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The Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD plays High Definition DVDs which bring higher resolution (720p and 1080i) and higher image quality to your widescreen HDTV. The HD-AX1 can deliver 1080p interpolation when connected through the HDMI port. To see the benefit of HD-DVD, you will need to buy new movies in the HD-DVD format, but the device does support and will up-convert your existing standard DVDs.
Some of the other specs include multi-channel decoders (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD), four 32-Bit floating point signal processors, HDMI Audio support up to 5.1 L-PCM / 5.1 Channel Bass Management, and a plethora of connections including 2 USB Terminals, 1 HDMI, 1 ColorStream Pro Component Video (gold plated), 1 S-Video (gold plated), 1 Composite Video (gold plated), 1 Stereo Analog Audio (gold plated), 5.1 Multi-Channel Analog Audio (gold plated), 1 Coaxial Digital output (gold plated), 1 Optical Digital Output, 1 Ethernet Port, and 1 RS-232C.