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Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM

Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM
alaScore 84

285 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Toshiba HD-E1-K-TETM from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD High Definition DVD PlayerToshiba HD-E1 HD DVD High Definition DVD Player

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Toshiba HD-E1 review


The cheapest standalone next-gen disc player

Cheaper than Blu-ray ; Great picture quality

No 5.1 analogue outputs ; Poor remote

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player review


2007 is going to be the year of high definition, or so we are told, and with that, Toshiba has finally waded in with two players in the UK that are capable of playing back its next generation HD DVD discs. Although this is the first generation of...

Picture quality, styling, playback standard DVDs

Format war question, no 1080p playback

Amazing, affordablish, but hindered by a format war

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (

Toshiba HD-E1 review


Toshiba's HD-DVD range has recently been given a revamp, with two new budget decks, the HD-EP30 and EP35, coming in to bolster the ranks. That means the HD-E1, the oldest model in the current range, is increasingly outdated – and indeed, Toshiba plans...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Rob Gillman (

Toshiba HD-E1 review


While it lacks advanced features and is very slow to respond, the HD-E1 is the first standalone high-definition movie player that feels like it's worth the money. With excellent picture quality, a large selection of movies already available and...

Superb HD pictures ; Good DVD upscaling ; Much more affordable than a Blu-ray player ; Slim design

Lethargic operating times ; No 1080p ; No analogue surround sound output

Sound quality is also excellent, although again we have very little to compare it to. Effects are livelier than with regular Dolby Digital, so we look forward to hearing more of Dolby Digital Plus and True HD in the future

Jan, 2007


Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD Player


Toshiba throws the cat among the pigeons with a surprisingly affordable HD DVD player.

Toshiba has really raised the bar with the HD-E1, producing a high quality HD DVD player at a very affordable price. Although £350 is a lot of money to many people, considering that a Blu-ray player will cost you well over twice as much, the HD-E1 is a...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (

Toshiba HD-E1


Flying in the face of current inflationary trends Toshiba's entry-level HD DVD deck has recently had its price cut. A step-up model which adds 1080p output to the HD-E1 will soon be on sale for £450

Cheaper than Blu-ray, Great picture quality

No 5.1 analogue outputs, Poor remote

This HD DVD player couples an eye-opening price with some great pictures, making it a serious player in this new market

May, 2007

Expert review by: Ian Calcutt (

Review: Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player


The UK's first HD DVD player is finally here. We had a look to see how it measures up to its big Blu-ray rival...

Good value, generally fine picture quality and superb DVD upscaling

Lacks full-range outputs for HD audio, disc quality is variable and the format war is far from over

HDMI is also used by the HD-E1 to output HD DVD images or to upscale normal DVD to 720p or 1080i levels. The relatively stripped down player also supports CD playback but little else (no SACD, DVD-Audio, MP3 or DivX) and of course it won't play Blu-ray...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

Toshiba HD-E1


Toshiba's HD-E1 is the first HD-DVD player we've had through the office. While we looked at the Qosmio G30 notebook with a built in HD-DVD drive, the ...

Brilliant image quality, great DVD upscaling, online capabilities in the future, competitively priced

Slow interface, no 1080p support

While it is missing 1080p support and has a somewhat sluggish interface, the HD-E1 is a well priced High Definition player that supports both DVD and HD-DVD, and outputs exceptional image quality.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Roche (

Toshiba HD-E1


If you have a big-screen TV in your living and you're hungry for HD content, the Toshiba HD-E1 delivers great picture quality.

USB and Ethernet for expansion ; Currently cheaper than Blu-ray players ; HD DVD movies look great on HD-ready TVs ; Upscaled regular DVDs well

No support for 1080p "full HD ; No analog 5.1-channel audio ; Remote control not backlit ; Some performance issues ; Locked to Region 4 for DVD

So far Blu-ray has the upper hand in terms of movie studio support, but HD DVD is cheaper to produce. Still, it remains to be seen whether HD DVD or Blu-ray will triumph as the successor to DVD, and unless you're willing to take a gamble, we'd...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (

Toshiba HD-E1 HD-DVD Player (1080i)


While there is no clear winner in the home high-definition optical storage feud yet, Toshiba has reaffirmed its direction with the release of the HD-E1, an affordable HD-DVD player for your next home entertainment revamp.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Reliability. Performance. Technology. Leadership. The Toshiba name means all this and more. Toshiba builds upon this heritage by delivering the industry's most innovative, high-quality solutions. PRODUCT FEATURES: Playback: HD DVD Video, DVD Video, DVD VR, CD Audio, CD-DA; Standard DVD Video upscaling to 720p, 1080i via HDMI; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD (core only), Dolby Digital, DTS; 2 channel audio output; Ethernet connection; 2x extension terminals.


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: No
DVD+RW Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: Yes
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD