Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Toshiba To Launch Next Generation HD DVD Players in Europe

Toshiba has announced at IFA 2007 today that they will be launching HD-EP30 and HD-EP35 HD DVD players in Europe.

You may want to check out Toshiba's newly revamped European HD DVD website for more details of these HD DVD players.

Click here if you want to have a look at the back view of the players. (Click on the players instead of the model numbers.)

HD-EP30 & HD-EP35 Specifications are as follows. The differences between HD-EP30 and HD-EP35 are highlighted with blue fonts. Please note that these specs may still be subject to changes.

  • HD DVD-Video
  • DVD-Video
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD VR Format (DVD-R/RW)
  • CD Audio
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • NTSC Playback (DVD) supported.
  • Codecs:
    - MPEG2
    - MPEG4 AVC (H.264)
    - VC1
  • HD/SD output resolutions:
    - 1080p/60Hz, 24Hz (via HDMI)
    - 1080i
    - 720p
    - 576p
  • DVD:
    - PAL
    - NTSC
  • SD upscale to HD resolution (via HDMI):
    - Up to 1080p
    - 720p and 1080i supported
  • 148MHz/12 bit Video DAC (analogue) outputs
  • Deep Colour Function (HDMI output)


  • Codecs:
    - Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch)
    - Dolby Digital Plus (up to 5.1ch)
    - Dolby True HD (up to 5.1ch)
    - dts (up to 5.1ch)
    - dts-HD (core only, up to 5.1ch)
    - MPEG audio
    - PCM (up to 5.1ch)
  • 7.1 Digital Bitstream (DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD & Dolby Digital-Plus) output. Feature is present only on HD-EP35 (with HDMI v1.3)


  • Video outputs:
    - Composite video
    - Component video
  • Audio outputs:
    - Analogue 2ch (HD-EP35 and HD-EP30)
    - Analogue 5.1ch (HD-EP35 only)
    - Digital optical audio output
  • HDMI v1.3 - Supports Deep Colour Function & 7.1-ch High Bitrate Audio (Digital Bitstream) output (HD-EP35 only)
  • HDMI v1.2a (HD-EP30 only)
  • Ethernet port (RJ-45)
  • 1 x Extension terminal
  • CEC Funtionality (REGZA-Link): The HD-EP30 and HD-EP35 models also feature "CE-Link" (HDMI-CEC), allowing two-way control between the HD DVD player and a TV through an HDMI connection. The "CE-Link" connectivity offers the capability to communicate with and control another CE device in a whole new way. For instance, using "CE-Link" with "One Touch Play" consumers will be able to turn on a CEC capable HDTV and a Toshiba HD DVD player, and start playing a movie, with a single touch of a button on the player remote.



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