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Toshiba HD-EP30

Toshiba HD-EP30
alaScore 82

97 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Toshiba HD-EP30. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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-EP30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Toshiba HD-EP30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba HD-EP30 - HD DVD Player - With 1080P Full HD3 - Plus 2 Free HD DVD's

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Toshiba HD-EP30 review


HD DVD stays ahead of the Blu-ray price curve

Low price ; Up to 1080p/24fps output ; Includes Ethernet LAN port

Lacks picture settings ; HDMI v1.2 not 1.3 ; No analogue multichannel audio output

With improved technology and a reduced price, Toshiba continues to make HD DVD an attractive proposition.

Nov, 2007


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD Player


Features-for-money, HD DVD players certainly appear to be beating their Blu-ray counterparts. Here's yet another example...

There's no question that the HD-EP30 represents superb value for money, boasting a killer feature list and awesome hi-def picture quality for around the £200 mark. The only question is whether you should opt for the pricier HD-EP35 or hold out for one...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Considering Toshiba's original entry-level HD DVD player, the HD-E1, only launched towards the end of 2006 at a price of £450, it's remarkable that its direct replacement, the HD-EP30, is widely on sale for less than half as much

Low price, Up to 1080p/24fps output, Includes Ethernet LAN port

Lacks picture settings, HDMI v1.2 not 1.3, No analogue multichannel audio output

With improved technology and a reduced price, Toshiba continues to make HD DVD an attractive proposition.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Picture and sound quality outstanding

Initial disc load time, once disc load complete then navigation time no different to other players

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Bill (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Stylish design, great picture and brilliant upscaling, makes the best of recordings made on mini dv tapes transfered to disc

No bad points except for the apparent dropping of the format in favour of blue ray, I guess some corporate deals done by the Sony camp

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Steve (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Very good value for money and easy to set up.5 bonus discs most welcome

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Peter (

Toshiba HD-EP30


It looks good, it's easy to use, the picture quality is excellent even with non HD DVDs

HD DVD appears to have lost the high def. war

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Jack (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Good stylimg, straight forward accessing menu and controls, good picture quality when conected to HD TV

Long boot up time, sometimes fails to initialise

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Iain (

Toshiba HD-EP30


good value for money good features

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: grimfun (

Toshiba HD-EP30


7 free HD DVDs came with the pack. Excellent value

It's already given us a "no disc" error with a perfectly good disc inserted

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: Yes
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital