The Toshiba BDX5200 Blu-ray Disc Player offers support for 3D content displayed in stunning full HD 1080p resolution, along with built-in Wi-Fi capability that gives you access to online streaming and bonus content.
The world of 3D entertainment is yours with this player, since it offers support for the wraparound visuals found on many 3D Blu-ray discs. Images that leap off the screen to draw you into the action can be a reality in your own home theater, displayed in cinematic picture quality. If you have a 3D HDTV or home theater projector, 3D pass through cable and 3D glasses then you're ready to go.
Since this player also supports full HD 1080p/24fps resolution, it allows for a top-notch 2D viewing experience. Your DVDs will achieve higher picture quality as well, since it upconverts them to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. Your new BDX5200 also employs Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive 3:2 pulldown to create smooth, saturated, seamless images.
To accompany your Blu-ray movies, the BDX5200 supports several Dolby and DTS audio formats that are encoded on many Blu-ray discs. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio both offer multi-channel lossless surround sound, and this player has built-in decoding for these formats to give you the full experience when you watch movies with soundtracks encoded in these formats. It allows for a more immersive, detailed sound field so you won't miss a whisper of your favorite movies.
However, a lot of what this player has to offer happens before you even pop in a disk. Since it has built-in Wi-Fi, you can pair it directly with your home internet connection to access loads of online content and extras (no adapter needed, it's ready to connect right out of the box). It supports streaming services like Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, VUDU, and Pandora internet radio to widen your options. And when you're watching certain Blu-ray discs that have BD Live bonus features like filmmaker chats or interactive games, you can use your internet connection to go online and download these.
With support for 3D full HD 1080p and loads of online content and extras in a sleek package, this disk player can make passive viewing into the ultimate interactive experience.
Cinema Quality 3D Entertainment
This player supports Blu-ray 3D disc playback to take advantage of the immersive, hyper-real images that an increasing amount of Blu-ray titles are capable of producing. If you've joined the 3D entertainment wave, then you know that to complete the experience it requires a few more accessories like a 3D-capable display, 3D-ready cable and 3D glasses. If you already have these, then you're all set to enjoy wraparound visuals that draw you into your favorite entertainment.
Full HD 1080p
Since Blu-ray allows for five times the data storage per layer than DVD discs, these discs are capable of producing stunning imagery (DVDs are 480i). With the BDX5200 you can take advantage of the clarity and full color spectrum of the vibrant video produced by Blu-ray movies. This disc player is fully compatible with full HD 1080p (1,080 vertical lines of resolution) progressively scanned. So you'll see your favorite Blu-ray titles in crisp, clear picture quality. This player also supports 1080p/24 (24 frames per second) so you can experience true cinematic picture quality.
Since Blu-ray is a newer high definition format, many of us still have a collection of standard DVDs. With this disc player, you can breathe new life into your old DVDs because it automatically upconverts them to 720p, 1080i, 1080p or 1080p/24fps. Instead of investing in a new movie collection, this player does it for you; you'll get near-HD picture quality from your old DVDs.
While this is a multi-format disc player, it also has built-in Wi-Fi. That means you can hook it up to your home network internet connection right out of the box so that your entertainment adventure can really begin. With an internet connection, you can take advantage of all the online streaming and Blu-ray Disc bonus features with BD Live.
Once you're connected to the internet, you can get access to online streaming services like Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, VUDU and Pandora internet radio (some may require subscriptions). Go beyond your disc collection to scour the internet for additional content, as this player can stream movies, show off your digital photo albums and even play your favorite music when paired with an internet connection.
High Fidelity Audio
To accompany high definition visuals, this player offers built-in decoding for high resolution audio formats. Since Blu-ray discs are usually encoded with one form or another of Dolby or DTS, this player can faithfully reproduce soundtracks with immersive, detailed sound fields so you won't miss a whisper. With support for advanced codecs Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, these offer multi-channel lossless surround sound that is bit-for-bit equivalent to the master recordings. This way, you'll get the full "theater-like" experience if you also have a multi-channel audio system.
BD Live Interactive Extras
The BDX5200 supports BD Live Profile 2.0 which means you can take advantage of your internet connection to go online and download interactive extras like filmmaker chats, deleted scenes, short clips and more. With BONUSVIEW, you can use the Picture-in-Picture function to view additional content simultaneously in a smaller window while you're watching movies or internet streamed content. BD Live additional content can be stored in the integrated front-panel SD card slot (SD memory card available separately).
Multimedia File Support
If you have home movies in AVCHD format burned to a DVD or stored on USB or SD memory, you can play them on the BDX5200. It offers full support for this file format so you can see your movies in high definition on your HDTV. It also supports MP3, JPEG and WMA playback so you can see your family photos and hear your favorite portable music files.
HDMI CEC for Universal Control
HDMI CEC connects the BDX5200 and your HDTV for convenient 2-way control with just a single remote. It works along with other components that also have the HDMI CEC certification.
All of these interactive features and A/V processing capabilities are packed into a slim design with black and silver styling to complement any home theater system.
| Video |
| System || NTSC |
| Region || Blu-ray: A |
| Progressive Scan || Yes |
| HD Upconversion || Yes, 720p, 1080i, 1080p |
| Video D/A Converter || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Audio |
| Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility || DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD |
| Built-in Decoder || Yes |
| HDCD Decoding || No |
| Audio D/A Converter || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| LPCM || Yes |
| Virtual Surround || No |
| Bass Management || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Frequency Response || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Signal to Noise Ratio || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Dynamic Range || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| THX Certified || No |
| A/V Playback Formats |
| Video || BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW |
| Audio || CD, CD-R, CD-RW |
| File Formats Supported || JPEG, MP3, WMA |
| DivX Certified || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Convenience |
| Digital Media Slot || Yes |
| Slow Motion Playback || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Frame-by-Frame Playback || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Bookmarking || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Zoom || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Network & Internet Multimedia |
| Network Access || Yes, Built-in Wi-Fi |
| BD-Live || Yes |
| Bonus View || Yes |
| Support for Streaming Services || Yes |
| Skype Ready || No |
| Mobile Device Control || No |
| DLNA Home Network Sharing || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Input/Output Connectors |
| Analog || 1x Composite Video |
1x 2-Channel Audio (RCA)
| Digital || 1x HDMI |
1x Digital Optical Audio
| Other || 1x USB |
| General |
| Tray Type || Single Disc Horizontal |
| Remote || Yes |
| Power Requirements || 120 VAC, 60 Hz |
| Power Consumption || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Operating/Storage Temperature || Not Specified By Manufacturer |
| Energy Star Compliant || Yes |
| Dimensions (WxHxD) || 16.9 x 1.7 x 7.6" / 429.26 x 43.18 x 193.04 mm |
| Weight || 2.8 lb / 1.27 kg |