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Recently I had been looking for a new DVD Player after my old Wharfedale started playing up so when my Dad asked me what I'd like for Christmas I sent him an amazon link of DVD Players, I mentioned a Panasonic one and this one and when I opened the box on Christmas Day it was the Toshiba he had bought for me. I had owned an excellent Toshiba DVD Player some years ago which served me well so I was pleased with the make. I had bought a few new DVDs in the last months of 2011 but as my Wharfedale was playing up I hadn't watched most of them, well now I could and as this player is easily hacked for multi region capability It is ideal for anyone who regularly buys films and other dvds online. This DVD player has plenty of viewing options with component video output, coaxial output, two channel audio output and 1 Scart connection included.
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Unfortunately this Player doesn't come with a scart lead but it does come with the manual and a pair of AAA Batteries which slip into the supplied remote which is small and compact. You can get a decent scart lead for just a couple of quid now so if you need an extra one then just add it to your basket when buying the Player. This player can be multi region hacked but the code you will need is not included in the box but you can find it easily on the internet by doing a google search for "Toshiba 2010 multi region" and you should find several links which will give you the code and how to enter it on your DVD Player.
I was really impressed with the Picture that the Toshiba SD2010 gives. I have watched a few films on it now and each has been more impressive looking than on the similarly priced Wharfedale that I had. colours look good and fast movement is dealt with very well. It's good for films via dvd or from the excellent usb port which you can view divx files and pictures from digital cameras or suitable mobile phones and usb memory sticks and of course you can also play your mp3 files this way if you have them on the suitable usb format. This DVD Player has a Picture that looks as good as a more expensive player and that is thanks to the quality of Toshiba.
As well as looking good, This Player also sounds good. There's not as much fun in watching a great picture if the sound isn't suitably up to scratch. The sounds is great with movies and music so whether you have a big Blockbuster in the tray or a Concert then if hooked up to a decent system the resulting Sound should be enjoyed. explosions are dealt with very well and dialogue is also very good which is another plus compared to similar priced players as that is one of the biggest drawbacks of a cheaper player. The mp3 files via the usb port will sound very good and you can also play CDs pretty well although not quite as well as a dedicated CD Player it will produce a decent sound quality hooked up.
This DVD Player is a very very good product which is widely available and is at a great price. You can find it for around £25-£30 which for me is a bargain as the quality of the player is similar to one costing twice as much. The addition of the usb port is another plus and is rarer in a cheaper dvd player. If you are looking for a replacement DVD Player or have a Blu Ray and may want to have a DVD Player in a bedroom or second room then this is ideal and will last well. An excellent product which has no major gripes. The only mark on it is the tray makes a sound but it's not that bad and is only when ejecting and closing so no real issue there. This is a fantastic DVD Player.
While I mostly watch films on my laptop with a pair of earphones but sometimes there's a film where you need a big screen and some surround sound. When I received 2012 on DVD I knew it was time to invest in a DVD player to get the most out of it! I was a bit hesitant to spend big money on something I'd only use once every so often so after a bit of reading around online I decided to go with the Toshiba SD 2010. Toshiba have been making consumer electronics for as long as I can remember so I figured it would make a good choice! Through my own ineptitude I managed to order both the Toshiba SD 1010 and the 2010 when ordering through Amazon. Despite the extra few quid I had to spend on the extra DVD player the Toshiba is a steal at £29 including delivery. I'm not sure if this is an incredibly good price but I remember when the same piece of machinery would cost £200 so it feels like a great bargain!
Out of the box the first thing that came into my head was "wow, this feels a bit cheap". I guess I should have expected this from such a low cost option but I guess I was hoping against hope for a sly bargain. The player itself is easy to set up, plug it into a socket and a hook up a SCART lead and you're set. There's also Co-ax and composite connections if you're that way inclined. A HDMI slot would have been a good addition but you can't have everything. A nice bonus is the USB port which allows you to play videos, images and music from a disc key. When I say nice bonus I mean a nice selling point. I don't use it personally as my laptop has a HDMI output and it's simpler for me just to use that. Good trick though if you've friends with movies though.
I'm not up on my video qualities enough to comment on how good the player is in this respect but suffice to say you won't be disappointed and the video seems just as good as any other I've seen. I'm sure anyone with a keen interest in movies will pick holes with it but I got through a season of the West Wing just fine!
Using the DVD player is very simple, despite the complicated looking controller. Admittedly I only put DVDs in and press play so I'm probably not the best judge of functionality. That being said I can put in a movie and get it playing without too many swear words so that has to count for something!
Overall I'm quite pleased with this DVD player, even if I had to buy two of them to get it!
After a number of years with the same large DVD player, I decided that it was time for an upgrade for a smaller more compact model. I was originally looking for a blue ray DVD player but after weighing up the cost and the fact that I already had a large DVD collection that were not blue ray discs, it was not worth the upgrade. Especially as I had already spent the past few years changing my video collection to DVD's in the first place.
In the end after looking at a lot of different machines comparing prices and then reading the reviews I opted for a Toshiba SD2010 DVD Player that also comes with a USB port all for under £30.00.
The Toshiba is compatible with a wide range of different discs from DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R AND CR-RW are but to name a few. It has a scart socket, a digital co-axial as well as a USB port and it is Dolby digital compatible.
It weighs less than one and a half kilos and it is 43cm wide by 4.3cm in height and has a diameter of 21cm. The DVD Player comes in a black gloss, it is a slim machine that looks great next to your flat screen television or your sky plus box.
The great thing about this DVD Player is that not only can you watch DVD's you can also look at photographs and listen to music through the USB connector.
This is a DVD Player suitable for a person with any budget, I probably watch on average 1 DVD a week so purchasing a top of the range expensive DVD Player would have been a waste of money for me.
I found this DVD Player easy to connect to my television as I connected my scart lead and away I went watching a film in just a few minutes. The remote control of the DVD Player looks a little cheap and nasty but for under £30 I cannot see that this is a problem to really complain about.
I can find only one true problem with the Toshiba SD2010 and that is if you want to connect your DVD Player by HDMI cable as there is not a socket available for this connection.
I have now owned this DVD Player for a few months and I have started to use the USB connector to play music from my ipod and look at the photographs from my digital camera more frequently than I use it to watch DVD's. I have been using the USB on the Toshiba SD2010 DVD Player as the USB port is easier to access and connect to as opposed to using my television, plus this is also more cost effective as I do not need to purchase any additional cables as the USB cables already come with each of the products to use with your computer.
Overall this is a great DVD Player for under £30, unfortunately if you would like the latest top of the range DVD Player then this is not for you. But for the small price tag I have no serious complaints about it.
I managed to survive for a good six months without a DVD player when I moved into my own house, largely because it was one thing I never quite got around to buying and didn't really know what I was looking for to be honest. However when I decided to cut back on none essentials (which meant loosing Sky Movies... sob) I decided I better invest in one otherwise my chances of watching a film would be limited to cinema visits only (which were thankfully not classed as none essentials under my new budget). After experimenting with a bargain £10 DVD player from Asda which lasted for all of five minutes I decided it was time to invest in something a little better.
The Toshiba SD2010 caught my eye on Amazon as my television was Toshiba (and I do like things to match!) and I'd always heard good things about this brand. It is currently priced at £27.99 which seemed quite a reasonable price to pay... after the Asda incident I was steering clear of budget DVD players! It came in a rather thin box which advertised the product with a large picture and some more technical information too. I was worried at first that they hadn't packed the DVD player due to the box being so light and so thin; the player only weighs 2.2kg! After unpacking I found the box contained the player, a remote control, instructions and several leads.
Now I did get slightly concerned when I realised I actually had to plug some wires in and connect the player to my television, luckily my dad had been on hand when I bought home the Asda monstrosity so I hadn't had to do anything remotely technical. It may sound strange but all leads look pretty much the same to me and unless they're clearly colour coded or numbered it's all rather foreign to me. However using the very clearly written instructions booklet I managed to get the DVD player all plugged in quite easily, and in under five minutes (please note it will probably take anyone else under two minutes to do this as I do like to make it a bit of a mission).
The DVD player is really easy to use and the majority of functions can be performed using the remote control which comes with the player. It's quite light in terms of weight and small in terms of size but it does feel a little bit cheap due to the buttons being crowded onto it - I don't even know what half of the buttons do so they could have left them off! It's easy to turn on and off (using the control or on the player) as well as playing, stopping and fast forwarding films. All the standard features that you would expect to be on a DVD player are there, you can fast forward in different speed formats as well as rewind, you can pause the film and select different options.
In terms of problems that I've found well the first one is that if you stop a film (not pause it) then you can't resume it from the place you stopped it in. So even if you only stop it for half an hour you'll have to remember where you were up to and fast forward to that point which seems a little annoying. The only other downside is the tray on the actual player that comes out to put the DVD in feels a little flimsy like it could break quite easily, you'd probably need to be quite gentle with it but I've had no problems at all. My friend commented that it was a little noisy when it was loading a DVD up or searching but I can't say I'd actually noticed, some people are just fussy!
The picture and sound quality are really good, they're much better than the quality I had with my Asda disaster! I'm not really much of an expert when it comes to picture quality but there's no graininess or distortion at all - even when fast forwarding or rewinding which means it's good quality in my opinion. The sound is always clear and there's never any crackling or interference, the only time I did experience a little bit of crackling was when the cable had become loose which was really easy to rectify thank goodness! Even for a bit of a technical novice like me it's been really easy to use AND my mum has managed to load and play a DVD which is saying something!
So for the technical information that may as well be written in Chinese when it comes to me really... this DVD player supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, CD and DVD-R DL which seems to me like a jolly long list of formats to support! All I know is that it plays DVDs from Blockbuster and that it also allows me to play DVDs that have been stored on a USB stick courtesy of my very technologically minded friend. There's a USB port on the DVD player and if you plug a USB stick directly into this any suitable file formats will load up on the screen and allow you to select them to watch. This is new to me as I've never known this before!
I would thoroughly recommend the Toshiba SD2010 as I've had absolutely no problems with it and I've not managed to break it yet either! As I've already mentioned it's priced at £27.99 on Amazon which I think it a really reasonable price for a DVD player. It's easy to set up and easy to use - if I can manage it then a small child would probably manage it too! I really like the fact that you can plug a USB stick into it and play films this way, it's a new thing to me but one that I've found useful. This would make an ideal Christmas present for someone who is looking for a basic yet very functional DVD player, it gets four stars from me... it looses one for the pause problem!
Thanks for reading.