Toshiba 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. Armed with Wi-fi capabilities, these player will facilitate superior streaming of movies as well as Internet radio to all users. Besides this, there’s the usual photo, video and music support from USB and SD/SDHC sources.
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 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.
Both Toshiba players are available now with the BDX2500 priced at $179.99 and the BDX2700 priced at $249.99.