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Item #: 052SD4300
 

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by Marshall Chase
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Looking for an affordable DVD player? Don't settle for a no-name brand — check out Toshiba's SD 4300. This sleek, stylish player delivers lots of entertainment value. You get a crisp, clean picture with your DVD movies, and excellent sound from your music CDs, too. (It even plays MP3 and WMA music files burned to recordable CD-R or CD-RW discs.) If you own a home theater system, you can hook up the SD 4300 to your A/V receiver and enjoy DVD movie soundtracks in thrilling surround sound.

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Highlights:

  • selectable progressive-scan playback for smoother video with HD-compatible TVs (via the component video output)
  • coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital/DTS®/PCM
  • video outputs include component (480i/480p) and composite, no HDMI output
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, Video CD, and JPEG files burned to CD-R & CD-RW (does not play Blu-ray)
  • plays CD, CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 and WMA CDs
  • plays digital photo CDs (JPEG)
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • remote control
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 9-1/4"D
  • weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

Note: Sorry, we can only ship Toshiba products to the 49 continental United States and Washington D.C.; we can't ship them to Hawaii or U.S. Territories. (Solamente es posible enviar productos de la Toshiba dentro los 49 estados unidos continentales y Washington D.C.)

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Features and Specs
General
Number of Discs
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1
Built-in Decoder
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No
THX Certified
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No
DVD Recorder
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Multibrand Remote
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No
Parts Warranty
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90 Days
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
HDMI Outputs
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None
Composite Video Outputs
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1
S-Video Outputs
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None
Component Video Outputs
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1
RS-232C Port
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • DVD/CD player
  • Wireless remote control (SE-R0301)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 4' A/V patch cord (with male RCA composite video and stereo audio plugs on each end)
  • Owner's Manual (En)
  • Quick Start Guide (Sp)
  • ("Stop--Need Help?") sheet

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD player supports the playback of the following disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD

JPEG Photo Viewer: The DVD player supports playback of JPEG images recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs. The unit supports JPEG images with a maximum resolution of 5760 x 3840 and maximum file size of 4 Mbytes. The player can recognize 500 files and 200 folders. You can continuously playback all JPEG images automatically; you can set the JPEG interval to 5, 10, or 15 seconds.

MP3 Playback: This DVD player will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs. Your MP3 files must be formatted in ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. Supported sampling frequencies include 32, 44.1, 48 kHz. Supported bit-rates include 64-320 kbps. The player can recognize 500 files and 200 folders.

Video Features

14-Bit Video Digital to Analog Converter: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD player employs a 14-bit video digital-to-analog converter to reduce digital artifacts to give you a better picture.

Progressive Scan 3:2 Pull-Down: Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture. To take advantage of this feature, you must have a television with component video inputs that supports the progressive scanning mode. The component outputs on this unit can be set to pass either progressive or interlaced video.

Video Outputs: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD player features one component video output and one composite video output.

  • Component Video Output: The SD-4300 features ColorStream Pro component video outputs which allow the video signal to be sent from the DVD player to a component video-equipped interlaced (480i) or progressive scan (480p) TV.
  • Composite Video Output: In addition there is a composite video output (480i only).

TV Shape: You can choose from a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio for the video output of this DVD player.

View Modes: You may choose from one of the following options to view your DVD movie on your Television.

  • Fill: Fills the screen with the decoded image.
  • Original: Displays the image as its original size.
  • Height Fit: Fits the screen height with the image height.
  • Width Fit: Fits the screen width with the image width.
  • Auto Fit: Automatically fits the decoded image on screen without distortion.
  • Pan Scan: Automatically displays the decoded image on full screen without distortion.

Smart Picture: The DVD player provides four predefined sets of picture color settings.

  • Standard: Preset standard picture setting.
  • Vivid: Makes the picture brighter.
  • Cool: Makes the picture softer.
  • Personal: Select this mode to personalize your picture color by adjusting the brightness, contrast, tint, and color saturation.

Audio Features

Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS encoded DVD discs and outputs the Dolby Digital/DTS signal to your connected home theater receiver (with built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder) via a digital coaxial output.

Audio Outputs: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD player features a coaxial digital audio output (coaxial) and one analog RCA stereo audio output.

  • Digital Audio Output: This unit features a coaxial digital output to allow you to connect the player to a receiver with a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder.
  • Analog Audio Output: The unit also has one set of analog composite audio outputs, if your application only calls for hooking the DVD audio up to your Television.

Virtual Surround: To obtain expansive virtual surround sound effects from two speakers, set the 3D Effects mode to "On".

Night Mode: Night Mode optimizes playback of sound at low volume. High volume outputs will be softened and low volume outputs are brought upward to an audible level.

Convenience Features

On-Screen Menu: The Toshiba SD4300 provides an On-Screen Display (OSD) through its composite or component video outputs. You can select English, French, or Spanish as the OSD text language.

Parental Control: You can select a parental control rating from 1-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

Tray Lock: You can lock the tray of the DVD player so it will not open without a special sequence of buttons.

ENERGY STAR Compliant: The Toshiba SD4300 DVD player is ENERGY STAR certified. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during both use & standby.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The Toshiba SD4300 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this DVD player only.

 
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Toshiba SD 4300

Written By Rick D., Passaic, NJ on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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It won't connect via HDMI but what is great about this is that it is very easy to make this Region 0 so you can watch any DVD from anywhere in the world.
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flexible
Cons:
Older model
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5 out of 5

Good little machine

Written By warcry, Independence Mo. on Saturday, December 01, 2012
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Of everything I got the day my system arrived,this was the most user friendly
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Works great
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4 out of 5

a good deal

Written By Mike, cleveland OH on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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a great unit for the price
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a rleiablle unit
Cons:
no clock
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Toshiba SD 4300 VD/CD

Written By Ronald Z, Homestead, Florida on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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Great price, great sound, super and fast service from Crutchfield.
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