Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-Ray Player Blu-Ray

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $300.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by recoveryone a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Upon opening the box I saw the normal plastic bag of cables (no HDMI Cable) and remote batteries, along with a 1 gig Sandisk USB thumb drive. On the other side of the box was the remote (very long) that could have been down sized for the limited amount of buttons used to operate. The unit is very lightweight (which I don't hold against it) as many units are these days. The shiny black face (plastic) looks good and matches with the rest of my gear. The front panel lights are not overly bright and go without notice during viewing in dark rooms.

Setup was straight forward (connection) HDMI, USB in rear and RJ45 via my squeezebox. Powering up is quick (less than 30 sec), and the menu comes up on first time startup. The menu setup is a breeze and and easy to navigate.

I watched Eagle Eye first and was not all that impressed with the PQ, It was a bit clearer,(Rosario Dawson skin is not as smooth as we may think) but not eye catching, but it did give the look of film. The 2nd flick I put in was Hancock (Hi Def Master) and it was much better PQ very crisp and detailed It reminded me when I went to the Irvine Spectrum (Digital Theater) and saw SW-AOTC.

To compare to my DV 45A I would say they are about even in PQ with the edge going to the Blu Ray. The DV 45A is connected via component cables and sound via toslink. Both units are routed through my Pioneer VSX 81TXs and outputted via HDMI to the new Vizio. The HDMI connection does handle the sound a little better in the area of separation of the channels. I will have to reserve my full opinion until I purchase a blu ray movie and really see how this new format shines. From the samples clips on the Hancock DVD it should be worlds apart.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009

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