Summary: Great player, excellent picture & sound quality. DVD picture upscaling is amazingly good, and I am rediscovering my old DVD collection. If you just want a good 2D Blue Ray player to replace a DVD player this is perfect.
Summary: Looked for a basic Blue ray player to go with HD TV recently purchased. As the TV was Toshiba it was logical to get a player of the same make. By doing so, am able to use the same remote. As others have reported, it is a bit noisy when loading/unloading, but when playing you don't hear it working. However, have now found that there are now other Toshiba Blue Ray players on the market for £20 less !!!
Summary: I had some problems at first as I couldnt get this to work, it worked out to be the HDMI cable it was not strong enough, I purchesed a better one and oh my god it was amazing, the set up was so simple, I have only played a film on it at the moment but the quality is great
Summary: This is a multi voltage machine 110-240v and is straight out of the box capable of playing region 2 DVDs or region B Bluray on both NTSC and PAL TVs . It is perfect for watching European sourced content in the USA .I bought one while visitng UK but you can have one shipped for not much more.
Summary: Note this player doesn't have built in wifi. And some reviews say it has no built in memory - while another review said it had 256mb. Either way it's a great bluray player. I only have Toy Story 3. It loaded up the disc in about 10 seconds which is very fast as I understand it (some older players take 2 minutes on some Java heavy discs). Of course I've only tried one bluray so far so others might take longer.
Excellent Blu ray player but alas no Toslink/optical out
Ibraar 'Le Saracen' "le_saracen", Amazon
12 January 2011
Summary: My first foray into Blu Ray. I stuck with Toshiba as I have a Toshiba VCR which I've had for 11 years and also my DVD player is a Toshiba, which is around 10 years old. So I at last took the Blu Ray plunge and so far so good - though it has only been a day and problems could occur! The plus points have been listed here by others, very good price, excellent picture, no skipped frames skidding or jerking, and punchy sharp colours and detail, and excellent sound.
Summary: This is my first Blu-ray player so did not really know what to expect, it is fairly basic but does all you need to watch films. It is a bit noisy on loading but perfectly quiet in operation. It may just be my eyes but to be honest I find it difficult to see any real difference in HD, however what is noticeable is how this player upscales DVD, the quality is better without doubt.
Summary: i bought this for its mkv playback, which it does extremely well, either from the usb port or burnt to a disk. ive no idea why the reviewer couldnt play any mkvs but ive watched dozens with no problems whatsoever.... maybe the reviewer had a defective unit or toshiba have updated the firmware on newer models? i hope the innaccurate review hasnt put off any potential buyers and that cnet will rectify their comments. i agree about the menus.
Summary: I bought this to go with our new TV and wanted a USB input.I read as many reviews as possible before making this choice. Its great, plays my music through the TV or via an external amp ( wired through the TV )and the upscale feature is fantastic, as is the Blu - ray aspect. The only problem I had ( I hope it is "had" and does not reoccur )was the HDMI cable did not fit properly in the back and kept coming loose.
Summary: Pleased with my purchase worked fine and easy to use. Tried it with CD DVD and Blu ray and all work fine and the upscaling is good as my old DVD's come out better on my HD TV. Only Downside I have found it only plays regeion 2 DVD's and I have a few Region 1 which it refuses to play and so far have not found a way round this. On the whole a good value for money item which does as it says.