Summary: Got this for my husband as a black friday amazon deal ---glad i did not pay more for it! Stopped working as soon as the 1-year warranty ran-out....and ate a disc we had JUST purchased to watch. Called Toshiba tech support----they are useless. Don't buy this unless you don't care if it eats up your favorite movies.
Summary: When I connected this device for the very first time to my HD TV SET and to the electrical outlet my next step was to turn it on by the remote control unit (after installing fresh batteries which are not included) and there was not any response. The DVD set and the Control Remote unit doesn't communicate each other. Almost all the features of this unit are under the remote control command.
Worked Fine for Four Months, Then Completely Stopped
Dave from CA, Amazon
18 July 2011
Summary: We received this blu ray player as a Christmas gift. For the first few months it worked fine, and then after that it completely stopped. Unfortunately, by that time we were past the 90 days warranty for an exchange. Toshiba was entirely unhelpful and actually recommended I just go buy a new one. My recommendation: stay away.
Summary: There is an annoying bug that every time the bluray movie hits a new chapter, a progress bar pops up at the bottom with a picture of the next chapter. It is really annoying and spoils the next chapter! Otherwise, it is fine except that it loads slowly.
Summary: Toshiba BDX2500 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) Apparently I should have done more research and shopping prior to this purchase from Amazon. This lemon started exhibiting problems like not turning on or off until you recycle the power (unplug & replug). Compared to other brands like Samsung, there's a long lag time to power up or down the unit or open the tray or load the disc.
Summary: Unit was great at first, my only complaint was it's very slow time to load discs. But fresh out of it's 90 day warranty, unit would not power on. At first I was able to reset the unit by unplugging it, but within a week problem progressed to not powering on at all, and if it ever did, would immediately cut back off. Now I am finding out it's a very common problem, I guess that's why the price has gone from $150 to $86.
Summary: I plugged in the DVD player and ran through the setup okay. I inserted a DVD and it froze. Just like the experience another reviewer had. None of the buttons on the remote or on front of the unit would work. I tried to reset it by unplugging it and plugging it back in. Unfortunately, it would not turn on at all. Dead. I returned it to Amazon for a refund, but I lost my DVD. Bummer.
Summary: I bought this unit during the week of Black Friday deals at Amazon as our older blu-ray player is an early first generation that is very slow when it comes to loading discs. At first, the the Toshiba seemed like an improvement as it would load much faster than our old unit. I started playing some of the new blu rays that I also purchased about the same time and started running into issues.