Toshiba introduces Blu-ray disc player

    Debut player delivers high image quality and sophisticated design, a
    great complement to Toshiba's superior line of HDTVs

    MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Toshiba of Canada Digital Products Group
(Toshiba), a market leader in home entertainment products, underscores its
commitment to high-definition entertainment with the introduction of a Toshiba
Blu-ray Disc player. The BDX2000 provides Full HD 1080p digital output that
when coupled with a REGZA(R) LCD TV, enables consumers to enjoy the superior
quality of high-definition audio and video content.
    Supporting BD-Live(TM) (Profile 2.0), the BDX2000 allows users to take
advantage of interactive features through an Ethernet connection. With
interactive content enabled on select Blu-ray discs and Bonus View(TM) support
for picture-in-picture capability, Toshiba's Blu-ray player offers
state-of-the-art home entertainment.
    Complementing the player's stunning picture quality, design is an
integral component of Toshiba's home entertainment products. This new Blu-ray
Disc player boasts a faceted design featuring a smoked mirrored front panel.
The stylish front panel dropdown door conceals the player's primary functions,
allowing for a smooth, clean façade.
    "Toshiba is a technology leader in high definition products," said Tamer
Osman, Product Manager Digital A/V Category. "We spend time listening to our
consumers and know they demand access to high definition content. With the
introduction of our BDX2000 we are offering consumers a breath-taking HD
viewing experience to meet the needs of today's home theatre."
    Using the REGZA-LINK(R) function, the new BDX2000 can connect with a
REGZA LCD TV via a HDMI cable and display full high definition content,
controlled with a single remote. For added convenience, the BDX2000 features a
SD card slot, making it an entertainment hub in the home by allowing consumers
to showcase photos and videos with ease.

    Additional Product Features:

    -     BD-Live(TM) (Profile 2.0)
    -     1080p/24fps Full HD Video Output
    -     AVCHD Playback
    -     Toshiba REGZA-LINK(R) (HDMI-CEC)
    -     Support for enhanced audio formats
          from Dolby(R) TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio/Essential (TM)
    -     Bonus View
    -     SD Card Slot
    -     ENERGY STAR(R) Certified

    Pricing and Availability:

    Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player
    BDX2000 available November, MSRP $279.99

    Toshiba of Canada

    Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of
the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and
semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a
digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual Personal
Computers, notebook computers, high definition home theatre systems including
televisions, DVD players, multi-media projectors, and portable media centres.
Throughout its history, Toshiba's commitment to technological and
environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its

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