Toshiba HD-A1 high definition DVD player is the first player for the HD-DVD disc, which is competing with Blu-ray DVD format as the leading HD disc format. HD-DVD is supported by Microsoft, Toshiba, Intel, Sanyo, NEC and movie studios like New Line and Universal and Blu-ray which supported by Apple, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Pioneer, Dell and movie studios like Sony, 20th Century Fox and Disney, with some companies decided to embrace both format.

Toshiba HD-A1

IHT reviewed Toshiba HD-A1 and concluded that you should not buy one yet for the 3 reasons:

Reason 1: The average person can see the difference in picture quality, but only on a big, high-definition screen, preferably side by side with a standard DVD signal. The leap forward is nowhere as great as it was from VHS to DVD.

Reason 2: For a brand-new technology, the A1 is a reasonably priced razor – but it’s got a serious blade shortage. Only 20 films will be available by the end of this month, and only a couple of hundred are expected by the end of the year.

Reason 3: This is the big one: You could be placing a very big bet on the wrong horse.

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