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Toshiba HD-EP30

Toshiba HD-EP30
alaScore 85

164 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 164 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analysed 66 user reviews of Toshiba HD-EP30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

97% 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

Expert review by:

Toshiba HD-EP30 review


HD DVD stays ahead of the Blu-ray price curve

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

p>Lacks picture settings HDMI v1.2 not 1.3 No analogue multichannel audio output</p

Expert review by:

Toshiba HD-EP30 review


The Toshiba HD-EP30 is a good, low-cost way of getting into HD movies. It offers an upgrade to 1080p over the HD-E1. Our only major complaint is the lack of analogue audio outputs. Solid HD and upscaled DVD performance wins it our respect

1080p/24p support ; Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Easy to use ; Plays HD DVDs from anywhere in the world

No analogue 5.1 audio outputs ; A bit slow to play discs ; No multi-region DVD support

The nearest equivalent Blu-ray player would probably be low-end Sony BDP-S300, which costs around £300. If you want to be platform independent, perhaps you should wait until the Samsung dual player comes out



Expert review by:

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...

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.

Consumer review by:

Toshiba HD-EP30


great design and easy functionality


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