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Toshiba XD-E500
5.3 out of 10

Toshiba XD-E500

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Overall 5

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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Overall 6

Toshiba XD-E500

31 March 2009
  • Summary: This is a decent upscaling DVD player that can breathe extra life into your DVD collection. The problem is, it's rather a pain to use at times, and if you own a 32-inch 1080p Philips TV you're going to be bang out of luck with it
  • Pros: Picture quality; sound; holds its own against other upscaling players.
  • Cons: It's expensive for a DVD player; a pain to use with certain TVs.
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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.
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Overall 5

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player

Trusted Reviews
7 February 2011
  • Summary: With the demise of HD DVD, Toshiba has turned its attention back to DVD.
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Toshiba XD-E500 review

PC Advisor
2 April 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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Overall 10

Toshiba XD-E500 review

TechRadar UK
24 September 2008
  • Summary: The most exciting DVD player we've seen for some time. But can it rival Blu-ray?
  • Pros: Excellent upscaling, Good DVD player, Great value
  • Cons: In other respects, this player is a 'no-frills' budget model
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Overall 9

Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player

Pocket Lint
28 August 2008
  • Pros: Upscaling capabilities
  • Cons: Can't show the technology in action
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Overall 4

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...
  • Pros: La qualité d’image DVD, La réactivité générale
  • Cons: Petite déception sur l’upscaling, Prix, 24 p ??
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Toshiba XDE500KE

20 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Ein neues Seh-Erlebnis verspricht Toshiba Kinofans mit dem XDE500KE: Herkömmliche DVDs soll der Player fast so brillant abspielen wie ein Blu-ray-Gerät. Ob das Modell hält, was der Hersteller vollmundig verspricht, hat AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD in einem ausführlichen Test überprüft.
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Overall 7
Performance 7

TEST: Toshiba XD-E500

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,...
  • 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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