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Toshiba BDX2000

The HD DVD company's first Blu-Ray box

AVCHD is also supported, on both SD card and disc. As usual for BD players, there’s also no support for VideoCD or SACD. You might have imagined Toshiba would support its own HD DVD format, but you’re out of luck there too.

Toshiba BDX2000

Swapping from disc to memory card and back again isn't as simple as it should be

When a memory card is inserted, the BDX2000 asks if you want to access the memory card or the disc. You then select the type of content you want to play from the card. But switching back means delving into the Setup menu, which is over-complicated. In one case we ended up resorting to powering off, then removing the memory card, just to be able to play a Blu-ray easily.

Power consumption is good – around 8W when running, and less than half a Watt in standby. In the end, though, it’s hard to see where the BDX2000 really fits in to the market. It’s a capable enough basic Blu-ray player, but then so is the Philips BDP-3000 - reviewed here - which is available for less than £100. The Toshiba costs £30 more.

The extra control over the audio options will appeal to a few, and it’s good to have both optical and co-ax digital audio outputs, rather than just one of them.


Although it’s a little slow in operation, and missing out on features like network media playback, the BDX2000 does have price in its favour. Even so, competition is getting tougher at this end of the market. If you value options like audio test tones and delay settings, it’s worth a look, but if you want extensive media playback functionality, you'll have to go elsewhere. ®

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Toshiba’s first Blu-ray player is neither a runaway success nor a shocking failure - it simply fails to excite.
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