Summary: Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player is my first HD-DVD player I purchased. However, its slow pace of start up as well as reading the disk is a snail speed, may be 1 minute. The remote control is so hard to read with very small letters imprinted on black color background. The up-conversion function is not very good, compare to my other DVD plaver. Plus on several occasion, it failed to read or play the disk which I have no problem to play on other DVD player.