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Good: Makes well encoded Dvds look Awesome
Bad: average encoded Dvds look... average
Comment: Having had this player for three weeks now I can safely say my initial enthusiasm was Well Justified. It just hasn’t ceased to impress me. It is just Awesome. Full stop. The clarity detail and colour this device brings out of DVDs has to be seen to be fully appreciated. It has got to be the best upscaling DVD machine out there.
I have watched so many of my DVDs on this and it’s just like watching a New and Seriously improved film. I just can’t fault it. I have seen details and colour in the movies that I have previously watched and never never seen before. All my family say the same thing. Toshiba have really done something special with this player.
Don’t believe me. Get the movie Transformers or FF Rise of the silver surfer. The lord of the rings trilogies or SW Return of the Seth and get back to me. Surely only BluRay can top this quality. I saw Transformers on my friends BluRay and was seriously impressed. The quality is just Wow. I then got the DVD and played it on the XDE and I have say it was hard sometimes to remember I was Not watching a Bluray version. That’s how GOOD this player is.
I have read reviews where more than a few Bluray owners have Dismissed it as a gimmick. Then there are others who after trying it have said they regretted buying their bluray players and the expensive movies that go with them. I know that’s what put me off Bluray initially. And I am seriously glad it did. All my DVDs can now be watched in glorious upgrade and that’s just a joy to me.
I must air on caution here though. I think this player will only work its real wonders with DVDs that are of a reasonably well encoded quality. I don’t think some of the movies I downloaded and then played on this machine really look that much better. But hey...that’s the breaks. I am sure they wouldn’t on a bluray either. And before you tell me I know they wouldn’t play on it in the first place. Just saying is all.
But an original DVD will be a joy to watch on this player. Believe me. Some decent speakers. The HDMI cable connection for its purest quality and I will be shocked if you aint as overwhelmed as I have been.
I am also taking full advantage of the ToshibaLoveFlim rental promotion which operates with this purchase in the UK to grab hold of movies that I had forgotten and are gems to watch on it for Free.
Did I mention that I love this player? Ok then. All I can say is ..Go get it. You will love it too !!!
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