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5.8 out of 10

Toshiba XD-E500

Toshiba XDE500 The Toshiba XDE500 is a DVD player that supp Read more

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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

28 December 2008
  • 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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