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Toshiba XDE-500RF Region Free DVD Player

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Toshiba XDE-500RF HDMI 1080p Region Free Code Free DVD Player Multi region, All zone



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No more Dust, dirt, fingerprints, or smudges on your tv screen. Everyone now knows that LCD and Plasma tvs can not be cleaned with normal glass cleaner or normal household cloth. Our screen cleaner kit is a safe, easy way to keep your screen spotless for the best viewing experience possible. It includes a streak-free, spray-on cleaning solution that can cut through even oils, and a reusable MicroFiber cloth that won't harm or scrath your tv screen's surface. It leaves nothing behind but a crystal clear clean. LCD and Plasma screens are not actually glass and can not be cleaned with a glass cleaner. You need to use a special micro fiber fleece cloth and a special non-drop cleaning liquid to clean your TV. Using an improper cleaner may cause damage to your screen and cause scratches, streaks, or may strip away the protective finish of your TV;   As a bonus we will include a full size 200ml bottle (good for about 50 cleanings) and a Micro Fiber Fleece Cloth with your order. We would like you to enjoy your new purchase with a clean LCD or Plasma TV with no dust, fingerprints, or dirt.

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Play Any DVD on Any Normal USA (NTSC) TV Guaranteed. No special TV required
Built in 32MB Pal to NTSC converter

  • Play any region DVD movie from anywhere in the world on any TV Guaranteed

  • This player is modified For Region Free using the ULTRA ICOS Diamond Class modification backed by our Lifetime Region free Modification Guarantee. (We guarantee that this modification will allow you to play any region original DVD from anywhere in the world or your money back).

    Buyer beware that all modifications are not equal when comparing prices. We have been in business since 1979, been modifying DVD players for over a decade, have a physical location in IL, and a toll free number for tech support. Buying from a auction or marketplace website from a fly by night company will not get you the same region free modification as what we install in our players. Please keep this in mind when purchasing a Region Free DVD Player

  • Built in 32MB Pal -> NTSC converter for perfect playback of foreign movies on (North American TV)

  • Play any normal DVD movie from anywhere in the world and up-converts to HD quality for your TV via HDMI 

  • Play region 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and any other region DVD movie on any tv guaranteed!!!

  • Plays all formats of video broadcast from anywhere in the world including Pal, Secam and NTSC, on any TV.

  • This player has all the outputs for older TVs and new ones. Works with simple Yellow/Red/White composite cables for older TVs, as well has component and HDMI cables for the really new TVs and everything in between

  • Full 1080p Ultra High Definition up-conversion via hdmi.
    Also supports 480i/480p/720p/1080i and 1080P



  • This player plays almost any disc you will put in it.

  • Our #1 Recommended player for best Durability, Value, Features, & Amazing picture

  • Recommended player for LCD and Plasma TVs, or if you have a old TV but plan to upgrade!

  • Ultra 32MB Pal -> NTSC Video converter Built In

  • Perfect picture quality even when playing foreign movies!

  • Virtually No picture loss when playing Pal DVD on NTSC tv or vice versa

  • 100% Money back guarantee. If this player does not perform as advertised, we will not only give you a full refund including shipping, but we will also pay for return shipping. This only applies if the unit does not do what we say. If you have received a defective unit, we will replace it within 30 days and pay for all shipping expenses

  • Guaranteed to play ANY DVD on a NTSC (American) TV!

Warranty & Modification Information

This dvd player has been modified to play all region DVDs. It carries a 1 year warranty, and if you find a problem within a month we will replace the unit and give you a brand new one at no charge. Furthermore, our code free modification allows the highest level of versatility for playing all region discs. It comes set as Automatic region selection, however it also has a manual scan feature that will change regions when you encounter a disc that does not play in automatic mode such as a RCE coded disc. Unlike the cheaper modifications, are modification will not require the user to memorize difficult codes to change regions. Our players will scan each region until it finds the correct one.


This unit plays all of the following discs on a normal TV:
  • Pal and NTSC DVD's

  • Any region DVD: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8...


  • Video CD (VCD)

  • Super Video CD (SVCD)

  • Audio CD

  • CD-R & CD-RW

  • JPEG Digital Still Files on CD-R/W


  • Kodak Picture CD

  • MP3 Discs

  • This dvd player plays almost anything your give it!!!

As you may know Toshiba XDE model upconverting DVD players are one of the best dvd players in the market today. The Toshiba XDE models have one the best HDMI 1080p upconverting chip-sets in the world. With their proven quality and construction Toshiba DVD players produce an excellent quality picture. The Toshiba dvd players offer a far better picture quality then the cheaper competitors such as the Philips and other no-name dvd players. Also the Toshiba players offer one of the best built in Pal->NTSC converters available. This player offers fantastic Audio and Video quality and at this low price it is an excellent deal in a Code Free DVD Player. This player was normally sold at $249 and more. Overall this is an excellent quality dvd player that will play any disc on an NTSC (American) TV. It also has an excellent built in Pal to NTSC converter which is 32mb for perfect Pal  to NTSC conversion. Unlike many inferior DVD players with a built in converter, this DVD player will not stretch or distort Pal widescreen DVD movies when playing on an NTSC TV. 

This attractive HDMI output upconverting 1080p,  progressive scan player is a solid mid-priced option for those looking for more then entry level in a dvd player.  The progressive scan technology generates a noticeably better picture on compatible HDTVs, but the player is compatible with any regular analog set, too.  Even better picture can be obtained if used with the HDMI output on with TVs that have a HDMI input. It's got an extensive range of playable media, and a good jack setup on the rear panel, with HDMI, S-video, digital audio, and component video outputs. Best of all this player is extremely easy to hook up, and allows you to play any region ,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,,7,8.. or any other region DVD discs guaranteed. With it's built in Pal to NTSC video converter, foreign movies can easily be played on a normal USA Standard (NTSC) Television. All you have to do is insert the disc and press play, no fancy codes to remember, and 100% lifetime guaranteed to be region and code free.

The Toshiba XDE-500RF DVD Player has Toshiba's new XDE technology on board along with Sharp, Color and Contrast Modes to provide added detail, rich colors and deep blacks. Its DVD up-scale feature lets you watch your standard definition movies in 720p, 1080i or 1080p. An HDMI connection allows for seamless flow of both video and audio data from the DVD player to the HDTV. The HDTV also plays host to 3D Virtual Surround Sound technology, for audio that’s as pleasing as the visuals. Support for JPEG display and MP3 Playback round out its list of surface-level features. Undoubtedly, although the Toshiba XDE500 doesn't play HD DVD or Blu-Ray, it will make the very most of your standard definition DVDs and create a whole new movie experience for you.

State-of-the-art picture enhancements
What separates the XD-E500rf from the pack of upconverting DVD players is Toshiba's exclusive XDE ("eXtended Definition Enhancement") technology. You can choose from three different upconversion modes: Sharp, Color, and Contrast. "Sharp" boosts edge detail only where needed, so it doesn't introduce video noise like some other sharpness controls. The resulting image looks remarkably crisp and clean.

The "Color" setting delivers richer blues and greens — a great option for movies with lots of outdoor scenes. You'll see deep blue skies and lush vegetation. "Contrast" enhances dark portions of an image to deliver fine shadow detail without making the picture look too bright or washed out. With all three XDE modes, the level of enhancement changes as needed on the fly, so images seem to pop off the screen without looking artificial.

Fluid movie playback and much more
The XD-E500RF can also output 1080p signals at a film-faithful rate of 24 frames per second, for smooth, cinematic images with compatible HDTVs. And in addition to sprucing up the look of your DVDs, the XD-E500RF also plays regular music CDs, MP3 and WMA CDs, plus JPEG picture discs. With our Region Free modification you will also be able to play Pal and NTSC dvd movies from any region in the world.

Slim Design DVD Video Player featuring HDMI Digital Output (Up-Conversion 1080p), Multi-Format Playback including DivX(R) and Digital Still (JPEG) Slideshow with Music
  • Playable Formats: DVD-Video, DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, CD, CD-R/RW, SVCD/VCD, WMA/MP3/JPEG, DivX(R)
  • Progressive Scan Output
  • Dolby Digital/DTS Digital Outputs
  • Component Video Output
  • Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs


  • Playable Formats: DVD-Video, DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, CD, CD-R/RW, SVCD/VCD, WMA/MP3/JPEG, DivX(R)
  • Progressive Scan Output
  • Dolby Digital/DTS Digital Outputs
  • Component Video Output
  • Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs
  • HDMI Digital Output with Video Signal Up-Conversion to 1080i  or 1080p
  • Digital Still (JPEG) Slideshow with Music
  • DivX(R) Playback
  • Progressive Scan Output
  • High-Resolution GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • Zoom Play
  • Quick Loading
  • Book Marker Search
  • Resume Function
  • 3 On-Screen Languages

90 days parts and labor warranty:  During this time we will replace any defective unit!
As a leader in our industry we strive to offer the best support possible. We have found that our customers get disappointed and frustrated when the unlikely situation happens that the players needs service within the first 90 days of purchase. Since there are such few instances when this happens, we are able to afford to replace the unit instead of fixing it. Unlike most of our competition, we do stand behind the units we modify and sell. So we are offering this new service of a 90 day replacement policy.

1 Year Parts warranty. Also there is a 1 year parts warranty on this player.

Code free / Region free:
This dvd player is modified to play all region discs. With this dvd player you can play your favorite movies from any country.

PAL playback on NTSC TV:
This is a special feature available on very few DVD players. Most other region free players will play back all region discs but if the disc is Pal you will not be able to play it on a normal American (NTSC) TV. This dvd player will play any disc on an NTSC (American) TV. It has a 32 MB built in Pal to NTSC video converter. 
Unlike many DVD players such as Philips, Daewoo, Akai, View, Portland, & Vivo this DVD player will not stretch or distort Pal widescreen DVD movies when playing on an NTSC TV.  12MB built in Video converter, for excellent quality picture when watching Pal movies on NTSC (USA standard) TVs.

Progressive Scan:
Progressive-scan picture quality is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. This DVD player may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced video signal from component video output. Instead of splitting each video frame into two sequential fields like interlaced scan, progressive scan displays the entire frame in a single sweep. Where a standard DVD player's 480i output displays 30 frames (60 fields) per second, a progressive-scan player's 480p output displays 60 full frames per second. 
MP3 Player
Yes, for the music lovers. You can record hours of music on one disc and play it in this dvd player. Hundreds of songs can fit on cd-rom in the MP3 format. You can now hook this up to your music system and listen to hours of music all from one disc.

Variable Aspect Ratios
This CODE FREE Progressive scan  DVD PLAYER  will output video in   4:3, letterbox and 16:9 aspect ratios.

Camera Angles
Scenes that make up a movie may be shot from multiple camera angles, each providing a unique perspective of the program. DVD will allow, at the director's discretion, up to nine different camera angles to be recorded on a disc, enabling the viewer to select the angle they desire. This option will add interactivity to movies, sporting events and instructional videos.

This feature allows up to eight different audio tracks to be mastered on a single DVD The user than can select the language track that suits their preferences

High-Bit/High Sampling Video D/A Converter: This player uses a 10-bit/54MHz video digital-to-analog converter, which reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.

Scanning Mode Switch: This switch, located on the rear panel, allows you to choose whether the component video output is progressive scan (480p) or interlaced scan (480i). When you position the switch to the "Remote" position, you can choose progressive scan or interlaced scan from the remote control.

On-Screen Display: The on-screen menu language can be set to English, French, or Spanish. The display works for DVD video discs and audio CDs, letting you perform numerous functions, including track programming.

MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 audio recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 format. Although the front panel display will not show file names, the file names can be shown using the on-screen display.  During MP3 playback, rapid forward/reverse playback is not available, tracks cannot be played back in random or programmed order, and the unit does not output a digital audio signal from the digital outputs.

JPEG Digital Still Playback: This DVD player will playback JPEG digital still files that are on CD-R or CD-RW discs. Like MP3 files, the CD-R and CD-RW discs must be recorded using the ISO 9660 format. While viewing JPEG digital stills, you can zoom in or out on an image, or present them in a slide show fashion. Note: This unit will only recognize baseline JPEG files, which is the format used by digital cameras, camcorders, the web, etc. If you have a disc that contains both MP3 and JPEG files, you have to choose which files you want to work with by going into the menu select and choosing either "MP3" or "JPEG". 

3D Phonic Surround Sound: When playing a Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Digital disc, this feature allows you to obtain a surround sound effect from only two speakers. You may select one of the following modes: Action, Drama, or Theater.

Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes, which were shot from a number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

Digest Function: The Digest function allows the unit to display the opening scene of each title or chapter on a DVD disc, or the opening scene of each track on a Video CD. It will display up to nine chapters at a time.

Strobe Function:The Strobe function allows you to display a series of nine consecutive still pictures. You can advance the images by pressing the "Play" button while in Strobe mode.

One Touch Replay: During playback of a DVD-Video disc, you can press the Play button to repeat the previous 10 seconds of the current scene or chapter. This is helpful if you miss a line of dialog or lyric from a song and want a quick way to repeat a short section.

Disc Resume/Resume Play: This feature allows you to resume playback of a disc from the point where you last stopped. The stopping point will be saved even if the power is turned off. When activated, the Disc Resume memory can store the resume point for up to 30 discs.

Repeat Play: The "Repeat A-B" function allows you to select any portion of a DVD, Video CD or Audio CD and have it repeat until the unit is manually stopped. When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current title or the current chapter. When playing a Video CD or an Audio CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc.

Parental Lock: This function restricts playback of DVD Video discs which contain violent and other types of content, according to the level set by the user. For example, if a movie containing violent scenes supports the parental lock feature, such scenes can be cut or replaced with other scenes. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password. Discs rated higher than the selected level are restricted.

Digital Audio Output: You can select what kind of signal is passed through the unit's digital outputs. You can select PCM only, Stream/PCM (used when connecting the unit to a component with both DTS and Dolby Digital decoding) or Dolby Digital/PCM (used when connecting this unit to a component with Dolby Digital decoding, but no DTS decoder).

Screen Saver: The unit's screen saver protects against screen burnout by darkening the picture after a static picture is displayed for approximately 5 minutes. This function can be turned on or off through the menu.

Auto Standby: The unit will go into standby mode when it is not being operated or it is sitting in stop mode for a selectable amount of time. You can choose 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or turn the Auto Standby mode off.

Remote Control: The supplied remote controls all the functions of this DVD player, and the basic functions of several brands of TVs. It can also raise and lower the volume of most JVC receivers.

A/V Compu Link: When connected to a JVC receiver and/or television with A/V Compu Link, the components will communicate to each other via the control cable. Automatic source selection and automatic power on/off are some of the benefits of A/V Compu Link. By simply starting the DVD player, all the necessary settings of the television and/or receiver for enjoying playback are automatically performed.

90 days parts and labor warranty:  During this time we will replace any defective unit!
As a leader in our industry we strive to offer the best support possible. We have found that our customers get disappointed and frustrated when the unlikely situation happens that the players needs service within the first 90 days of purchase. Since there are such few instances when this happens, we are able to afford to replace the unit instead of fixing it. Unlike most of our competition, we do stand behind the units we modify and sell. So we are offering this new service of a 90 day replacement policy.

Also there is a 1 year parts warranty on this player.







Toshiba 1080p XDE model is great
Reviewer: (Washington, DC)

This is my 2nd Region free dvd player. I recently purchased a new LCD tv and the picture quality from this Toshiba is really spectacular. Thanks for recommending it to me.

The next best thing to Blu-ray
Reviewer: (Katy, TX)

Really good quality player. I bought this player and the Panasonic blu-ray player from you guys. Both players are fantastic. The picture quality is not really quite as good as blu-ray but it is the best I have ever seeen from a Standard DVD disc that is not bluray. Keep it up guys! Your modifications are great.

Wonderful Region Free dvd player
Reviewer: (New York, NY)

A friend of mine purchased this model from you and recommended it to me. I don't yet own a HDTV but I've just connected to my regular tv. The picture quality is great, it plays all my DVDs region 2 from Europe, and I'm very happy with it. I hope to get an even better picture when I upgrade my tv to a hdtv.

I like this one
Reviewer: (Chicago, IL)

Player is really good quality. I gave it total of 4 stars because the delivery required a signature and I work during the day and could not sign for it. I finally made arrangements with fedex but it was a real pain. The player is however very good.

Amazing dvd player
Reviewer: (Dearborn, MI)

This is the best dvd player I have owned. Setup was super easy, just one hdmi cable. Play's my divx files and picture quality is fantastic.

Fantastic code free dvd player
Reviewer: (Canada)

I needed a dvd player that payed dvd movies from England as well as the USA. This player does both with no extra equipment needed. The Pal to NTSC conversion is flawless, just like you advertise. And the 1080p up conversion is the best I've seen.

Great Region free Inexpensive player
Reviewer: (Boston, MA)

Player works great so far. Sound and picture are really good. It also looks really good to. I also own a Pioneer elite Which I would say is slightly better in picture quality. But for the price, this player provides really good value.

Wonderful dvd player for foreign films
Reviewer: (Orange County, CA)

My family has a lot of dvd movies from Germany. We use this player to play them as well as our normal Region 1 movies. Everything plays great and my family is now very happy to enjoy our German movies.

Really good quality dvd player for European movies.
Reviewer: (Houston, TX)

This is the perfect player to watch European dvd movies.

Great quality picture
Reviewer: (Washington, DC)

I read many reviews about the XDE Toshiba players. I know that they technology was originally made for HD-DVD however since blu-ray is now the way of the future Toshiba used the same technology on this HD upconverting dvd player. I don't buy Blu-ray DVD's because I don't think they are worth it; but this is the next best thing. The 1080p upconverted image is really good quality.

Thanks for your wonderful product
Reviewer: (New York, NY)

I normally don't write reviews but this player is really good. My wife recently immigrated to the USA and watches a lot of foreign films. We did not know that you special DVD player was needed to play foreign movies. We struggled for months until we stumble on your website and found this player. It is a real lifesaver. It plays all of my wife's foreign films perfectly.

Much better player then Philips
Reviewer: (LA, CA)

Thanks MIke for recommending the Toshiba DVD player. I recently purchased a Philips DVD player from Amazon and it turned out to be a really crappy player and broke down within 2 months. I than purchased this player from you and I can tell just be the quality of the player, the way the drive opens how much better it is. The Philips was flimsy and horrible. This player looks durable and heavy duty. So far it has worked great at playing Region 4 DVD's.

Oh what a dvd player
Reviewer: (Santa Monica, CA)

I must say this was a real bargain. I saw code free dvd players for over $300. I was skeptical of this one, but since you advertise the money back guarantee I thought I was give it a try. The player is a really charm. I will not be returning this player to you. It plays all our English movies.