Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player Photos

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Player Product Photos

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View with Included Accessories
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View Photo with Included Accessories. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

The Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player is a compact and stylish unit that provides 2D and 3D playback of Blu-ray Discs, DVD, and CDs, as well as both 1080p and 4K upscaling. The BDX6400 is also able to stream audio/video content from the internet, such as CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, and more - as well as network-connected PCs. For a closer look at the BDX6400, check out this photo profile.

To start off is a look at the player with its included accessories. Starting along the back is the Quick Tour Guide.

Moving forward, from left to right is the warranty document, table/shelf mount, and screws for vertical mounting of the player.

On top of the player are the remote control and batteries, with detachable external power supply sitting off to the right.

The BDX6400 Media Box/Blu-ray Player unit is extremely compact, with dimensions of 1.9 x 7.5 x 7.5-inches (HWD), and very light 1.74 lbs weight.

For a closer look at the front and rear panels of the BDX6400, proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front and Rear Views

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Front and Rear Views
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front and Rear View Photo. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is both a front (top photo) and rear (bottom photo) view of the Toshiba BDX6400.

As you can see, the front is very sparse. This means that most of the functions of this DVD player can only be accessed via the provided wireless remote control - Don't Lose it!

The front of the BDX6400 consists of a Blu-ray/DVD/CD disc loading slot across the middle with small touch-sensitive play/pause LED-lit  transport buttons (visible when the unit is powered on - not in this photo) along the top right front. The power button is located just above the right-hand corner.

The bottom photo shows the rear of the BDX6400 which houses its connection options.

As you can see, just like the front of the player, the rear of the player is very sparse.

Starting on the left is the receptacle for the detachable power supply.

Moving right is the HDMI output, followed by a Digital Coaxial Audio output.

Moving on to right there is a USB port, which allows access to compatible media content stored on flash drives.

Finally on the far right is a LAN/Ethernet port. The ethernet port allows connection to a high-speed internet router for access Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) content associated with some Blu-ray Discs, as well as access to internet streaming content (such as Netflix, etc...), and also allows direct download of firmware updates. However, the BDX6400 also features built-in WiFi network/internet connectivity as well so you have a choice as to which option you want to use. If you find the WiFi option to unstable, the LAN/Ethernet port is a logical alternative.

Also, if your TV has a DVI-HDCP input instead of HDMI, you can use an HDMI to DVI Adapter cable to connect the BDX6400 to the DVI-equipped HDTV, however, DVI only passes 2D video, and a second connection for audio is needed.

It is important to note if you have a TV or video projector (whether SD or HD) that does not have HDMI inputs, you cannot use this player as the BDX6400 DOES NOT HAVE Component Video (red, green, blue) or composite video outputs.

Also, although the BDX6400 provides a Digital Coaxial Audio output, it does not have the more commonly available Digital Optical audio connection. However, if you have a home theater receiver with HDMI connections and can accept audio from HDMI feeds, that would be the preferred connection option for both audio and video anyway.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Vertical Configuration

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View - Vertical Configuration
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View Photo - Vertical Configuration. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

The Toshiba BDX6400 can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. In the photo above, the player is shown in its vertical mounted position via attachment to the provided stand.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Remote Control

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Remote Control
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Remote Control Photo. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Pictured on this page is a close-up view of the wireless remote control for the Toshiba BDX6400.

Starting on the top left is the Disc Eject button and on the right is the Power On/Standby Button.

Proceeding to move down is the direct access keypad that can be used to enter channel and track info.

Moving down, the next group of buttons are the playback transport controls (Search Backward, Play, Search Forwards, Skip Backwards, Pause, Skip Forwards, and Stop). The buttons can control disc, digital media, and internet streaming playback.

Below the transport controls are the menu access and navigation buttons, as well as a Netflix direct access button.

Below the menu navigation buttons are the Red/Green/Blue/Yellow buttons. These buttons are specialized for specific features on some Blu-ray discs or other functions assigned by the player.

Two additional rows of buttons provide access to subtitles, main audio, 2nd audio, and angle settings, as well as A/B, Repeat, Display (status display), and direct access to the picture settings menu.

One disappointment is that the remote control is not backlit, making it harder to use in a darkened room, especially since all of the buttons (except for the power, red/green/yellow/blue, Netflix, and Power Buttons) are all black on top of a black remote control surface.

It is also important to note that since very few functions can be accessed on the Blu-ray Disc player itself, so don't lose the remote.

For a look at some of the onscreen menu functions of the Toshiba BDX6400, proceed to the next series of photos.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Home Menu

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Home Menu
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - The Home Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a photo example of the onscreen menu system. The photo shows the Home page for the Toshiba BDX6400.

The menu is divided into three sections: My Apps, Featured Apps, and Tools.

The My Apps section can be customized to your preferences, but as shown here you can see icons for Cinema Now, HuluPlus, Netflix, Pandora, Picasa, YouTube, Vudu Movies, Vudu Apps (which we will see in more detail later), and More.

The center Featured Apps section displays what is being accessed at the current time, as well as the most popularly used apps.

Moving to the right is Tools section, which includes access to all the player settings and media playback options, as well as access to full web-browser.

For a closer look at some of the sub-menus, proceed through the rest of this presentation.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Display Settings Menu

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Display Settings Menu
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - The Display Settings Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown above is a look at the Player Settings Menu layout, featuring the Display settings submenu:

TV Screen: Sets the video output Aspect Ratio. The options are 16x9 Normal, 16x9 Full, 4x3 Pan/Scan, 4x3 Letterbox.

Resolution: Sets the video output resolution. The options are: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K2K (4K Ultra HD TV required to use 4K2K setting).

Color Space: RGB, YCbCr, YCbCr422, Full RGB.

HDMI Deep Color: Activates the Deep color feature for compatible content.

HDMI 1080/24p: Outputs all source content in 24 frame-per-second progressive frames. Good with film sources originally shot at 24fps, but also makes video look more film-like. It important to note that some older HDTVs are not 1080/24p compatible.

Blu-ray 3D Mode: AUTO setting allows automatic display of 3D content in 3D mode. OFF setting will send 2D signal only to TV, even when playing a 3D source. If you do not have a 3D TV or video projector, the OFF setting would be most appropriate to use.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Audio Settings Menu

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Audio Settings Menu
Toshiba BDX6400 Symbio Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - The Audio Settings Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Audio Settings menu for the BDX6400.

SPDIF: Sets the audio signal output options for the Digital Coaxial Audio output. The options are:

Bitstream is used if you have a home theater receiver that has Dolby Digital or DTS decoders.

PCM allows the BDX6400 to output a uncompressed two-channel signal to a home theater receiver.

Re-encode: This setting is used in cases where there may be both a picture-in-picture commentary or other secondary audio track on a Blu-ray Disc.

Off: Disables all audio output via the Digital Coaxial connection.

HDMI: Sets the audio signal output options for the HDMI output. The options are the same as the options provided with the Digital Coaxial Connection settings, except that the Bitstream option is compatible with home theater receivers with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders (in addition to Dolby Digital/DTS), and the PCM option can provide up to an 8-channel of uncompressed audio feed to a compatible home theater receiver.

Down Sampling: The setting sets the sampling frequency output via the Digital Coaxial Audio output connection. The options are 48Hz, 96KHz, 192kHz. Check your home theater receiver's user manual for its sampling rate capability.

Dolby DRC: Dynamic Range Compression: The control evens out audio output levels from Dolby Digital tracks so that loud parts are softer and soft parts are louder. If you are bothered by extreme volume changes (such as explosions and crashes) this setting evens out the sound to you don't get as much sonic impact from the differences between soft and loud sounds.

Stereo Mix: This option can be used if you need to mix the audio output into fewer channels, which is useful if you are using the two-channel analog audio output option.

There are two settings: Stereo mixes down all surround sound signals into a two-channel stereo, while Surround encoded (LtRt) mixes surround sound signals down to two channels, but retains embedded surround sound cues so that home theater receivers using Dolby Prologic, Prologic II, or Prologic IIx can extract a surround sound image from the two channel information.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Network Settings Menu

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Network Settings Menu
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - The Network Settings Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Network Settings of the Toshiba BDX6400.

Internet Connection: Enable or Disable Internet connection.

Interface: Allows selection of either Wired/Ethernet or Wireless/Wifi network connection option.

Connection Test Verifies connection your home network.

IP Setting: Allows Auto or Manual entry of your IP information.

WiFi Direct: Allows direct wireless connectivity between the BDX6400 and WiFi Direct or Miracast compatible smartphones and tablets.

WiFi Direct Setting: Scans for active compatible WiFi Direct and Miracast devices.

Information: Displays all network status information.

BD-Live Connection: Allows automatic or manual access to internet-based content provided on some Blu-ray Discs. This feature can be disabled if desired.

External Control Setting: Provides network control of the BDX6400 - requires Device Name, Username, Password, and Port Number information.

Media Server Search: Searches for active compatible network devices.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Vudu Apps Menu

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo of Vudu Apps Menu
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Vudu Apps Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

In addition to the Vudu streaming movie surface, the Toshiba BDX6400 also provides access to VUDU Apps.

As you can see above, Vudu apps provides a gateway to a host of additional internet-based streaming content from news and information, to popular cable TV series, and social media sites.

Proceed to the next, and final photo in this look at the Toshiba BDX6400.

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Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Web Browser Example

Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Web Browser Example
Toshiba Symbio BDX6400 Media Box Blu-ray Disc Player - Web Browser Example. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

On this final page of my Toshiba BDX6400 photo profile is a look at the web browser feature, which allows you to access web search features.

Shown ​on this page is an example of how a website may be displayed on your TV screen using the web browser (of course I had to plug my own website).

Final Take

This completes my photo look at the Toshiba BDX6400. For additional information and perspective, also check out my Review and Video Performance Text Results.

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