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Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player

Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player
alaScore 63

221 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, 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-5970 DVD Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 221 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

30% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player with HDMIToshiba SD-5970 DVD Player with HDMI

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: jeff (

Better than some would suggest

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Abe (

Love it


Love this player. Such a good deal for the price, looks great with HDMI cable.

Looks new, great picture, AWESOME remote

None yet

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: estitt (

Don't buy this product


good picture.

terrible product that does not perform properly.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: headrickj (

Horrible Product!


I have never been so unhappy with an electronics product in my life! I bought this without much thought as I liked the up-conversion feature and it came recommended from a sales clerk who claimed he had one and loved it. It just never crossed my mind ...

HDMI hookup

terrible remote, slow response to commands, terrible playback

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: headrickj (

Horrible Product!


HDMI hookup

terrible remote, slow response to commands, terrible playback

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: flatfnder (

Great picture when it works!!!


Great picture and sound!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't alway play a disc and remote/face buttons don't always work.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: mattynew (

Slow Response, Poor Remote, terrible performance


When picture is working it's beautiful.Sound when not stuttering is great.

Remote, speed, upconversion and lawsuit.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: juberisk (

great picture and great price


If you're looking at this DVD player, the HDMI/upconverting capability is likely to be the most important thing you'd want to know about, i.e., is it worth upgrading your DVD player? If you're a videophile on a tight budget, the answer is a resounding ...

most affordable way to noticeably improve DVD picture quality

questionable build quality and related reliability concerns

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: nhunt (

Poor UI, decent picture.


Decent picture with digital output.

Poor UI and remote control.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: nhunt (

Poor UI, decent picture.


My second upsampling DVD player for review. See also my reviews of the Samsung 841 ( and the Denon 2911 (...

Decent picture with digital output.

Poor UI and remote control.

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video connection. HDMI provides the best interface between a DVD player and compatible products, such as a digital television (DTV). When matched with a compatible TV, this single interconnecting cable combines: Multi-channel audio, uncompressed digital video, intercommunication between devices and simple control Protocols. This single cable connection ensures that all signals remain in their pure digital form and secure by use of High Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) regardless of signal output resolution. HDMI can support uncompressed digital video up to HDTV level resolution. Thus, the player makes use of this conduit by up-converting the standard DVD picture resolution to nearly HDTV-quality with output resolutions of 720p or 1080i. This makes a DVD player with an HDMI connection the perfect match for today's digital televisions. And because this conversion is performed in the player, the signal remains free from excessive digital-to-analog conversion artifacts. ColorStream Pro Component Video Outputs allow the video signal to be sent from the DVD player to a component video equipped interlaced or progressive scan TV. When this connection is utilized with today's HD-compatible sets, typical NTSC artifacts-like video noise, dot crawl, and flicker-are virtually eliminated, resulting in a low-noise, highly detailed picture with unequaled color purity. Digital Cinema Progressive (3/2 Pulldown) delivers the smoothest, most film-like images to any progressive scan television, such as an HD-compatible one, and ensures maximum resolution. JPEG Viewer enables the display of digital photographs captured in the JPEG format. Simply load the CD with your favorite photos and create custom slide shows with a few simple clicks of the player's remote control. Recordable Compact Discs (CD-R & CD-RW) with music stored in either the Windows Media Audio or MP3 file formats can be enjoyed. Use the single RCA-type or optical output jack to send signature multi-channel audio to an audio/video receiver with a compatible input. Enjoy control of all DVD functions and basic television controls from the same remote.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba SD