In a long expected and much anticipated move, Toshiba has announced their newest contribution to the consumer electronics market: the BDX2000 Blu-ray player.
Though still stating publicly that Blu-ray may not be the best way forward for delivering HD content, Toshiba found the Blu-ray market too good to resist.
"From listening to our consumers we know they demand access to full high definition content,” says Jodi Sally, VP of marketing. “With the introduction of our BDX2000 we are offering consumers what they want with a breath-taking HD viewing experience to meet the needs of today's home theater.”
The specs on the BDX2000 aren’t anything surprising. Toshiba’s new player offers Full HD 1080p playback, BD-Live capability via an Ethernet port, and support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Interestingly, the press release does go on to state “This product does not play HD DVD discs. Blu-ray discs with high-definition content required for HD viewing.”
The BDX2000 will be available in November at a retail price of $249.99