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Toshiba SD5010 Upscaling DVD Player with USB

by Toshiba
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 43 x 20.9 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Item model number: SD5010
  • ASIN: B003DA63BY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,272 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Upscaling DVD Player with USB Enjoy your standard definiton DVD's in near HD for a clearer and sharper viewing experiance and playback compatible videos, music and photos via USB.

Upscaling and USB connectivity. The SD5010 is one upscaling DVD player that allows you to enjoy standard definition DVD's in near high definition. HDMI allows easy connection to your HD TV as well as upscaling to 720i,1080i and 1080p. You can also watch Divx moview downloads, view digital photos and listen to MP3's whilst USB connectivity allows you to playback compatible files from your PC and other digital devices.

The SD5010 includes Regza-Link technology so you can control the player with the same remote control as your TV.

Product Description

The Toshiba SD-5010 is a great value slimline DVD player featuring HDMI output- which allows upscaling to 1080p- as well as support for CDs and DVDs created on a computer and playback of MP3, DivX and JPEG files from disc or USB devices such as memory sticks and portable MP3 players.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba SD5010 15 Aug 2010
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I purchased this to allow me to play video files direct, to save having to convert them to DVD. After reading some reviews I was a little worried that I made a mistake, as the review and the documentation said that it would only accept a 4Gb USB flash drive and that the largest file it would play was 1Gb. I can confirm that this is out of date information, as I connected my 125Gb USB disk drive and played larger than IGb files without difficulty. However it is important that the drive is formatted FAT32 as my other USB drive formatted NTFS wouldn't play, but once reformatted FAT32, everything was fine.

The video quality is excellent, you can really see the difference between this and my old Sony DVD recorder. All in all a great purchase.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect purchase 8 Dec 2010
I purchased this after my previous DVD player sadly died. I chose this as I wanted to get the HD quality without having to upgrade my whole dvd collection for Bluray. I also wanted a player that would allow me to play video files.

This does all of that and is very nice to look at too. I've managed to watch various .avi files on this player no problem. Yes the menus aren't top quality but its a small price to pay for the quality of the product.

Very happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend this for people looking to upgrade their dvd player.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba SD5010 12 Sep 2011
By D9099
Having read all the reviews on here and other websites, I was worried that the blacks wouldn't be black. Or that it doesn't make me coffee in the morning. Ok maybe not the last one ;)

I have so far found the DVD player does everything it says on the box, it plays DVDs though scart and HDMI... It also plays divX avi's from dvd's cd's and via usb. It will reliably read from any media that formatted to fat32 (not NTFS... So what!) I have tried it with external hard disks, usb pen (2,4,8, and 16gb) All work provided you format them correctly to fat32.

The picture quality is excellent. I am no WhatHifi reviewer... However as an ordinary consumer I have no complaints about the hardware at this price. It is excellent. If you want better picture quality buy a blueray player.

Hope this has been helpful.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD player for the price. 19 Aug 2010
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For the price it's a real bargain and unlike so many devices with a remote control this remote actually works well and is very responsive even from quite a distance and angle, I mention this first because it's a real pet hate of mine as so many remotes I've had are barely usable unless your a few feet away and standing right in front the machine!

Compared to some other DVD players I've had this one loads discs quite quickly and plays all the CD-R/DVD-R's I've tried with no problems, it has the Toshiba REGZA system which means you can control the DVD player using a REGZA compatible Toshiba TV remote and that's one reason I bought this player as I have a Toshiba flat screen and the TV's remote does indeed operate the player quite well.

As another reviewer rightly stated the information in the handbook about what media via the USB port can be played is incorrect or maybe just out of date as I have found that just about all formats that can be played on disc can also be played via the USB port when using a USB memory stick or also a USB card reader and SD memory card including SDHC cards, I've used a 16GB SDHC card plugged into a USB card reader and the player finds it and reads it perfectly well, so if you don't have a USB port on your TV or if like my TV the USB port will only handle jpeg pictures and not video you can via the USB port on the player watch video from memory cards plugged into a USB card reader or a USB memory stick.

I can't think of any reason why anyone would be disappointed with this player and have to give it 5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value DVD player 21 Feb 2011
Toshiba's SD5010 upscaling DVD player is of excellent quality and is extremely lightweight, ideal as a second DVD player for the bedroom.
Now there's very little point in buying an upscaling player if you don't intend to use it via HDMI, setting this machine to output 1080p does indeed bring new life and picture quality to your existing DVD collection.
Surprisingly so for a budget player the USB port is handy for playing back multimedia files from say a USB stick. It's not a "jack of all trades port" though as it will only play certain formats, but the mere fact Toshiba have included it is credit to them.
One final thing, the unit looks great in shiny gloss black but attracts dust very easily, so be prepared to run that feather duster over it often!
Overall, this an excellent budget player, if you don't want to fork out the extra for a Blu Ray Player then this is the next best thing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba SD5010 dvd player 3 Oct 2010
By Anon
Overall this is a good dvd player but if you are considering this for Xvid/Dvix use, DON'T. This player does not play these files very well. It seems to be buggy on some of the files that I tried to play, despite them being 25 fps and mono mp3 and or AC3. Tried a number of conversions but failes to play. Some play well but some don't despite being technically similar. Player switches off while trying to play some Xvid/Divx files or just locks up! in my view, Toshiba needs to update the firmware.

Avoid if you want this for Xvids/Divx.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars will it last long?
this is the third Toshiba upscaling dvd player with USB i've bought in the last 4 years. the other two became defective in the same way, namely the upscaling circuitry (that... Read more
Published 8 months ago by sliverfox
1.0 out of 5 stars NEVER AGAIN
Never again will I Purchase a Toshiba product.Bought a Toshiba Regga 37" TV and this piece of crap two years ago. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Nigel Boucher
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Fantastic good very quick delivery no problems would recommend to friends, dose what it says on the tin
What more can I say
Published 12 months ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars A review after 2 Years. I got it in 2010 July & today is 2012 July....
I just wanted to buy a long lasting dvd player with a good picture quality. The quality of the picture on dvd player is great. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Captain Jack Sparrow
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful waste of money!
I bought this after my young kids manage to bust Sony and Phillips DVD players. But what a mistake. Only a month after purchasing this, the player has just stopped working. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mrs. A. Fotheringham
3.0 out of 5 stars Had to send 1st one back but OK now
I bought this as I have a Toshiba HD LCD TV and wanted to be able to use the Regza-link feature so we only have 1 remote for TV and DVD player. Read more
Published 21 months ago by aj_mckay
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and reliable player
This is an excellent player with hdmi connections which is essential with lcd tv's only having one scart socket now. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr Rem
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value DVD player
I just wanted a reasonably priced DVD player to replace my little used Samsung which failed after 18 months. So far we are pleased with this purchase. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Wonky
5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase
So far I'm very pleased with my purchase. Only had it a couple of weeks so hoping I won't be disappointed. Child's play to connect/set up. Read more
Published 23 months ago by whimsical
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete Rubbish
I bought this when my earlier model, the Toshiba SD590EKB, started playing up.

I was well satisfied with it for two years and assumed that the more recent version could... Read more
Published 23 months ago by GlenW
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