Tosh touts new XD-E500 budget DVD spinner

Intrigued by HD but not ready to ditch DVD? Tosh might just have the disc spinner for you.Still smarting somewhat from the death of HD DVD, Toshiba ha

Intrigued by HD but not ready to ditch DVD? Tosh might just have the disc spinner for you.

Still smarting somewhat from the death of HD DVD, Toshiba has ploughed all its video know-how into its new XD-E500 DVD player, which touts tech that promises to spruce up your movies by tidying up the edges and injecting life into those drab and dreary colours.

It's called XDE picture processing and Tosh reckons it'll give you near-HD quality, even from that knackered old copy of Bad Boys you bought second-hand off Reg down the Red Lion.

With upscaling skills that'll get you all the way up to 1080p, it'll also play DivX movies you've downloaded and JPEG photos you've snapped. Keep an eye out for the XD-E500 hitting shops for about £150 at the end of September.

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Toshiba XD-E500

Price: £150

On sale: September

Contact: Toshiba XD-E500