Disc Compatibility: The Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray disc player
is compatible with many disc types:
||BD, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, DTS-CD
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's
superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of
Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of
data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray
Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or
23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel
audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BDX5300 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized
recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve,
new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the
firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for
downloading from the Internet. Occasionally, Toshiba may release updated
firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These
updates are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the
firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection.
Note: The tested Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray player
contained firmware version 1.15 (as of 8/7/2012 ). Visit
Support.Toshiba.com for the latest firmware update information.
AVCHD Playback: The Toshiba BDX5300 will play home videos
recorded in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), a high definition digital video camera
format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD-R/RW
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files
recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: The BDX5300 supports MP3/WMA audio files recorded on
BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
HDMI Output: The Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray player features a
single HDMI output for HD audio and video signal transmission. The HDMI port is
version 1.4a with Deep Color, x.v. color, 3D, and CEC support. Video resolutions
include 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080/24p.
Note: This player does not feature any analog
video outputs, such as component, composite, or S-video.
1080/24p: Movies are typically filmed at 24 frames per
second and some Blu-ray Discs use the same frame rate. If your TV will accept a
1080/24p signal, the BDX5300 can pass the signal in its native form, without
converting the video.
DVD Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the HDMI
output, the BDX5300 scales the output of a standard DVD signal to HD-compatible
720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i output if your
television is not HD-compatible.
3D Ready: The Toshiba BDX5300 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc
movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D
glasses, and a high-speed HDMI 1.4 cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps)
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color
reproduction with deep color depth. The BDX5300 must be connected to a Deep
Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.
x.v.Color: The BDX5300 supports x.v.Color; meaning it's
ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).
TV Aspect Ratio: You can select which aspect ratio the
player outputs according to your television's aspect ratio.
- 16:9 Normal: Select when a 16:9 wide TV
is connected; the 4:3 picture is displayed with an original 4:3 aspect
ratio, with black bars appearing at the left and right sides.
- 16:9 Full: Select when a 16:9 wide TV
is connected; the 4:3 picture is adjusted horizontally (in a linear
proportion) to fill the entire screen.
- 4:3 Letter Box: Select when a standard
4:3 TV is connected; displays theatrical images with masking bars above and
below the picture.
- 4:3 Pan Scan: Select when a standard
4:3 TV is connected; displays pictures cropped to fill your TV screen. Both
sides of the picture are cut off.
Video Adjustments: The Toshiba Blu-ray players offers Brightness,
Contrast, Hue, Saturation, and Sharpness video adjustments.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is
Surround Sound Decoders: The Toshiba BDX5300 has built-in
Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM, Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output
through the HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as
an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1
channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby
Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the coaxial digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel
surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6
Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum
transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and
DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz,
and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, & DTS-HD are
only output via the player's HDMI output (not digital coax).
Digital Audio Output: The BDX5300 is equipped with a coaxial
digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format
that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow you to
transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams
to 2-channel PCM audio.
Note: There are no analog audio outputs.
Dolby DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Dynamic Range Control means
that you can allow the Blu-ray disc player to make the loud parts of a movie's
audio track quieter than they would be in the theater, without making the
dialogue of the actors any quieter. The player applies appropriate compression
to make low-level content more intelligible and prevent dramatic passages from
getting too loud. This would be useful, for instance, when you want to watch a
movie in the evening when others might be sleeping. This function is only
compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): The Toshiba BDX5300
Blu-ray disc player features an Ethernet port (RJ-45) and built-in WiFi
(IEEE802.11a/b/g/n) to connect to your wired or wireless home network. Either
network connection gives you access to your PC's movie/photo/music files and
select online entertainment apps.
Note: The Blu-ray player's built-in WiFi is based on
the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n specifications and operates on a 2.4 or 5.0GHz
frequency range. Its supports WEP64/128, TKIP, AES, WPA/WPA2-PSK, and WPS
Online Entertainment Apps: The Blu-ray player's Ethernet port or built-in
Wi-Fi lets you connect to Toshiba's entertainment apps online service through
your home network connection. The select entertainment apps includes a variety
of online applications and services. The Toshiba BDX5300 offers the following
internet-based content (as of 8/7/2012).
||CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service
that offers instant access to an extensive online library of premium video
content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows,
with no subscription required. Rentals starting at $3.99.
||With more than 20 million members in the
United States and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet
subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For $7.99 a month,
Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes
streamed over the Internet.
||Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV shows, classic
series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited
|Vudu HD Movies
||VUDU has the most HD titles on demand
and more are added every week. VUDU delivers a cinema-like experience at
home with HDX, featuring stunning 1080p True Digital and rich Dolby Digital
Plus 5.1 surround sound. VUDU is available without a monthly subscription or
contract. There are no late fees, plus thousands of movies are available to
rent for just $2 for two nights.
||YouTube allows billions of people to discover,
watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for
people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a
distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large
||Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you
love. Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living
room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you.
Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts
stations to your feedback on the spot.
||Google's free, integrated photo-sharing where you can
view all of your photos from your account.
||Vudu Apps provides
you with access to a wide range of Internet services and
applications including streaming video, music on demand, photo
browsing, social networking, news, weather, and more. Vudu Apps
offers the following online applications.
- Featured Apps:
Vudu movies, Flicker, Picasa, Facebook,
Twitter, Weather, Dolby Digital Plus, Stock Tracker, Dailymotion
- Arts & Entertainment:
Nation Lampoon, Scam School, Big Love, True Blood,
Attack of the Show, X Play
- Internet Culture:
Currently no apps available.
The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, MSNBC w/
Rachel Maddow, AC360°, CNN
- Science & Technology:
Discovery, Nova, Hidden Universe, Ted
- Travel & Lifestyle:
DelciousTV, DiveFilm HD
Note: Some online services may not be available in your
area. Online content may change without notice.
MediaShare (DLNA Certified): The Toshiba Blu-ray player lets
you play movie, photo, and music files on your PC by connecting the player to
your home network via a wired (LAN) or wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. The Toshiba
BDX5300 features an Ethernet (LAN) port and includes built-in Wi-Fi for
connecting the unit to your home network. You can use this home network
connection to access movie (AVCHD/H.264), still-image (JPEG), and music
(MP3/WMA) files stored on your DLNA certified server, such as a Windows PC
and play them through the Blu-ray player.
Media Player: Media Player allows you to view photo (JPEG)
and video (AVCHD/2.64) files, as well as listen to music (MP3/WMA) files stored
on a USB mass storage class (MSC) device using the Blu-ray player's front-panel
USB (type-A) port. Your photo, movie, and music files must be formatted in
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The Toshiba Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the
Internet via your home network & features front-panel USB port for additional
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content
Start Up/Play Back Time: The Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray player
has a start-up time of approximately 13.1 seconds. It takes approximately 24.7
seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
On-Screen Display: The Toshiba BDX5300 provides an OSD via
its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, or Spanish.
The unit also offers a single-line front-panel display.
Front-Panel Controls: The BDX5300 features front-panel,
touch-sensitive controls (Power, Eject, Play, Stop) for easy operation.
Playback Controls: The Toshiba BDX5300 offers various convenient
playback controls to make using the Blu-ray player more enjoyable.
- Direct Selection: You can access a specific location on a disc by
entering in the time code.
- Memory Playback: You can combine your favorite titles, chapters,
or tracks and play them in the order you determine. You can program up to 15
selections into the memory.
- Bookmark: You can set up to 12 bookmarks on a DVD. The bookmark
number, the current title and chapter, the elapsed time of the current tile
appears on the screen.
- Variable Speed (FW/RW): You can fast forward and reverse playback
of discs at various speeds (2, 4, 8, 16, 32x) and resume playback from the
location you stopped playback.
- Frame-by-Frame: You can advance the picture one frame at a time
in Pause mode. The sound is muted during frame-by-frame playback.
- Slow Motion: Your playback a scene in slow motion at variable
speed (1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2x).
- Repeat: You can repeat the playback of a Title, Chapter, Folder,
File, Track, or Disc.
- Zoom: During normal, slow, or still-image playback you can zoom
in-an-out of the picture (2, 3, 4, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4x)
- Camera Angle: Some Blu-ray Video and DVD-video contain scenes
that have been shot simultaneously from various angles
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a
rating limit, which prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material.
Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set, and it will require
your to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back. The Parental
Control feature consists of an 8-level disc rating system protected by a custom
user 4-digit password.
ENERGY STAR Compliant: The Toshiba Blu-ray player meets
Energy Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced
during both use & standby.
Auto Power Off: When you leave the unit in stop mode for more than 5
minutes, the screen saver is activated if you set the Screen Saver to On mode.
At the end of 25 minutes without any user interaction, the unit automatically
IR Remote Control: The Toshiba BDX5300 includes an IR remote control
for wireless operation of this Blu-ray player only. The remote has a dedicated
"Netflix" button for instant access to your Netflix account.
Remote App: The
Toshiba A/V Remote App, for Android tablets and smartphones, includes text
input, mouse control, and touchpad control that allows you to use your Android
tablet or smartphone as a touchscreen remote controller for the Toshiba Blu-ray
player. This remote app is available for compatible tablets and smartphones
powered by Android (Honeycomb or higher). You can download these apps through
the Android Market.
HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control: This player supports HDMI CEC,
which allows integrated system control over HDMI. Some functions of this player
can be controlled by your HDMI CEC-compatible TV's remote control when this unit
and your compatible TV are connected through a HDMI 1.3-up connection. You can control
Blu-ray player playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip
Previous/Next, and Stop) from your HDMI CEC TV's remote control. The Blu-ray
player can also be set to automatically power On/Off with your HDMI connected