updated 02:25 pm EDT, Wed April 11, 2007
Toshiba HD-A20 Ships
Toshiba today announced that its HD-A20 HD DVD movie player is at last shipping to stores. The A20, first announced at CES in January, is targeted at viewers who want better image quality than the basic HD-A2 but without the more exotic AV output of the HD-XA2: the newest entry can display a full 1080p signal on compatible TVs but sheds HDMI 1.3's enhanced image and more elaborate versions of Dolby and DTS surround.
Importantly, the price has also dropped with the formal release. Toshiba says the A20 should be in stores very soon for $500, a full $100 less than what was announced in January.