In case anyone is interested in getting a hd-dvd standalone player for their existing hd-dvd collection or are thinking of starting thanks to the good old £4.99 hd dvd's around at the mo... this is a great player. It's not 1080p, but i got mine yesterday and it looks amazing on my samsung tv which does 1080i.
* Playback: HD DVD Video, DVD Video, DVD VR, CD Audio, CD-DA
* Standard DVD video upscaling to 720p, 1080i, with HDMI output
* Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD (core only) (note: this is only 5.1 channe;s tho!!)
* Dolby Digital, DTS
* 2 channel audio output
* Ethernet connection
* 2 x extension terminals (usb ports)
If you want to check out a review - http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2007/01/05/Toshiba-HD-E1KE-HD-DVD-Player/p1
What does 'Grade A' mean?
Grade A Goods are "Factory Reconditioned" to the Manufacturers original specification. All goods supplied are 30 day high street store (30 days) returned products. With grade A stock there is always a chance that there may be a minor cosmetic mark, Considering the price however these are considered to be very minor and will not affect performance of the product.
Mine arrived in it's original box, retaped up at the top and the played sealed in a bag with everything else sealed in another bag - remote, cables etc.... btw - this comes with a hdmi cable which is handy too!!!
So if you're not that fussed about the condition, and are looking for a cheap player (baring in mind, they are going for close to the £200 mark on other sites!) from a well known retailer - it's a good purchase!
Apologies if this is a repost!