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Toshiba XD E500

Toshiba XD E500
alaScore 90

581 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews of Toshiba XD E500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba XD E500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 581 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba XD E500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 user reviews of Toshiba XD E500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba SD1020 - DVD PlayerToshiba XDE500 DVD Player with Advanced Upscaling TechnologyToshiba XDE500 DVD Player with Advanced Upscaling Technology

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba XD E500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Toshiba XD E500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba XD-E500 Upconverting 1080p Extended Detail DVD PlayerToshiba XD-E500 Upconverting 1080p Extended Detail DVD PlayerToshiba XD-E500 Upconversion DVD Player - DVD-RW, CD-RW - DVD Video, CD-DA, JPEG, WMA, MP3, PCM Pla

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Toshiba XD-E500

 

HDTV owners should experience the enhanced picture and sound quality of Blu-ray, but not all of them are ready to make the jump to a high-def disc player when traditional DVD is still perceived as good enough. Toshiba's XD-E500 DVD player ($149.99...

Energy efficient. 1080p24 output

Picture suffers a loss of detail with HDMI output. Default picture settings cause Sharpening artifacts. Overly softened image quality when displaying JPEG files. Low-resolution menus

If you don't want to spring for Blu-ray, there are plenty of upconverting DVD players to choose from, but the Toshiba XD-E500 is one to avoid.

Mar, 2009
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Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player - Benchmark

 

The Toshiba XD-E500 is an exceptionally good low cost up-converting DVD player when used via HDMI and it received a perfect score under the HDMI section of the Secrets benchmark. In stark contrast was its de-interlacing performance using component...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Toshiba XD-E500

 

When Toshiba finally pulled the plug on HD DVD , nobody was quite sure what the next step for the company was going to be. Would it go back to making DVD players, or would it forget the tensions of the format war and release a Blu-ray player ? Well,...

Solid DVD playback performance with extended definition (XDE) disabled; can play DivX, MP3, and WMA files burned on CDs and DVDs; can output DVD in 24 frames per second.

Expensive for a DVD player; XDE picture controls are best left off for the most-accurate picture; lacks features such as SACD playback and a USB port found on competing Oppo models; poor aspect ratio control on nonanamorphic DVDs.

The Toshiba XD-E500's XDE picture enhancements don't live up to the hype. While it's a solid upscaling DVD player, its high price makes it a hard sell.

Sep, 2008

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: aaroncolter (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba XD-E500

 

Just when I thought that I would probably never review a DVD player gain, Toshiba introduced their new XD-E500 1080p up conversion DVD player. Toshiba, who was one of the co-inventor's DVD technology, and also the creator of the now defunct...

Great picture quality; 24-frames per second mode; very affordable

Does not replace a Blu-ray player; XDE technology works ; but is not necessary

the XD-E500 is hard to pass up as it offers superior image quality at a very reasonable price.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: David Vaughn (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Toshiba XD-E500 Upconverting DVD Player

 

Editor's note: You might be surprised to see a review of a DVD player at UAV, since we haven't published such reviews in quite a while. For more on this, see my blog about it

Decent DVD upscaling, Fast navigation of discs, Minimal layer-change delay

Picture enhancements don't work as advertised, Cheap build quality, Poor remote, Doesn't pass above-white or below-black

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Marty Sems (computerpoweruser.com)

Toshiba XD-E500

 

Toshiba dropped its support for HD DVD nearly a year ago, grudgingly conceding that BD is the de facto high-def optical disc format in much of the world. Still, the company hasn't exactly embraced Sony's format quite yet.

The difference between the XD-E500 and the BD-P1500 was most noticeable around the letters of the opening credits and the edges of stop-motion animated objects. The live-action DVD and BD versions of “X-Men: The Last Stand” looked extremely...

Expert review by: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba XD-E500-K-TY

 

The Toshiba XD-E500-K-TY upscales 480i/p standard DVDs and does so brilliantly. If you've got a large screen television, want to breathe some life int...

Very good at upscaling DVDs

Only half the price of an entry-level Blu-ray player with built-in DVD upscaler, no analog 7.1-channel audio outputs

The Toshiba XD-E500-K-TY provides excellent DVD upscaling for high-definition TVs. However, make sure you're certain that you don't want to fork out a bit more for a Blu-ray player instead.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (techradar.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 review

 

The most exciting DVD player we've seen for some time. But can it rival Blu-ray?

Excellent upscaling ; Good DVD player ; Great value

In other respects, this player is a 'no-frills' budget model

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player review

 

With the battle for Blu-ray and HD DVD over, Toshiba has changed its tack and launched a new upscaling DVD player, but does it have want to takes to recapture ground lost? We get watching to find out. The Toshiba XD-E500 is a black box with minimal...

Upscaling capabilities

Can't show the technology in action

Toshiba has created an upscaling tech that has the ability to let you forget about Blu-ray for quite some time

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player

 

With the demise of HD DVD, Toshiba has turned its attention back to DVD.

, it’s somewhat disappointing in a deck that will set you back around £130 on the street. The front fascia is reasonably busy, with a full complement of control buttons, along with the power button on the right. The left is dominated by the disc tray,...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Fall in love with your movie collection all over again with the XD-E500. The XD-E500 not only upconverts standard DVD to 1080p resolution, but also enhances your viewing experience thanks to three user selectable modes: sharp for added edge detail, color for richer blues and greens, and contrast for enhancement of details in darker scenes.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Surround

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:2in
Weight:3.5lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW
Search Speed:100x / 2x / 8x / 30x/100x / 2x / 30x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:E500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba XD
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