Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player

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Connections
Inputs:
Video: None
Audio: None
Outputs:
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1),
S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Optical digital (1), stereo analog (1)
Additional:
Ethernet (1)

Features
Compatible Playback Formats: HD DVD, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3/WMA, JPEG/Kodak PictureCD, VideoCD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i
Built-in Decoding: Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital 5.1
Video D/A Converter: N/A
Audio D/A Converter: N/A
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: No
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.58 x 16.9 x 13.58
Weight (pounds): 8.76
Price: $499

Ratings: Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player

Build Quality: 88 Avergage
• Solid body; feels just like the more expensive models
• Flimsy front flap

Value: 85 Average
• You're paying $100 more for 1080p. . .
• . . .but it's not perfect

Features: 82 Below Average
• Pretty basic
• Bare bones, except for the 1080p aspect

Performance: 88 Average
• 1080i looks fine, but 1080p has looked better
• DVD upconversion is decent

Ergonomics: 85 Average
• Non-backlit remote is pretty mediocre
• Menus are easy to use

Overall Rating: 86 Average
It puts out 1080p all right, but not as well as the (admittedly more expensive) HD-XA2. Depending on your TV, the $100-cheaper HD-A2 may look the same.

General Information
HD-A20 HD DVD Player, $499
Toshiba
(800) 631-3811
www.tacp.toshiba.com

COMPANY INFO
Toshiba
(800) 631-3811
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