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Toshiba XD-E500

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Overall 5
5.0

Toshiba XD-E500

PC Magazine
5 May 2009
  • Conclusion: If you don't want to spring for Blu-ray, there are plenty of upconverting DVD players to choose from, but the Toshiba XD-E500 is one to avoid.
  • Pros: Energy efficient. 1080p24 output.
  • Cons: Picture suffers a loss of detail with HDMI output. Default picture settings cause Sharpening artifacts. Overly softened image quality when displaying JPEG files. Low-resolution menus.
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Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player - Benchmark

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
20 February 2009
  • Summary: The Toshiba XD-E500 is an exceptionally good low cost up-converting DVD player when used via HDMI and it received a perfect score under the HDMI section of the Secrets benchmark. In stark contrast was its de-interlacing performance using component video outputs which was some of the worst performance we have seen. With XDE modes engaged, the picture always possessed a hyper real look.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
22 January 2009
  • Summary: DVD has more lives than a motorway-crossing, chainsaw-juggling cat. The E500 revitalises your digital movie collection once more, giving colour, contrast and especially detail a next-generation pick-me-up.
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Toshiba XD-E500 review

Techworld
29 August 2008
  • Summary: The Toshiba XD-E500 is a solid upconverting DVD player, even with the extra settings turned off, and the sharp feature definitely adds detail. But due to the player's £120 suggested price tag - roughly twice that of other upconverting players but pretty close to enthusiast favourites - its value could be questionable, unless you haven't bought an upconverting player yet or are okay with paying a premium for an incremental improvement over cheaper models.
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Toshiba XD-E500 Review

Digitaltrends
28 August 2008
  • Pros: Great picture quality; 24-frames per second mode; very affordable
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Overall 9
8.5

Toshiba XD-E500

Digitaltrends
28 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Toshiba hopes to revitalize DVD technology with their new XD-E500 upconverting DVD player. Just when I thought that I would probably never review a DVD player gain, Toshiba introduced their new XD-E500 1080p up conversion DVD player. Toshiba, who was one of the co-inventor’s DVD technology, and also the creator of the now defunct high-definition HD DVD optical disc, is coming back to the DVD marketplace with a new upconverting DVD player. Why?
  • Pros: Great picture quality; 24-frames per second mode; very affordable
  • Cons: Does not replace a Blu-ray player; XDE technology works, but is not necessary
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Overall 10
10

Toshiba XD-E500

What Hi-Fi?
24 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Toshiba's HD-DVD is dead, but the company hasn't given up the fight against Blu-ray. Although a new DVD player might not sound like the most exciting alternative to Sony's HD format, the XD-E500's onboard eXtended Detail Enhancement (XDE) technology is designed to 'bring standard DVD quality closer to the HD experience'. While neither the picture nor sound produced here can match HD quality, the 'E500's still a mighty fine DVD player.
  • Pros: ‘Sharp’ mode offers incredibly detailed pictures, naturally vibrant colours, smooth, stable motion, nice styling
  • Cons: Sound could do with just a little more refinement
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Toshiba XD-E500

TechRadar UK
24 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The Toshiba XD-E500 is the world's first DVD player to include Toshiba's revolutionary XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement) technology, which now works in 'real-time'.
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Overall 4
3.5

Expert Review

Le Monde Numérique
25 June 2009
  • Summary: Au final, la platine Toshiba XD-E500 n’est pas la fameuse tueuse de Blu-ray comme certains l’attendaient. Si il est vrai qu’elle permet de restaurer un peu les DVD par rapport à une platine classique, les images n’arrivent pas au niveau de celles offertes par le support Haute Définition natif, pour peu qu’il soit bien encodé. Le Blu-ray a un fait contre lui : il est très lent. La platine de Toshiba réagit très vite.
  • Pros: La qualité d’image DVD, La réactivité générale
  • Cons: Petite déception sur l’upscaling, Prix, 24 p ??
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba XD-E500

lemondenumerique.com
20 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Au final, la platine Toshiba XD-E500 n’est pas la fameuse tueuse de Blu-ray comme certains l’attendaient. Si il est vrai qu’elle permet de restaurer un peu les DVD par rapport à une platine classique, les images n’arrivent pas au niveau de celles offertes par le support Haute Définition natif, pour peu qu’il soit bien encodé. Le Blu-ray a un fait contre lui : il est très lent. La platine de Toshiba réagit très vite.
  • Pros: La qualité d’image DVD, La réactivité générale
  • Cons: Petite déception sur l’upscaling, Prix, 24 p ??
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