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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 6
6.0

Toshiba XD-E500

CNET
6 February 2009
  • Summary: The Toshiba XD-E500's XDE picture enhancements don't live up to the hype. While it's a solid upscaling DVD player, its high price makes it a hard sell.
  • Pros: Solid DVD playback performance with extended definition (XDE) disabled; can play DivX, MP3, and WMA files burned on CDs and DVDs; can output DVD in 24 frames per second.
  • Cons: Expensive for a DVD player; XDE picture controls are best left off for the most-accurate picture; lacks features such as SACD playback and a USB port found on competing Oppo models; poor aspect ratio control on nonanamorphic DVDs.
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba XD-E500 review

PC Advisor
17 January 2009
  • Summary: Toshiba has been hyping the heck out of its new upconverting Toshiba XD-E500 DVD player, but has also been careful not to declare it an equivalent to Blu-ray, the high-definition format that beat out Toshiba's HD-DVD.
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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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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

TEST: Toshiba XD-E500

Dingz
24 December 2008
  • Summary: Det er flere ting som er verdt å ta med i betraktningen hvis du vurderer XD-E500, hvorav den vesentligste er prisen. Rundt 13-1400 kroner må du ut med for Toshibas lille tryllekunstner, som selvfølgelig ikke tryller bra nok til å gjøre folk så forvirra at de ikke vet om de ser på Blu-ray eller DVD, men som likevel gjør en okei jobb med å forbedre DVDene dine.
  • Pros: Enkel å justere, oversiktelig (men stygg) meny, bra oppskalering av DVD-plater
  • Cons: Middelmådig fjernkontroll, litt dyr, å kalle den "nær HD" er en liten overdrivelse
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Overall 7
6.9

Upscaling-DVD-Player mit Ungereimtheiten: Toshiba XD-E500

CNET
17 October 2008
  • Summary: Der Toshiba XD-E500 ist ein ordentlicher Upscaling-DVD-Player, der einer DVD-Sammlung durchaus neues Leben einhauchen kann. Leider lässt er sich gelegentlich nur recht umständlich benutzen. Für Besitzer eines 32-Zoll-1080p-Fernsehers von Philips etwa ergeben sich ernsthafte Probleme.
  • Pros: ordentliche Bild- und Tonqualität, besser als manch andere Upscaling-Player
  • Cons: hoher Preis für einen DVD-Player, Probleme mit bestimmten Fernsehgeräten
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