Toshiba America Consumer Products today announced the availability of its latest Blu-ray Disc players, the BDX2500 and BDX2700. Perfect for consumers who demand a variety of entertainment options, Toshiba's new models are a great addition to any modern home theater setup.
Both players include Wi-Fi® capabilities, allowing consumers to connect to a wide range of streaming content. With BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®, consumers can watch the latest movies the same day they are released on DVD/Blu-ray with no monthly fee. Instant streaming from Netflix® allows Netflix members to instantly watch tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, many in high definition, directly on their HDTV. VUDU™ Movies offers true 1080p HD and gives viewers access to over 3,000 HD movies on demand. The BDX2500 and BDX2700 also stream a wide array of music from Pandora® internet radio. A standard Ethernet connection is also included with both models.
With their ability to play Blu-ray Discs in Full HD 1080p at a smooth, theater-like 24fps, and upconvert standard DVDs to near HD quality, the players are capable of showing movies, concerts, and more with richness and detail. The BDX2500 and BDX2700 can also play home videos, photos, and music on the HDTV from a USB or SD/SDHC card.
"The idea of home entertainment now goes beyond being able to watch crisp, high-definition video," said Jodi Sally, Vice President of Marketing, Digital A/V Group. "With the BDX2500 and BDX2700, we are providing consumers an extreme entertainment experience by offering the ability to stream music and video from a multitude of choices."
With the players connected to the internet, and a touch of the remote, consumers can easily access bonus features on select Blu-ray Discs (BD-Live™ and Bonus View™), from interactive games and sites to unique trailers and commentary. To match the exceptional visual quality, the BDX2500 and BDX2700 provide built-in decoding of the latest HD audio formats, including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio / Essential™ via analog 7.1 Channel audio outputs or pass through via HDMI® interface for outboard decoding. For greater convenience and usability, the players' HDMI connection is HDMI®-CEC compatible, which lets users control both the Blu-ray player and most connected HDTVs with just one remote.
High quality meets high design in Toshiba's new players. Both the BDX2500 and BDX2700 are designed with subtle sophistication, courtesy of a deep, gloss black finish with brushed metallic trim, and a blue LCD display next to the primary function buttons. The BDX2700 includes metallic-trimmed foot pedestals, and a light-up Blu-ray logo for added distinction.
Product Feature Highlights:
- Full HD 1080p / 24fps Blu-ray Disc playback, with standard DVD upconversion
- Access to online content from Netflix®, BLOCKBUSTER® On Demand, VUDU™, and Pandora® internet Radio, using either wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi® connection
- HD audio support, including Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential™
- BD-Live™ (BD Profile 2.0) and Bonus View™ compatible
- AVCHD video, HD JPEG/JPEG photo, and MP3/WMA audio file playback
- HDMI connection with HDMI®-CEC control
- 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs
- USB port and SD/SDHC card slot
Pricing and Availability:
BDX2500 (available now, MSRP $179.99)
BDX2700 (available now, MSRP $249.99)