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Toshiba HD-A30

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Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

Sound & Vision Magazine
24 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Not splashy enough for the front page at an official MSRP of $399, this player isn't hard too find for well under $300. I saw it at Best Buy for $250 last weekend, and it's on Amazon as I type this for $239, with 10 free HD DVD movies (the 1080i HD-A3 is only $16 cheaper at Amazon). The HD-A30 offers almost all of the performance features of the more expensive HD-A35, including 1080p/24 output, and TrueHD decoding (to PCM).
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Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

Sound & Vision Magazine
2 December 2007
  • Excerpt: For those with HDMI switching that can handle 1080p video and multichannel PCM, the HD-A30 might just be the sweet spot for price and performance in Toshiba's HD DVD player line-up. It doesn't have multichannel analog outputs nor does it output TrueHD or DTS-HD MA in native bitstream form. Beyond that, it's seemingly identical to the $499 HD-A35, and includes the ability to output 1080p/24 and decoding of DD+ and TrueHD.
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba HD-A30

PC Magazine
12 October 2005
  • Conclusion: The Toshiba HD-A30 failed some of our challenging lab tests, but its image quality with most HD DVD and standard-def DVD movies was admirably detailed and free of distracting artifacts.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality with most HD DVD and DVD videos. Selectable 1080p24 output via HDMI.
  • Cons: Half-resolution processing of 1080i video. No raw bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD lossless audio formats. No picture or video processing controls.
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