Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player is I4U Top 100 Holiday Gift Tip #3

Posted: Aug 21 2008, 12:00pm CDT | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide
Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:10am CDT

 

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Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player is I4U Top 100 Holiday Gift Tip #3
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We are starting easy on the Hometheater components holiday gift tips as we still expect several new announcements in the Blu-ray and video streaming categories. The new Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player is possibly the best affordable DVD player out there this fall.
Toshiba threw all their anger from loosing the HD disc war with HD-DVD into making the XD-500 DVD player. The new DVD player features Toshiba's XDE technology.
XDE takes according to Toshiba the DVD picture quality to a whole new level. In addition to providing upconversion from 480i/p up to 1080p, XDE offers user selectable picture enhancement modes that allow for greater detail, more vivid colors and stronger contrast that bring standard DVD quality closer to the HD experience.
The XD-E500 1080p/24fps Upconverting DVD player features besides XDE, HDMI-CEC, DivX certification, JPEG capability, MP3 and WMA playback in a slim, high-gloss design.

For Whom:
The Toshiba XD-E500 is for people with a big DVD library who did not jump to Blu-ray yet.

The Good:
1080p upscaling
XDE promises better image quality

The Bad:
No review of the XD-E500 available yet.

Where to Buy:
The Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player is already shipping from Amazon.com for $179.99.

See all our top 10 gift tips in the Hometheater Components Category. Explore all our Top 100 Holiday Gift Tips 2008.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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