We have walked past the era of DVD players; it is the time for Blu-ray Disk Players. These days, everyone wants a BD player but these gadgets don’t come cheap. You will be fortunate to find one that might fall in to you budget range. Keep in mind that lesser price brings some shortcomings with it. You cannot expect a high end BD player in under $200. Today, I have come up with a BD player review which is equipped with basic features, renders great Blu-ray images and most of all; it is cheaper than its competitors. As I said before, expect some features missing.
Let us have a look at the specs and features of Toshiba BDX2700 BD player.
- Manufacturer: Toshiba
- Product type: Blu-ray disc player
- Form factor: Table top
- Dimensions: 16.9 in x 8.3 in x 2.5 in
- Weight: 3.7 lbs
- Localization: English
- Media type: CD , DVD , BD-R , CD-R , BD-RE , CD-RW , DVD-R , BD-ROM , CDR-DA , DVD-RW
- BD profiles: Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
- Built in audio decoders: DTS decoder , Dolby TrueHD , Dolby Digital , DTS-HD decoder , Dolby Digital Plus
- Analog video signal: S-Video, Component video, Composite video
- Supported digital audio standards: MP3, WMA, LPCM
- Picture zoom: Yes
- Additional features: screen saver
- Sound output mode: Surround Sound
- Digital audio format: DTS-HD Master Audio Output, Dolby True HD digital output
- Infrared remote control
- Memory slot: 1 SDHC memory card
- Price: $175.95 – $229.97
This BD player was released early this year by Toshiba. Many streaming options are offered in Toshiba BDX2700, with built in Wi-Fi and 7.1 analog outputs. When we compare it with other competing BD players, it is much nicely priced than them.
Despite of the trend that BD players are slimming down and becoming lighter in weight with the passage of time, the under review player is bulkier and thicker than the rest. There are some features that are missing in the design, and I thoroughly appreciate Toshiba for not including them; like touch sensitive (rather confusing) controls and flip down door. Instead, we get solid physical control buttons. On the front panel, you get disk door, Eject button, LCD display, stop and play buttons, Power on / off button and SD memory card slot. Remote control is ok, with some good and few inadequate control placements.
While dealing with in the UI, you won’t be much impressed. There are five main icons in the home menu screen for “Videos”, “Settings”, “Connected” (for internet streaming options), “BD-ROM” (for watching from Blu-ray disk) and “Music”. Streaming media options include Netflix, Vudu, Blockbuster and Pandora. The overall Blu-ray image quality rendered by this BD player is exciting and leaves pretty nice impression.
Product’s Unique Selling Points:
- Brilliant Blu-ray image quality
- Built in Wi-Fi
- 7.1 analog outputs
- Sluggish and slow operational speed and performance
- Heavy and thick form
- No DLNA-compliance
- Scarce internet streaming options