"High Quality Performance and Features"4.5 starson by toothdoc1
Pros: HDMI and Component Video and SD DVD Upconversion
Cons: Does not return to point of play when stopped on HD DVD disks. Limited picture quality settings.
Summary: I have always had Sony DVD players except for my inexpensive Cyberhome DVD Recorder. I tried a Toshiba upconverting DVD player several years ago and did not like the features and returned it for a Sony. I purchased the HD-A20 to replace a XBOX 360 HD DVD Player. It's performance is great improvement both in video and especially audio. It does a great job in upconverting SD DVD's but their appearance differs from movie to movie. Dune the extended version and the Superbit disk of Lawrence of Arabia look nerly as good as HD. The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King upconverts to good but not great. I am using the unit with a Sony 1080i LCD rear projection TV with HDMI input. Some DVD-R disk recordings made off the DVR look good and using the analog output thru a Yamaha play nicely. I have seen some negative reports of the unit having a long start-up time, but the delay is not a hugh factor and isn't so long to be annoying. Sony units have a few more picture quality options but the TV settings can compensate for these. All in all the Toshiba is a fine unit that will meet the needs of most videophils. I have no plans to upgrade to a 1080p television soon, but this unit is ready for the upgrade, and for now, the 1080i performance is great.