Excerpt: I found this product for $100, which is a steal and below cost. I live in Wisconsin, and the WI Fair Trade act would not allow local retailers to sell at that cost. I was a bit reluctant about buying into the whole HD thing, but at that price, I thought "What the heck" and went for it. The picture quality is great. The HD DVDs are amazing, and the images for regular DVDS are impressive as well.
Excerpt: My first HD DVD player and I was impressed. It actually takes your regualr dvd's and makes them look even clearer. There is a slight freeze up when playing regular dvd movies, but it unfreezes before you can roll your eyes and start to get up. When you first turn on the dvd player, it does take a bit to "warm up" before you can even open it to put in the disc.
Excerpt: I was lucky I got this DVD on Ebay so it was a little less than half the retail price. Works great but the one thing I don't like is how long it takes to warm up. I thought something was wrong with mine since it was so cheap, but I went to Best Buy and theirs did the same thing. Other than that I love the thing the picture quality is beautifull and the digital sound is inspiring.
Excerpt: This DVD player is great, and very easy to use. It has high quality, and sometimes when I would play a DVD that had visible scratches and thought that it wouldnt play, it played any way. The menu options are not complicated and everything is just so easy to comprehend. I would suggest purchasing this DVD player becasue it is not that costly and its quality and performance is great.
Excerpt: When we purchased this DVD player is was definity better then the 4 phillips we had!!!! This player does not come up with disc error all the time. I'm glad that they finally got that bug out of those machines. We've owned several DVD players and Recorders. and beleive me when I say that Toshiba has mastered the electronics behind the machines. Thank you Toshiba!!!!! We will only buy your line of DVD players and recorders.
Excerpt: Although the toshiba hd-a2 dvd player is not nearly as expensive as some hd dvd players used to be, I wouldnt recommend it. When I bought it, there was a very limited number of hd dvds, and now they dont make them anymore. Out of dissapointment, I returned the player, and now have some very expensive hd dvds, that have no purpose.
HD-A2 was a great HD DVD player and an excellent upconvertor
9 September 2012
Excerpt: So I got this a while back when the format war was still brewing between Blu-Ray and HD DVD. I was fairly confident Toshiba would come out on the winning side because of how their units were half the cost of competining Blu-Ray players. The unit itself is very standard in its features - HDMI out, upconverting, digital audio out, component and composite out, etc. One thing that was lacking on the unit, but did not affect me, was the lack of 1080p output.
Excerpt: HD DVD is now up there with Betamax and mini cd's, but I own one. I love my HD-A2. This is a great High Def dvd player. it is a quality product. If you own a High Def television 720 or 1080 p it does not matter. This product will show you want you want high def. You should be able to find one relatively cheap. Bluray is still too expensive. Sony will make sure that it stay's that way too. This is evident by them driving out hte competition.
Excerpt: The Toshiba HD-A2 could well be one of the best values of the 2007 Christmas season. Several big named retailers have marked down their stock of A2s from $300.00 to $100.00. The A2 not only plays the new High Definition DVDs, but also performs a bit of technical wizardry (upconversion) to make your normal DVDs look better. The upconversion feature works so well that I have no intention of replacing my existing movie library.
Excerpt: My husband and I bought the first HD DVD player released last year, and it has served us well -- but the Toshiba HD-A2 is even better! It's thinner and more light-weight than its predecessor, so it fits better in our entertainment center. We used to have so many problems with scratched discs not playing in the old player and considered cancelling our Netflix subscription, but the HD-A2 can play them all with few to no problems.