When it comes to what you watch on your TV, the options are incredibly varied. Do you go for a DVD player, Blu-ray deck, Freeview recorder or even a VHS cassette deck (remember them?) The good news is that Toshiba has an impressive range of players and recorders to cover pretty much everything. Here in no particular order is our round up of the best from the past 12 months.
Toshiba BDX3200 Blu-ray player
The cream of the crop when it comes to high-definition home entertainment, the BDX3200 is the perfect movie machine. Whether you want to enjoy 3D movies in all their glory (remember you’ll need a suitably equipped 3D TV to partner it), full-HD movies or just regular DVDs, this is the player for you. And not only do you get to enjoy HD movies with all their stunning fine detail, but the BDX3200 also boasts Dolby True HD and DTS HD sound for the complete viewing experience. Even DVD gets the five star treatment with images upscaled to 1080p to squeeze every last drop of detail out of them.
Toshiba BDX2250 Blu-ray player
While the BDX2250 doesn’t offer the 3D compatibility of its sibling, it goes one better by being able to link up with your home network, thanks to its inclusion of an Ethernet port. This means that you can not only stream movies, pictures and music from your PC, but you can also access a selection of web portals including BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Picasa.
Of course, the BDX2250’s talents aren’t just limited to streaming content, it’s also a pretty sharp Blu-ray deck to boot, offering full HD pictures and BD Live compatibility so you can explore a wealth of extras on Blu-ray movies.
Toshiba SD5010 DVD player
For those movie fans that aren’t interested in replacing their DVD library with Blu-rays, Toshiba continues to produce an impressive range of DVD players, and the SD5010 is one of the better specced options. Though it doesn’t provide HD-quality pictures, it features Toshiba’s legendary upscaling technology, which is able to add extra details to standard-definition pictures so that they appear to be near hi-def. Additional features include a USB slot that enables playback of music, movies and photos from a USB stick and Regza-Link technology that enables you to operate the DVD player and your TV using a single remote control.
Toshiba RDXV60 DVD recorder
Last, but by means least comes the RDXV60, the Swiss army knife of digital recorders that can do it all. Boasting a DVD recorder, VHS recorder and hard drive for recording TV broadcasts, this is the king of all recorders.
With the RDXV60 partnering your TV you’ll be able to enjoy all of your old VHS cassettes, DVD movies and make plenty of recordings from one single box. It boasts a 320GB hard-drive and a pair of Freeview tuners so you can watch one channel while recording another. This is a Freeview+ deck, so you’ll be able to pause and rewind live recordings or set up series link recordings at the touch of a button.