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Pioneer BDP-120

Pioneer BDP-120
alaScore 76

134 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 134 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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...

Consumer review by:

I am disappointed with the speed of this product!


Product takes an extremely long time to play a movie. It takes even longer to load movie extras from the internet with a 8 mbps max connection speed through Comcast. I am not pleased with it.

Player produces a good picture

Player is slow

Consumer review by:

Pioneer Quaility


Bottom line: It plays Blu-Ray movies beautifully. It is certianly not a cheap player by look or function. It doesn't stream Netflix or media share or browse the internet or sync your iPod. It plays movies. That is what it is intended to do. Just like...

The lower end Pioneer Blu-Ray player equals the top of the line player of any other. Includes flash drive for Profile 2.0 complaince, but use it as you wish. I believe it supports Deep Color, as well, even though the article says that it doesn't

The automatic display setting produced signifcant judder at different times in movies. Drove me crazy!!! I found out that it was because my 60hz television didn't agree with 24p. Changed the setting to 1080p from auto and now it works like a charm


Consumer review by:

Boot up way too slow.


Pioneer needs to fix the start-up time on the Blu-ray.

Good picture, good audio

The boot up time for a Blu-ray movie is unbelievable. It took me approx. 15 minutes to start a movie last night. Then I had to pause to wait on my wife. When I tried to drive on, it wanted to restart ; Total boot time ~ 25 minutes

Consumer review by:

This bluray player is slowwwwwwwwwwwwww


I deslike very much the slow speed and performance of this player. Not recommended.

Good video quality, Pioneer brand, easy to setup

Is a nightmare in boot time and load times. I can take 4 ~ 10 minutes to play a bluray disk. I don't like that!!! i need another player now

Consumer review by:

no updates available online


do not buy this product.

none no good

none never got it to play any Blue-ray disk or properly play a dvd. found the firmware update's name but no file availabel anywhere spent 2 hours hunting for it

Consumer review by:

Wouldn't connect


Bought this with the Pioneer reputation in mind over the years but was really disappointed. Have a home theatre system using an InFocus projector and the Pioneer could not interpret the handshaking protocol with the HDMI 1.3a cable nfrom the projector....

Didn't get to run it

Did not recognize protocol ; Just bought unit end of Oct. and firmware was outdated by 3 months. Updated firmware to no avail

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With all the technology today it's not worth buying old DVD players and regular DVD media. The picture quality is unmatched on a blu ray player and to get the best out of your new big screen I would recommend this player to anyone. I just watched...

Beautiful dark colors, no pause with menu transitions, easy setup. It helps that I also have a Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro 111fd Plasma Television

The load time is a little slow but that is the trend with most Blu Ray players ; The wireless module is an additional $100.00, not worth the cost

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Pioneer BDP-120 Blu-ray Player


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

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 System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer