Toshiba saw some failure with their HD-DVD format, which understandably made them reluctant to release a Blu-Ray player. However, the company finally decided to pull through with their decision and put out the BDX2000 on the market, providing customers with an excellent solution, well-worth its money – and if the regular price seems a bit too high for you, you may be interested in the 27 Pound discount that Amazon are running right now, giving you the BDX2000 for just £99.99!
The BDX2000 comes with a 8 GB SDHC card (though no built-in memory), and good connectivity options – although it only carries a 480i/576i signal on its output, so this means no hi-def video. It does support lossless audio formats though. The device is easy to operate – you connect it to a broadband router and download any extras you may need for your movies – commentaries, trailers, bonus scenes, etc – and you can save them on an SD card. Even though the device connects to a 10 MB broadband line though, its connection speed seems rather low.
Downloading clips takes more than it normally should, so expect some delays – though this can also be attributed to the slow network which you’re forced to download through at times. You can play music formats, though the music player isn’t really polished up for this purpose so don’t expect miracles.