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Toshiba is taking up a somewhat common practice in today's cut-throat electronic scene. They are selling the HD-A1 at a large loss like Microsoft and Sony do on their game system. The HD-A1 sells for $499 but marketing firm iSuppli estimates that it costs more the $700 when packaging and manufacturi...

June 23rd 2006 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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Life sure is good in The Man Room. First these guys got a hold of Toshiba's HD-A1 HD DVD player before almost anyone else, and now they've also managed to score a Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray unit a full six days before the official release, capturing the entire unboxing process for us to enjoy. Since...

June 19th 2006 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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That's the latest buzz at AVS Forum, where poster PFC5 has posted this image of the mystery 1.3 update. However due to server problems it hasn't been distributed to very many others and we still don't know what it does, if anything. The original poster originally had a problem with his Toshiba disp...

June 10th 2006 at 7:22pm 0 Comments
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Well that was quick. Just a few days after the 1.20 patch was posted for download on AVS Forum, Toshiba HD DVD player owners can now download the update directly to their player via the ethernet port. We still don't have an official list of what this fixes, however HDMI connection problems, BTB (b...

June 6th 2006 at 10:16pm 0 Comments
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Early adopting Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player owners may be in for a special treat this weekend, as a poster on AVSForums has obtained a copy of a firmware upgrade early and posted it for download. Rumors on the board indicate Toshiba may release the update for owners to via disc or download next wee...

June 2nd 2006 at 9:19pm 0 Comments
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Not only is the RCA HDV5000 available now, the Toshiba HD-A1 may be a little easier to find in your neighborhood as they have announced they are shipping "to an increasing pool of retailers on a weekly basis". Much like the Xbox 360 last fall, the Toshiba HD-A1 and HD-XA1 have been almost totally so...

June 2nd 2006 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Apparently not everyone is disappointed with Toshiba's initial HD DVD players; that is the cheaper HD-A1. They are sold out across the web at retailers like Amazon, BestBuy, Crutchfield, and Walmart. These are not small town retailers here and if they are having stock issues with the HD DVD players,...

May 22nd 2006 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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So, has anyone been having issues with their HD DVD players. There are only two of them out there, the Toshiba HD-A1 and HD-XA1 and they both seem to be having "issues." Most of the problems have involved freezing up during the movie. To solve this, a user would have to hit pause in order for the au...

May 12th 2006 at 1:21pm 0 Comments
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Toshiba's HD DVD player, the HD-A1, has been alone on the market for about 2 weeks now. The units seem to be selling well, but they are 'bout to get some competition from Circuit City and RCA. You can't find the Toshiba model in any Circuit City store but they are still going to carry HD DVD players...

May 2nd 2006 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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People ether love HD DVD or they don't. CNET is the latest in the HD DVD hating club with Ten ways HD DVD falls short. David Carnoy goes through a great list of why HD DVD didn't impress him. Truthfully, he has some good points. But in defense of Toshiba, they just released the player. Most of his c...

April 28th 2006 at 8:46am 0 Comments
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That's what Reuters is saying and if the poll Ken pointed out in AVS Forums is any indication, they are correct. Toshiba's HD-XA1 has, despite limited content, poor demos, massive size and little public awareness, found acceptance with initial buyers and reviewers. I know many of our readers will be...

April 27th 2006 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Those early adopters who've already picked up a Toshiba HD-A1 but don't want to buy duplicate copies of each movie for use on their current car and portable DVD players have gotten a reprieve from Warner Home Video, who just announced that the first hybrid HD-DVD/standard DVD will be available on Ma...

April 26th 2006 at 12:30pm 0 Comments