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Toshiba HD-XE1

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  • T3

    WE LOVE:
    1080p gorgeousness.
    Top connections.

    WE HATE:
    No 7.1 surround sound.

    WE SAY:
    A bit slow to get going, but still the best HD-DVD player in the kingdom.

    13 years ago
  • Register Hardware

    Supporting 1080p, HDMI 1.3 and a decent price, this won't disappoint - if you've got kit to pair it with...

    14 years ago
  • Toshiba HD-XE1 review

    Plus

    • <p>Fantastic picture</p><p>Improved connections</p><p>Good looking and well built</p>

    Minus

    • <p>Slight judder during horizontal pans</p>

    Conclusion
    Partnered with a Full HD screen and quality audio system, it delivers a peerless home cinema experience"

    14 years ago
  • Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player

    Plus

    • Picture quality
    • 1080p support
    • HD DVD disc features like accessing menus mid film

    Minus

    • Not much better than the company's HD-E1 or Microsoft's HD DVD drive for Xbox 360

    Conclusion The Toshiba HD-XE1 is a very formidable player that offers plenty to the home cinema enthusiast looking for the top of the range performance. The picture quality is excellent and the price point is still cheaper than Samsung's standalone player even after it after a launch price drop, however it is still more expensive than Sony's PlayStation 3 console which launches this month. Of course, and this is getting a bit dull, there is the format war to contend with and this will probably taint your choice on this over a Blu-ray player. Format war aside, if there are movies that you want to watch on HD DVD this will give you the result you are looking for, and should see you through the next 12 months as more and more manufacturers release 1080p ready televisions, however if you don't have a 1080p supporting television, and chances are, unless you bought it in the last 6 months you don't, then the company's alternative offering, the HD-E1 is the more viable and affordable choice. Those strapped for cash, but wishing to embrace the next generation should, if you have an Xbox 360 and don't mind the noise (which you probably do), opt for the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and save yourself a heap of cash at the same time. However if you want top of the range performance from HD DVD this is the model to do it with.

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