Performance at a good price
The Japanese brand Toshiba released a new DVD player in 2010. Its name: Toshiba SDK1000. We are well-aware of the fact that the company is renowned when it comes to great electronics with good prices. Does their latest gadget offer the same superior standards as others? We took the DVD player for a spin and invite you to read our following review and find out the answer.
Very easy to use
As with other Toshiba products, this new model is very appealing in terms of design. At first look, the SDK1000 is a black, sleek and stylish gadget. Since it measures 18.5″ x 10.5″ x 3.3″ and weighs 1.90kgyou will be able to carry the device with you from room to room without hindrance. The user manual that came in the box with this product was very easy to use, as was the remote control (although it took a while getting used to its layout).
Some of the most important specs sported by this Toshiba SDK1000 are the following: video upconversion of up to 1080p resolution via HDMI, 192 kHz 24 bit D/A converter for audio, 14-Bit/108MHz video D/A, fast scan, 3D surround sound, multi-format playback, tray lock, ColorStream Pro progressive scan component video output and many more.
The 1080p conversion feature meant that the device could easily show DVDs in near HD quality on our HDTV. We liked the fact that the DVD player was able to play various formats, such as CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-/+R, DVD-/+RW, WMA, VCD, SVCD and MP3. The converter for audio was compatible with Dolby Digital, 3D surround and DTS output; the former and latter offered superb sound quality. During our test for this review, the ColorStream Pro progressive scan component video output did a very good job of providing great detail and color purity.
In terms of inputs, the latest Toshiba SDK1000 ships with 1 HDMI, 1 PC, 1 digital audio, 1 S-video and 1 audio. When it comes to outputs, the DVD player sports one HDMI, one audio, one digital audio and one 5.1-channel.
The HDMI output of SDK1000 supported copy-protected HD broadcast content and it also offered an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection; moreover, its REGZA-LINK enabled multiple components to be controlled by a single remote after we connected them with the HDMI cable. The JPEG Photo Viewer option allowed us to look at photo CDs on our PC’s screen.
We enjoyed the fact that this DVD player managed to load any movie we wanted to watch very fast.
And now for some of the gadget’s multitude of features: multi-subtle select, digital cinema progressive, front LED display, screen saver, multi-camera angle select and many more.
In the box this device shipped with we also discovered a power cord, power supply and A/V cable. As for warranty, Toshiba offers 30 days for its latest DVD player.
After this test, in conclusion, the new Toshiba SDK1000 is a nice DVD player with good performance and price. But, if you want a better product, you should definitely look for something else.
|* Reads DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / CD-R / CD-RW / SVCD|
|* HDMI Output with Upscaling to 1080p / 1080i / 720p|
|* Dolby® Digital and DTS® Compatible Output|
|* 14-Bit Digital Video Converter|
|* MP3 & WMA Playback|