Summary: The player is exceptional in every aspect. Video Quality is much better than my other sony player and the Music is just outstanding. I was very concerned with a negative review of firmware issues.
Best bluray player you can get for Video/Audio quality!
Alex B, Amazon
25 October 2009
Summary: I posted this review for Oppo, which I repeat here as I first bought Oppo but then after these tests moved to this Elite and I can't be happier! Ok, so I got carried away like all others with Oppo features, and fan-boy reviews... ordered one and started using it.
Summary: Great player recommend it to everyone, it boots up a little faster then my Sony 300 picture quality is great. I have always loved pioneer product and have nothing to bad to say about this Fantastic player.
Summary: AMAZING picture quality! fast load times and no lag. The MAIN reason I love this player is the firmware updates are MAC COMPATIBLE! I had to throw out my Sony because their firmware updates were only PC.
Summary: Comments about Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Blu-ray Disc Player: The load time seems faster than other Blu-ray players I've had. I replaced a lower end Sony with this one and am very pleased. The real test will be how it lasts and how it handles newer and older dvds.
Pros: Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support
Summary: I have been holding out on purchasing a blue ray until after the format war was settled between blue ray and the Toshiba HD DVD. Now that I have it, I'm not sure what I did without one! This thing is awesome! So you probably realize that the blue ray format is great before you read this...