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Toshiba XD-E500

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Toshiba XDE500

The Toshiba XDE500 is a DVD player that supports DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL,DVD-R DL,DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RWDL, DVD+R DL, CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, DivX (with subtitle support) playback media with 14 bit / 54 Mhz Video D/A input. It has HDMI capabilities with 480p / 720p / 1080i upconversion as well as HDMI with 1080p / 24 frames per second upconversion. The player also has Colorstream Pro, Progressive Scan and a JPEG Viewer. It supports 24-Bit / 96 kHz audio D/A input and i…

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Toshiba XDE500

The Toshiba XDE500 is a DVD player that supports DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL,DVD-R DL,DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RWDL, DVD+R DL, CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, DivX (with subtitle support) playback media with 14 bit / 54 Mhz Video D/A input. It has HDMI capabilities with 480p / 720p / 1080i upconversion as well as HDMI with 1080p / 24 frames per second upconversion. The player also has Colorstream Pro, Progressive Scan and a JPEG Viewer. It supports 24-Bit / 96 kHz audio D/A input and is DTS compatible and supports WMA and MP3 Playback. The Toshiba XDE500 also has User Selectable Picture Modes (Sharp, Colour, Contrast), a screen saver, Parental Lock, trilingual OSD, is compliant to RoHS and J-Moss green certification and has Regza Link™ (HDMI™ CEC) that allows users to control all compatible Regza Link™ device through one remote control. The Toshiba XDE500 has HDMI output all sources, Y/Pr/Pb Output up to 480p, S-Video Output, Audio / Video Output, L-R Audio Output, Coaxial Out and Optical Out. It comes with an Audio Video Cable and a Remote Control (SE-R0324). The Toshiba XDE500 measures 430 x 50 x 198 mm and weighs 1.5kg while shipping dimensions are 482 x 102 x 275mm and shipping weight is 2.5kg.

Features

The Toshiba XDE500 features upconversions of Standard Definition discs to 1080p with 24 frames per second capability, enhancing the picture quality of current DVD library. The Toshiba XDE500 also features edge enhancement as well as the XDE (“eXtended Definition Enhancement”) technology processes with three different upconversion modes: Sharp, Color, and Contrast. “Sharp” boosts edge detail only where needed, so it doesn't introduce video noise like some other sharpness controls. The “Color” setting delivers richer blues and greens — an option for movies with lots of outdoor scenes. You'll see deep blue skies and lush vegetation. “Contrast” enhances dark portions of an image to deliver shadow detail without making the picture look too bright or washed out. With all three XDE modes, the level of enhancement changes as needed, so images seem to pop off the screen without looking artificial. The Toshiba XDE500 also features Intelligent Colour Remapping which is a process that enhances specific colours in a movie scene such as a blue sky or green grass. The Toshiba XDE500 also features adaptive contrast enhancement that adjusts the black level in the content depending on the scene, improving black levels without compromising picture detail.

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  • movie formats

    why does unit play some AVI movies and not oters, it gives message "Wrong File Content"

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-01-27

  • my 2 month old Toshiba xde500 keeps saying "bad disc" or "loadin

    my 2 month old Toshiba xde500 keeps saying "bad disc" or "loading" without ever loading. has this happened to anybody else? is there a solution other than smashing it?

    Answered by lockmanslammin 2009-02-21:

    i bought this piece of junk as well. Had the same problem right away, so i took it back and exchanged it for a new one (same model). Guess what... same problems. I have been looking online because I figured I would find all sorts of other people complaining about it, but this thread is all I have found on the issue. I called Toshiba and they said all they can do for me is exchange it for a new one. I told the guy I didn't want a new one, I want a different one, to no avail. "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"..lol. Either I just have terrible luck and got two pieces of junk in a row, or this DVD player is just a junk design, I'm more convinced of the latter. After he told me he couldn't do anything but exchange it, I told him, "well, I guess I will just throw it away to save myself the aggravation, and stop more

    Answered by hsft2 2009-07-15:

    gone through similar problem with 2 of these units since april, 2009! Too bad toshiba wont tell us what it is and send us a replacement part.

    Answered by MrHarry 2009-07-31:

    It might be rejecting the disc because the disc is corrupted or not an original copy. Try to clean you DVD recorder by inserting the CD cleaner and replay it

    Answered by SEXYPRINCE 2009-12-24:

    SMASH IT!!! I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT

  • where can I find a remote fo this product? lost first one

    any websie would be appreciated

    Answered by KristoferB 2009-01-24:

    Radio Shack sells many universal remotes, or you could just buy anoter one from

  • high pitch whistle

    As anyone noticed a high frequency pulse sound from their XDE500 when the unit is on standby. I am now on my third machine and all have had an high pitched whistle when in standby no matter were I plug it in. The whistle disappears when the unit is switched on

    Answered by Bevan 2009-01-13:

    Yes, I have the same problem with my player. The sound is loud enough to be heard 10 feet away when the room is quiet. I have been leaving the disk running on the menu so the player does not turn off. I tried contacting Toshiba about the problem but other than unplugging the unit for 5 min and plugging it back in, that's all the help they can

    Answered by MrRobert 2009-07-24:

    The only way to overcome the whistle problem is to switch it off rather than put it on standby mode.

    Answered by iGreg 2009-10-10:

    Yes me too. High pitch pulsing whistle when in Stand by. Turning machine on and off stops sound at least for a

    Answered by iGreg 2009-10-10:

    BTW, MrRobert, what do you mean by shutting it off and not standby. There is only one power button that says On/Standby.

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