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Pioneer BDP-05FD

Pioneer BDP-05FD
alaScore 76

8 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Pioneer BDP-05FD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer BDP-05FD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


The Pioneer BDP-05FD's sound specs just might be enough to compensate for the diminutive 1.1 Blu-ray profile.

With an already established brand name in the world of flat-panel HDTV equipment, Pioneer is carrying over that high-end approach and philosophy into its latest top-shelf Blu-ray player, the BDP-05FD. Due to a declining marketplace, the BDP-05FD has...

Consumer review by: Chizzap30 (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


I've had the player now for approximately seven months now and have had no major complaints that would have me take points away from the player. As all the firmware updates have been released, I added them to the player and it just keeps getting better.

Beautiful aesthetics, quick loading times, built-in Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD Decoders (after firmware update) using Wolfson Audio DAC, Great Video Processing

Indicator light to notify one that that front display screen is off seems a little redundant

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Woody (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


Some specs need changed on this player's page.

Well built, 2 year warranty, pretty

slow, no 2.0, remote, does not upscale SD DVD to 720p

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: HDTV1080P (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD October review link

Excellent build quality,Capable of sending Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams, 7.1 analog outputs

Stability issues with Blu-ray playback, Poor DVD performance, Non-backlit remote

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Firefightingrob (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


I used the 7.1 analog audio outputs whith my older Lexicon MC-8 sound processor. I connected the video via hdmi (with a dvi converter) directly to my tv. I liked this player, but I had to return it. It has an incredible picture and easy setup. It has...

It looks great in the a/v rack. Good pic quality on my 1080i 57" tv. Faster than previous models. Great sound quality with CDs

NO DTS HD MA (it will be added through upgrade later) but even when updated, it will downgrade the 7.1 MA signal to 5.1 if you are using the analog outputs. Hard to find frontpanel buttons in dark. Remote not backlit

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Blu-RayLover (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


It took a while for this player to grow on me or change my perspective to a positive light, because of a few technical issues I had with managing the player or its basic functions. In comparison to other players, certainly the Elite 05 is a step above...

Excellent video processing. 7.1 or 5.1 Analog audio outputs for oldtimers

Too close or the same to the lesser priced model BDP-51FD. No direct switching capability between audio and video formats for comparison or easy flexibility

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: kapsig1 (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


This is a beautiful unit and the looks are not just a pretty cover - this thing delivers the goods. My setup is through HDMI with a Pioneer Plasma, using the "PDP" mode for such matches. The setup was very easy, even the whole "HDMI Control" process,...

Fast load times, GREAT cosmetics, easy setup and fantastic pic, good upscaling

A little pricey, but worth it

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: rragland (

Pioneer BDP-05FD


From power off to disc tray open requires 23 seconds. POTC-AWE from tray close to first image = 57 seconds. No delays in chapter skip or scene selection. Picture quality is vastly and noticeably improved over BDP-94HD via High Speed HDMI Transmission....

Quick load times. Beautiful Cosmetics. Capacitance touch controls are very sleek and responsive

Remote. Buttons are small, no illumination

Aug, 2008