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Toshiba XDE Player Spotted in Stores
The company's post-HD DVD player has been spotted on shelves.
Toshiba XD-E500
Toshiba says the XD-E500 upconverts standard-definition video up to 1080p resolution.
September 15, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Around this time last month, we heard that Toshiba was jumping into the DVD pool again—in the deep end.

With HD DVD long gone, you’d think the company would be announcing its new Blu-ray player. Not so. Instead, the company decided to put all of its efforts into pumping up the quality of standard-def, via a little XDE. Apparently, that plan is alive, well and popping up in stores. Engadget says that an XDE unit was spotted on a store shelf.

There’s no word on where the XD-E500 was spotted, but the site has the extremely blurry picture to prove it. The $150 DVD player boasts upconversion of standard-def to 1080, as well as the XDE technology, which uses three conversion modes (Sharp, Contrast, and Color) to deliver an extra pretty picture.

If you don’t feel like combing electronics stores, the unit is currently available at various places on the web, including Amazon and

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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