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Old 09-03-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Toshiba Introduces Blu-ray Disc Player

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Debut player delivers high image quality and sophisticated design, a great complement to Toshiba's superior line of HDTVs

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C. ("Toshiba"), a market leader in home entertainment products, underscores its commitment to high-definition entertainment with the introduction of its first Blu-ray Disc player. The BDX2000 provides Full HD 1080p digital output that when coupled with a REGZA(R) LCD TV, enables consumers to enjoy the superior quality of high-definition audio & video content.
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What's the price tag on this thing?
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$249.99.

Honestly it's not much to write home about. Barebones Profile 2.0 player.

No XDE, no streaming, no wifi, no analog outputs.

Doesn't even have built in memory, you need a SD card.

Must be for brand loyalists because it is lacking in features.
For $249 it should at least have WiFi. If they can release one with WiFi and Reon upconverting power for $200 then I'll buy it.
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As long as it has the stellar upconversion capabilities of their HD DVD players,it will worth the price.
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As long as it has the stellar upconversion capabilities of their HD DVD players,it will worth the price.
Which HD DVD players? The A2 and A20 have Anchor Bay chips which are better than mediocore. However, the XA2 has the Reon chip, which is one of the best on the market.
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Which HD DVD players? The A2 and A20 have Anchor Bay chips which are better than mediocore. However, the XA2 has the Reon chip, which is one of the best on the market.
That really depends on just which Reon or Anchor Bay chip is used...there are several models/chipsets.
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That really depends on just which Reon or Anchor Bay chip is used...there are several models/chipsets.
Quite true. Do we know which kind of chip is in their new BD player?
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Quite true. Do we know which kind of chip is in their new BD player?
Not as of this date.
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Not as of this date.

I am looking forward to playing with this next week at CEDIA in Atlanta.
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For $249 it should at least have WiFi. If they can release one with WiFi and Reon upconverting power for $200 then I'll buy it.
Toshiba could do this but it would be a huge money loser, probably $100 or so on each unit.

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Sigma Designs' Keith Jack has posted on AVS that "it is sourced from Orion, an ODM manufacturer, and based on the Broadcom chip."

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Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray player





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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OrUugSvtU

http://socialnews.toshiba.co.uk/?Rel...54&return=list

If XDE technology is not used in this Toshiba BD player, it also would be interesting to see ABT or HQV solutions inside...
HD DVD returns and kicks Blu-ray to the gutter

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I notice that the remote is the exact el cheapo remote that came with my Magnavox player. What gives?
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I notice that the remote is the exact el cheapo remote that came with my Magnavox player. What gives?
It's a cheap BD player:

1. It is outsourced

2. It is 2.0 Ready - needs memory

3. Basic functions - play BD's and upscale DVD's.
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It's a cheap BD player:

1. It is outsourced

2. It is 2.0 Ready - needs memory

3. Basic functions - play BD's and upscale DVD's.
So they got the remote from Funai then?
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