Toshiba XD-E500 New 1080P Upscaling DVD Player 50% off ONLY 59.99 Currys J9 M6 + 1 Year Lovefilm DVD subscription, usually 119.99. - HotUKDeals
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Introducing Toshiba's new groundbreaking upscaling DVD player, encompassing the new XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement) technology. The XDE DVD player provides more than just upscaling. It takes DVD picture quality to a whole new level.

By enhancing video and detail closer to the HD (High Definition) experience, XDE technology lets you enjoy your existing DVD collection in a whole new way

Toshiba's XDE technology includes three additional video processes to deliver sharper, cleaner images with richer, more vibrant colours and contrast.

Fall in love with your movie collection all over again with the XD-E500. The XD-E500 not only upconverts standard DVD to 1080p resolution, but also enhances your viewing experience thanks to three user selectable modes: sharp for added edge detail, color for richer blues and greens, and contrast for enhancement of details in darker scenes

This upscaler has only just been released, top reviews in leading magazines, featuring a powerful Zoran Vaddis chipset.

The RRP for this player in the UK is 119.99, 50% off AND a free Lovefilm 12 month DVD trial is exceptional value, a no brainer!

Free 12 Month Subscription is for the capped 2 disks at one time (maximum 4 disks a month) @ 7.99 per month normally, so 96 quid free rental.

Were PLENTY in stock as of last night (Friday 18th October) seems like this is a much overlooked bargain within the weekend sale.

*ONLY AVAILABLE AT WEDNESBURY CURRYS JUNCTION 9, M6*
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#1
Thanks! worth the year lovefilm!

But cant seem to find it on the webby. Instore only?
#2
http://www.toshibaxde.com/

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/lovefilm/ Lovefilm 12 months free subscription Promotion term: 25th September 2008 - 31st January 2009 (inclusive)

Review : http://whathifi.com/Review/Toshiba-XD-E500/default.aspx

ONLY AVAILABLE AT CURRYS J9 M6 at this price for this weekend only. Had LOADS in stock as of 830pm yesterday evening (at least 40-50)
#3
azbo
Thanks! worth the year lovefilm!

But cant seem to find it on the webby. Instore only?


Yes instore only and only at J9 M6 too, totally new player on the market not listed on the Currys website yet, product code 617419.
banned#4
limited appeal then
#5
fragaliciousbob
limited appeal then


Are not most HotUKDeals limited appeal? Unless you want it :roll:
#6
And to make it region free , this apparently will do the trick
- open the tray
- type 2403960
- press 9
- close the tray
- turn the player off and back on again
#7
Dr Zoidberg
And to make it region free , this apparently will do the trick
- open the tray
- type 2403960
- press 9
- close the tray
- turn the player off and back on again


Will be trying that later, already googled that, haven't set up the player yet, will report back when I have :)
#8
Is it divx compataible?
1 Like #9
aj_aziz
Is it divx compataible?


Yep specification sheet :

http://www.toshibaxde.com/xd-e500specs.pdf
#10
Seems okay and looks nice. Needed a divx player as mate borrowed mine and I reckon it may take a long time to get it back!
#11
cicobuff


Thanks. Repped!
#12
aj_aziz
Thanks. Repped!


Kind of you thanks...
#13
fragaliciousbob
limited appeal then


From the US reviews I've read, the upscaling of standard DVDs is amazing on these players. Near-HD apparently. I'd say this is a bargain for those who have a large collection of DVDs and don't want to buy into the ridiculously overpriced and overhyped Blu-Ray :thumbsup:
#14
Damn, was VERY tempted with this but only at one store? Damn... Seems strange but ohh well.

Heat anyway - deserves it at this price!
#15
orlando08
This seems to be a great deal - but I can't find this for sale anywhwere other than Amazon and Pixmania...... Is this model THAT new ??????



Yes its THAT NEW reviewed in the November issue of What Hi-Fi! Amazingly these have just been walked by by people in the store without a second look, just I guess guessing they at half price are a standard upscaling DVD player that they can have new for around the same price, couldn't believe the stock levels, saw them on thursday evening, went back on the friday evening and they must have only sold about 5 in that time frame!
#16
woohoomoo
Damn, was VERY tempted with this but only at one store? Damn... Seems strange but ohh well.

Heat anyway - deserves it at this price!


Is only at the Wednesbury store for this weekend only, its been refitted (made the news due to the mad queues with the opening offers), its not strange, just exclusive deals in store for this weekend only.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z146/cicobuff_2007/hotukdeals/DSC01529.jpg
#17
What do you do if you have already have Lovefilm subscription?
#18
AnnihilatorX
What do you do if you have already have Lovefilm subscription?


Give someone you love a nice Christmas present?? :santa:
#19
Guys does it have a USB port ..
#20
AnnihilatorX
What do you do if you have already have Lovefilm subscription?


Don't know, put it in your partners/additional family members name?
#21
hronaque
Guys does it have a USB port ..


I listed a link to the specs earlier.....no.
#22
damn, was in the market for a 1080p upscaling dvd player, but just bought the Philips dvp5980 from Currys for £40 like 3 days ago.

I did look at this Tosh xde500, but even online it's around a £100, imo it's too much for a DVD player upscaling or not, I needed a player that's Multi Region (didn't know at the time whether this Tosh is multi-regionable, most Tosh players are not, so couldn't take the risk), 1080p upscale, plays XviD, & also very important nowadays is USB port to play the various files, (this xde500 doesn't seem to have USB?)

but for £60 still it's a very good deal for a new player with new "technologies", Muti-regionable if it's true? but shame no USB.

Is this deal specifically in 1currys store only? and why?
#23
Its probably worth mentoning that the free lovefilm subscription is only on the:
Capped 4 discs per month package..

So you can only have a maximum of 4 DVDs per month ( and only 2 out at any one time).


Reading the specs on the Tosh player - it seems stange it does not have either a 5:1 decoded sound output or even an optical out ..
You have to rely on a single coaxial output to get surround sound. On this class of player i would expect more.There is no point having great picture quality if you have only got stereo sound.
#24
simes
Its probably worth mentoning that the free lovefilm subscription is only on the:
Capped 4 discs per month package..

So you can only have a maximum of 4 DVDs per month ( and only 2 out at any one time).


Interested in knowing where you got that information from?
#25
No1_Dave
damn, was in the market for a 1080p upscaling dvd player, but just bought the Philips dvp5980 from Currys for £40 like 3 days ago.

I did look at this Tosh xde500, but even online it's around a £100, imo it's too much for a DVD player upscaling or not, I needed a player that's Multi Region (didn't know at the time whether this Tosh is multi-regionable, most Tosh players are not, so couldn't take the risk), 1080p upscale, plays XviD, & also very important nowadays is USB port to play the various files, (this xde500 doesn't seem to have USB?)

but for £60 still it's a very good deal for a new player with new "technologies", Muti-regionable if it's true? but shame no USB.

Is this deal specifically in 1currys store only? and why?


Does anyone actually read through this thread? I have stated its only available at one Currys store, try reading back save me typing and cut and pasting. All the information about the player is listed in the thread, the full specs, the price, the store its available at, even proof of receipt and that the item is new on the market, and even the november 2008 review in What Hi Fi magazine.
#26
This is £119.99 on Curry's system, at least online just fyi :).
#27
At one store wtf - thats a bit unfair isnt it - ive got the samsung 1080 / 7 xeu -absolutely awful upscaler - 1080i yer my **** cost me £50 not worth a fiver - wouldnt mind getting a new one
abomination
This is £119.99 on Curry's system, at least online just fyi :).


Cant find it - link ?
#28
yes I did read/scan through, but was hoping for confirmation from someone else too. (actually was hoping someone else manage to get it from a different store, so all of us around the country can get a bargain too :p )
#29
pink thing
From the US reviews I've read, the upscaling of standard DVDs is amazing on these players. Near-HD apparently. I'd say this is a bargain for those who have a large collection of DVDs and don't want to buy into the ridiculously overpriced and overhyped Blu-Ray :thumbsup:


No matter what anyone wants to tell themselves, no amount of upscaling can bring a DVD anywhere close to a Bluray played on a half decent HD set. The difference is just far too massive, you can't just magic 6x the picture detail out of thin air and you certainly won't be getting any of the HD audio either.

The difference IS as massive as the marketing makes out, you don't have to believe that if you don't want to, but it doesn't make it any less of a fact either.
#30
abomination
This is £119.99 on Curry's system, at least online just fyi :).



I couldn't link to it at all, not on Currys online at the moment, product code is as of my receipt scanned 617419, but as in the little britain sketch, try searching currys online, "computer says no"
#31
brain_stew
No matter what anyone wants to tell themselves, no amount of upscaling can bring a DVD anywhere close to a Bluray played on a half decent HD set. The difference is just far too massive, you can't just magic 6x the picture detail out of thin air and you certainly won't be getting any of the HD audio either.

The difference IS as massive as the marketing makes out, you don't have to believe that if you don't want to, but it doesn't make it any less of a fact either.



yes well said, but these kinds of 1080p upscaling player are a good stopgap (providing they're for a good price of around 50 quid) for people who have big DVD collection. Until the price of BluRay players, but especially discs comes down.
#32
cicobuff
Interested in knowing where you got that information from?


http://www.lovefilm.com/partners/toshiba.html

In the small print at the bottom of the page it mentions that you can only have the capped 4 disc per month package. If you change the package then it is no longer free.
#33
brain_stew
No matter what anyone wants to tell themselves, no amount of upscaling can bring a DVD anywhere close to a Bluray played on a half decent HD set. The difference is just far too massive, you can't just magic 6x the picture detail out of thin air and you certainly won't be getting any of the HD audio either.

The difference IS as massive as the marketing makes out, you don't have to believe that if you don't want to, but it doesn't make it any less of a fact either.



Yes, you are right, HD DVD and Blu Ray clearly are HD, I myself am a proud owner of a HD DVD player and have many classics at a ridiculously low price on it.

There is however a market still for DVD, particularly movies and music dvds that will never get released on Blu Ray in the future, yet you still would like to see some technological advancements in the processing of those to display nicely on your HDTV....

THATS what this player is aimed at, it doesn't claim it can magic 6X the detail, read Toshibas blurb on it. They are not over marketing this player! Just adding processing to reduce the amount of pixelation shown on a HD TV, they clearly state that the quality depends on the source, obviously a movie split onto two disks such as lord of the rings is going to have better upscaling processes than a 3 hour movie compressed onto one DVD 9 disk.
#34
simes
http://www.lovefilm.com/partners/toshiba.html

In the small print at the bottom of the page it mentions that you can only have the capped 4 disc per month package. If you change the package then it is no longer free.



Thanks for that, I never noticed that bit, well thats a bit cack!...still free though, 1 free movie a week, and then there is the other trial blags already from other dvd rental companies :thumbsup:

Still its, 7.99 a month for this service (vastly overpriced for what it is) even so, that means 96 quid for a years membership free, and paying only 60 quid for the player, a great bargain for those that are interested and can hot foot it to the dreaded black country store, in sunny Wednesbury!
#35
brain_stew
No matter what anyone wants to tell themselves, no amount of upscaling can bring a DVD anywhere close to a Bluray played on a half decent HD set. The difference is just far too massive, you can't just magic 6x the picture detail out of thin air and you certainly won't be getting any of the HD audio either.

The difference IS as massive as the marketing makes out, you don't have to believe that if you don't want to, but it doesn't make it any less of a fact either.


There are a lot of other variables so your contention isn't as straightforward as that.

The transfer to disc has the most significant effect on whether an upscaled SD-DVD or an HD disc will give the better experience.

Then factors such as viewing distance come into play.

Finally the cost of the disc is gonna be the deciding factor for most people.
#36
cheapskate58
There are a lot of other variables so your contention isn't as straightforward as that.

The transfer to disc has the most significant effect on whether an upscaled SD-DVD or an HD disc will give the better experience.

Then factors such as viewing distance come into play.

Finally the cost of the disc is gonna be the deciding factor for most people.


yeh see i sit about umm 1.5m from my 37inch lcd as i cant sit any further back as my rooms only about 6ft x 8ft ( box room as i was the youngest ) and high def looks good but ive put my tv downstairs and the further you sit back the sharper it gets - so when i watch sd dvds they look awful as i see all the noice- grain and pixelation on the image
#37
dandoc2
yeh see i sit about umm 1.5m from my 37inch lcd as i cant sit any further back as my rooms only about 6ft x 8ft ( box room as i was the youngest ) and high def looks good but ive put my tv downstairs and the further you sit back the sharper it gets - so when i watch sd dvds they look awful as i see all the noice- grain and pixelation on the image



A 32" would have been better for that room specification, I use a 32" in the box room in our house as a gaming/PC room, and this room is about the same size. If you could depending on your room shape, perhaps have the tv in the corner though where the 6ft wall meets the 8 ft so you can position yourself to view it across the mainstream diagonal angle if you get my drift, to maximise distance.
#38
I popped up to Curry's to collect one of these as it will come in handy , and the place was absolutely heaving still.

There were cars parked on the roads that lead between the car parks , some on entirely on the road , and others part on the pavement. As we got there , a couple of people in fluorescent jackets were clamping cars.
I said at the time that this wasn't legal as it's a public road , and we parked elsewhere an walked back.
By the time we'd walked back they had clamped more cars and put signs up *afterwards*.

We'd been in the shop and come out and there were suddenly even more signs and more clamped cars.

Totally illegal and a total disgrace. Hopefully someone will have called the police sharpish
#39
dandoc2
yeh see i sit about umm 1.5m from my 37inch lcd as i cant sit any further back as my rooms only about 6ft x 8ft ( box room as i was the youngest ) and high def looks good but ive put my tv downstairs and the further you sit back the sharper it gets - so when i watch sd dvds they look awful as i see all the noice- grain and pixelation on the image


There are too many problems here:

Your screen is too big for the viewing area - unless you like the front row at the cinema, things should be in proportion.

"when i watch sd dvds they look awful as i see all the noice- grain and pixelation on the image" Well, that isn't a fault of SD-DVD. There are so many reasons why you are getting a bad image but the failure of SD-DVD as a technology isn't one of them.

Finally, you've got an LCD TV:p
#40
Dr Zoidberg
I popped up to Curry's to collect one of these as it will come in handy , and the place was absolutely heaving still.

There were cars parked on the roads that lead between the car parks , some on entirely on the road , and others part on the pavement. As we got there , a couple of people in fluorescent jackets were clamping cars.
I said at the time that this wasn't legal as it's a public road , and we parked elsewhere an walked back.
By the time we'd walked back they had clamped more cars and put signs up *afterwards*.

We'd been in the shop and come out and there were suddenly even more signs and more clamped cars.

Totally illegal and a total disgrace. Hopefully someone will have called the police sharpish



We went thursday evening and had to queue only about 20 minutes to get in, and when we got in store found it wasn't really busy at all, we dropped lucky with a parking spot. However there were warnings that people would be clamped and fined 400 quid or something ridiculous, but the warnings were there announced on tannoy. Last night we had no problem parking again although parked in PC World car park, the store was busier than the thursday evening but still lots of bargains left (most the camera deals had gone, but bought a Sony A200 on the thursday evening for a bargainous 200 quid)

As for the car clamping its not illegal if the car park states you cant park illegally!! How sure are you thats its a public road? I wouldnt think the business park was a public road to be honest. There were police present last night and thursday night, sorry to hear you had a stressful time, I guess more people are going to be curious in the place on the weekend.

Were there still many of the players there?

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