Trying to bounce back after the defeat from Sony's Blu-ray, Toshiba is now offering a new DVD player that promises up to 1080p quality. Toshiba is claiming that these new players are actually better than the original HD-DVD players.
The XD-E500, which possesses "eXtended Detail Enhancement" technology, allows the user to select picture enhancement modes that give much better detail, brighter colors, and stronger contrasts.
Toshiba promises this isn't just another "up converting DVD player" while admitting the picture quality will not rival Blu-ray. However, the XDE features are like no other player currently on the market.
The XD-E500 will sell for $150 dollars which is half the price of Blu-ray players.
Blu-ray is 6X better in picture quality than DVD but, if you don't have a 1080p compatible TV, might as well get this new Toshiba player.