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Toshiba HD-A3

Toshiba HD-A3
alaScore 77

1097 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1097 reviews of Toshiba HD-A3. 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-A3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1043 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A3 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

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba HD-A3 720p/1080i HD DVD PlayerToshiba HD-A3 720p/1080i HD DVD Player

Jun, 2018

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HDMI' 7in 1 sound 720p-1080i rock old DVD's..

I know HD DVD is now dead but it's still top of the line hardware and as good as Blue-Ray.. Blue-Ray may have won the war but there are still alot of people that will not gave in to there price as it will hold on to now that HD DVD is gone. i have...


Mar, 2008

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Finally, this HD battle is over and I can go get myself a PS3 without fear to lose my money. :)

None anymore

DONT BE FOOLED BY PRICE ; TOSHIBA will not be making anymore HD-DVD product like this anymore. BLU-RAY "won" the HD battle ; What this means is that HD-DVDs will probably disappear soon from store shelves. You will have a great player and nothing to...

Feb, 2008

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Great Upconverting DVD Player


I bought this after the format war ended because I've wanted a good up converting DVD player for the "play" room so that DVDs can "look" HD on the 32in 720p Sammy display. I have tried it on 1080i on a 1080p Sammy and DVDs look awesome. HD DVD looks...

Upconverts DVDs to 720p and 1080i with supurb quality


Feb, 2008

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Good Dvd Player


Good player, the price wasn't too awful

Excellent HD DVD player even if blue ray is going to beat it out. It upconverts old dvds to a lot higher quality, easy setup, easy to set the format and resolution

Slow to load movies, found it 2 weeks later for $60 dollars cheaper

Feb, 2008

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Similar to the A2


My understanding is that the A2 is technically similar to, if not nearly identical to, the HD-A2, which I do own. HD-DVD's look great, no complaints there whatsoever. Firmware update via CDROM worked flawlessly, and only took a couple minutes

Start-time is slow, though that is to be expected for an HD player. A little frustrating when playing standard def DVDs, as I miss clicking "Eject" and having the tray immediately open up while the player needs all of 5 seconds to start up. Do not...

Feb, 2008

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Great DVD Player


Great DVD upconverter, my standard DVDs look theater quality. Easy set-up, no firmware upgrade required out of the box. Too bad this format appears to be failing, but for the price, 2 free movies in the box and a rebate for 5 more from Toshiba; it's...

Netfix stopped carrying HD DVDs... Hello Blockbuster. Load times are not that bad. No HDMI cable but Newegg has them cheap

Feb, 2008

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Just great!


Shipping was super fast. I ordered the item and next day I received it. Newegg is amazing!

Great HD DVD player. It is very easy and simple to use. Great quality, shows perfect

I wish they could change the design of the dvd player little bit

Feb, 2008

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The Look And Sound Of Perfect For The Masses


The picture and sound are first rate, even if the max output resolution is 1080i. Great player for the price. Fully functional HD-DVD format won't be replaced by the same thing in a year like current Blu-ray will be

This guy is optical only and doesn't support coaxial digital audio. This in itself is minor, though because small, inexpensive converters exist to create a coax signal from an optical signal

Feb, 2008

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Great player for the money!


If your HDTV deinterlaces well (you can google to find if is it passes tests) then this player will work great for you. YOU DO NOT NEED A 1080P PLAYER to get 1080p picture on your set.

This is an excellent player. Picture quality is amazing. I am viewing with a 1080p DLP 56". 1080i output is just fine for me as my HDTV deinterlaces perfectly to show the 1080p goodness. I have not had one issue since I purchased back in November

Slow load times like everyone says. I compensate by turning everything on and then go get the snacks and drinks

Feb, 2008

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Nice Bang fo the Buck


150 Dollars...whats not to like. For those of you that have had your HD tv for like 3 yrs, and will only go up to 1080i then this is for you. No need in going out and buying a 1080p player when your TV can't even hit it. Even if BLU-RAY wins the war,...

Slow Load Time on Dics

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

With the HD-A3, Toshiba delivers the excellent picture, sound, and interactivity features of HD DVD, and adds a new, sleek, compact chassis. The combination of stellar high-definition picture quality up to 1080i, near high-definition picture quality of upconverted DVDs output through HDMI, leading edge audio (including Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus) and web-enabled capability provides a new level of Home Theater Experience. The HD-A3 includes an abundance of audio/video connections plus an Ethernet connection, so that your HD DVD player can be updated to support future applications and services. Web-enabled capability opens the door to new entertainment experiences that can include access to exciting studio-provided enhanced features such as the option to access the latest trailers of upcoming releases, the opportunity to buy movie-related merchandise, download ringtones, vote in on-line polls, play interactive games, listen to music from the movie, or share a favorite clip with your friends!

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Type:HD DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba