Shortly after announcing that it would begin developing both a standalone Blu-ray player and notebooks with a Blu-ray drive, Toshiba, once a proponent of the now defunct HD DVD format has unveiled its BDX2000 player.
The BDX2000 is expected to hit stores in the US by November – just in time for the ‘primary gifting period’, ahem, Christmas.
The entry level no-frills Blu-ray player will be priced at around US$250 reports Cnet, and has all the standard features including Profile 2.0 compatibility as well as onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.
While the Hollywood studios are busy cranking out downloadable BD-Live content for their BD discs as a draw for the audience, you won’t be able to store this on board the BDX2000 because it has no internal storage.
However, there is an SD slot so you can always store data on an SD card.
There is no news on when Toshiba’s BDX2000 will be available in Europe.