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Toshiba SD 1600

Toshiba SD 1600
alaScore 71

239 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Toshiba SD 1600. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 SD 1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba SD 1600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of Toshiba SD 1600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba SD-1600 DVD PlayerToshiba SD-1600 DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

Total crap... and I paid over $100 when it first came out!


Nice appearance, quality "seems" good.

Won't play some DVDs, skips on others.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

Was good...But it didn't last.


Easy to use, intuitive menus.

Will not play CD-R, VCD, or MP3 media.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

Toshiba SD-1600 DVD Player


Looking for a DVD player? Here's the deal for anyone looking to get into DVD, or wondering about this player. This is a great unit, and will provide all you need for anyone but the 0.01% of all people who can officially be classified as DVD geeks and...

Price, High-quality video and sound output.

Only has a 90 day parts/labor warranty, doesn't play CD-Rs

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (

A Very Good DVD Player


After purchasing a Samsung DVD player that died on me within 2 months, I did some research on the web for a replacement. I noticed that lots of people had wonderful things to say about the Toshiba brands, so I decided to purchase one and hope for the...

Great picture and sound ; Great features (zoom, A-B, etc)

Nothing that really matters

May, 2001

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So easy to set up and use, even my dad can use it!


The Toshiba SD-1600 breathed some new life into my 12-year-old 27-inch Mitsubishi TV! I connected the player directly to the TV with a Radio Shack S-Video cable and a pair of gold-plated analog audio cables left over from the days of the now old and...

Great set of features and performance.

The remote isn't backlit.

Apr, 2001

Consumer review (

A great DVD player for the price!


I purchased this DVD player in October, after reading many reviews and visiting several stores to see how sturdy the machines were. I liked the Toshiba because it was reasonably priced, and it seemed sturdy. If you have the opportunity to examine...

Inexpensive, sturdy tray, attractive remote

doesn't play MP3s

Apr, 2001

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Quality DVD from quality manufacturer


I recently purchased this DVD player for my home. I figured that it was about time to get with the times so I broke down and finally bought a new DVD player. One of the main features that I was looking for in a DVD was compatibility with my...

Great value, ColorStream outputs

Only one disc, though not a big deal

Apr, 2001

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Compact and easy


As anyone who has read my previous epinions or knows me personally is aware, I am technologically backward, or at least slow, at least for my age group and circle of friends. "Aww, Theresa's trying to use her Gameboy...".


like most DVD players it won't play CD-R's

Mar, 2001

Consumer review (

Toshiba SD-1600 DVD Player


Toshiba SD-1600,

Has a great menu system, making it the perfect machine for a DVD novice

It doesn't ; have a DTS or Dolby decoder ; Can't play cd-r's

Feb, 2001

Consumer review (

I love my DVD player!


I received the Toshiba SD1600 DVD player as a gift for Christmas. I wasn't sure what kind of quality it would have, but that opinion was changed quickly!

everything you need in a DVD player!

can't think of any!

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

Toshiba proudly offers the DVD Player SD1600 featuring 10-Bit 27 MHz Video D/A Conversion that provides rapid processing of the video signal with less signal loss, ensuring maximum image resolution and images free of artifacts. ColorStream Component Video Outputs deliver the highest level of picture quality by allowing the video signal to be transferred and processed in separate elements. Toshiba pioneered the inclusion of component video as a feature because of its remarkable detail, pleasing color purity, and enhanced artifact-free picture resolution. While your present television probably doesn't have component video inputs, chances are that your next television will include them. DTS compatibility allows the DVD player to pickup and output DTS (Digital Theater System) 5.1 channel audio signals for decoding by DTS-decoding receivers. The sound of DTS is three-dimensional with a wide dynamic range and a minimum of compression artifacts. 96 kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter Maximizes DVD and CD audio performance capability, providing smoother, less digitized transitions, and richer sonic texture. Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround Sound provides patented 3-D signal processing to deliver the ambiance of a 5.1 channel audio system from just two stereo speakers. If you haven't made the investment yet in a 5.1 channel surround system for your home theater, Spatializer delivers expansive wraparound sound effects and a solid center channel from your stereo system, or for that matter, your stereo TV. A Picture Zoom lets you select those areas of the picture that interest you most and magnify them by a power of 4. Great for a closer look at your favorite subjects or analyzing Hollywood special effects, all at the touch of a button. Bit-Rate Meter provides a display of the average bit-rate being used to decode the video from scene to scene, giving you a quantifiable indication of the effort put into the mastering process. Serious moviephiles will enjoy using it to compare transfers of various films.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:2x / 30x / 8x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:4x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba SD



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty