Toshiba Announces HD-E1,HD-XE1 HD DVD Players for Europe

August 31, 2006

Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player

Pictured above is the Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player for the European market. We now have more details on both (HD-E1 & HD-XE1) models via a German Toshiba product sheet. The official announcement is still expected to come Saturday from President & CEO of Toshiba Digital Media, Yoshihide Fujii.

So here’s what we know so far. Toshiba will announce two HD DVD players for the European market, at the IFA 2006 – World of Consumer Electronics show in Berlin. Both models are expected to be similar to the planned replacements for the HD-A1 and HD-XA1 for North America.

HD-E1: €599 – Availability November.
Supported HD video output resolutions: 720p, 1080i
Supported audio formats: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
HDMI 1.2

HD-XE1: €899 – Availability December.
Supported HD video output resolutions: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Supported audio formats: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
297MHz/12bit Video DAC
HDMI 1.3

Exciting stuff I can’t wait to see their North American counterparts. Now I wonder when we might hear about those…



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HD-DVD


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    A few manus but not nearly enough in my opinion.

  • B.Greenway

    A few manus but not nearly enough in my opinion.

  • Manus Mc Guirk

    Have any studios started recording soundtracks in 7.1 yet ?? You can always use your audio processor to convert 5.1 to 7.1 if its available.

    ~M~

  • Manus Mc Guirk

    Have any studios started recording soundtracks in 7.1 yet ?? You can always use your audio processor to convert 5.1 to 7.1 if its available.

    ~M~

  • David Woodward

    American version out in December, too bad the Dolby TrueHD is only going to be 5.1 and not 7.1. What a waste, to put in HDMI 1.3 to allow the full potential of the player and then fumble it on the audio.

  • David Woodward

    American version out in December, too bad the Dolby TrueHD is only going to be 5.1 and not 7.1. What a waste, to put in HDMI 1.3 to allow the full potential of the player and then fumble it on the audio.