Toshiba DVD Player with 1080p Upconversion & HDMI

No Divx, No Sale

No USB, No Sale

I’m electronically stupid…is this a dvd burner!!! i’ve been wanting one for a long time? aka what does upconverting mean?

The Toshiba product page with MSRP ($79.99):

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-XD-E500-Upconverting-Extended-Detail/dp/B001D9IWIY

Looks like a pretty good deal to me.

region free code:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/toshiba-xd-e500/9593

that is exactly what I was about to say!

Not a burner, a player…

Upconverting- [url=]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_scaler

Just trust me people, a cheap PS3 is the best BluRay player AND one of the best upscaling DVD players. Get a PS3.

If you need to upscale DVDs and don’t want a PS3 buy an Oppo.

There’s no QAM tuner here, either.

How does the quality compare to an actual blueray movie?

I agree on BOTH! Must have USB, DIVX & Dual Layer support, or I am not interested.

It does have DIVX support according to Cnet review page. But that’s about the only good thing about it - if it was 2005. :slight_smile:

Toshiba XD-E500

* CNET editors' rating: 3.0 stars Good
  Detailed editors' rating
        Design: 7.0
        Features: 5.0
        Performance: 6.0
        Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars) 
* Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 7 reviews
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Product summary

The good: Solid DVD playback performance with extended definition (XDE) disabled; can play DivX, MP3, and WMA files burned on CDs and DVDs; can output DVD in 24 frames per second.

The bad: Expensive for a DVD player; XDE picture controls are best left off for the most-accurate picture; lacks features such as SACD playback and a USB port found on competing Oppo models; poor aspect ratio control on nonanamorphic DVDs.

The bottom line: The Toshiba XD-E500’s XDE picture enhancements don’t live up to the hype. While it’s a solid upscaling DVD player, its high price makes it a hard sell.

Not many dvd players that are gonna have tuners. No reason to.

As has been mentioned a couple of times, this does play the divx format, though probably not the Divx discs one could get at Circuit City several years ago.

Appeared previously on woot

p.s. the remote looks different so it may not be the same model

Yeah, that’s a great idea since a PS3 and an Oppo are both $32.99 also.

Will it upconvert via component output or only HDMI?