Toshiba HD-A1 DVD Player

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The HD-A1 HD DVD player delivers outstanding resolution, bright, vivid colors and stunning sound from the next generation DVD standard adopted by the DVD forum. The HD-A1 is backwards compatible with standard DVDs and allows you to enjoy your existing collection of DVDs. The HD-A1 offers Video Up-conversion via the HDMI interface which scales the standard DVD video to output resolution of 720p or 1080i, matching the output to the resolution of your HDTV. And with the built in multi-channel decoders for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD (2ch), DTS and DTS-HD, the HD-A1 will bring improved fidelity and sonic realism to your DVD movie soundtracks.

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Video Upscaling: 720p, 1080i

Product Type: DVD Player


Product Title: Toshiba HD-A1 DVD Player

Manufacturer: Toshiba

Power Score: 3.6 | 9 Reviews

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Product Reviews (9)

Great DVD

Strengths: Wonderful!

Weakness: Size

Unit is a little bulky if you are used to haveing a nice slim DVD player. Quite motor/fan. I have not heard anything when it starts up. DVD's are Awesome! can't beat it! Wonderful. Remote is basic and easy to use. I would reccomend switching over to a universal remote though.

By skanknpunx - Jun 11, 2007

Exceeds expectations for a first-gen product

Strengths: Picture quality, upconverting DVD player, analog audio inputs, nice appearance.

Weakness: Long load times, no resume play function, remote.

Gorgeous picture! While the player doesn't support 1080p, inverse 3:2 pulldown means that there is no difference between 1080p/30 and 1080i/60. The analog audio inputs are essential for TrueHD audio. The long load times are annoying, but tolerable. So far, the resume play function doesn't work, but to my understanding the discs are to blame for this, and future titles will support this option....
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By cmndrjamesbond - Oct 17, 2006



Weakness: NONE!

I struggled with HD DVD vs Blu Ray but in the end the price and the technology being compatible with standard DVD was a big factor in my decision to go with Toshiba. Having owned the player (over a week now) I can confidently say nothing on HDTV air/cable compares with the picture quality of this player which should be set to 1080i no matter what HDTV you own. Although it is at its best with...
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By DJS334 - Sep 12, 2006

Thoroughly Reviewed Product

Strengths: Images

Weakness: Expensive, slow, some fan noise

The Toshiba HD-A1 is a very thoroughly reviewed product at Amazon. You won't get any suprises. This is an excellent first generation player (after firmware upgrades) but will surely be uninteresting when compared to future generations. I agree with all the positive and negative reviews. The main positive is that the images look great and it works well. I'm not so bothered by the negatives of...
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By BSalita - Sep 11, 2006


Strengths: Great picture BUT...

Weakness: CONS: REMOTE CONTROL: Very poorly designed remote! Impossible to read labels on the buttons in a dimly lit room with out a flashlight (and a magnifying glass)! The buttons all look the same. The remote is too long, too heavy, is not ergonomic and it i

CONCLUSION: I am returning this player to BestBuy on Monday and I will wait to buy the new Sony Blu-ray BDP-S1 player when it becomes available.

SUGGESTION: Wait for the Sony Blu-ray BDP-S1 player.

By ooobob - Sep 2, 2006

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