Toshiba BDX2200 Review

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Toshiba's cheap BDX2200 garners lots of criticism from users for its annoying tendency to freeze, particularly when trying to stream Netflix video. Others complain that the player is prone to break downs, is slow to load, and features a difficult user interface.

Toshiba's BDX2200 Blu-ray clocks in at less than $100, but Toshiba BDX2200 reviews indicate that experts and user are less than satisfied despite the player's low cost. The biggest gripe expressed in a Toshiba BDX2200 review by PC Mag is the unhurried pace at which this model loads Blu-ray discs -- often more than a minute from the time the disc is inserted until it's ready to play. The Toshiba BDX2200 review also notes that the player suffers from some judder during playback, which isn't normally a problem, even among budget Blu-rays. Users' Toshiba BDX2200 reviews at Amazon posit a variety of complaints, ranging from slow loading speed to freeze-ups during playback and streaming (often requiring a reboot) to the device's occasional refusal to recognize the loaded Blu-ray disc; users say these problems seem to get worse as time passes. Users shared similar grievances in Toshiba BDX2200 reviews at B&H, where one user reports the player stopped working altogether after a week. At Overstock, another Toshiba BDX2200 review says the player gave out after four days and another asserts the interface is not user-friendly.

The Toshiba BDX2200 (starting at $85, Amazon) lacks a built-in wireless connection but is wireless-ready, which means you can go the Wi-Fi route by adding a wireless LAN adapter to the network. Obviously, it has an Ethernet port for a wired connection to your network. The Toshiba BDX2200 provides access to a few streaming services, including Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, CinemaNow, and Pandora. There's also an HDMI port, and unlike most cheap Blu-ray players, this one comes with an SD card reader. It supports the usual audio standards, including Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD.

Based on the Toshiba BDX2200 reviews we found, low price doesn't compensate for the operational weaknesses of this model. The number and variety of user complaints is a red flag for us. As our buying guide points out, there are more reliable budget players on the market.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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