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5.9 out of 10

Toshiba HD-A20

This HD DVD player is able to do CD, DVD as well as HD DVD playb Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great Product.

Gil, B&H Photo
9 February 2008
  • Summary: Great cost benefit. It delivers amazing quality sound and video. Plays HD DVD and regular DVD for less $$ than some upconverting DVD players.
  • Pros: Good Value, High Quality
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Overall 10
10

Great player!

Jim R., B&H Photo
3 February 2008
  • Summary: This is a great value in a HD-DVD player! Works great and the picture & sound are amazing. Some would say not to buy an HD-DVD palyer because of the on going format war with Blu-Ray. I think HD-DVD will win this despite what others say. But even if HD-DVD looses you will still have a upconverting (1080i) DVD player that can play HD-DVD'd for less that what others ask for just a upconverting player that can't do HD-DVD's. Buy it!!
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 10
10

HD Player

Overstock
13 January 2008
  • Summary: This player works well for now since it is capable of playing older DVD's at close to HD quality. Unfortunately Blu Ray is an entirely different system which is not only incompatible with this player it also does not do older DVD's to my knowledge. This will do til they decide which system will ultimately be the standard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent player but slow

yudansha18, PriceGrabber
5 January 2008
  • Summary: I like this player. It's clear and everything was very easy to setup. When I first started the player I thought it was broken. The player took forever to start-up. I called them to verify that this was how normal for the player. There are different ways to get the updated content. I requested that they automatically mail me a disk with the updates. For some reason they just sent me the first update a second time. Using an HDMI cable the picture is great.
  • Pros: Great output with HD DVD's, ability to jump to favorite scenes on the player, inexpensive
  • Cons: Slow start up time, cheap remote
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent HD player and upconverter!!!

swimmerslice921, PriceGrabber
27 December 2007
  • Summary: The player is excellent in that HD DVDs look awe inspiring, extra features such as interactive extras and PIP commentary is very cool. Upconversion on this unit is better than any consumer-level standalone unit you would pick up at your local B&M store - being a videophile believe me when I say this thing can beat a $100 upconverting DVD player in terms of PQ and probably sound quality.
  • Pros: Plays HD DVDs excellently, PQ is amazing, Upconversion on this unit beats that of any sub $100 consumer unit, on-board HD sound processing
  • Cons: Optical Output puts a cap on quality of sound going to receiver, loading time can be slow ~30 seconds. Initial firmware has bugs but can be fixed with update.
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Overall 8
8.0

Toshiba HD-A3

ajg51, PriceGrabber
26 December 2007
  • Summary: I originally ordered the HD-A2 at a discounted price. They ran out and sent me this player for the same price. The five free movies was okay, but the selection was strictly limited. The two free DVDS were recent movies - 300 and the Bourne Ultimatum. So, for the price I paid, it was a good deal. The picture is fantastic on my 56" HDTV. A must buy for your Home Entertainment system that's not expensive.
  • Pros: Eay to setup. Slim design a plus for low profile. Firmware updates simple. Upconverting excellent.
  • Cons: No 1080P. Very slow response time to commands.
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Overall 6
6.0

excellent HD-DVD player

edavid, PriceGrabber
26 December 2007
  • Summary: This player is very solid, with excellent HD-DVD video quality, which is the most important feature. It also does a good job upconverting plain DVDs. Boot time and disc load time are still pretty sluggish. I would not want a player that was any slower than this one. What I really can't understand is the lack of DivX support in a player this expensive. It's kind of ridiculous to have to have another player in the living room just to handle DivX.
  • Pros: - video quality
  • Cons: - boot time, load time, no DivX support, no 1080p
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Overall 10
10

OMG! DVDs Never looked so clear!!!

snagx, PriceGrabber
19 December 2007
  • Summary: Bought this player on a deal and hoped for marginal improvement from my Sony up converting player. But what a pleasant surprise! The picture is beautiful on my Panasonic 720p LCD projector. It came with 300 and Bourne Identity HD DVDs. Already watched 300 and the quality is amazing! 5 more HD-DVDs are in mail - free!! It is also playing my home made DVDs on DVD-RW DVD-R disks with no problems. So no regrets of spending extra for a HD-DVD player, its well worth it.
  • Pros: The best picture quality! HD + standard DVD up conversion.
  • Cons: Slow operation. POC remote. Hope HD-DVD technology is here to stay and more movies are available in HD-DVD format
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Overall 8
8.0

Good bang for the buck

smokerooles, PriceGrabber
8 December 2007
  • Summary: Good unit for the price, got on sale at CC for 329.00. Using with Samsung 1080P 50 inch DLP and the pic is incredible. Upconversion Ive found to be excellent. Nice watching those movies from the 80s with such a great picture.Not gonna waste your time going into every detail, so will just say you cant go wrong for the money..There are more movies out there on hd dvd and the new releases look awesome.
  • Pros: 1080P is awesome, upconversion flawless
  • Cons: Slow load on hd dvds..loads standard dvds fast. NO disc resume..what were they thinking??????? Slow power up...
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Overall 10
10

TOSHIBA'S 3RD GENERATION HD DVD PLAYER

GASTURBO1, PriceGrabber
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Forget the format war. This DVD player's performance and recently reduced price will make you take a chance with the new HD DVD format. I've been keeping my eyes on this unit for a little while and did not hesitate to get it the minute it dropped bellow $200. The video performance of this player is as good as any current high deff format in the market.
  • Pros: Cheapest HD DVD yet, amazing video quality!
  • Cons: Slow loading time when playing HD DVD.
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