Toshiba announces a quartet of new Blu-ray players

Toshiba BDX5300KB

While TVs were high on the agenda today, with Toshiba unveiling a substantial line-up, the company has also announced a quartet of new Blu-ray players at its 2012 launch:

• BDX1300KB £69
Standard 2D Blu-ray deck

• BDX3300KB £89
'Smart' 2D Blu-ray deck

• BDX4300KB £89
Entry-level 3D BD deck

BDX5300KB (pictured) £109
• 'Smart' 3D BD deck

All the above models feature 1080p Blu-ray playback, 1080p upscaling, HD audio decoding and DLNA certification. They're all due to hit stores in April.

The 'Smart' players boast additional functionality including online services such as YouTube, iPlayer, Picase and Acetax movie-streaming, as well as built-in wi-fi and MKV file support.

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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 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.