Toshiba's 2005 DVD range

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Tosh has gone DVD-crazy releasing ten new products for 2005 with the emphasis apparently placed on functionality, compatibility and sleek new designs. Spearheading the range are five DVD recorders, three of which have integrated hard disc drives. The RD-XS34 has 160GB drive and is available now, it will soon be followed by the 80GB XS24 in September. Also due sometime in the autumn is the XS64 which  boasts a 160GB HDD but includes an HDMI output to match HD Ready TVs. The D-R150 and D-VR15 are also multi-drive format models, the former capable of multiformat DVD recordings and the latter also containing a combination VCR. These two will become available in July and May respectively.

Toshiba is also introducing the SD-P2700 and SD-P1600 which are available now. The P2700 has a 23cm 1024×768 twistable screen, DivX support, a built in memory card reader, dual headphone sockets and a video input for hooking up to camcorders etc. The P1600 contains an 18cm screen and virtual 3D sound, as well as the dual headphone sockets. It also supports MP3 and WMA format audio files.

Finally, one DVD/VCR player and two standard DVD players complete the range. The SD-26VB combi player supports MP3 and JPEG photo playback as does the SD-150E lower budget DVD player. In addition the flagship SD-350E (available from June) incorporates an HDMI output and DivX format support.

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