January 09, 2007 by Rachel Cericola
Toshiba has announced its second generation HD DVD player. At CES, Toshiba is introducing the new HD-A20, which joins the existing Toshiba HD DVD lineup.
All of Toshiba’s HD DVD models connect to HDTV sets via High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)—the multi- industry-supported, all-digital A/V connection capable of providing the transmission of uncompressed digital video and multi-channel audio on a single cable.
To match the resolution of your display, Toshiba’s HD DVD players output HD DVD content through the HDMI interface in 720p or 1080i for the HD-A2 ($499.99), and 720p, 1080i or 1080p for the HD-A20 and the HD-XA2 ($999.99). Through the HDMI interface, standard-definition DVDs can also be upconverted to match the resolution of HD displays. The HD-A20 is designed to output 1920 x 1080p via HDMI.
All of Toshiba’s HD DVD players support a variety of HD audio options to complement its HD video offerings. This includes both lossy and lossless formats from Dolby Labs and DTS including the Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD.
Like other Toshiba HD DVD players, the HD-A20 is backward-compatible, so you can continue to enjoy their libraries of current DVD and CD software. The unit will be offered in a black high gloss finish and new slim chassis.
- Supports HDMI
- Outputs 1920 x 1080p
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