IFA 2011: Toshiba debuts a pair of new Blu-ray players

Toshiba's 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV may have grabbed all the headlines yesterday, but tucked away on its stand we found a pair of new Blu-ray players too.

The BDX1250KE and BDX2250KE (pictured) both support BD-Live content, Dolby TrueHD, have USB ports and can handle MKV, AVCHD (H.264), MP3 and jpeg files.

Toshiba's Regza-Link (HDMI-CEC) technology allows users to control the Blu-ray players using the same remote as their HDMI-CEC compatible TV or home cinema system.

In addition, the DLNA-enabled BDX2250KE connects via a home network to web services such as YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Picasa.

UK pricing and availability to be confirmed.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.