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Pioneer BDP-120

Pioneer BDP-120
alaScore 78

137 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Pioneer BDP-120. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 137 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Pioneer BDP-120


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-120 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

92% 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 DVD Player (Dolby Digital Plus / True HD)Pioneer BDP120 Blu-ray disc player with BD-Live, 36-bit Deep Colour and Quick Start

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Pioneer BDP-120


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-120 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: Sound + Image (

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.

Excellent deinterlacing of DVDs and unconventional Blu-rays (for BDP-LX52) ; Excellent transport controls (for BDP-LX52) ; Proper audio decoding for all formats

Slow operation ; Slow DVD layer change (for BDP-LX52)

The Pioneer BDP-LX52 was a worthy unit, despite the occasional operational clunkiness. If you want the very best in picture quality, regardless of the disc, then this player will deliver. With its ‘Video Adjust’ key on the remote control, it is the...

Consumer review by: jojoff (

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

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: MongooseProXC (

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

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: GW1Tenn (

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

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: cm2gj (

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

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: hah1961 (

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

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: moondoggy (

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

Nov, 2009

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