Exzerpt: Toshiba’s BDX1250 is designed to appeal to those making their first timid steps from standard-def DVD to hi-def Blu-ray. No shame in that, except it has to compete with plenty of other decks (including Sony’s BDP-S185 and Panasonic’s DMP-BD75 ) that are all taking the same approach. And at this end of the market, price is everything – the launch ticket of £130 made it an immediate non-contender, but shop around and you’ll find it for £100 or less.
Exzerpt: There’s no shortage of quality budget Blu-ray players out there. Besides delivering excellent picture and sound quality, some also offer 3D playback and smart functionality, including DLNA certification and access to catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer. Unfortunately, Toshiba’s BDX1250 isn’t one of them.
Pro: Reasonably good Blu-ray picture, USB socket can be used with some media files
Kontra: Feels/looks cheap, poor remote and dated menus, sounds lean, grainy DVD picture