9/15/2006

Toshiba Readies New HD DVD Players

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:28 am

Toshiba will soon put its second generation of HD DVD players on sale in the U.S.

The more expensive of Toshiba’s two new players, the HD-XA2, packs several new features that should mean a better picture if you have the right TV and content. The player generates output at up to 1080p, which is the highest of several levels of high-definition picture, and has the latest version of the HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) standard.

HDMI version 1.3 increases the color depth from 24 bits to 36 bits for deeper colors in images, but you’ll need a compatible TV to realize the benefit.

The HD-A2 will be available from October for $500 and the HD-XA2 will go on sale in December for $1000, said Toshiba.

Source: Yahoo

 

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