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Toshiba Ships Blu-ray Decks That Allow Online Content

6/07/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

WAYNE, N.J. — Toshiba is now shipping
two Blu-ray players that allow access
to online streaming content.

Both BDX2500 and BDX2700 Blu-ray
Disc players began shipping last week
and allow access to online streaming
content from Netflix, Blockbuster On Demand,
Vudu and Pandora Internet Radio,
using either a wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The
BDX2500 ($179 suggested retail) requires
an optional adapter, and the BDX2700
($249) includes built-in Wi-Fi capability.

Both players playback HD images in
up to FullHD 1080p/24 fps resolution,
built-in decoding of Dolby TrueHD and
DTS-HD Master Audio Essential via analog
7.1-channel audio outputs (or HDMI
passthrough), and DVD up-conversion.

Both players also up convert standard
DVDs to 1080p resolution and can play
home videos, photos, and music from a
connected USB or SD/SDHC card.

“The idea of home entertainment
now goes beyond being able to watch
crisp, high-definition video,” said Jodi
Sally, marketing VP, 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.”

Other features include built-in Bonus
View and BD-Live extra content access
and have built-in decoding for advanced
audio formats, including Dolby
TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio/
Essential via analog 7.1-channel audio
outputs or passthrough via an HDMI interface
for outboard decoding.

The players’ HDMI connection is HDMICEC
compatible, which lets users control
both the Blu-ray player and most connected
HDTVs with just one remote.

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