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Toshiba HD-A30

Toshiba HD-A30
alaScore 79

540 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews of Toshiba HD-A30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-A30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by (

Toshiba HD-A30 review


It's only been about six months since we reviewed the second-generation HD-A20, but nevertheless, here we are on to the third-generation. Some things have chan...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Heron (

Toshiba HD-A30


The Toshiba HD-A30 struggled through a few of our lab tests, but it delivered very good picture quality with most HD DVD and DVD movies.

Excellent image quality with most HD DVD and DVD videos. Selectable 1080p24 output via HDMI.

Half-resolution processing of 1080i video. No raw bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD lossless audio formats. No picture or video processing controls.

As I mentioned before, since it's an official HD DVD player, the Toshiba HD-A30 includes standard integrated features such as persistent storage (flash memory), dual video decoders for picture-in-picture, and an Ethernet connection that enables it to...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Toshiba HD-A30 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 in 1080i and 1080p/24 mode; Ethernet jack for firmware updates; Dolby TrueHD decoding.

Image quality in 1080p mode disappointing; no analog multichannel outputs; not much of an upgrade over cheaper HD-A3.

The Toshiba HD-A30 is a solid third-generation HD DVD player, but for most people it's not worth the extra dough.

Oct, 2007

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Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player


Not splashy enough for the front page at an official MSRP of $399, this player isn't hard too find for well under $300. I saw it at Best Buy for $250 last weekend, and it's on Amazon as I type this for $239, with 10 free HD DVD movies (the 1080i HD-A3...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Shane C. Buettner ( Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player


Hardly a week goes by that a big sale on HD DVD players from some mega-retailer or another doesn't make some screaming headlines. But it's been Toshiba's entry level, 1080i players that have lead that charge, with the HD-A2 getting famous overnight...

Best HD DVD image quality I've yet seen, 1080p/24 output, even with DVDs, Multichannel TrueHD decoding, Out of this world cost to value ratio

1080p/60 output compromised by poor deinterlacing, Standard DVD deinterlacing poor

s There are some ifs here. If you have HDMI switching with multichannel PCM capability and if you have a display that accepts 1080p/24, this player is an all-time blue light special. But even if you don't, if think you might upgrade at some point, it's...

Dec, 2007

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Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player


For those with HDMI switching that can handle 1080p video and multichannel PCM, the HD-A30 might just be the sweet spot for price and performance in Toshiba's HD DVD player line-up. It doesn't have multichannel analog outputs nor does it output TrueHD...

Dec, 2007

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Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

Dec, 2007

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The Death of HD-DVD


Dont buy this product as is has gone the way of the Betamax

Players and Movies Going to be very cheap very soon

Toshiba announced it would discontinue the HD-DVD line as Blu-Ray has won the format war. So on the upside these movies will become very cheap, however you wont be able to find new titles after a month or two

Feb, 2008

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1080p for a Great Price!!!


I love my player.Toshiba is respectable company. I did my research before I purchased this model. The price was the true selling point for me.I do recommend this model A30 and A35 model for those people out there who want A Full 1080p HD product for...

Great Picture,Up-Converts DVD's Perfectly,Great Sound Features:Dolby TrueHD,Dolby Digital Plus,DD,DTS,DTS-HD(core only)Interactive Features:Picture-In-Picture,Web-Enabled Networking(Shopping,Games,Polls,Exclusive Content(Trailers,Delete Scenes,Etc)Easy...

Loading Time(If the player isn't turn on prior to inserting the disc),The sound may cut out if the disc is dirty or not properly cleaned

Feb, 2008

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Excellent playback nice features...very very clear picture outstanding HI-DEF RESOLUTIONS upgraded firmware now plays 1080p flawless

Had firmware version 1.1 upgrade to 1.3 boots faster upgrades pic

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

For the highest level of picture quality with today's best performing high definition TVs, the HD-A30 adds 1080p output. That is twice the resolution of a 720p signal. The HD-A30 is equipped With CE-Link HDMI -CEC connectivity. This convenient feature offers the capability to communicate with and control another HDMI-CEC compatible device in a completely new way. 1080p/24 frames per second (24p) support offers a smoother, more film-like, viewing experience. Traditionally, movie films are captured at 24 Frames per second. The HD-A30 HD DVD player maintains this frame rate, allowing consumers to enjoy movies in their native frame rate.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba


Color:High-gloss black acrylic