When I first saw this price, at first glance it was not such a surprise as it could have been these days for a budget Bluray player...but only at first glance, that is.
When you look more closely, thee 3200 has a fair few trick up its sleeve to keep the most ardent value seeker happy. It is (of course) a fully functional and rather decently enabled Bluray player that give a good clear and strong picture and delivers all the lossless audio you will ever need. For that money and the TOSHIBA name...that might be enough for most cautious buyers.
But it's when you look '...under the bonnet' that the really interesting stuff starts to show itself. For a start, this is also a fully functional 3D equipped machine, so matched up to a 3D TV it will give you all the depth of field that the new 3D systems (either polarised/passive or shutter/active) can provide, and it does it well. But it also does it with full provision of the lossless audio...unlike the PS3, which if you are using it for your 3D viewing will happily and efficiently give you the visuals, but with only the regular DD5.1 and DTS via optical exactly as from regular DVDs.
But the best bit, the very best bit is that you can easily update this machine with totally 100% official TOSHIBA firmware to make it region free for DVDs from anywhere in the world (which it will then obligingly up-scale to 1080p and so give you a very much improved image from your ordinary discs).
But the cream of the crop...This simple piece of 100% official firmware will also give you access to adjusting the Bluray region, so you can buy your Blurays with confidence from the internet, conventions...etc and this machine will be able to handle them. There is no 'multi-region' option for Bluray in the same way as there is for DVD so you physically have to set it for the region you want it to play. Obviously if most of your collection is region B, or an unlocked region A, that's how it will stay for most of the time anyway. It's only when you need to play a locked region A disc that you'd need to switch it. It really does sound more complicated than it actually is, it literally takes about 10 seconds!
An exceptional machine with great features and an unbeatable price point. It is very hard to argue with those qualities.
TOSHIBA...making Bluray players...after their (sadly) failed HD DVD, who would have thought it...?
Before I finish, I would like to make it clear that when I am referring to a person making the adjustments I mentioned above, it is with reference to a UK buyer in a region 2/B location. I do not take responsibly if someone reads this and misunderstands.