Toshiba HD-DVD players to launch in November
Europe’s first commercially available standalone HD-DVD players
Toshiba has revealed that Europe’s first commercially available standalone HD-DVD players will be available from mid-November.
The HD-E1 will be the first model to offer HD-DVD to European consumers, while the step-up HD-XE1, which will follow early in December, will deliver enhanced images and sound.
Both players are backwards compatible with existing DVD and CD formats, and the HD-XE1 can ‘upscale’ and output existing DVD content at 1080p for display on HD-ready LCD, plasma panels and other HD TVs or monitors via HDMI terminals.
Inbuilt Dolby Digital Plus uses a higher bit rate (up to 3Mbps) to improve fidelity and enhance movie soundtracks.
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