Tuesday, February 19

HD DVD Player Specifications (for Archival Purposes)

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(be sure to check out the number footnotes at the bottom)

FIRST GENERATION

Toshiba HD-A1

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: No
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported(14): Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.1
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: 11-bit/216MHz Broadcom BCM7411KPB0G
Audio DSP: 2 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262s and 2 SHARC 21266s
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown PCM1755 (all channels)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0237
Gold-Plated Jacks: Yes.
Production Status: Discontinued.
MSRP: $499

Variant Models: Toshiba HD-D1 (All black w/ rectangular front panel buttons)
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Toshiba HD-XA1(7)

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Same Specifications as the Toshiba HD-A1.
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Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Other Connections: RS232 Port
Remote: SE-R0200 Backlit
Production Status: Discontinued.
MSRP: $799

Variant Models: RCA HDV-5000 (silver rebadged unit that looks a lot like the HD-A1)
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Microsoft X-box 360 HD DVD Add-on ("HD-AO")

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: No.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p (Only via VGA)
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported(14): Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a (X-box 360 Elite and newer Premium models)
Video Connections: Mini-USB 2.0 to X-box 360 / Component(4) / VGA @ 1080p / HDMI (X-box 360 Elite and newer Premium models) @ 1080p
Audio Connections(5): Optical, 2-channel Analog Out via X-box 360, HDMI (X-box 360 Elite and newer Premium models)
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports
Persistent Storage: Yes.

Video DAC, Audio DSP, Audio DAC: The add-on utilizes software and the 360's processing power for these operations.

Latest Firmware: 2.0.4645.0 / December 2007
Methods of Update: X-box Live Update

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: Yes, if the DVD is Region 0.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote
Gold-Plated Jacks: No.
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $179.99 / $129.99 (upon format death)

Variant Models: Black HD DVD Development Team Version
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SECOND GENERATION

Toshiba HD-A2

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: No.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, 2-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes.

Video DAC: 11-bit/216MHz Broadcom BCM7411KPB0G
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 24-bit/192kHz (all channels)(12)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0252
Gold-Plated Jacks: No.
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $499

Variant Models:

- Toshiba HD-D2 (Assumed same as A2, sold at Costco/Sam's Club)
- Toshiba HD-A2C (includes HDMI cable)
- Toshiba HD-E1 (European model, locked in Region 2/PAL for DVD)
- Toshiba HD-XF2 (Japanese model)(8)
- Toshiba HD-E1KY (Australian model, locked in Region 4/PAL for DVD))
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Toshiba HD-A20

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, 2-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes.

Video DAC: NEC EMMA3 / 10-bit Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1018 VRS (for 1080p & SD DVD Upconversion)
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262(6)
Audio DAC: 24-bit/192kHz (all channels)(12)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: No.
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $499

Variant Models: Toshiba HD-EP10 (European model, locked into Region 2/PAL for DVD)
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Toshiba HD-XA2 Flagship

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.3a w/ Audio Bitstream Bypass(11)
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port, RS232 Port
Persistent Storage: Yes.

Video DAC: 14-bit/297MHz Silicon Optix Reon-VX HQV
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown PCM1755 (5.1 analog outs) / 192kHz/24-bit Wolfson WM8740 (2.0 analog out)(12)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model NumberGold-Plated Jacks: Yes.
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $799

Variant Models:

- Toshiba HD-XE1 (European model, locked in Region 2/PAL for DVD)
- Toshiba HD-E1KY (Australian model, locked in Region 4/PAL for DVD)
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THIRD GENERATION

Toshiba HD-A3

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: No
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported(14): Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: USB 2.0 Port, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: 12-bit/148.5MHz Anchor Bay Technologies' VRS
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit (all channels)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0252
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $299

Variant Models: Toshiba HD-D3 (Assumed same as A2, sold at Costco/Sam's Club)
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Toshiba HD-A30

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a w/ CE-Link (HDMI-CEC)(10)
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: USB 2.0 Port, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: 10-bit Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1018 VRS
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit (all channels)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0252
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $399

Variant Models: Toshiba HD-EP30 (European model, locked in Region 2/PAL for DVD)
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Toshiba HD-A35

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.3a w/ CE-Link (HDMI-CEC)(10) & 7.1 Audio Bitstream Bypass(11)
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: USB 2.0 Port, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: 10-bit Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1018 VRS
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit (all channels)

Latest Firmware: 4.0
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0252
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $499

Variant Models: Toshiba HD-EP35 (European model, locked in Region 2/PAL for DVD)
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Onkyo DV-HD805

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.3a w/ Audio Bitstream Bypass(11)
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component(4), HDMI
Audio Connections(5)(15): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out, 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port, RS232 Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: 14-bit/297MHz Silicon Optix Reon-VX HQV / 12-bit/297MHz Analog Devices NSV (on Component video output)
Audio DSP: ?
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown PCM1755 (5.1 analog outs) / 192kHz/24-bit Wolfson WM8740 (2.0 analog out)(12)

Latest Firmware: 2.8 (Official) / 4.0 (same as last Toshiba player update)
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: RC-715DV
Gold-Plated Jacks: Yes
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $899
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Integra DHS-8.8

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Same Specifications as the Onkyo DV-HD805.
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Latest Firmware: 2.8 (Official) / 4.0 (same as last Toshiba player update)
Remote: RC-716DV
Gold-Plated Jacks: Yes
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $1099
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Venturer SHD7000

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
1080p/24fps HD Support: No
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Video Codecs Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported(14): Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Video Connections: HDMI
Audio Connections(5): HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB

Video DAC: Broadcom BCM7440 SoC
Audio DSP: ?
Audio DAC: ?

Latest Firmware: ?
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: No
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: $249
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JAPANESE VARDIA HDD/HD DVD-R (DVR) SERIES

Toshiba RD-A1

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
24fps HD Support: No.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Recordable Disc Types Supported: HD DVD-R (15GB SL/30GB DL), DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Video Codecs Supported: MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD Playback) Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD-R Playback) Supported: MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Input Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D1, DV, VHF, UHF, BS-110CS Digital Hi-Vision
Output Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D-tanshi, i.Link S400 (2x), Component(4), HDMI
Input Audio Connections: 2-channel Analog Out (2x)
Output Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out (3x), 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 3 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port, RS232 Port
Persistent Storage: Yes, 130 MB
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 Terabyte

Video DAC: 14-bit/297MHz Anchor Bay Technologies
Audio DSP: 2 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262s and 2 SHARC 21266s
Audio DAC: 24-bit/192kHz (all channels)

Latest Firmware: Ver10
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: ?
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: No. CD Layer Only (if present)
DVD-A Support: No. Dolby / DTS / LPCM tracks playable (if present)
Remote: SE-R0219
Gold-Plated Jacks: Yes.
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ¥398,000
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Toshiba RD-A600

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
24fps HD Support: No.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Recordable Disc Types Supported: HD DVD-R (15GB SL/30GB DL), DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Video Codecs Supported: MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD Playback) Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD-R Playback) Supported: MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.2a
Input Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D1, DV, VHF, UHF, BS-110/CS Digital Hi-Vision
Output Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D-tanshi, i.Link S400 (2x), Component(4), HDMI
Input Audio Connections: 2-channel Analog Out (2x)
Output Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out (3x), 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port, CableCARD
Persistent Storage: Yes.
Hard Drive Capacity: 600 Gigabytes

Video DAC: 12-bit/148.5MHz Anchor Bay Technologies' VRS
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 192kHz/24-bit (all channels)

Latest Firmware: Ver20
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: ?
DVD-A Support: ?
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ¥200,000
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Toshiba RD-A300

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Same Specifications as the Toshiba RD-A600.
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Hard Drive Capacity: 300 Gigabytes
Latest Firmware: Ver20Remote: ?
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ¥150,000
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Toshiba RD-X7 Flagship

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Recordable Disc Types Supported(13): HD DVD-R (15GB SL/30GB DL), DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Video Codecs Supported: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (@ 4MBps transcoded)
Video Codecs (HD DVD Playback) Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD-R Playback) Supported: MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.3a w/ CE-Link (HDMI-CEC)
Input Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D1, DV, VHF, UHF, BS-110/CS Digital Hi-Vision
Output Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D-tanshi, i.Link S400 (2x), Component(4), HDMI
Input Audio Connections: 2-channel Analog Out (2x)
Output Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out (3x), 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port, i.Link
Persistent Storage: Yes.
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 Terabyte

Video DAC: 14-bit/297MHz Silicon Optix Reon-VX HQV (w/ NSV Precision Video)
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: ?

Latest Firmware: ?
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: ?
DVD-A Support: ?
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ¥160,000
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Toshiba RD-A301

Video Resolutions Supported(1): 1080p/60fps, 1080i/60fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/60fps
24fps HD Support: Yes.
DVD Upscale Resolutions Supported: 720p/1080i/1080p
Disc Types Supported: HD DVD (15GB SL/30GB DL), HD DVD Combo, HD DVD TWIN, 3x DVD, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA CD-R, WMA CD-RW
Recordable Disc Types Supported(13): HD DVD-R (15GB SL/30GB DL), DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Video Codecs Supported: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (@ 4MBps transcoded)
Video Codecs (HD DVD Playback) Supported: VC-1, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Video Codecs (HD DVD-R Playback) Supported: MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby Digital (up to EX), Dolby Digital Plus (up to EX)(2), Dolby TrueHD(2), DTS (up to 6.1 ES Matrix/Discrete), DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio(3), Linear PCM (up to 8-channels @ 24-bit/96kHz)
HDi Support: Full Runtime Engine w/ PiP & Networking

HDMI Ver.: 1.3a w/ CE-Link (HDMI-CEC)
Input Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D1, DV, VHF, UHF, BS-110/CS Digital Hi-Vision
Output Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), D-tanshi, i.Link S400, Component(4), HDMI
Input Audio Connections: 2-channel Analog Out (2x)
Output Audio Connections(5): Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out (3x), 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, LAN Ethernet Port
Persistent Storage: Yes.
Hard Drive Capacity: 300 Gigabytes

Video DAC: 12-bit/148.5MHz Anchor Bay Technologies
Audio DSP: 32-bit Analog Devices SHARC 21262 (6)
Audio DAC: 24-bit/192kHz

Latest Firmware: ?
Methods of Update: Update CD or LAN Ethernet Port

Region Free: HD DVD: Yes. / DVD: No.
Component HD DVD Playback: Yes.
Component DVD Upscale: No.
576i/p PAL Support: No.
CD Support: Yes
SACD Support: ?
DVD-A Support: ?
Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ¥100,000
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Toshiba RD-A201
Toshiba RD-A101

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Same Specifications as the Toshiba RD-A301.
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Hard Drive Capacity: ? (probably less than the A301, perhaps 200 and 100GB respectively)
Remote: ?
Gold-Plated Jacks: ?
Production Status: Discontinued
MSRP: ?
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Toshiba HBS-A-001 Reference Model (2005)

HDMI Ver.: ?
Video Connections: Composite (480i-only), S-Video (480i-only), Component (BNC), HDMI
Audio Connections: Optical, Coaxial, 2-channel Analog Out (labeled "DOWN MIX"), 5.1-channel Analog Out, HDMI
Other Connections: 1 USB 2.0 Port, LAN Ethernet Port

Remote: Yes, Unknown Model Number
Gold-Plated Jacks: Yes
Production Status: Demonstration Prototype, sometimes exhibited operational, final prototype build of the HD-A1/HD-XA1, electroluminescent front readout is the same template seen on Toshiba's promotional images of the HD-A1.

Variant Models:

- Toshiba HD DVD/DVD Player (CES Early 2004) (Debut prototype, said to have "special core logic combining engine controls, DSP chip, and ATAPI interface")
- "Toshiba HD-XA1" Prototype (2005) (black urushi finish with silver trim/buttons, sometimes dubbed an HD DVD recorder)
- Sanyo HD DVD Prototype (CES 2005) (Brushed silver aluminum with black front trim, "debut by end of '05 at below $1,000")
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Footnotes

(1) The majority of HD DVDs are encoded at 24 frames per second. The HD-A1, XA1, and HD-A2 cannot (and most likely never be able to) support 24fps or 1080p due to a video DAC limitation. Though keep in mind any quality 1080p display will perform correct 3:2 pulldown and reconstruct the original 1080p video on the HD DVD. Also it's important to note the HD-A20 currently has a bug where it doesn't use 3:2 pulldown in the 1080p conversion, resulting in subtle video artifacting when the player is set to 1080p output. The HD-XA2 performs this 1080p conversion correctly and better than many current 1080p displays. Saying all this, HD DVDs aren't 1080p natively, the video is interlaced (1080i) with progressive "flags" encoded on the disc telling the deinterlacer to "create" 1080p. Blu-ray and DVD are the same way.
(2) Transcoded into 24-bit/96kHz Linear PCM.
(3) Downconverted to full bitrate (1.5 MBps) standard DTS.
**(2)(3) Only via Coaxial, Optical, multi-channel analog outputs, and HDMI outputs. If the player supports Audio Bitstream Bypass, all audio codecs can be sent via HDMI to a compatible A/V receiver or processor for decoding.
**(Special Audio Note) The HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-AO, and RD-A1 transcode Dolby Plus and Dolby TrueHD tracks to full bitrate (1.5 MBps) standard DTS via Coaxial and Optical outputs. All other models downconvert Dolby Plus and Dolby TrueHD tracks to full bitrate (640kbps) standard Dolby Digital via Coaxial and Optical outputs.
(4) Due to AACS restrictions, DVD is limited to 480p and HD DVD is limited to 1080i max. If a given HD DVD has Image Constraint Token (ICT) enabled, resolution will be limited to 540p, though no HD DVD has ICT enabled to this date.
(5) Via Optical or Coaxial, due to bandwidth limitations, all HD DVD audio is transcoded to full bitrate (1.5 MBps) standard DTS. Via HDMI or 5.1 Analog Out, full range HD DVD audio is available.
(6) Second Gen models have redesigned chipset architecture from the First Gen which made full audio processing possible with one SHARC DSP instead of four. Though it has been long rumored with the First Gen's 4 SHARC DSP horsepower, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding may be possible if provided in the future.
(7) The Toshiba XA1 also features a motorized front panel door and double walled construction.
(8) All Japanese player models (XA1, XFA2, XA2) and DVR models (above) have a D-tanshi video connection that supports various resolutions for Japanese HDTVs.
(9) This feature is allows devices connected via HDMI to control each other from one remote.
(10) This feature will allow the player to send the raw undecoded audio bitstream of the new HD audio formats (Dolby Plus/TrueHD & DTS-HD/Master Audio) to an external A/V receiver or processor for decoding via its HDMI connection. The prior method was to losslessly transcode the bitstream to LPCM within the player for output.
(11) The HD-A2, A20, XA2 and the Onkyo 805 feature a single Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz stereo DAC for its 2-channel analog out connections. The HD-A1, XA1, and XA2 share the same TI Burr-Brown DACs on their 5.1 analog outs, but the A1 and XA1 have these BB DACs on all channels. This is why both first generation models are considered superior CD players than all three of the second generation models.
(12) The RD-RX7 is slated to become Toshiba's flagship recorder. It will have the ability to burn up to 2 hours of High Definition material on a regular DVD-R DL disc. A feature entitled "HD-Rec".
(13) The HD-A1 and HD-XA1 upsample all internally decoded audio to 24-bit/96KHz via their HDMI, 5.1 analog, and 2.0 analog outs.
(14) The Onkyo DV-HD805 and Integra DHS-8.8 include Direct Digital Audio Mode that shuts off the Analog and Coaxial/Optical connections when transmitting audio via HDMI.
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2 comments:

Jayson said...

* Added HD-A2 HDMI version.

* Added several HD DVD player prototypes under the Toshiba HBS-A-001.

Jayson said...

* Added/fixed some specs for the RD-X7 Flagship.

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