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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

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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

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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

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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

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Some people are just so curious. Take Lorin for example. He ran out and bought Toshiba's HD-A1 HD DVD player and documented him opening the thing up. The six minute clip includes everything from him removing it from the box to installing the HD DVD drive in a PC. No, Windows does not recognize it si

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Now that Toshiba's HD-A1 HD DVD player is finally available in stores -- and there are even some discs out to play on it -- reviews are starting to trickle in, mainly from dedicated early adopters, who've braved confused sales clerks, cumbersome boxes, and a remote with more options than Windows Vi

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As the first HD DVD players finally make their way to stores, The Man Room wasted no time in going out and buying one to test it out. Well, actually, it looks like the reviewer wasted a little time, since he had to call no fewer than four Best Buy outlets to find one that actually had a Toshiba HD-

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Although not the complete screw-by-screw disassembly that we're accustomed to, here's your first chance to get a glimpse inside Toshiba's new HD-A1 HD-DVD player and check out the magic circuitry delivering all that 1080p goodness. As we learned yesterday, a few retailers (we're looking at you, Bes

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There is a bit of curiosity in all of us. Even if you don't know how the heck it works, you still would love to see the insides of one of the new Toshiba's HD-A1 HD DVD players. AVS Forum user Zerokills just got his hands on his player and cracked it open as soon as he could. (original AVS Forum thr

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The day is finally here! High definition DVDs are moving in and those ol' DVDs are gettin' kicked to the curb. (just joking) Toshiba has officially started selling their first HD DVD player...too bad it is only in Japan. The HD-XA1 is selling for 93,436 yen ($795) but it comes packaged with high-de

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Toshiba's HD-A1 HD-DVD player arrives in a few weeks for those that pre-ordered it and CNET is providing their early take on the $499 device. On the upside, it shouldn't matter what format the first batch of HD-DVDs will use, since the HD-A1 provides support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and VC-1, which is ac

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