In addition to private movie screenings from the comfort of your couch, the Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray Disc Player is also your ticket to customized playlists, photo slideshows, and even TV series or video clips streamed from the Internet to the screen of your HDTV. This affordable disc player has a slew of networked features that can keep you and the whole family entertained for hours on end.
As a Blu-ray disc player, the BDX5300 supports full HD 1080p resolution at 24 frames per second, so you can see films the way the director intended. With such a high resolution, you can see extreme detail and clarity. Plus, this disc player upconverts standard DVDs to near-HD quality so you can achieve better imaging from your old standby favorites. It also has a dual-core processor to ensure optimal picture quality.
Now you're probably wondering, does it do 3D? Of course it does, so you can enjoy the latest titles of Blu-ray 3D movies when you pair this player with your 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and other required accessories. Then just sit back and enjoy full immersion in all your favorite entertainment.
If you really want to experience the full thrills of the theater in your own home, you need high definition sound as well. Ideally, that means feeling the rumble of an explosion, or hearing the whizzing of bullets from the back to front of your sound field to make you feel like you're right in the middle of the action. Luckily, the BDX5300 supports advanced audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, which are found on many Blu-ray discs. By connecting this disc player to your A/V receiver, you can send up to 7.1 channels of HD surround sound to your multi-channel speaker system.
But this is more than just a disc player; if you connect it to your home network, the fun begins. This brings you all kinds of options -- you can access Internet apps like Netflix, VUDU, Hulu Plus, Pandora and YouTube for multimedia entertainment. With BD-Live, you can see extras that are included on many Blu-ray discs like a chat with a filmmaker or deleted scenes to enhance your viewing experience. It's DLNA compatible, so you can also share media from other DLNA devices. If you have other media stored on a USB flash drive, you can view or listen to it by plugging the drive into the USB port on the BDX5300.
All of Toshiba's Smart Blu-ray disc players share the same sleek aero design of their LED TVs, so if you pair it with one of these you can achieve a harmonious aesthetic for your home entertainment space.