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I just received a Toshiba BDX2700 from buy.com and wanted

to start an Official Owners thread to discuss it.


This thing is a far cry from my Toshiba HD-XA2 and OPPO BDP83

as far as build quality and weight is concerned but I wasn't

expecting anything substantial.


I'll fire it up and see what it does with Blu-ray and DVD and

report back.


Also, the following streaming services are available:

Netflix®, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®, VUDU™, Pandora® Internet Radio

for those interested.

Home Theater Review:
http://hometheatermag.com/discplayer...yer/index.html

BDX2500 Specification sheet
http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpasse...x2500_spec.pdf

BDX2700 Specification sheet
http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpasse...x2700_spec.pdf

BDX2700 Owners Manual
http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpasse...x2700_om_e.pdf

Detailed Specs.
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Video

Playable Disc Types: Blu-ray Disc/BD-ROM/BD-R/BD-RE/DVD-Video/DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/CD-DA


Video Upconversion: 720p/1080i/1080p/1080p-24fps


Digital Cinema Progressive (3:2 Pulldown)


Multi-Camera Angle Select


Multi-Language Select


Multi-Subtitle Select


Deep Color


AVCHD Playback


Audio

Dolby® Digital and DTS® Compatible Output


Dolby® Digital Plus


Dolby® TrueHD


Support for DTS®-HD Master Audio | Essential™


WMA & MP3 Playback


Convenience

Wi-Fi® Ready (Wireless LAN)


Streaming Services: Netflix®, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®, VUDU™, Pandora® Internet Radio


BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0)


Bonus View™


HDMI®-CEC


Remote Control


Screen Saver


Tray Lock


OSD Language: English/French/Spanish


Jackpacks

HDMI®-CEC


ColorStream Pro® Component Video Output


S-Video


RCA Video (1)


L-R Audio (1)


Analog 2ch Audio


Analog 7.1ch Audio


Digital Optical Output


SD Card (with SDHC) (1)


Ethernet Port


Weights and Dimensions

Weight With Stand: 3.85 lbs.


Dimensions With Stand: 16.93 x 2.52 x 8.27 (WxHxD)


Weight With Packaging: 5.72 lbs.


Dimensions With Packaging: 19.49 x 4.53 x 19.49 (WxHxD)

The BDX2500 and BDX2700 seem to be are very similar. The only

differences are, the latter has built in Wi-Fi and 4 round pegs at

the bottom of the unit. Both players lack 1gb of internal memory

for BD-Live.


Another difference: Blu-ray logo on front display lights up when

Wi-Fi is activated on BDX-2700.
 

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Here are some pictures and initial impressions.


Home Menu Screen



Players Front(on top of OPPO)



Remote control(glossy black) non backlit - plastic



I really enjoy the Home Menu screen. It is very easy

to understand and navigate. There was a quick set-up

procedure upon initial start-up(that can be bypassed)

that asked the following:


- OSD language setup

- Resolution

- TV aspect


This player came with firmware verison 1.11 and after

setting up the wireless connection which was a breeze,

it quickly notified me of an update, which I promptly

upgraded to within a matter of minutes to version 1.12.


I loaded Avatar(Blu-ray) and it took about 2 minutes

to load to the 20th Century Fox screen.


Blu-ray @ 1080p looks wonderful as all players do.


When loading Avatar I could hear the drive loading

from my seating distance of 9 feet.

No noise was heard during playback though.


Still evaluating - more info to come.
 

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Thank you so much! Please post all info on your opinion of this player, including std def dvd pq. My BD-UP5000 just died on me, so I'm thinking of pulling my old HD-A3 out and buying a BDX2500 to accompany it, but there are NO reviews of these players yet! I might grab one this weekend if I hear good things. Thanks again!


-Sean
 

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I'll give standard def a try later today and see how it stacks

up against my OPPO and XA2. I'm going to guess it won't be

as good as the two I mentioned.


Also, I'll put it through a variety of tests that are available

from the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray disc.


I'll post my findings as soon as I can.
 

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Something else worth mentioning is there is a picture

adjustment button on the remote similar to what was

available on the XA2 so you can adjust the picture to

your liking.


- EPM(Enhanced Picture Mode)

- Sharpness


In the manual is states EPM makes the picture sharper

with enhanced color. I played with this setting briefly,

and to my eyes it seemed to manipulate the displays

color temperature.


The sharpness setting was nothing more than an edge

enhancement adustment that was available in 5 increments:


- Default

- Low

- Medium

- High

- Ultra


Default provided no edge enhancement at all.
 

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I would be curious about the netflix on it. is it good like the panasonic 65/85 or crappy like the sony 370 or insignia?


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I would be curious about the netflix on it. is it good like the panasonic 65/85 or crappy like the sony 370 or insignia?


Jacob

When you say crappy are you talking about the Interface or the quality of the movie being streamed?
 

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How's the the video quality of Netflix? I also want to know if you can search for movies/shows via Netflix, or can you only choose from you que? I just sold my Panny BD35 to get a BD65, but I also own a XA2 and wouldn't mind having 2 Toshiba players stacked and connected to my Pioneer VSX-1014AH-K


I also want to know about the stream quality and user interface.
 

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The quality of the movie being streamed depends a lot on your Internet Connection. What I don't like is the User Interface for Netflix on the TOSHIBA. It just plain WHITE with pictures of the movies available & a small description. (Which can be those in your queue or you can pick by category) I guess I'm spoiled by the Netflix User Interface from my XBOX 360


I streamed the same movie from both devices & saw no visual difference. I own the BDX2500
 

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I have a fine internet connection.. because the netflix on the roku and the ps3 worked fine. it did not work well with the sony player. check the sony player links for more details about people having problems with the player.


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BFJ 96 and petmic10, would you say you are happy with your purchase and would you suggest it to someone else? Or would you say to get a different player? I'm not really planning on using much of the connectivity stuff. Just blu-ray and std def movies. I want to bitstream the audio out via hdmi to my receiver and let it decode the audio. Can either of you confirm that it can bitstream out all audio types?


-Sean
 

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Originally Posted by bettzysdaddy /forum/post/18758972


How's the the video quality of Netflix? I also want to know if you can search for movies/shows via Netflix, or can you only choose from you que? I just sold my Panny BD35 to get a BD65, but I also own a XA2 and wouldn't mind having 2 Toshiba players stacked and connected to my Pioneer VSX-1014AH-K


I also want to know about the stream quality and user interface.

I'm currently streaming District 9 from Netflix and it looks okay

on my Pioneer 60" Elite. I wouldn't brag about the quality but

it is watchable. I'd have to watch a few more movies before

I can make a definitive assessment.


You can view movies from your que and from every movie category

too. I wanted to post some pics of the Netflix screen tonight but

for some reason I'm having trouble accessing my Photobucket account.



Also, I ran some tests from the Spears & Munsil disc to check

how well the player is at de-interlacing and upscaling and with 1080i

material it did rather well but with 480i material there was some moire'

in the stands during the race car test but once it locked on everything

looked fine. It wasn't in the same league as the OPPO or XA2 but it

was decent nonetheless. I watched some Harry Potter(Goblet of Fire)

on dvd and was totally satisfied with the PQ.
 

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Originally Posted by 230-SEAN /forum/post/18760047


BFJ 96 and petmic10, would you say you are happy with your purchase and would you suggest it to someone else? Or would you say to get a different player? I'm not really planning on using much of the connectivity stuff. Just blu-ray and std def movies. I want to bitstream the audio out via hdmi to my receiver and let it decode the audio. Can either of you confirm that it can bitstream out all audio types?


-Sean

Hi Sean,


So far, after a day I like this player but it still too soon to make a

complete assessment. Blu-ray performance is superb as expected

and I would say std def is slightly above average, so far. I need

to spend more time with it before I can give a final determination.


Powering up the unit by pushing the Open/Close disc tray

button took about 12 seconds for the tray to open. It's

not a big deal but players from other mfg's do in much less time.

Avator(Blu-ray) took about 2 minutes to load to the 20th

Century Fox screen. I want to check a few more discs to

see how quick/slow this machine is.


Yes, the Toshiba can bitstream or internally decode all the hi-def

audio.
 

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Here are some pictures of the Netflix screen. Sorry for the crappy

pictures.



New Arrivals Screen



Instant Que Screen
 

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Sweet, thanks! I might have to grab one today, I'm generally a huge fan of samsung products, but read bad things about the C5500. So, its more or less a toss up between the BDX2500 and Panasonic's DMP-BD65.


-Sean
 

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Originally Posted by 230-SEAN /forum/post/18760047


BFJ 96 and petmic10, would you say you are happy with your purchase and would you suggest it to someone else? Or would you say to get a different player? I'm not really planning on using much of the connectivity stuff. Just blu-ray and std def movies. I want to bitstream the audio out via hdmi to my receiver and let it decode the audio. Can either of you confirm that it can bitstream out all audio types?


-Sean

My purchase of this player was based on matching it with my TOSHIBA 670U LED LCD. So far I'm happy with my purchase & YES for the price I would recommend this player to family friends.


As for bitstreaming audio the TOSHIBA does a great job @ bitstreaming. The TOSHIBA also offers different bitstreaming options in the Player Menu. I believe there's 3 options. 2 being:


Bitstream HD

Bitstream Legacy


Don't remember the final option. Also Sean right now TOSHIBA is offering

instant $30.00 rebates on both the 2500 & 2700
 

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Another thing worth mentioning is most changes cannot

be made on the fly except for the audio codec. The movie

has to be stopped to change any settings, like resolution,

deep color or film mode(1080p/24).
 

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As for bitstreaming audio the TOSHIBA does a great job @ bitstreaming. The TOSHIBA also offers different bitstreaming options in the Player Menu. I believe there's 3 options. 2 being:


Bitstream HD

Bitstream Legacy

Yes, that is two of them. The other one is: Bitstream Mixed



There are 6 Digital Output options total.


PCM stereo

Bitstream HD

Bitstream Legacy

Bitstream Mixed

PCM 5.1

PCM 7.1
 
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