I would be interested to see a review of how this performs compared to the Oppo players.
Got myself one of these the other day. Good points are: Quick operation, very impressive picture quality with a good DVD,(I use on colour setting which gives sharp+slight colour enhance) Sound pretty dynamic but a little OTT in the bass region. Remote control very responsive (makes a change)No juddering or motion problems, nice light up TOSHIBA LOGO, The not so good are: DIVX Playback very soft focus, & no way of adjustments in picture settings, MP3 and CD Playback average, strangely it does make a slight whine from the psu when in standby but it's not audible from a few feet away, Don't like the half depth size, looks cheap. The Oppo DV980-H player is superior in every way but you try getting one and they are too damn expensive; might as well get a cambridge DVD99 or Panasonic DMP-BD35 bluray for not much more cash than the Oppo and quality build to boot. For under £100 the Tosh still does the biz in the viewing experience and that's all that matters.
Bought one of these players a few weeks back and let me tell you the 1080p picture through my projector would blow your socks off .There is no way i am going to spend a few grand to replace all my dvd`s with BD when this player is so good do yourself a favour buy one its well good
After looking at Blu Ray players I came across this beauty. After reading all the reviews I made my mind up that this was the machine for me, the price of £59.99 in the sale also convinced me but I would also paid the full price if needed. Having a 37" Toshiba Regza TV I knew I couldn't go wrong. The picture quality using the XDE technology blew me away. The ease of use of this machine was also a plus. Okay the design could of been better but hey if the technology inside produces the results on screen that it does I'm prepared to compromise. All in all its a great machine that saves me from replacing my vast DVD collection and if I did want to watch a Blu Ray disc I'll use my PS3.
Well done Toshiba
The picture quality is impressive but the build quality is poor. It feels almost like a £30 Asda special also the PSU whines when it's off and the unit vibrates while playing a DVD. It's also lacking features such as remembering the point you were in the film when you turn it off. The screen is just a few seven segment green LEDs. For £100 I expected more.
However the picture is the best I've seen from a DVD player.
The specs listed here say the XD-E500 doesn't play DVD+R/+RW discs, but Toshiba's own website says it does. Which is right?
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A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
Another admirable and attractive soundbar from LG, pipped to that fifth star by fierce competition
The large screen and punchy picture are highly attractive for this price, but you’ll have to forego the smart features and Full HD resolution
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