A Closer Look At Toshiba's Step-Up HD-XA2 HD DVD Player

We've gone over the impressive list of specs for Toshiba's HD-XA2, but got our best and closest look at it at Toshiba's booth during show hours.

While still substantial, the XA2 is noticeably slimmer and sleeker than the first-generation Toshiba players. In addition to Silicon Optix' REON video processing chip, the player is based on an integrated circuit solution that requires less external processing. It should be much faster and slicker than the first-gen player.

Toshiba's reps said I should see a review unit next week so look for a UAV Sneak Peak soon.