Electronic House magazine named both the Toshiba 57LX177 Cinema Series REGZA HD LCD TV and the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD as 2007 Products of the Year, the manufacturer said Tuesday.
"We are thrilled to receive two Product of the Year awards from Electronic House," said Maria Repole, Toshiba's director of corporate communications. "Their recognition is further proof that our REGZA LCD TVs and HD DVD players are leading the way in high definition products for today's connected home. In fact, our market share in the LCD TV market has grown exponentially and our HD DVD players are dominating in dedicated high definition player sales."
According to Electronic House, the awards are based on product demos and feedback from both installers and users. Entries are judged on criteria including technological innovation, overall value, lifestyle benefits and overall features.
"Both the 57LX177 and HD-A2 stood out from the crowd for their innovative technology and ability to create an outstanding high definition entertainment experience," said EH editor-in-chief Cindy David.
The HD-A2 HD DVD player includes everything you'd expect from a high-def disc player -- like web-enabled connectivity, HDMI outs and standard DVD upconverting -- for a market low price of $299.