Pioneer BDP-05FD Blu-Ray Player Blu-Ray

BDP-05FD Blu-Ray Player

Featuring picture-in-picture interactivity and a redesigned platform that significantly improves overall performance, the player works in tandem with Pioneer's displays and A/V receivers to provide film enthusiasts the most true-to-life reproduction of HD feature films.

User Reviews (1)

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ham500   AudioPhile [Apr 05, 2009]

excellent picture quality and build and awesome adjustments for outgoing picture onto your hdtv screen. No dts master audio decoding yet although they say one is coming on a future upgrade from Pioneer. No ethernet connection so no live bd extras. excellent audio quality and plenty of subwoofer output from the analog connections which are 7.1 by the way. it of course also has hdmi connection which I didnt have on my older top of the line receiver. excellent signal to noise ratio and built in decoders. a heavy unit built very well and handome to look at too. bit slow loading blu ray discs like other machines out there but not a big deal. I found the setup not too bad on this player even though i have a receiver with no hdmi connections and I do let the player do all the decoding of codecs. Not worth the price if you pay anything close to the list price of $800 bucks considering there are other players out there that are probably every bit as good with even more features for half the price! I paid much less when I bought it on Ebay but still wasnt worth even what I paid but still a very good performing player in all regards except for the lack of dts master audio. It is a problem until they do a future upgrade for this player because many blu ray discs feature dts MA sound tracks which will be downgraded on this player to the lossy regular dts....which is still pretty damn good for most people! But an audiophile wants the advantage of the latest and greatest capability!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Roy Fowler   AudioPhile [Apr 05, 2009]

Bought this off Ebay and paid much less than the $800 list price thank goodness. Nice player with heavy feel to it as you can tell it is built solid. Weighs alot more than many blu ray players produced lately. handsome looking too. Video quality is excellent even on my older 1080i hd tv! audio quality excellent but does not decode dts master audio out of the box and for that list price it should have. I am waiting for a future firmware upgrade to unlock the dts master audio capability if it ever comes. This player does not seem to suffer from low subwoofer volume like other blu ray players that have the multichannels analog outputs as well as hdmi. I have an older Pioneer vsx-59txi which at one time like 4 years ago was listed as one of the finest receivers built in the world and still has excellent audiophile amp quality with thx ultra certification. But my receiver had no hdmi connection. This player has no bd live capability since there is no ethernet connection on back. The video adjustments are spectacular as you can adjust almost every aspect of video output going onto your hdtv screen!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
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