The Good Cheap;. does the job;. quality is decent.
The Bad Nasty menus;. no online content.
The Bottom Line The Toshiba BDX2100 is a decent Blu-ray player, but not one that has us jumping with excitement. As great as it is to see a player for £80, we think Sony's £100 machines offer significantly more, for not much extra cash.
Think back to the launch of Blu-ray and HD DVD. It wasn't unusual for players to cost as much as £1,000. It was impossible to get a stand-alone player for less than £500. Now, though, Blu-ray players are rapidly decreasing in cost with each passing week. That's proven by the Toshiba BDX2100, which costs just £80 when bought online from Tesco.
Even though this player is cheap, we wanted to take a look and decide if it's worth the money. After all, £80 is still a fair amount of cash to spend on something that doesn't work. So let's get down to assessing this machine's skills.
This might be a budget player, but Toshiba has done a pretty decent job of styling it to look unique. The front panel looks different to everything else we've seen. Instead of being flat, Toshiba has incorporated some angles into the face of this player. We like that, and while the player isn't the most beautiful thing we've ever seen, it's still something you'd be happy to sling under your TV.
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