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Toshiba HD-XA2

Toshiba HD-XA2
alaScore 83

359 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Toshiba HD-XA2. 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-XA2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of Toshiba HD-XA2 from 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

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Robert Heron (

Toshiba HD-XA2


Toshiba's flagship HD DVD player offers an attractive new look and superb image quality with HD DVD movies. Its performance with DVD movies, however, was tainted by jagged-edge artifacts.

Supports 1080p video output. Excellent image quality with HD DVD movies. Stylish new design. Improved disc-loading times.

Long start-up time. No 1080p24 output. Jagged edges visible when playing DVD video.

one new feature of the hd-xa2 is its incorporation of silicon optix's reon vx video processor, a more affordable version of the company's outstanding realta hqv integrated circuit, used in high-end video-processing products. the reon vx part used in...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Toshiba HD-XA2


HD DVD player offers strong performance and features--at a price.

Excellent image quality, Feature-packed, including HDMI 1.3

Hard-to-use remote control, Poor documentation

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


Toshiba holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce high-def disc players to the American market nearly a year ago. Those players were of the HD DVD variety, beating Blu-ray out of the gate by several months. As I discovered in my...

Despite the major improvements in Blu-ray discs and players lately, I have to say that, based on my experience with the Toshiba HD-XA2, I still think HD DVD looks better. Not that Blu-ray looks bad these days—far from it—but after reviewing several...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Toshiba HD-XA2 Review and Prices


As the top of the line unit in Toshiba's second generation of HD DVD players, the Toshiba HD-XA2 offers all the latest HD technology. The HD-A2 delivers stunning picture and sound quality, marred only by some occasional operational glitches--and the...

Stunning picture quality, excellent HDMI upscaling, slimmer design than the first generation units, offers 1080p output, multichannel analog outputs and RS-232 port

Expensive, prone to occasional operational glitches

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Bryan Dailey (

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


Introduction The HD DVD format has been out for just over a year now, and Toshiba is now on to the second generation of their high-def disc players. HD DVD was first to the market, beating Blu-ray by a few months. Despite a big shot in the arm from...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Boylan (

Toshiba HD-XA2


Toshiba follows up the success of their first generation HD-DVD players with a second generation player that produces some of the highest quality images we've seen, both from standard definition and high definition discs. (Updated 11/07 with version...

" section of this review has been updated with information/results from the latest firmware upgrade (v. 2.7) which has added some substantial new features, after our original review. As you may have heard, we're now deeply embroiled in a format war -...

Apr, 2007

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Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


Toshiba's second-gen players promise to maintain the pure picture and sound performance that won its first-gen players universal praise, while improving on the disc access and ergonomic issues that made them the butt of many jokes. While the $500 HD-A2...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Shane C. Buettner (

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


The HD-XA2 just came into my hands a few days ago, so this is not quite the full review. Look for a Take 2 soon that will cover some of the areas I couldn't get to in this short a period of time.

Superlative image quality with HD DVDs and DVDs alike, Much improved loading and disc access response times, Silicon Optix Processing

Same paltry remote from first-gen player, DTS-HD Master Audio decoding still a no show, 1080p/24 output not (yet) included

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Ultimate AV Staff (

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player: First Look


Both of Toshiba's second gen HD DVD players are scheduled to arrive before year's end. The HD-XA2 is the star though. It will not only be one of the first and very few components to feature HDMI version 1.3, it will also include full multichannel...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Grant Clauser (

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player


Toshiba took the lead last year in the high definition disc arm wrestling match by launching the first product in the United States. That HD DVD player, the HD-XA1, was to some people a little unfinished, yet it started what has been a bitter battle,...

Of course, most people won't restrict themselves to only watching HD DVDs on this player. Via the HDMI output you can upscale standard DVDs to 1080p (1080i via component). This job is handled by the Silicon Optix Reon processor, and as expected, it did...

Aug, 2006

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