Toshiba SD1800 DVD Players

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

Single disc Tabletop


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Seletsky a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2004

Bottom Line:   
The first of these, which I bought as a DVD player, was so successful that I bought a another one as a second CD player, replacing the dreadful Teac CDP-1250 which sounded sweet but only lasted a few months before ceasing to function--a waste of $80; the repair warranty had expired (if it was even reparable) and a paid repair would have cost far more than the unit (see my optimistically positive review before it died). The Toshiba SD-1800 is a great DVD player but in some ways even better as a musical CD player. It will track anything, it has a 192kHz sampling frequency/24-bit DAC, like audiophile units, and it sounds warm and detailed. Moreover, it reads out CD text (take that NAD!) and appears to be utterly reliable. All for under $70. Who'd have thought?

[[By the way, DVD players in the new Toshiba line, like the SD-4900, are not really usable as a music CD players since some transport details make them impractical: e.g., if you scan back beyond the beginning of a track, the inter-track gap confuses the machine and you end up at the *beginning* of the previous track, rather than getting a linear scan back. Also, it only reads out time elapsed, no matter what you do. Try to get the older SD-1800.]]

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stewbass a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This single DVD unit is perfect for those who want to get the most for their money.
Don't worry , the problems that the 1700 series had, have been corrected in this model.Consumers need to review this player over the cheaper brand players offered at your local chain audio store.The Toshiba is a solid performer.Spend the extra 20.00 and get a brand name.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $6995.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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