It may have come late to the party, but Toshiba is making up for it with a Blu-ray player that's as feature-rich and elegant-looking as anything in its high-definition product lineup.
The BDX2000 Blu-ray Disc Player supports BD-Live for interactive content and BonusView picture-in-picture capability, provides full HD 1080p digital output, and offers the Regza-Link function for single-remote operation with a compatible Toshiba LCD TV. The stylish player sports a faceted, smoked-mirror front panel that creates a clean, smooth look and drops down to reveal basic controls.
The progressive-scan Blu-ray player offers 24 fps video output to create a lifelike cinema experience, and enables DVD upscaling via HDMI to play standard DVDs in near-HD quality.
For owners of high-def camcorders, the BDX200 is capable of AVCHD playback of home movies. In addition, the unit offers JPEG playback of digital photos.
On the audio side, the Toshiba player supports enhanced formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio for spectacular sound. What's more, the unit provides digital audio playback of MP3 and WMA files.
To ensure that the BDX2000 can be integrated easily into your existing home theater setup, there's a full complement of connections, including HDMI, component, composite, S-Video, optical and coaxial digital, and analog audio outputs. The Blu-ray player also includes an SD card slot with SDHC support, and an Ethernet port.
For stunning video and pure surround-sound audio, the Toshiba BDX200 Blue-ray Disc Player is a muscular and attractive component that was definitely worth the wait.
- BD-Live (Profile 2.0)
Blu-ray discs that are BD-Live (Profile 2.0)-enabled allow the inclusion of interactive functions when the BDX2000 is connected to the Internet through your home network. The various functions, such as extra scenes and interactive games, differ depending on the disc.
- Full HD 1080p Video Playback
With 1080p playback, you can watch movies in the highest picture quality available for your HDTV. The Toshiba BDX2000 offers full high-definition video playback up to 1080p resolution for an amazing viewing experience. You'll enjoy a highly detailed picture and increased sharpness that deliver a more true-to-life picture.
- 1080p Upconversion
Your current DVD library will look even better than before, thanks to video upconversion. This feature increases the resolution of standard definition DVDs to high definition up to 1080p over an HDMI connection. The result is a picture that is less jagged and more realistic, producing a near high-definition experience.
- Multi-Format Compatibility
Full backward compatibility with BD, DVD, CD, and SD cards ensures that you can continue to enjoy your current audio-video collection. In addition, you can view JPEG digital pictures or listen to MP3 or WMA audio music files.
- HDMI 1080p24 Output (BD Only)
The BDX200 sports a feature that provides smooth movement in the playback of films originally shot at a frame rate of 24 frames per second with progressive scan. You can access this feature when your HDTV is connected by an HDMI cable and compatible with 1080p24 frame input.
- Multi-Channel Surround Sound
Films come to life when you enjoy them with multi-channel surround sound, which makes you feel as if you are really in the middle of the action.
- Picture-In-Picture (BonusView)
With BD videos that have a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) function, you'll be able to display a secondary video as a window in the primary video. If a scene contains a secondary video, you can call it up by pressing PIP on the remote control.
- Pop-Up Menu
Some BD videos have a pop-up navigation menu that can be called up and operated on the TV screen without interrupting playback. You can call up the pop-up menu by pressing Pop Menu/Menu. Contents in the pop-up menu vary depending on the disc.
- Rapid Playback
Want to skip through scenes while still being able to hear the original audio? Playback at a slightly faster speed (with sound) is available on discs recorded in the Dolby Digital format.
- SD Memory Card Playback
You can play back AVCHD/MP3/WMA/JPEGs stored in an SD Memory Card. In addition, you can store Picture-in-Picture commentary, subtitles, or other extras for BD-ROM version 2 (Profile 2.0/Profile 1.1) files in an SD Memory Card and play back these files with the BD-video.
- AVCHD File Compatibility
If you've got a high-definition video camcorder, the BDX200 can play back HD-quality AVCHD format files recorded on disc or SD card.
- Regza-Link Capability
- Using the Regza-Link function, you'll be able to connect the BDX2000 to a Regza LCD TV via an HDMI cable and operate both devices with a single remote control.