Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Toshiba (Japan) Announces HD-XA2 and HD-XF2

Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of its second generation HD DVD players in the Japanese market. The company will roll out two new players, HD-XF2 and HD-XA2, from late December. The HD-XF2 seems to be the renamed HD-A2 and/or HD-E1 due for the North American and European markets respectively. Rear view of HD-XA2 / Rear view of HD-XF2

Main differences between the 2 models HD-XF2 and HD-XA2:
  • SD Upscale to HD resolution via HDMI:
    - HD-XF2 (up to 1080i)
    - HD-XA2 (up to 1080p)
  • HD output resolutions:
    - HD-XF2 (720p, 1080i)
    - HD-XA2 (720p, 1080i, 1080p)
  • 297MHz/12bit Video DAC (HD-XA2 only)
  • HDMI connection supported:
    - HD-XF2 (HDMI 1.2a)
    - HD-XA2 (HDMI 1.3: Deep Colour feature supported but requires compatible display compliant with this feature)
  • Audio connections:
    - HD-XF2 (2-ch analog, Digital Optical)
    - HD-XA2 (2-ch analog, 5.1-ch analog, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical)



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