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Toshiba HD-EP30

Toshiba HD-EP30
alaScore 82

102 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 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

May, 2016

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: Paul (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Nice and easy navigational control system. Good picture which offers up to 1080P definition and good sound depending on your surround system. A Good all round cheap player that matches what you'd expect from higher end machines.

Takes a while to load up when you turn it on, about 30 seconds, but that's to be expected from HD DVD as it acts more like a computer that a DVD player, and it's quicker that the HD-EP1 model. Doesn't let you resume play on HD DVD's when you...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: steven (

Toshiba HD-EP30


great pic and sound and more

slow loading

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: joseph (

Toshiba HD-EP30


compatible with all hddvd versions,internet upgradable.

none that i know about.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Michael (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Menu clear and easy to follow looks good!

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Toshiba HD-EP30


Very easy to use, set up was easy, all round a good player.

slow booting up, and slow loading HD DVD discs, HD is no longer the publics choice, Blu-ray is the way forward, oh well lets hope they keep making HD DVD's for a while longer

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: bill (

Toshiba HD-EP30


great design and easy functionality


Feb, 2008

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

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