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The Toshiba XD-E500 is an up-converting DVD player from Toshiba.

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Pros

Outputs a 24FPS picture which is rare in this price range

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Picture quality that competes with more expensive DVD players

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Enhanced sharpness works without introducing extra artifacts

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Cons

Limited picture adjustment settings

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Color mode can sometimes make colors look artificial

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Very bad tray design

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The Toshiba XD-E500 is an up-converting DVD player from Toshiba. While recently released, the XD-E500 is not revolutionary, with no support for high definition HD-DVD or Blu-ray discs. Instead, this regular DVD player up-converts regular DVD-quality 480p, creating a full 1080p signal that appears better on high definition screens. This unit features the same upconverting processor as Toshiba's other high-end upconverting player, the SD-6100, with the addition of the "XDE" post-processing engine. This extra processing chip performs three main enhancements to: sharpness, color and contrast. There are 4 different picture modes available, though it seems that not all three enhancements can be active at the same time.

Features
  •  Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16.93 x 1.97 x 7.80 (WxHxD
  • 1080p/24Hz output mode
  • XDE processing engine
  • Back pannel interface: ColorStream Pro® Component Video Output, S-Video, RCA Video Outputs (1),  L-R Audio (1), Coaxial Outputs (1), HDMI™-CEC (1), Digital Optical Output
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meNNis
09/02/2008 07:12

I plan to buy one of these before too long. I refuse to buy into Sony and their BluRay craptastic DRM.

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