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At this point, there's a glut of Wi-Fi-equipped, 3D-capable Blu-ray players available for around $150. As a result, the otherwise solid Toshiba BDX5300 is lost in the crowd. This $139.99 (direct) Blu-ray player is affordable and full-featured, but its few outputs and cheap-feeling remote leave it behind similarly priced competitors. DesignThe BDX5300 is attractive, if simply designed. At 1.4 by 17.2 by 7.4 inches (HWD) and just 2.4 pounds, it's one of the slimmest Blu-ray players we've seen yet. The front has a black rectangular faceplate with a silver triangular "chin" under it, which makes it look slightly more interesting than the plain black front panels other Blu-ray players have. There are Eject, Stop, Play, and Power touch-sensitive buttons and a four-character alphanumeric LED display, all of which glow blue. A USB port sits on the right edge of the faceplate, and the disc tray itself is a slim rectangle that's barely larger than a Blu-ray-sized slot. Besides the power cable, the only connections on the back of the player are an HDMI output, a coaxial audio output, and an Ethernet port.
Ease of use increasingly makes or breaks electronic products, but with the Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray player, Toshiba is hoping there are shoppers out there who still put core features and a low price at the top of their wish lists. With built-in Wi-Fi, smart TV services and support for 3D Blu-ray, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Toshiba BDX5300 is the equal of its more expensive competitors. All core, must-have features of the modern age are here - and for a price of 119 in the UK and $139.99 in the US. The Toshiba BDX5300 is all about getting ticks next to your shopping list, with Wi-Fi and 3D playback both deftly integrated. Buying GuideBest TV 2012The smart dimension is a bit more of a fudge, with a rather limited collection. Currently it's just a four-spiked service in the UK, with BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Acetrax and Picasa, while US customers get Netflix, VUDU, Hulu Plus, Pandora and YouTube. Toshiba probably takes the view that these services = smart TV in most consumers' heads, so why bother complicating matters? It's a good call, since the Toshiba BDX5300 makes up in simplicity what it lacks in choice (or any semblance of a pleasant operating system, as we'll see).