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Pioneer BDP-51FD

Pioneer BDP-51FD
alaScore 79

274 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 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-51FD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 274 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 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.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-Ray Disc PlayerBDP-51 FD

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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 3.7/5 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 BonusView Blu-ray Disc Player with HDMI and 7.1-Channel Audio Output - BDP-51FDPioneer BDP-51FD - Blu-Ray disc player - upscaling

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

Recommended!

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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.

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Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

The BDP-51FD shares many features of the Pioneer's successful step-up model Blu-ray player, the BDP-LX71. In fact the players are virtually identical apart from the plastic, gloss black fascia and standard buttons on the new model. But even in its...

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Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

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

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

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

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Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

In many ways, the new Pioneer BDP-51FD is more of a no-frills performance-centric home theater kit than most of its peers in the market.

Outlook The Pioneer BDP-51FD should fit in nicely for users concerned about fine pictures and decent music playback. It also packs enough tweaking options to keep enthusiasts occupied for a long time. However, if a full Blu-ray interactive experience...

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

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

Header

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