Toshiba SD2710 DVD Players

3.33/5 (12 Reviews) MSRP : $229.99


Product Description

- 10-Bit video digital-to-analog conversion with high resolution filter.
- Enhanced picture modes, dialogue enhancement.
- Optical digital audio output.
- MP3 compatible playback.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alf Chan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I had experienced the same problems most SD2710 owners were having. slow loading,freezing, noisy motor and wouldn't even play DVD-Rs. Had replaced laser head assembly and software upgrade just before warranty expired. All problems solved. Makes me wonder about Toshiba quality.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   a&b sound



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by liprobay a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
total crap.
bought this 8 months ago and watched 5 movies tops. now i have no sound and the front panel display had gone out. can't believe how crappy this thing is.
will not buy anything from toshiba again. and i don't recommend anyone to do so either.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   amazon



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ried a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I use this unit in a rental ski condo (www.parkcitytownhome.com) and
have had few problems with it so far. I personally have viewed several
DVDs on it and thought the quality and sound were very good. The rest
of my system, not shaby for a rental, is:
Sony Receiver STR- DE635
Sony 32"TV: KV-32S42
Speakers: Sony Subwoofer and back, and Canton DL-220 front
Sony auto A/V Switcher

It has some nice features like the zoom, screen saver and two digital
sound hookup options. It also has a set of RCAs. This allows you
to hookup this device with your receiver so that both the CD and DVD
buttons work - important for my renters who could be confussed otherwise.

The features and Toshiba quality were a factor in buyin this unit, but
frankly, you'll probably only use the zoom when you first get the unit;
it's not something frequently used. The screen saver, especially since
renters may leave it on, however, is nice. The main reason I purchased
this unit is that there was a special promotion that was supposed to give
you 10 FREE DVD RENTALS from Hollywood. But I NEVER RECEIVED THEM
over the last 4 months. BUMMER.

If the majority of your use is for DVDs, this system would be a good
choice. However, if you want to use it for CD listening a lot, be careful
and see my weakness commnets below.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $179.00

Purchased At:   R.C. Willey



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jerry a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have only view one movie with this unit, but the video & audio quality seem solid. This looks to be a good basic unit, especially for the price.

Have not tried the multiple formats, so cannot comment.

The only surprise has really been the weak LCD. What surprises me is the default behavior of only displaying elapsed time. This is particularly annoying when playing a CD. ie when skipping forward you cannot the track number, only elapsed time.

Before someone jumps to correct me, yes I know there is a button on the remote to "toggle" the display to track (and chapter etc). The only problem is the power-up state defaults back. If you do everything by the remote, this may not be a nuisance, but if you just walk up to the unit and want to check out track 8, for example, it's annoying. My previous Panasonic A110 displayed the track number by default (elapsed time, too?) don't remember and it went belly up, hence the Toshiba replacement.

Also, when a disk is "stopped" instead of showing total time, it shows zeros.

Minor nits, I know, but you really wonder what they are thinking when they decide these trade-offs.

But, for the primary mission it has - playing good video - it seems to be a solid unit (though no apparent improvement over the three year old Panasonic).

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $119.00

Purchased At:   amazon.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Overall, this unit is a good value for what i paid. It has 4x zoom, which similarly prices players lack. It also has both optical and coax outs, which is nice. I had no problem at all with amazon.com, unlike these other people. These things are made in China, they must have gotten duds. As a manufacturing engineer, this doesn't surprise me, but i seem to have gotten a good one. Also, i don't think that the motor is all that loud.

Playback has been good, although the laser skipped twice during Saving Private Ryan. The picture is good, and the sound is great with my Marantz and my JBL Studio speakers. The optical out definitely provides the best sound. The remote sucks, but i have my Marantz 8000 remote, so who cares.

I tested the mp3 player out with good results. It reads mp3's on my cdrw's, which is nice. It has an on-screen display for mp3 playback, which is a step up from other players (just remember to keep names short). Wish you could ffwd and rewind mp3 songs, but i am glad it converts mp3 songs to pcm into the digital outs, another thing that other players don't always do.

my slowly growing system:
Marantz 8000 receiver
JBL S310's and S26 speakers
Sony cdp cd545 CD changer


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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   amazon.com




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