updated 12:30 pm EDT, Wed September 15, 2010
Toshiba BDX3000 3D Blu-ray player now shipping
Toshiba brought its promised BDX3000 Blu-ray player to the US on Wednesday. Nearly identical to the BDX3100 introduced in Europe recently, it can access online content from providers such as Netflix, Blockbuster On Demand, Pandora radio and Vudu content thanks to its Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections. Like other Toshiba Blu-ray players, it will upconvert standard DVDs and plays back videos, photos and music from a USB drive or SDHC memory card.
It recognizes BD-Live 2.0 and Bonus View content and can decode Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Essential HD surround sound. Owners of HDMI-CEC equipped devices can have the Blu-ray player send basic commands to other equipment.
The BDX3000 is shipping now and carries a retail price of $250.