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Pioneer BDP-160

Pioneer BDP-160
alaScore 100

14 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer BDP-160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Pioneer BDP-160 review

 

Pioneer's BDP-160 Blu-ray player is unrepentantly old school. For starters, it looks like a Blu-ray deck should, rather than something impractical cobbled together for a Shoreditch design competition. And secondly, it even handles some of the more...

Super Audio CD compatibility; old-school design; picture quality; broad file compatibility

Slow disc loading speeds; miserable user interface; token network content

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Pioneer BDP-160

 

A Blu-ray player for discerning film fans

Superb pictures ; Good support for mobile devices ; Solid build quality for the money

Old-fashioned GUI ; Limited internet content

Most budget players these days include the bare minimum on the back panel, usually HDMI, Ethernet and a digital audio output. Those are included here, with a digital output of the coaxial variety, but Pioneer adds analogue stereo output and a second...

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Pioneer BDP-160

 

Pioneer has prioritised sensibly with the BDP-160, cutting back on features to focus on the picture and sound, and on keeping the price down

Punchy picture ; Weighty sound ; High build quality

Rivals pack more features ; Sparse menu system

The Pioneer BDP-160 has shown that you don’t need shiny looks or snazzy features to be really good.

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Expert review by:

Pioneer BDP-160 Blu-ray Player

 

The Pioneer BDP-160 is a low cost, high performance player with excellent network media streaming support and convenient WiFi connectivity.

Very good value for money ; Solid picture quality ; WiFi built in ; Very good network media streaming

No tag data shown with FLAC ; Locked up with incompatible audio file

The Pioneer BDP-160 was quite the surprise. Often makers differentiate product levels by means of progressively disabling features in the cheaper models. It seems that Pioneer in putting together this unit found that the various chipsets they had...

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
HDMI: Yes
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
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