Product Type: Toshiba DVD players
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Toshiba SD 2010
Member Name: JohnJoeSmith
Toshiba SD 2010
Advantages: Cheap, works great
Disadvantages: Feels cheap
While I mostly watch films on my laptop with a pair of earphones but sometimes there's a film where you need a big screen and some surround sound. When I received 2012 on DVD I knew it was time to invest in a DVD player to get the most out of it! I was a bit hesitant to spend big money on something I'd only use once every so often so after a bit of reading around online I decided to go with the Toshiba SD 2010. Toshiba have been making consumer electronics for as long as I can remember so I figured it would make a good choice! Through my own ineptitude I managed to order both the Toshiba SD 1010 and the 2010 when ordering through Amazon. Despite the extra few quid I had to spend on the extra DVD player the Toshiba is a steal at £29 including delivery. I'm not sure if this is an incredibly good price but I remember when the same piece of machinery would cost £200 so it feels like a great bargain!
Out of the box the first thing that came into my head was "wow, this feels a bit cheap". I guess I should have expected this from such a low cost option but I guess I was hoping against hope for a sly bargain. The player itself is easy to set up, plug it into a socket and a hook up a SCART lead and you're set. There's also Co-ax and composite connections if you're that way inclined. A HDMI slot would have been a good addition but you can't have everything. A nice bonus is the USB port which allows you to play videos, images and music from a disc key. When I say nice bonus I mean a nice selling point. I don't use it personally as my laptop has a HDMI output and it's simpler for me just to use that. Good trick though if you've friends with movies though.
I'm not up on my video qualities enough to comment on how good the player is in this respect but suffice to say you won't be disappointed and the video seems just as good as any other I've seen. I'm sure anyone with a keen interest in movies will pick holes with it but I got through a season of the West Wing just fine!
Using the DVD player is very simple, despite the complicated looking controller. Admittedly I only put DVDs in and press play so I'm probably not the best judge of functionality. That being said I can put in a movie and get it playing without too many swear words so that has to count for something!
Overall I'm quite pleased with this DVD player, even if I had to buy two of them to get it!
Summary: Good little DVD player which does exactly that, plays DVDs
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