The Toshiba BDX1250RF Region Free Blu-ray Player has long been flying off the shelves at a respectable pace, which has motivated us to finally check it out and write a review.
This Blu-ray player, first off, is not 3D compatible. While this might be a turn-off for many it may very well be the reason that so many others are finding it so likeable. If you don’t own a 3D TV, there’s no reason you’d need a 3D capable Blu-ray player unless you plan on purchasing one in the near future. With that said, purchasing the BDX1250RF will save you some money over a 3D model while providing a high-quality picture and other favorable features.
The simple, clean and refined look is served up in gloss black with a sophisticated silver stripe that runs along the upper front edge, giving it some added aesthetic appeal. With a rather unique, attractive, and remarkably slim aluminum exterior design you might expect it to cost quite a bit more than it actually does. The facade contains a frontal USB port for easy access to watch movies, listen to music or view photos directly from your portable USB device. That USB input can also double as a storage device port for the player’s downloaded content and data, if you’d prefer to use it that way.
Take a look around the back and you’ll notice a HDMI port, and traditional audio/video outputs, as well as a LAN Network port and a spit for coaxial. While the Toshiba BDX1250RF may not be ideal for a high-end custom home theater’s surround sound system due to its limited audio output options, it will still fair very well using its Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD via HDMI.
This model can access BD Live content via the rear Ethernet connection but the lack of external storage requires a minimum of 1GB of external or portable storage to be present in the USB port. Additionally, the player is a cinch to setup with the remote and the simple to use on-screen high-def menu.
Most importantly – lets get to the picture quality – which by the way is absolutely excellent. The crisp edges and impressive image depth this player provides are accompanied by some equally polished and very rich color capabilities. The detail wasn’t lacking in the slightest and the BDX1250RF always delivered a purely cinematic experience to the TV screen – something we were very impressed and satisfied with because in the end it’s the quality of the picture that really counts the most.
Seeing as how the BDX1250RF is a region free Blu-ray player, it holds the highly valuable added bonuses of
1. Being able to play Blu-ray Discs and DVDs from any region of the world, regardless of region code
2. Playing on any TV system in the world, regardless of the color format, thanks to a built-in PAL/NTSC converter that eliminates any need for an external converter.
Although the Toshiba BDX1250RF might not contain the bells and whistles of some of the more advanced players, it definitely boasts the ability to easily play Blu-ray discs from around the world with absolutely stunning image quality.
If you’re one of those people who are in search of a basic Blu-ray player that delivers a truly beautiful picture without the need for all the other stuff, you need to check out the Toshiba Region-Free BDX1250RF Blu-ray Player today because it’s going to work out perfectly for you. This is the ideal model for anyone who just wants “a great Blu-ray experience”. For its near flawless general purpose qualities, we’ll give this one a healthy 8.5 out of 10 rating.