Feeds

Toshiba expands HD DVD player line-up

1080p added to entry-level spec

Build a business case: developing custom apps

CES 2007 Toshiba today extended its HD DVD player line-up with an intermediate model that combines the feature set of the entry-level HD-A2 with 1080p-resolution output.

The HD-A2 - in Europe, it's the HD-E2 - is limited to 720p and 1080i. The more feature-rich HD-XA2 has 1080p too, but there's clearly a demand for a low-cost box that does 1080p, the maximum resolution of the HD DVD format, but without all the price-boosting high-end 'videophile' features of Toshiba's top-end model.

toshiba hd-a2 hd dvd player

Like the HD-XA2 and the HD-A2, the HD-A20 has an HDMI port, but it's a 1.2 model - the HD-XA2 has an HDMI 1.3 port. All the usual 5.1-channel Dolby and DTS digital audio formats are supported by the HD-A20 too.

Last week, Toshiba launched an internal HD DVD drive for PCs.

The HD-A20 will ship in the US in the spring, Toshiba said, for $600 - $100 more than the HD-A2. ®

Read our complete CES 2007 coverage at Reg Hardware

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.