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Toshiba HD-A30

Toshiba HD-A30
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Toshiba HD-A20

Toshiba HD-A20
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Price $349 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 4.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date September 15, 2007 January 08, 2007 August 06, 2007 January 09, 2009
The Bottom Line The Toshiba HD-A30 is a solid third-generation HD DVD player, but for most people it's not worth the extra dough. The Toshiba HD-A20 is a perfectly competent HD DVD player, but it's not worth the extra money when compared to the budget Toshiba HD-A2. CNET has not reviewed the Toshiba HD-A3, but we have reviewed the similar step-up model, the Toshiba HD-A30.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable YouTube
Upscaling Yes ( Up to 1080p )
Yes ( Up to 1080p )
( Up to 1080i )
Yes ( Up to 1080p )
Product Description Toshiba HD-A30 - HD DVD player
Toshiba HD-A20 - HD DVD player
Toshiba HD-A3 - HD DVD player
Panasonic DMP-BD80K - Blu-ray player
Enclosure Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Product Type HD DVD player
HD DVD player
HD DVD player
Blu-ray player
Weight 7.3 lbs
8.8 lbs
7.3 lbs
5.7 lbs
Network Connection Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ethernet
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Stereo
Stereo
Surround Sound
BD Profiles Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.9 in x 12.9 in x 2.3 in
16.9 in x 13.6 in x 2.6 in
16.9 in x 12.9 in x 2.3 in
16.9 in x 9.8 in x 2.2 in
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Changer Capacity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio D/A Converter Info unavailable 24bit / 192kHz
Info unavailable 24bit / 192kHz
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control
Built-in Audio Decoders DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Video D/A Converter Info unavailable 11bit / 216MHz
Info unavailable 12bit / 148.5MHz
Media Format NTSC
Info unavailable Info unavailable PAL
NTSC
Media Type CD-R
DVD
CD
HD DVD
DVD-R DL
DVD-R
DVD-RW
CD-RW
CD-R
DVD
CD
HD DVD
DVD-R DL
DVD-R
DVD-RW
CD-RW
CD-R
DVD
CD
HD DVD
DVD-R DL
DVD-R
CD-RW
DVD-RW
DVD-RAM
DVD+R DL
DVD-R DL
DVD+R
BD-ROM
BD-R
BD-RE
CD-R
DVD
CD
DVD+RW
DVD-R
CD-RW
DVD-RW
Form Factor Tabletop
Tabletop
Tabletop
Tabletop
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