Posted Fri Jun 4, 2010 at 07:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The BDX2500 and BDX2700 won't blow your mind, but they've got some nice features for entry level players.
It used to be the case that high end electronics raised the bar for everyone else, but times have changed, and the low end seems to be driving the features. Toshiba's new players are among those entry level players with a very cool feature set.
They can both handle 1080p/24, which seems to have become standard for all players. They do all the BD-Live and Bonus View content, in addition to DVD upscaling, and they can play back some basic digital formats.
The BDX2500 and BDX2700 can both handle Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and you can send that audio out through HDMI or through 7.1 channel analog outputs.
And of course, you can stream video from any of the usual sources, like Netflix and Blockbuster on Demand. With the $179 BDX2500 you'll have to plug in. The $249 BDX2700 lets you hook in with WiFi.
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