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Toshiba HD-XA2

Toshiba HD-XA2
alaScore 81

362 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 reviews of Toshiba HD-XA2. 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-XA2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HD-XA2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 user reviews of Toshiba HD-XA2 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2

 

Toshiba's flagship HD DVD player offers an attractive new look and superb image quality with HD DVD movies. Its performance with DVD movies, however, was tainted by jagged-edge artifacts.

Supports 1080p video output. Excellent image quality with HD DVD movies. Stylish new design. Improved disc-loading times.

Long start-up time. No 1080p24 output. Jagged edges visible when playing DVD video.

one new feature of the hd-xa2 is its incorporation of silicon optix's reon vx video processor, a more affordable version of the company's outstanding realta hqv integrated circuit, used in high-end video-processing products. the reon vx part used in...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2

 

HD DVD player offers strong performance and features--at a price.

Excellent image quality, Feature-packed, including HDMI 1.3

Hard-to-use remote control, Poor documentation

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (avguide.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player

 

Toshiba holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce high-def disc players to the American market nearly a year ago. Those players were of the HD DVD variety, beating Blu-ray out of the gate by several months. As I discovered in my...

Despite the major improvements in Blu-ray discs and players lately, I have to say that, based on my experience with the Toshiba HD-XA2, I still think HD DVD looks better. Not that Blu-ray looks bad these days—far from it—but after reviewing several...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 Review and Prices

 

As the top of the line unit in Toshiba's second generation of HD DVD players, the Toshiba HD-XA2 offers all the latest HD technology. The HD-A2 delivers stunning picture and sound quality, marred only by some occasional operational glitches--and the...

Stunning picture quality, excellent HDMI upscaling, slimmer design than the first generation units, offers 1080p output, multichannel analog outputs and RS-232 port

Expensive, prone to occasional operational glitches

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Bryan Dailey (avrev.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player

 

Introduction The HD DVD format has been out for just over a year now, and Toshiba is now on to the second generation of their high-def disc players. HD DVD was first to the market, beating Blu-ray by a few months. Despite a big shot in the arm from...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2

 

Toshiba follows up the success of their first generation HD-DVD players with a second generation player that produces some of the highest quality images we've seen, both from standard definition and high definition discs. (Updated 11/07 with version...

" section of this review has been updated with information/results from the latest firmware upgrade (v. 2.7) which has added some substantial new features, after our original review. As you may have heard, we're now deeply embroiled in a format war -...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Shane C. Buettner (ultimateavmag.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player

 

The HD-XA2 just came into my hands a few days ago, so this is not quite the full review. Look for a Take 2 soon that will cover some of the areas I couldn't get to in this short a period of time.

Superlative image quality with HD DVDs and DVDs alike, Much improved loading and disc access response times, Silicon Optix Processing

Same paltry remote from first-gen player, DTS-HD Master Audio decoding still a no show, 1080p/24 output not (yet) included

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Ultimate AV Staff (hometheater.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player: First Look

 

Both of Toshiba's second gen HD DVD players are scheduled to arrive before year's end. The HD-XA2 is the star though. It will not only be one of the first and very few components to feature HDMI version 1.3, it will also include full multichannel...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Grant Clauser (e-gear.com)

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player

 

Toshiba took the lead last year in the high definition disc arm wrestling match by launching the first product in the United States. That HD DVD player, the HD-XA1, was to some people a little unfinished, yet it started what has been a bitter battle,...

Of course, most people won't restrict themselves to only watching HD DVDs on this player. Via the HDMI output you can upscale standard DVDs to 1080p (1080i via component). This job is handled by the Silicon Optix Reon processor, and as expected, it did...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: cw18306 (newegg.com)

C Wood

 

These are getting harder to come by. I am not unhappy with my purchase even though WB defected. Makes my old SD library look awesome with upscaling.

Has the REON chip, which is very high end. Upscales SD-DVD's better than any upscaling DVD player on the market! Makes SD DVD's look like HD! HD DVD's are super low at this point in the high-def format war. This is not a cheap cookie cutter DVD player....

The war is just about over with WB going to BD, but I have some great HD movies for this bad boy

Jan, 2008
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Product Specifications

The Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD player offers improved speed in loading and response times. The new high-end HD-XA2 supports Deep Color technology, an optional standard under HDMI that improves representation of color tones and achieves finer color gradation. HD-XA2 also provides support for the superior high-definition images of 1080p output. The player can playback pre-recorded HD DVD sources, delivering stunning digital high-definition pictures and crystal clear sound. The HD-XA2 offers advanced navigation and interactive features unique to the HD DVD format. A Picture in Picture (PIP) function includes the ability to play supplementary video over the main program, allowing viewers to watch bonus content, such as a superimposed director's commentary or a documentary about the making of the movie, while the movie plays. The players' "pop-up menu" displays movie chapters with thumbnails while the movie plays, and allows users to navigate menu features without pausing playback.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6in
Height:2.9in
Width:17.2in

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:HD-XA2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba