Toshiba Launches Better DVD Player
Toshiba may not have come out on top of the high def disc format war this year, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have something to say in the continuing DVD market.
As was hinted at a few months ago in Japan, the company is launching a new standard definition upconverting player with new color, sharpness and picture enhancements powered by the company’s new XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement) technology.
The new $149 XD-E500, says Toshiba, is more than just an upconverting DVD player—though it does scale 480i/p DVDs up to 1080p via HDMI 1.3. The XDE technology provides additional picture modes to enhance detail, colors and contrast beyond what other scaling DVD players do.