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Toshiba's First Blu-ray Player Coming November

Toshiba today announced the BDX2000. Launching in November, the player marks Toshiba's foray into the Blu-ray player market. With pricing set at just under $250, the BDX2000 offers BD-Live, 1080p (at 24fps), an SD card slot and AVCHD playback.

While everything else in the release is fairly standard, our favorite part is probably the footnote that says, "This product does not play HD DVD discs."

Anyone shopping for a Blu-ray player and contemplating buying Toshiba? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Shnur
    Took them two years before getting a Blu-Ray drive? Awesome :) I'll definitely would be looking into it if more than 1% of the movies where available and they wouldn't cost 3-4 times more than a normal DVD...
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  • baddad
    "This product does not play HD DVD discs."
    I bought their HD DVD player and was starting to build a library of HD DVD's when they just pulled the rug out and knocked me on my ass. I'll never buy anything from them again, I bought a Panasonic blue-ray player to replace it.
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  • Mr_Man
    I bet it was a hard pill for them to swallow, making a Blu-Ray player. Probably like when Sony finally made a VHS player.
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  • baddad
    "I'll definitely would be looking into it if more than 1% of the movies where available and they wouldn't cost 3-4 times more than a normal DVD..."

    I agree I only buy Blue-ray when I can get them cheap like between $10 & $15.
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  • hillarymakesmecry
    I'm glad I got an HD dvd player. I have a player and about 15 movies for less than $100.
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  • superchris7
    Buy them on eBay and Amazon Marketplace, and you can get them for $10 & $15.
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  • AdamB5000
    baddad"This product does not play HD DVD discs."I bought their HD DVD player and was starting to build a library of HD DVD's when they just pulled the rug out and knocked me on my ass. I'll never buy anything from them again, I bought a Panasonic blue-ray player to replace it.
    They didn't cease the HD-DVD technology for fun. They were at war with Sony and their Blu-ray technology. Some studios backed HD-DVD and some backed BR. In the end Blu-ray had enough backing that Toshiba had to throw in the towel or probably begin losing a lot more money.

    Believe me they tried to make HD-DVD the format, but Sony and major movie studios had something else to say about it.

    That said, choosing a Panny player was not a bad choice at all. Good quality stuff.
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  • Major7up
    oops, wasn't logged in when I made the above comment..
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  • gorehound
    i am very happy sticking to dVd and playing them thru my OPPO 1080p upsampling DVD Player onto my Panasonic 42" Plasma.I also have great power in my home with devices to watch/clean it so my video looks close to what a blu-ray does.

    think i am wrong well i did a A/B comparison with my setup and my friend brought his playstation w/ a blu-ray movie.
    we compared 10,000 BC DVD & Blu-ray.

    I refuse to pay the expensive price of blu-ray for alittle better picture.it is not worth it to me.,
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  • belardo
    ShnurTook them two years before getting a Blu-Ray drive? Awesome I'll definitely would be looking into it if more than 1% of the movies where available and they wouldn't cost 3-4 times more than a normal DVD...
    uh? 3-4x the cost? No. A new release movie title... pick any... the MSRP for a DVD is $18 (avg) and the BR is $26 (avg). About 20%. Even in Costco, WalMart, etc. 4x the picture quality... for $5~10 more... If you have a 50" $1500 TV... whats the big deal over $10?

    --- Other subject:
    SONY is pretty much the ONLY remaining brand to BUY blank VHS tapes... go figure.


    Toshiba had no choice, they couldn't continue HD-DVD alone. When Toshiba announced that they were killing HD-DVD, Toshiba was the ONLY and has always been the ONLY maker for HD-DVD players. All the others were re-branded Toshibas. Meanwhile, Samsung, Panasonic and others were making their own players.

    If Toshiba's BR player is a good product... might as well buy it. Sony made some of the best VHS VCRs.
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