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Good BlueRay Player
Member Name: GrayWizard
Advantages: Various formats supported
Disadvantages: bit pricy if you just want BD
The Toshiba BDX3200 can be bought at around £120 to £140 price mark. High street prices are much higher so I decided to buy from Amazon. I have to admit though, I am not really a fan of this 3D TV thing. First of all you will need a 3D TV to view 3D movies - so unless you have one, this is really not for you as it is a lot pricier than the normal blue ray players.
Anyways, the device is as large as your conventional DVD players and to be honest there really isn't any difference. The player has a piano/glossy black finish and there is a branding on the left that identifies its a Toshiba. A slick small Blueray logo is on the device tray. The BDX3200 comes with a variety of outputs including the conventional audio/video ports, a HDMI out and a USB port. There is also a LAN socket so you can connect it to your home network. The standout feature is the USB port on the front which has a flap cover.
The remote control itself is very easy to use as the buttons are well spaced out and is not cluttered at all. A well laid out directional (arrow) button at the centre insures easy navigation and selection (a central ok/select button).
As far as media playback support is concerned, the device supports a variety of known formats including MKV, DivX HD, MP3 and JPEG. The BDX3200 has the usual friendly user menu expected of Toshiba devices. Everything is layed out clearly and is easy to access the various features using the remote.
There is a Motion Video Processing feature which offers four picture presets and three levels of noise reduction. You can adjust brightness, saturation and hue for each individual colour in the picture.
The BDX3200 is actually a budget priced product and substantially cheaper than many of its 3D BD player counterparts. However, I found that it does a very decent job of playing back a variety of formats - MKV being the biggest plus factor for me - especially if you happen to do a lot of encoding yourself.
There isn't much of an issue with playback as all the high definition stuff are displayed beautifuly and without stutters or distortions.
Overall verdict: A good BD player if you have a 3D TV, otherwise look elsewhere for your blueray needs.
Summary: Good 3D BD player, but requires 3D TV.