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Pioneer BDP-51FD

Pioneer BDP-51FD
alaScore 82

261 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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-51FD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BDP-51 FDBDP-51 FD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer BDP-51FD BonusView Blu-ray PlayerPioneer BDP-51FD BonusView Blu-ray Player

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player - Benchmark

 

The Pioneer BDP-51FD has the cosmetics of a high end Blu-ray player, and has respectable HD and SD performance from the HDMI outputs. With its ability to bitstream all the next generation audio codecs, and promised support for internal decoding of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen and Adrian Wittenberg (hometheaterhifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player – Benchmark

 

The Pioneer BDP-51FD is currently the only non-Elite Blu-ray player that Pioneer offers, but it is far from a budget model. Pioneer has a well deserved reputation for offering high quality DVD players in the past and is certainly trying to continue...

The Pioneer BDP-51FD has the cosmetics of a high end Blu-ray player, and has respectable HD and SD performance from the HDMI outputs. With its ability to bitstream all the next generation audio codecs, and promised support for internal decoding of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

With that being said, the Pioneer BDP-51FD does do it's sole job well; the 1080p resolution, True24FPS (frames per second) and Jitter Reduction Circuit are good features to have. The firmware issues are a concern and although new versions have been...

Bright LCD screen

Bulky remote controlNo DivX supportFirmware bugs are problematicLarge cabinet

The firmware issues are a concern and although new versions have been...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kris Deering (hometheater.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player

 

Pioneer unveiled its first non-Elite Blu-ray player with the BDP-51FD. At first glance, its large chassis and high-gloss appearance might make you think it's an Elite line player. However, this player is the first of the classic Pioneer line.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Kris Deering (hometheatermag.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player

 

Pioneer unveiled its first non-Elite Blu-ray player with the BDP-51FD. At first glance, its large chassis and high-gloss appearance might make you think it's an Elite line player. However, this player is the first of the classic Pioneer line.

DVD video processing was good, but I saw combing with static menus. This distracted me throughout most of my testing and was unlike previous Pioneer models I've tested before. Thankfully, this didn't manifest with normal video playback.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (bluray-players.net)

Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

DVD players dominate the home entertainment market because of their affordability, though now there are newer devices like the Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player that aim to push  Blu-ray technology forward. They are also around to complement those that...

There isn’t anything special about the Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player, though its audio quality retains its superiority compared to other brands. It was originally priced at $800, but it is now much cheaper with the introduction of newer Pioneer...

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Is the BDP-51FD a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Blu-ray pictures ; Multichannel analogue outs

Profile 1.1, slow disc loading and boot-up times

The Profile 1.1 spec and slow disc loading are a shame, but scintillating picture quality is its saving grace

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player

 

For the best picture performance we've seen so far from a sub-£400 Blu-ray player, choose Pioneer's BDP-51FD.

It's great to see Pioneer delivering a product that gives those on a modest budget the chance to see what the company is capable of, and there's no doubt that the BDP-51FD delivers the best picture performance we've seen from a sub-£400 player.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Pioneer has slummed it with this ‘budget' BD spinner, based on its higher-end models. How does it fare?

The BDP-51FD produces picture and sound quality way above its station - what are you waiting for?

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Pioneer's BDP-51FD Blu-ray player produces picture and sound quality that's way above its station

Dapper design ; detailed, natural images ; sounds refined and musical

DTS-HD Master Audio decoding is still months away ; only Profile 1.1

The BDP-51FD produces picture and sound quality way above its station - what are you waiting for?

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Get ready for movies like you've never seen before. Prepare yourself for the stunning world of the BDP-51FD Pioneer BonusView Blu-ray disc player. Experience Blu-ray content in a whole new way. Open your eyes to a whole realm of possibilities. A world unlike anything you've ever known. Where watching movies and entertainment at home will never feel the same again. And everything you see, hear and feel is more thrilling than you ever thought possible. Brace yourself for the wonders of spectacular 1080p resolution and for unrivaled image quality. A world where True 24FPS ensures every movie you watch is now viewed just as the director intended. Set your sights on a single-wire connection so technologically advanced now one HDMI digital connection is all you need to output both HD audio and video signals to your HDMI capable A/V receiver or HD flat panel. Get ready for a world where pictures and music come together in a brand way on a Blu-ray disc player with HDMI control, powered from a single remote. Delivering 3 different noise reduction circuits, 7.1 channel analog audio outputs and internal audio output, this Blu-ray Disc player brings added dimension and more stunning detail to everything you see, hear and feel. It's a world where years of technological innovation make everything you've ever seen or heard before ordinary and mundane by comparison. Where Wolfson audio DACs - featuring a signal-to-noise ratio of 117db provide the purest, most pristine music and movie soundtrack performance available. And an exclusive jitter reduction circuit utilizes Pioneer-developed IC to digitally reshape the waveform of the audio clock. Empowering the Pioneer BDP-51FD with a stunningly impressive ability to reduce jitter in every piece of content you see or hear. All of which create a home theater experience... so unbelievably thrilling, it will move you in ways you never knew possible. Ultimately, it's a world so completely different, so beyond extraordinary... it will change the way you look, listen and feel about watching movies at home, forever.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.2in
Height:4.9in
Weight:12.3lbs
Width:16.5in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM / WMA
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer
Model:BDP-51FD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital