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Pioneer begins shipping three new Blu-ray players

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jun 2009 0:06 User comments (5)

Pioneer begins shipping three new Blu-ray players Pioneer has begun shipping three new Blu-ray standalone players, all three of which were introduced at CES in January.
The Elite BDP-23FD will include BD-Live support, "audiophile-grade" capacitors, and the company's "Precision Quartz Lock System" which helps the player avoid all jitters during playback.The player also includes "48-bit color, 7.1-channel audio and RS-232 support" and will cost $599 USD.

The less expensive, $399 USD BDP-320, has the same Lock System, BD-Live and 48-bit color, but will lack special case design and some of the audiophile-grade features.

The low-end BDP-120 will retail for $299 USD and will remove the lock system and will downgrade to 36-bit color range. The player will also not include the 1GB of internal storage needed for BD Live and will rely on external USB storage.

Pioneer BDP-23FD:

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5 user comments

18.6.2009 0:24
jony218
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Even the low-end are still too expensive for the economy here in the U.S. Maybe in Europe they will sell pretty good, they have more disposable cash in that market and will pay top-euro.

28.6.2009 0:33

Quote:
The less expensive, $399 USD BDP-320...
It should read, "The less expensive, but still expensive $399 BDP-320..." lol

38.6.2009 22:10

yes, very high indeed

49.6.2009 8:28

the prices of standalone players are still way too expensive. I might as well buy a ps3

512.6.2009 9:36

Continental Europe may be able to afford it Jony218, but it's way too high to give any sort of sensible penetration into the UK market!

They need to be sub-100 to do well here.

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