* Prices may differ from that shown
Toshiba backed the HD-DVD when the format wars were raging a couple of years back. That's why this, their first player is a bit behind the times, I'll explain why shortly. The player looks great, with a front panel which covers the disc tray and controls, making this player look especially slick.
The player to start with is slow at starting up, although the quality is pretty good for both Blu ray and up-scaled DVDs. The player is capable of accessing BD live features although but only via an Ethernet cable, this is a bit old school, it should have WI-FI in this day and age. BD live data has to be saved to an external SD card as no internal memory exists.
The player contains useful tools to help you set it up, such as delay for audio; this helps you achieve a better sync between audio and video. Test tones allow you to balance the levels in your speakers, this is great for multi channel set ups.
The worst thing about the player is that firmware updates have to be burnt to disc, most players would allow for this to happen straight from the internet. For this price the player should be better, however it's still OK.