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Toshiba SD 4990

Toshiba SD 4990
alaScore 61

20 reviews

Mar, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Toshiba SD 4990. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, 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 SD 4990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba SD 4990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba SD 4990 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

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

Mar, 2020

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Amazed with DVD upconversion


The upconversion using HDMI on my 62" Toshiba DLP looks amazing.

It cuts top and bottom of fullscreen movies to make them fit the 16x9 size, looks good doing it though.

May, 2007

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Not a viable alternative!


Worked for about 3 months sporadically.

Skips and freezes and is now out of warranty!!

Apr, 2007

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poor product quality


worked okay when playing.

always freezing since i bought it.

Feb, 2007

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Horrible DivX Support


Looks pretty good when playing most DVDs on a HD tv via the HDMI connection.

Terrible DivX support.

Feb, 2007

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Looks good when it works, but doesn't always work well


Picture looks great when it is working correctly and you are on an HD device.

Intermittently will just freeze during playback of DVD.

Jan, 2007

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Don't waste your money.

When it worked it was great

Piece of junk quit working after about 6 months.. put in a disc, any disc, and it says "no disc" on the screen

Dec, 2006

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Not so great in the long run


Good Divx support, progressive scan.

Several movies freeze up or refuse to play altogether.

Sep, 2006

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Not so great in the long run


I tried several movies from different movie studios (originally thought it was limited to Sony titles) but some will freeze up and the only way to continue on is to power the unit on and off. It took me 3 hours to view a 1 hour and 40 min. movie! So...

Good Divx support, progressive scan

Several movies freeze up or refuse to play altogether. Sadly, it took approx 2 1/2 months for me to figure this out. On the bright side, my credit card has protection for this kind of stuff

Sep, 2006

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digital audio sync problems


Good video quality with HDMI connector

Using digital audio connector (either coax or optical) resulted in a very poor audio sync problem. Unwatchable

Jun, 2006

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TOSHIBA SD-4990 DVD Player - Retail


Easy to use, fast response times.

Apr, 2006

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