player the HD-A20 probably would have drawn raves. Toshiba has done an outstanding of updating its first-gen HD DVD players and continually refining the performance in general of all its...

May, 2007

Expert review by: (hometheater.com)

Toshiba HD-A20 1080p HD DVD player

 

A Look AroundConnectivity-wise, the HD-A20 is a ringer for the less expensive HD-A2. Toshiba has slimmed these 2nd gen players down physically and logically in its second generation players, and just a few corners have been cut as a result.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Shane C. Buettner (ultimateavmag.com)

Ultimate AV: Toshiba HD-A20 1080p HD DVD player

 

Although 1080p video has been encoded on every HD DVD disc released so far, the first generation HD DVD players have been "limited" to mere 1080i output. With the second generation this changed, first with the upscale $799 HD-XA2 and now with the...

Terrific 1080i performance with HD DVD

1080p output apparently involves 1080i conversion w/out 3/2 pulldown

What a difference a year makes. A year ago, as a first-gen HD DVD player the HD-A20 probably would have drawn raves. Toshiba has done an outstanding of updating its first-gen HD DVD players and continually refining the performance in general of all its...

May, 2007
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Product Specifications

With the 1080p capabilities of the HD-A20, Toshiba has taken high definition to the next level at an attractive price point. The HD-A20 joins the existing Toshiba HD DVD line-up that includes the entry level HD-A2 and the top of the line model, HD-XA2. This expanded line of products offers enhanced functionalities of the HD DVD format and is proof of Toshiba's commitment to the smooth transition to the next stage in high definition entertainment.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6in
Height:2.6in
Weight:8.8lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

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
Supported Digital Audio Standards:PCM
Type:HD DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:HD-A20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba