Blu-ray Players

Toshiba BDX6400 Blu-ray Player

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The Design and Setup of the Toshiba BDX6400 Blu-ray Player

With its small size the BDX6400 forsakes almost all external controls. A green LED surrounds a power button on top. On the front panel are Eject and Play/Pause buttons that are touch sensitive. I didn't even realize these are there until I noticed them in the photo on the box. The rear offers up the required HDMI port as well as USB, Coaxial and Ethernet connections. The power supply is an external power brick in order to enable this small form factor. There is built-in Wi-Fi as well.

As the top model in the Toshiba Blu-ray lineup, 4K scaling is part of the BDX6400 feature set. This is the first model on the market to feature a Technicolor certified scaling solution from Marseille Networks. It also includes a selection of online content including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Pandora but no Amazon On Demand.

The remote for the BDX6400 falls short of what you expect in a $300 player. The buttons are all the same size, no matter if they are a commonly used button or a rarely accessed one. There is plenty of room on the remote to available to correct this. It offers no touch indicators to easily get your finger back to play, and it isn't backlit at all.