The SHD7000 features 1080i video output, an HDMI
connection (to upconvert standard DVD to near HD quality) and Ethernet connectivity, which allows for network access to studios and third parties via the Internet.
Toshiba currently sells its HD-A2 HD DVD player for $299 after a $100 manufacturer’s rebate. When factoring in five free HD DVD
titles included in the purchase available through Oct. 31, the actual retail price is lower than the SHD7000.