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Toshiba HD-A1

Toshiba HD-A1
alaScore 84

244 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Toshiba HD-A1. 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-A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba HD-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HD-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A1 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.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Patrick Norton, Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Toshiba HD-A1

 

Toshiba throws down the gauntlet in the HD-DVD/Blu-ray war with its HD-A1 high-definition DVD player, but early adopters should beware of its quirks.

HD-DVD at times easily offers the finest home-theater experience we've had.

Expensive. Limited selection of HD DVDs. No 1080p output. Excruciatingly slow start-up. Takes 45 seconds to load an HD DVD. Frustrating remote-control layout. No lights/backlights on remote-control buttons. Numerous image artifacts during 720p output....

we wish the remote was as spiffy on the on-screen menu system. instead, the hd-a1 has one of the worst remote controls i've ever used. it took way too long to find the menu buttons—which are little silver rectangles that offer few clues to what they...

May, 2006

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Toshiba HD-A1

Plays HD DVD discs in true high-definition; upscales standard DVDs to high-def resolution; half the price of first-generation Blu-ray players; upgradable firmware via built-in Ethernet port or disc.

Slow start-up and sluggish operation; terrible remote control; spotty HDMI compatibility; quirky audio controls; network connection can't be used to stream media from PC; larger than most DVD players; small list of titles available; only three major...

The Toshiba HD-A1 bests the early Blu-ray competition in terms of picture quality and price--but only home-theater enthusiasts are likely to endure its long list of early-adopter caveats.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Bryan Dailey (avrev.com)

Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Introduction Cracking open the box of my first HD DVD player, I can't help but think back to the days of the VHS vs. Betamax and DVD-Audio vs. SACD format wars. With the pending release of Blu-ray, the competing high-definition disc format, many...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

First-to-market player is a disgrace

 
May, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Most of the reported 10,000-15,000 HD DVD players shipped to dealers apparently went to Best Buy, and if that retailer is representative, only 2-3 players were allotted to each store, along with a handful discs. The players were gone within a day—some...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

 

Most of the reported 10,000-15,000 HD DVD players shipped to dealers apparently went to Best Buy, and if that retailer is representative, only 2-3 players were allotted to each store, along with a handful discs. The players were gone within a day--some...

Stunning image quality

Sluggish loading

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

While the HD-XE1 is without a doubt the best HD-DVD player on the Australian market, it's also the most expensive. Non-enthusiasts may find the HD-XE1's asking price a little high, and ultimately may be better served by a more affordable model.

Great high definition and DVD upscaling playback, impressive feature list

No 7.1 support, slightly lags at times, relatively expensive

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Toshiba HD-XE1 review

 

OK, let's get the obvious bit out of the way first. Yes, there's a format war. Yes, this Toshiba deck ‘only' plays HD-DVD discs and most additional legacy discs, such as DVD and CD. And yes, that means if some movies only come out on Blu-ray, you are,...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player

 

The world might be slowly bowing towards Blu-ray, but that hasn't stopped Toshiba releasing its second HD DVD player in the UK. This time it's the company's flagship model, the HD-XE1. But is it any good? We take a closer look. The Toshiba HD-XE1 is a...

Picture quality, 1080p support, HD DVD disc features like accessing menus mid film

Not much better than the company's HD-E1 or Microsoft's HD DVD drive for Xbox 360

The Toshiba HD-XE1 is a very formidable player that offers plenty to the home cinema enthusiast looking for the top of the range performance.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Ian Morris (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba HD-XE1

 

Solid picture quality. Remote control. Dolby TrueHD support. Good-quality DVD upscaling. Build quality.

Blue lights everywhere. Basic front panel display.

For getting the very best out of HD-DVDs, you really can't go wrong with the Toshiba HD-XE1.

Oct, 2010

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