Toshiba Releases HD DVD Player Today

 

Toshiba has finally released its HD DVD player “HD-XA1” on today, March 31. There are up to 20 stores that started selling this new product around Tokyo. The first shipment is around 1,000 units. The price is open to the store, but is assumed to be around 110,000 JPY ($932.2 USD).

 
Japanese “Born to surprise the world.”

However, since there is no HD DVD software released separately yet, the player will come with 2 HD DVD discs bundled, “Resident Evil” and “Moonlight Jellyfish”.

This product is the first HD DVD player, which supports HD DVD/DVD/CD playback. It is equipped with an HDMI interface, which makes it possible to output 720p/1080i video. The player is also capable of up-converting normal DVD discs to 720p/1080i. The audio DAC of the player supports up to 192 KHz/24bit sound.

   

The built-in 11bit/216MHz video DAC enables the player with even better analog graphic quality when using component output. The equipped output interfaces are: HDMI, D4, component, S-Video, composite, analog sound, 5.1 channel output, digital coaxial cable and optical digital. An HDMI cable is bundled with the package.

 

The size of the unit is L437*W354*H115mm. Weight around 8.9kg. Remote controller is bundled. There are also some HD DVD titles announced on the press meeting by other movie companies. The new titles will start to ship in April.

 

Toshiba has finally released its HD DVD player “HD-XA1” on today, March 31. There are up to 20 stores that started selling this new product around Tokyo. The first shipment is around 1,000 units. The price is open to the store, but is assumed to be around 110,000 JPY ($932.2 USD).

 
Japanese “Born to surprise the world.”

However, since there is no HD DVD software released separately yet, the player will come with 2 HD DVD discs bundled, “Resident Evil” and “Moonlight Jellyfish”.

This product is the first HD DVD player, which supports HD DVD/DVD/CD playback. It is equipped with an HDMI interface, which makes it possible to output 720p/1080i video. The player is also capable of up-converting normal DVD discs to 720p/1080i. The audio DAC of the player supports up to 192 KHz/24bit sound.

   

The built-in 11bit/216MHz video DAC enables the player with even better analog graphic quality when using component output. The equipped output interfaces are: HDMI, D4, component, S-Video, composite, analog sound, 5.1 channel output, digital coaxial cable and optical digital. An HDMI cable is bundled with the package.

 

The size of the unit is L437*W354*H115mm. Weight around 8.9kg. Remote controller is bundled. There are also some HD DVD titles announced on the press meeting by other movie companies. The new titles will start to ship in April.

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