Toshiba to roll out new Blu-ray disc players
Blu-ray is a format that is clearly catching on, although it has yet to reach the figures of DVDs to date (which we are convinced that it will overtake given due time as more and more people take up the format), the number of Blu-ray playback devices are getting more and more common. Toshiba, who used to back the HD DVD format before it experienced an untimely demise, has since rolled out some Blu-ray players with two more models to join their ranks today. We’re talking about the BDX2500 and BDX2700 models which will be a great addition to any modern home theater setup.
Both players will sport Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling consumers to hook up to a wide range of streaming content. Thanks to BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, consumers are able to watch the latest movies right on the same day which they are released on DVD/Blu-ray without any additional monthly fee – now how about that! Just make sure you have a decent Internet connection and you’re good to go, we guess. Apart from that, instant streaming from Netflix enables Netflix members to instantly watch tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, with many of those titles in high definition format. VUDU Movies will deliver true 1080p HD and gives viewers access to over 3,000 HD movies on demand. Movies aren’t the only form of entertainment, as the BDX2500 and BDX2700 will also cater for those who love music since both models also support the streaming of a wide array of music from Pandora internet radio. Just in case your home does not have a Wi-Fi network up and running, Toshiba has kindly thrown in a standard Ethernet connection.
Features of both models include :-
- Full HD 1080p/24fps Blu-ray Disc playback, with standard DVD upconversion
- Access to online content from Netflix, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, VUDU, and Pandora internet Radio, using either wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection BDX2500 requires optional wireless adapter – sold separately; BDX2700 includes built-in Wi-Fi capability
- HD audio support, including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio|Essential
- BD-Live (BD Profile 2.0) and Bonus View compatible
- AVCHD video, HD JPEG/JPEG photo, and MP3/WMA audio file playback
- HDMI connection with HDMI®-CEC control
- 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs
- USB port and SD/SDHC card slot
Blu-ray players have certainly dropped in price since they were first introduced all those years ago – with the BDX2500 and BDX2700 retailing for $179.99 and $249.99, respectively.