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Toshiba HD-XA1

Toshiba HD-XA1
alaScore 77

54 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Toshiba HD-XA1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-XA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Toshiba HD-XA1 from 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

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (

Toshiba’s HD-XA1 HD DVD player


The initial charge was led by the first players to be sold at retail: Toshiba's HD-A1 ($499) and HDXA1 ($799). Accompanying them were four HD DVD titles: The Phantom of the Opera, The Last Samurai, and Million Dollar Baby from Warner and Serenity from...

Overall, I’d say that Toshiba’s first foray into the brave new world of HD DVD is a big success. Granted, there are a number of issues that I hope will be corrected with firmware updates, and I have no doubt that future generations will improve on the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Review and Prices


While the Blu-ray camp has so far released just a single player, Toshiba steals a march by introducing the HD-XA1, the second HD DVD player in its current line-up. A step up from the inaugural HD-A1, the HD-XA1 adds a RS-232C port for connecting the...

HD DVD deliver stunning picture quality, HDMI upscaling for standard DVD, RS-232C port

Extremely slow response and loading times, quirky remote, no 1,080p output

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Boylan (

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD player


Toshiba's first attempt at a consumer HD-DVD player offers exceptional audio and video quality, but it also presents a few operational challenges. Find out whether it's time to buy HD-DVD or whether you should wait for the next generation.

Aug, 2006

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Toshiba HD-XA1HD DVD Player


To introduce me (and by extension you) to the HD DVD format Toshiba did me a solid and sent over the step-up, $799 HD-XA1 player, which has been shipped to select retailers in very small quantities.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Shane C. Buettner (

Toshiba HD-XA1HD DVD Player

Jul, 2006

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Toshiba HD-XA1


The first out of the gates in this year's high-definition player race, the Toshiba HD-DVD player is essentially a computer - though a seemingly slow one. It takes a very long time to do just about anything with an HD-DVD disc. But when you get it...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Gary Merson (

Toshiba HD-XA1


A new prerecorded video format is big news. It doesn’t come along every day. It’s been nine years since DVD was release, and it was 19 before that since LaserDisc. Enter HD DVD. Its higher transfer rate (35.5 mbps versus broadcast’s 19.4 mbps...

Overall, the HD-AX1 represents a big leap in image reproduction. While there are operational issues that will undoubtedly improve with future generations, if you want to experience the next level in high definition content, the HD-XA1 is the ticket.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Jeremy R. Kipnis (

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player


Introduction With tremendous hype and noted delays, HD DVD players have hit the market, allowing consumers to see HD movies from a commercially available disc for the first time. Two players mark the launch of the format: the Toshiba HD-XA1 ($799.95)...

Jan, 2001

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Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed


Toshiba's HD-XA1 HD DVD Player came out a month later than they promised, but so what? Get over it. High-definition disc-viewing is a reality, so let's forget about the "format wars" and dive right in. This ain't no slim-jim either--at......

Expert review by : David Rudden (

Toshiba HD-XA1 - HD DVD player


The Toshiba HD-XA1 is the more expensive model of the company's initial pair of HD-DVD players.

May, 2006

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