Pioneer Electronics today unveils three new Blu-ray players at the CES 2009. The BD-Live supporting Blu-ray Disc players are aimed at entertainment junkies who seek cinematic-quality performance along with a premium and unique user experience.
The two Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 models and the Elite BDP-23FD are outfitted with expandable or built-in memory to deliver on the promise of BD-Live right out of the box.
Pioneer’s players combine supreme features, sophisticated internal construction with a rigid chassis design ensuring the highest quality playback of Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD entertainment. With RS-232, the Elite BDP-23FD offers seamless home automation design that simplifies custom installation projects.
BD-Live is the interactive component of the Blu-ray Disc format that gives home audiences the innovative opportunity to download and enjoy bonus trailers and movie features, participate in online gaming as well as synchronize viewing, chat live and video message with other BD-Live players. Providing immediate enjoyment of these exciting entertainment capabilities, Pioneer plans to introduce its BDP-120 with a 1GB flash drive, while the BDP-320 and Elite BDP-23FD both feature one GB of internal on-board memory, eliminating the need for consumers to purchase additional memory for basic operation of BD-Live.
An integrated USB port in all three players allows connection to flash drives as well as hard drives for additional BD-Live storage. An Ethernet connection port lets owners seamlessly upgrade their player with the latest firmware updates as soon as they are available online.
For those updating a home theater system, the Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 feature sleek, slim form factors and give consumers the confidence that comes with a heralded 30 year leadership in optical disc innovations. The Pioneer BDP-320 model gives cinephiles a series of picture adjustment features for an optimum customized entertainment experience including: 48-Bit Deep Color Support, Picture Control Suite and Noise Reduction Circuits.
The Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 models as well as the Elite BDP-23FD Blu-ray Disc players will begin shipping in summer 2009 with pricing to be determined.
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