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I remember I bought this item for my grand mom in May 2013 the items was looking good it was even lighter than expected and the visual quality was very good until she had problem with the item let me tell you why:
When my Grand mom receive her BDX33000 she wasn’t really happy because she had some freezing problem I thought that maybe she didn’t know how to use it but after a month thing was style happening frequently
Apparently it happens when she try to put another cd into the player, I even tried myself several time after the first cd its always fine but I soon as we want to watch a second movie it freeze some time I need to hit him for him to extract the cd so most of the time I have to unplug the power cable for it to shut down completely.
Even when I’m trying to use Netflix or YouTube it also freeze but I find a solution for it I just need to change my setting to wired internet.
I use the player very often just for Netflix, and it tends to freeze on the Netflix loading screen as well. I have since changed my settings from wi-fi to wired internet and that seems to have solved the problem, but I wouldn't doubt it would happen again.
I even check other web site review to so if I’m the only one with a freezing problem but know im not the only one you can check your self and you will see
Unfortunately I been trying to change all the settings several time nothing have change, maybe we are doing something wrong because I don’t understand why it keep freezing.
Anyway my conclusion it’s that he got a good price a good visual quality but to many freezing problem.
The Toshiba Smart Blu Ray player was a tester from work, I was charged with using it for a month and returning it for a different model if I was dissatisfied with the performance or keeping it for a further two months if I liked it. This was a year ago and I still have it as I love the machine so much.
It has built in wi-fi so can turn your HD Ready TV into a Smart TV just by switching on the Blu Ray player and accessing the menu functions. I've connected it to a non Smart TV in the bedroom so I can access the internet and email using the TV instead of using my phone and straining my eyes all the time.
The Blu Ray player is simple to use as is to be expected from the Toshiba brand, the controls are intuitive and it's never necessary to refer to the manual to work out how to do something.
Playing a disc through the Blu Ray player gives excellent clarity of picture and sound on my small TV and when it was being used on the bigger main TV the results were equally good. My only concern is the pause button as it unpauses itself quite regularly which can be distracting when out of the room and suddenly I go back in and can't remember where I was in a film.
The menus like all Toshiba TV products look a bit upside down compared to the menu displayed on other Blu Ray players but this is something you'll get used to after using it a few times. After that you'll be able to point the remote control at the Blu Ray player and not even think about what button you need to press.
The current price is around £75 but when the model was newer (this is a 2012 model) it was double this price, showing that depreciation is as fast as ever on electronic entertainment products.
This is hands down one of best players on the market at the moment, but not only from a price standpoint. This offers one of the best blu ray experiences around full stop. Cheap certainly doesn't mean nasty here. You should definitely consider this one if you are planning on purchasing a blu ray player soon.
Design: This definitely doesn't look like a budget player. This looks like premium device through and through. The sleek and shiny one colour design means that this is going to go really well anywhere you put it. It has four buttons on the front for power, stop, eject and play/pause, along with a USB port and a display for the time. Excellent design. The only slight issue might be that it feels quite flimsy when you are holding it (But when are you really going to hold this?)
Connectivity: This has all the major bases covered. It has plenty of outputs so that you aren't going to run out if you are using a home cinema system. More good news for home cinema system users is that the player outputs all the major audio formats and goes up to 8.1.
The player also has integrated wifi, so if you are planning on renting and buying films straight from the player then there shouldn't be any real hassle.
This is one of the best designed, best looking, best performing, most fleshed out players on the market at the moment, and at this price it is an absolute steal. If you are getting a blu ray player soon make this the one.
Toshiba never would be a brand I would associate with a good DVD player, especially not a Blu-Ray player with such advanced features. I usually think of Toshiba as being connected with laptops. But when we were last shopping for a new Blu-Ray player and asked round different homeware stores, one of the ones we were suggested to buy was this one. Unconvinced but attracted by the low price, we decided to go for it and 8 months on are still very delighted with our purchase!
For a start it really isn't very expensive and retails around the £75/£80 mark, which we bought it for. It's well worth this price and is guaranteed to last a long time.
The option to stream with the built in wifi is very appealing and we have got great use out of this for BBC iPlayer and Youtube. It's a lot more appealing sometimes than watching normal TV and was one of the things that persuaded us as a family to buy this kind of Blu-Ray player. We also get good use out of the slot for the HDMI cable - it's very useful although is included on most players today.
The quality of the actual item is very good too. Solidly black coloured and of a compact build it's well fitting in any room and is easily positioned anywhere as it isn't that large. It's quite lightweight and is easily stored on shelves too. It's very slim and looks smart.
I love this and now wouldn't overlook Toshiba as a brand.