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Toshiba SD-580J brings some low-cost HDMI action

Cyrus Farivar

If you're a gadget freak on a budget, and/or someone who prefers to archive your recorded shows in DivX format so you can cram more of 'em onto a single DVD, then Toshiba has the product for you. Their new ¥14,000 ($118) SD-580J DVD player will handle those DivX 3/4/5/6 files and serve 'em all up via beautiful HDMI. Or if you're too cheap for that, then you've your normal array of secondary options: optical sound, composite video, or S-Video. Additionally, if you've got a few VHS tapes kicking around in your closet and want some DivX capability, Toshiba also has its new SD-V700 player, a DVD / VHS hybrid -- but even though this will set you back ¥20,000 ($170) -- it appears you'll have to suffer without HDMI for now.

[Via Engadget Japanese]

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