Toshiba has announced the launch of a number of new DVD standalone players, recorders and portable players today.

The two new standalone players are the SD-360E, which replaces the SD-350E, and the entry level SD-260E.

Price around £40 and £80 respectively, the SD260E is just 44mm high and the SD360E a wafer thin 42mm.

Both players are compatible with DVD Video, DVD-R and DVD-RW, and incorporate PAL Progressive scan, DivX playback and component video outputs. MP3 playback and JPEG picture viewer function come as standard.

The SD-360E is also HDMI compatible allowing image quality to be scaled up to 720p/1080i to fit the increased resolution of an HD ready screen.