Toshiba has launched what it describes as its “premium” HD DVD player in the UK – the HD-XE1 step-up model in the UK. Yes the one that was delayed before Christmas due to a “minor reliability issue” with one of its components.
It’s a step-up from the entry-level HD-E1, with full 1080p playback, the latest HDMI connectivity and 5.1 analogue output (as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD). It also offers Deep Colour technology for an increased colour palette and HD quality analogue picture processing.
According to Toshiba, there shouldn’t be a shortage of titles to feed to your new player, with 95 currently on the market and many more to follow from the likes of Warner Bros, Universal and Paramount. You can buy the HD-XE1 now for £649.99.
Find out more at the Toshiba HD DVD website