Toshiba Swaps Teams, Announces First Blu-ray Player

by admin September 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Poor Toshiba, once proud member of the HD-DVD team, now relegated to sitting on the Blu-ray bench, waiting for an opportunity to play.

And at last, it got that chance, with the announcement of a new, Toshiba-branded Blu-ray player, the BDX2000. The $250 player is as ordinary as could be: BD-Live, 1080p (at 24fps if you like), an SD card slot and AVCHD playback. It’s almost as if someone told Toshiba that it had to make a Blu-ray player but, hungover and spent from months of drowning its sorrows in a motel room, it could barely summon the energy to do more than put some chips in a box and slap on a logo.

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