The Toshiba HD-A3 720p/1080i HD DVD Player is an inexpensive way to enjoy the clarity and brilliance of HD movies at home without spending hundreds of bucks. Aside from its sleek and elegant look, it offers many features and an excellent build quality. It support the enhanced features of the HD DVD format, including picture-in-picture video, audio commentary, and Web-enabled network capabilities. With an Ethernet port, the HD-A3 can connect to the Internet for firmware updates to keep the player up to date on new features, and to support the growing number of HD DVD titles with interactive online features and bonus content. In addition to HD DVD, the A3 can also play DVDs, DVD-R/Ws, DVD-VRs, CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs.
If you have been wanting to get into the HD DVDs then this will be a great start. You'll bring increased realism to your movie soundtracks through Dolby TrueHD, Digital Plus and DTS HD (core only), along with legacy formats like Dolby Digital and DTS. The HDA-3 takes your standard DVDs and upgrades them to match the resolution of your HD display. Not only does this output the video in HD resolution, but because the conversion takes place in the player, the signal remains free from excessive digital-to-analog conversion artifacts. The slim chassis is slim with a high gloss, black acrylic face plate; it looks good even when it isnt playing.