We are proud to present the fantastic Toshiba SD3805 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD Player.
With so many on offer right now, it is great to have a make you can recognise. The Toshiba SD3805 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD Player is certainly that and will be a great purchase.
For this great price, the Toshiba SD3805 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD Player is widely respected and is a regular choice for many people. Toshiba have provided some nice touches and this results in great value.
Whether your living room is currently home to a high-definition-ready or full HDTV, or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SD3805 is equipped to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The "top menu" button zips past the FBI warnings, previews, and other pre-menu annoyances written into many commercial DVDs. Disc marker lets you set up to seven points on a disc for easy reference, and the player recalls the points with beat accuracy, but resets the memory as soon as you load a new disc.
With a surround receiver capable of receiving a 96 kHz digital input, the SD3805 can be set to output a full 24-bit, 96 kHz audio signal, whereas most players down-convert to 48 kHz at the digital output. When the unit plays MP3 CDs, its onscreen display shows just enough of a track's title information for you to see the artists' names and the song titles. Direct track selection is inactive for MP3 discs (use the menu-navigation buttons to select tracks), but the repeat feature works fine. Direct-track access is lightning-quick on audio CDs.
The player's only serious drawback is one common to many multidisc changers: it's a little slow when loading discs, changing discs, and even powering up. And because there's no direct-disc access from the remote, you have to hit "disc skip" repeatedly to go from disc one to disc five. But for patient souls seeking a beautiful combination of features, quality, and affordability, the SD3805 is a great choice. --Michael Mikesell