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Toshiba SD-4990
4.2 out of 10

Toshiba SD-4990

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Overall 2
2.0

Not a viable alternative!

Robert M., Newegg
16 April 2007
  • Summary: You can do a lot better....stay away!
  • Pros: Worked for about 3 months sporadically.
  • Cons: Skips and freezes and is now out of warranty!!
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Overall 10
10

Amazed with DVD upconversion

John C., Newegg
5 March 2007
  • Summary: I would recommend this product to anyone waiting to find out which high def standard will take over. During initail setup using HDMI if you don't get a picture hit the HDMI button on the remote. Don't waste money on an expensive HDMI cable, I bought one from here for $7 and it works perfect.
  • Pros: The upconversion using HDMI on my 62" Toshiba DLP looks amazing. Starts playing movies within 10 seconds unlike my last Sony progressive scan DVD player. I was skeptical of upconversion but it is a great buy.
  • Cons: It cuts top and bottom of fullscreen movies to make them fit the 16x9 size, looks good doing it though. Just buy all widescreen movies and put up with it for the old fullscreen ones you have.
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Overall 2
2.0

poor product quality

Luke T., Newegg
25 February 2007
  • Summary: don't buy it.
  • Pros: worked okay when playing...
  • Cons: always freezing since i bought it. then after 5 months of use, it stopped working = with a dvd in, it still reads "no disc". now its in the garbage.
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Overall 4
4.0

Horrible DivX Support

Anonymous, Newegg
24 February 2007
  • Summary: If you're looking for DivX or Mpeg 4 support, you will be unhappy with this unit. Also, the freezing on regular dvds should make you want to avoid this one.
  • Pros: Looks pretty good when playing most DVDs on a HD tv via the HDMI connection.
  • Cons: Terrible DivX support. Plays about 1 out of 20 of my divx files, almost all of which play on my Phillips dvd player. As others have said, it freezes up during playback of normal DVDs sometimes, and then starts again after a pause of 10 seconds or so.
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Overall 4
4.0

Looks good when it works, but doesn't always work well

Anonymous, Newegg
17 January 2007
  • Summary: The main reason I bought this unit was so that I could have a single DVD player that did both Upconverting AND would play DiVX (and most other formats) files. It has handled actual DiVX files pretty well, but it has been hit or miss with other AVI files.
  • Pros: Picture looks great when it is working correctly and you are on an HD device.
  • Cons: Intermittently will just freeze during playback of DVD. So far it has then started playing on its own after about 10 seconds, but still shouldn't freeze. Occasional pixelation on screen. Also won't play nearly as many of my AVI files as the other unit I have that cost half as much will.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible

Eric C., Newegg
27 December 2006
  • Summary: Don't waste your money.
  • Pros: When it worked it was great..
  • Cons: Piece of junk quit working after about 6 months.. put in a disc, any disc, and it says "no disc" on the screen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great in the long run

Miguel A., Newegg
24 September 2006
  • Summary: I tried several movies from different movie studios (originally thought it was limited to Sony titles) but some will freeze up and the only way to continue on is to power the unit on and off. It took me 3 hours to view a 1 hour and 40 min. movie! So annoying. I would say avoid this DVD player.
  • Pros: Good Divx support, progressive scan.
  • Cons: Several movies freeze up or refuse to play altogether. Sadly, it took approx 2 1/2 months for me to figure this out. On the bright side, my credit card has protection for this kind of stuff.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great . . .

Anonymous, Newegg
13 August 2006
  • Summary: We didn't buy this from Newegg, but, I think that potential buyers should be warned. After we started having problems, I checked online and found out that others were having the same problems.
  • Pros: When it worked, it had a nice picture and good sound.
  • Cons: 1. Initial set-up would have been very difficult for the average buyer. 2. Found the machine to be "laggy". 3. It intermittently had problems loading DVD movies that were new out-of-the-box. 4. Froze up on more than one occasion, and 5. tries to load phantom DVD's .
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Overall 10
10

What I wanted

Hank K., Newegg
4 August 2006
  • Summary: Recommended buy. It feels cheap but it is cheap! However, it plays video very, very well. Even the quality of a 700 MB DIVX encoded file looks very nice on my 51" HD display.
  • Pros: I was looking for a player that would play native avi files encoded with DIVX/XVID as I was growing wear of encoding to DVD format, etc, etc. This does the trick! I was also interested in the HDMI connection. I've had issues with using this with my TV in the past but I've had no problems using it...
  • Cons: The gui that the player uses is simplistic and ugly. But I didn't get the player for the gui (though I do appreciate a little eye candy.) However, being able to see the time left on a movie is a good thing (my past player didn't have this for some odd reason.)
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Overall 4
4.0

digital audio sync problems

Anonymous, Newegg
9 June 2006
  • Pros: Good video quality with HDMI connector.
  • Cons: Using digital audio connector (either coax or optical) resulted in a very poor audio sync problem. Unwatchable.
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