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Pioneer BDP-120

Pioneer BDP-120
alaScore 81

118 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Pioneer BDP-120. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Pioneer BDP-120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-120 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray Disc Player - BlackPioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Pioneer BDP-120


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-120 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer BDP-120 1080p Blu-ray Disc PlayerPioneer BDP-120 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

May, 2018

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Pioneer BDP-120


The release of the Sony Playstation 3 was just the beginning of the Blu-ray era and now budget Blu-ray players like the Pioneer BDP-120 are rolling out at a price level that makes it attractive for the masses that want a better home theater experience...

The Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray player has the same great audio features along with more than decent image quality especially when paired with Pioneer HDTVs and AV amps. It is very reasonably priced budget player that allows you to enjoy top quality...

Expert review by : Nic Tatham (

Pioneer BDP-120


The Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray player boasts fine video and audio capabilities, but its frustrating operational quirks make this player an also-ran.

Impressive Blu-ray video and audio performance ; Good feature count ; Solid DVD upscaling

Quirky and frustrating to operate ; Not all that quick at loading/playing BDs ; Display far too small

Pioneer could have had a "budget BD player to beat" with the BDP-120. There's no denying its fine video and audio capabilities plus impressive feature count, but its frustrating operational quirks take a fair chunk of icing off this cake, which is a...

Sep, 2009

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Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-Ray Player


The BDP-120 will output video at full HD 1080p and also supports 24 frames per second playback, which is offered by many Blu-Ray discs to provide the authentic cinematic viewing experience for home users. The list of technical capabilities contains...

May, 2011

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Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-LX52 Blu-ray Players


Released around the same time Pioneer’s BDP-120 and BDP-LX52 Blu-ray players bring the company into a market more accessible to mainstream buyers than its previous offerings.

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Pioneer BDP-120


I bought this thinking it was Pioneer's entry level product, but it is actually just a re-branded model provided by Sharp. When you format the flash drive, it even labels it as "Sharp".

Plays most DVD/Blu-ray discs

Just a re-branded, Sharp player, not true Pioneer.No network updates.Updates are few and far between.Had problems playing some Blu-ray discs

Aug, 2011

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Pioneer BDP-120


This was a good cheap player at the time. It would not really shut off and going in a standby mode and make noise. This was annoying for me when I was sleeping as this was my bedroom player. Recommended for a cheap bdp in a non-bedroom setting.

great pq, decent playback

slow loading times, had standby power issues, made noise, re-branded sharp bdp if I recall right

Feb, 2011

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Pioneer BDP-120


It has everything you need from a blu-ray player except from wifi. Hardware is not so hot for a 300$ player. It is slow to load movies. The drawer sometimes stay open when you power off or will get stuck. I'm very disapointed about the performence of...

Great look, great picture and sound

Slow, Hardware problems

Aug, 2010

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Attractive Design, Doesn't Skip, Durable, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound

Jun, 2010

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Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-Ray Player


I had really been putting off purchasing a Blu-ray player, especially as my DVD collection is so large. Additionally, I didn’t feel the need to purchase Blu-rays. I don’t tend to watch bonus footage on most movies or shows, so spending more money on a ...

great quality, moderately priced, works well

long load time

Jun, 2010

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Great Blu Ray


I wanted a Blu Ray player that didn't necessarily have all the bells and whistles but was a quality product and worked well. I bought this player and can say it is absolutely that. The first time I watched a Blu Ray movie on it, I notice it does take...

Easy to Use, Simple Setup, Excellent Picture Quality

Lacks features

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

To begin, its quick start mode virtually eliminates power-on time, giving you much quicker access to all of your spectacular 1080p movie titles. And with the benefits of 1080p DVD upscaling, 36-bit deep color and Pioneer's KURO Link - any format you choose is automatically optimized for Pioneer's KURO line of plasma displays. Couple phenomenal picture with equally impressive sound transmitted through built-in high-definition Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD master audio decoders and you're sure to experience what the director intended. So whether you choose to sit back and relax or decide to fully interact with your entertainment, the resulting experience will leave you the same way - speechless.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes


Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):20 / 30


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW


Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 10.6 x 2.28
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Auto power off: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio output - analog:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):20


Card reader integrated: No


3D compatibility: No
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: No
Video D/A Converter (DAC):148.5MHz/12-bit / 192MHz/24-bit
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions