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Toshiba-hd-a20.950603
5.7 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 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
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 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 8
8.0

HD DVD player

DaffyDuck, PriceGrabber
25 November 2007
  • Summary: This is the next generation HD DVD player. It is lighter (like a dvd player), smaller (like a dvd player) and is quicker at loading (still slow though compared to most dvd players). It offers resolutions up to 720p (can do 1080i but 720p is better). It also has a good up conversion (given you are using HDMI to connect to your TV). It is good value since most of you do not have 1080p TV and probably will not get one for a bit.
  • Pros: Size, look, HD up-conversion, cheap
  • Cons: can not do 1080p, load times still slow, eject slow.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HD DVD Player for the price!

wrtoyworks, PriceGrabber
17 November 2007
  • Summary: Fantastic HD DVD player. DVDs load very fast, the player starts up fast, and it's simply a very nice looking mostly black player to put with your TV and other equipment. Plus it comes with two hd movies in box-- 300 and Bourne Identity. And a mail-in rebate for five more hd movies, including Italian Job and others. So a new model A3 player, plus 7 movies for less than $200. Great deal! Have had the player for two weeks so far, and works flawlessly so far.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, free movies with purchase, slim design, starts up fast.
  • Cons: I guess if you want 1080p, you don't get that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great way to get started with an HD format for a...

Sdiver2489, PriceGrabber
14 November 2007
  • Summary: This is a great player to get yourself started with an HD format. It's tough to go wrong when the amount of HD DVDs you get with the player for free costs more than the player itself! Even if HD DVD were to lose, this is a great upconverting DVD player. It will also always play the HD DVDs you do buy. So there is little to worry about with such a small investment.
  • Pros: Picture is sharp even at 720p, Ethernet connectivity, Lots of firmware support.
  • Cons: Slow on initial boot up. Read times of HD DVD's slow but acceptable. Would have been nice to include a digital coaxial out as well as optical.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Entry Level Player

slaimus, PriceGrabber
13 November 2007
  • Summary: This is the player to buy if you just want to get your feet wet in HD. The picture quality is a noticable step up from my Philips progressive scan DVD player. It outputs at 1080i or 720p for older HDTVs like mine. The upscaling works very well for existing DVDs. The HDMI output makes connecting it to the HDTV a breeze. It even boots up much faster than the reviews make it sound. If you have a 1080p TV, get a better player.
  • Pros: Good picture quality, HDMI
  • Cons: Not 1080p
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