Toshiba Announcing Second Generation HD DVD Players

Toshiba’s new players, coming later this year, are going to use HDMI version 1.3, which doubles bandwidth, and support 720p and 1080p playback. The two models, HD-A2 and HD-XA2 will replace their HD-A1 and HD-XA1 players, which have had bugs and other quirks that made sales slower than expected.

The HD-XA2 will have the HDMI 1.3, 1080p resolution, and 297MHz/12-bit Video DAX with 4x oversampling and picture setting functions. This may seem like tech jargon to you – it is – but it allows users to customize contrast, brightness, noise blocking, and other parameters to optimize the image output.

The HD-A2 will be $499 in October, and the HD-XA2 will be $999.

Press Release [Toshiba via Digitaltrends]