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Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD Universal Blu-ray Player Preview

Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD Universal Blu-ray Player

Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD Universal Blu-ray Player


  • Product Name: Elite BDP-62FD Universal Blu-ray Player
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer
  • Review Date: September 10, 2012 06:30
  • MSRP: $399
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

We got to check out Pioneer's newest Elite flagship Blu-ray, the BDP-62FD. It's a universal player, so it's going to play Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio... maybe even those silver coasters your grandma has around her house... anything you can stick into it - almost (don't tell that to your kids). It runs on the Marvell Qdeo video processor and has internet streaming functionality so it will do Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, even Picasa if you're  photo fanatic... It will also stream just about any video source from a networked computer, including MOV, DiVX, AVI, etc. via DLNA. They are directly taking on Oppo's BDP-93 with this player and they are doing so by making their player $100 less.

The Pioneer BDP-62FD lacks wireless functionality, a big missing feature in our opinion, but if you don't need it that's where you might save some money over an Oppo (of course Oppo just announced a new player at the show and we hear that inventory to dealers has been frozen, so Pioneer might be competing against out an obsolete product).

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