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Toshiba XD E500

Toshiba XD E500
alaScore 93

743 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 743 reviews of Toshiba XD E500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba XD E500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 user reviews of Toshiba XD E500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba XD E500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 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.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Toshiba XD-E500

 

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.

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.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 review: Toshiba XD-E500

 

Toshiba XD-E500

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

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 : Brian Alvarez and Adrian Wittenberg (hometheaterhifi.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player – Benchmark

 

I can remember a time when Toshiba offered entry level DVD players and also high dollar flagship models like the SD-9200. As DVD players became a commodity Toshiba logically focused on mainstream consumer players much like the XD-E500 reviewed here....

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 : 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 is a DVD upscaler that delivers great image quality.

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Toshiba XD-E500 review

 

It's not HD but it's still one of the most accomplished DVD players we've seen

‘Sharp’ mode offers incredibly detailed pictures ; naturally vibrant colours ; smooth, stable motion ; nice styling

Sound could do with just a little more refinement

It’s not HD, but it’s one of the best affordable DVD players we’ve seen

Sep, 2008

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

Toshiba XD-E500 upscaling DVD player

 

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. At £120 the Toshiba XD-E500 is an impressive...

Upscaling capabilities

Can't show the technology in action

At £120 the Toshiba XD-E500 is an impressive upscaling DVD player that is not only affordable but will go some way to revitalising your DVD collection.

Aug, 2008

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

As far as DVDs are concerned, this is one of the ultimate decks out there to make the most of your collection

Sep, 2008

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