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Old 08-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #1  
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XD-E500 - Upconverting 1080p Extended Detail DVD Player

Mfr. - Toshiba Consumer
UPC code - 022265001912
Mfr. Model - XD-E500
Category - DVD Home Player/Recorders
Est.Retail Price - $149.99
Weight - 11.9 lb.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #2  
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Gee, I don't see the logo anywhere on that thing!
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mmm, gives a whole new meaning to ED . . . which I thought was treatable with viagra . . .
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:23 AM   #4  
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XDE - Extended Detail provided by "Viagra"? (SpursEngine with Super Resolution technology?...)
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A couple years ago we started seeing “upconverting” DVD players hit the market which was a big step forward in picture quality and now Toshiba’s XD-E500 takes bigger strides in improving your viewing your experience.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:30 AM   #5  
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Regarding "XDE":

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I saw a comparison between BD and Toshiba's new technology. The SRT technology looks close but not quite. Toshiba is banking on consumers seeing a lower price but not much difference in picture quality. Since all of the studios already support DVD, there is no real issue regarding a lack of software.

For those of you who are putting it down prior to actually seeing the performance, you may be really surprised... But then again, maybe not.

All I can say is I was sitting in a room at their HQ in Wayne, NJ with Toshiba Executives, Mr. Satoren, Ms. Sally, Mr. Yuchiama, Mr. Ozaka and a handful of others along with some of my collegues in the industry and they showed a side by side comparison between their XDE.... prototype and a Sony Blu Ray player.
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SpursEngine + SRT or not?...That is the question...


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Old 08-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #7  
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Wednesday, 13th

Toshiba XD-E500, a little more than just a DVD player
By Richard Czapla

After threw their arms in the war of high-definition formats, several thought to see a conversion Toshiba to support Blu-ray. However, the group does not always visibly move in this direction, quite the contrary.

Indeed, the Japanese returned to DVD in the near future on offering the market a player with an upscaling of very high quality, bringing the image of a disk sd than a cake hd.

As a reminder, the upscaling is a scaling up of a signal 720x576i (for example) to fit a higher resolution as 1920x1080p. If the result is virtual (the source being recorded with a low resolution), the image is transmitted more precise. If you want to get more explanation on this feature, please contact us.

Called XD-E500, it will incorporate the processor of the PlayStation 3 recently purchased by Sony (what irony!) Will propose this famous upscaling to 1080p and even the possibility of sending a signal 24p (Is it really useful?)

The latest technologies are also part with Detail Enhancement, Intellignet Color and Contrast Enhancement.
Finally, the XD-Toshiba E500 is DivX certified and will be introduced to 149 €.

While it is true that the upscaling provides a better quality image compared to a standard signal (touch of nostalgia with my Pioneer 868), it is still difficult to imagine that such a player is revolutionizing the market today.

Wait still leaving the latter in order to judge for ourselves its advantages and disadvantages.

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SpursEngine + SRT or not?...That is the question...


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Robertoy, how is it that you seem to find EVERY SINGLE piece of SRT inf available on the web.

Even worldwide websites in Spanish, Japanese etc. Sites I have never even seen of heard of...yet somehow you find them all...

How do you find all of this stuff?? It is pretty amazing that you find new information daily. Amazing, or convenient. I haven't decided which....
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How about using your super sleuthing powers to find out if this thing is Divx SD or Divix HD.

I would buy a $179 HD Divx player whether or not SRT works.
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150 Euros, nice.
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How do you find all of this stuff??
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this thing is Divx SD or Divix HD.
In DviX site the info is that the dvd player is certified for DivX Home Theater Profile (720x576)...:

http://www.divx.com/products/products.php

DviX High Def DVD Players:
http://www.divx.com/products/hw/browse.php?c=7

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I would buy a $179 HD Divx player whether or not SRT works.
SRT working good or not, i continue suggesting the mascote for Toshiba SRT (or XDE) player :


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150 Euros, nice.
Or 150 US dollars = 101 Euros

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Or 150 US dollars = 101 Euros

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True. But i am actually in Europe/Germany. So the SRP of 150 Euro is what directly applies to me.

Importing looks to be cheaper thanks to the dollar/euro conversion. But with international shipping, an import tax of 19%, custom fees in n/a %, void warranty, probably different voltages and DVD region codes, importing wouldn't be cheaper in the real world.

However, 150 Euros SRP is a very interesting price point and i might get one, even though i am primarily looking for a htpc solution.
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The XDE500 offers more than higher resolution. I'm very curious about"Intelligent Colour" and "Contrast Enhancement". I'm about to buy a front projector with 24fps capability so this feature also interests me. When it comes to DVD replay this player has the potential to be one heavy hitter! If my local rental stores started renting BD I probably wouldn't be so interested in this player, but since they have no immediate plans to rent BD it really leaves me no choice but to hope this player knocks one out of the park!
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