Gadget of the Day – Toshiba HD-XE1

If you're the proud owner of an HD disc spinner, chances are it's probably Toshiba's sub £350 HD-E1. The 720p player's been wiping the floor on t

If you're the proud owner of an HD disc spinner, chances are it's probably Toshiba's sub £350 HD-E1. The 720p player's been wiping the floor on the hi-def high street but now it has extra competition – from its own side.Officially available in the UK from today, the HD-XE1 comes in at around the £650 mark, putting it firmly into Blu-ray territory. It does, though, pack luscious 1080p, making it the only full fat hi-def option for UK HD DVD fans.As well as the picture improvements, Tosh is also touting its added support for old analogue 5.1 home cinema set-ups as well as digital Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD sound rigs.We've been impressed by what we've seen of it so far, let's see if its enough to stave off the PS3 led Blu-ray charge.

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