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Toshiba HD-A30

Toshiba HD-A30
alaScore 81

541 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews of Toshiba HD-A30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-A30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HD-A30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 user reviews of Toshiba HD-A30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Toshiba HD-A30 review

 

It's only been about six months since we reviewed the second-generation HD-A20, but nevertheless, here we are on to the third-generation. Some things have chan...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Toshiba HD-A30

 

The Toshiba HD-A30 struggled through a few of our lab tests, but it delivered very good picture quality with most HD DVD and DVD movies.

Excellent image quality with most HD DVD and DVD videos. Selectable 1080p24 output via HDMI.

Half-resolution processing of 1080i video. No raw bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD lossless audio formats. No picture or video processing controls.

As I mentioned before, since it's an official HD DVD player, the Toshiba HD-A30 includes standard integrated features such as persistent storage (flash memory), dual video decoders for picture-in-picture, and an Ethernet connection that enables it to...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Toshiba HD-A30 review: Toshiba HD-A30

 

Toshiba HD-A30

Excellent image quality in 1080i and 1080p/24 mode; Ethernet jack for firmware updates; Dolby TrueHD decoding.

Image quality in 1080p mode disappointing; no analog multichannel outputs; not much of an upgrade over cheaper HD-A3.

The Toshiba HD-A30 is a solid third-generation HD DVD player, but for most people it's not worth the extra dough.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (soundandvision.com)

Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

 

Not splashy enough for the front page at an official MSRP of $399, this player isn't hard too find for well under $300. I saw it at Best Buy for $250 last weekend, and it's on Amazon as I type this for $239, with 10 free HD DVD movies (the 1080i HD-A3...

Dec, 2007

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

UltimateAVmag.com: Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

 

Hardly a week goes by that a big sale on HD DVD players from some mega-retailer or another doesn't make some screaming headlines. But it's been Toshiba's entry level, 1080i players that have lead that charge, with the HD-A2 getting famous overnight...

Best HD DVD image quality I've yet seen, 1080p/24 output, even with DVDs, Multichannel TrueHD decoding, Out of this world cost to value ratio

1080p/60 output compromised by poor deinterlacing, Standard DVD deinterlacing poor

s There are some ifs here. If you have HDMI switching with multichannel PCM capability and if you have a display that accepts 1080p/24, this player is an all-time blue light special. But even if you don't, if think you might upgrade at some point, it's...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (hometheatermag.com)

Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

 
Dec, 2007

Expert review by (hometheater.com)

Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

 

For those with HDMI switching that can handle 1080p video and multichannel PCM, the HD-A30 might just be the sweet spot for price and performance in Toshiba's HD DVD player line-up. It doesn't have multichannel analog outputs nor does it output TrueHD...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba HD-A30 review: Toshiba HD-A30

 

Toshiba HD-A30

Excellent image quality in 1080i and 1080p/24 mode; Ethernet jack for firmware updates; Dolby TrueHD decoding.

Image quality in 1080p mode disappointing; no analog multichannel outputs; not much of an upgrade over cheaper HD-A3.

The Toshiba HD-A30 is a solid third-generation HD DVD player, but for most people it's not worth the extra dough.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The Death of HD-DVD

 

Dont buy this product as is has gone the way of the Betamax

Players and Movies Going to be very cheap very soon

Toshiba announced it would discontinue the HD-DVD line as Blu-Ray has won the format war. So on the upside these movies will become very cheap, however you wont be able to find new titles after a month or two

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

1080p for a Great Price!!!

 

I love my player.Toshiba is respectable company. I did my research before I purchased this model. The price was the true selling point for me.I do recommend this model A30 and A35 model for those people out there who want A Full 1080p HD product for...

Great Picture,Up-Converts DVD's Perfectly,Great Sound Features:Dolby TrueHD,Dolby Digital Plus,DD,DTS,DTS-HD(core only)Interactive Features:Picture-In-Picture,Web-Enabled Networking(Shopping,Games,Polls,Exclusive Content(Trailers,Delete Scenes,Etc)Easy...

Loading Time(If the player isn't turn on prior to inserting the disc),The sound may cut out if the disc is dirty or not properly cleaned

Feb, 2008

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