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Toshiba HD-A1 grabs #14 on PC World's top 100 list

Richard Lawler , @Rjcc

HD DVD may yet get totally steamrolled by Blu-ray later this year, or face years of struggle against its mortal enemy (that shares its Achilles heel in restrictive AACS DRM), but at least it has had one day in the sun.  The Toshiba HD-A1, the first HD DVD player on the market came in 14th on PC World's Top 100 list. With shortages, glitches and a dearth of content, quite frankly we're surprised to see it up so high. When all is said and done, it does get the 1080i HD picture to the screen that aficionados have been waiting for and at least right now it's all we've got. (Also congrats to our friends at Engadget for slotting one spot higher at #13.)

 Often found twerding it up in a Detroit club basement, Richard's been tech obsessed since first laying hands on an Atari joystick. Now fully ensconced in the HD gaming era he scours the net for the latest news on HD screens and content, only taking an occasional break to submit Dreamcast 2 rumors on Joystiq's tip form.

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