Conclusion: You have to start somewhere, right? Pioneer's BDP-430 is the company's first Blu-ray 3D player, and certainly a solid performer. It doesn't have some of the bells and whistles that other new players have.
Pros: Excellent audio and video performance on 2D and 3D Blu-ray Discs, Netflix and Pandora streaming, Option to turn front-panel LED off and go stealth
Cons: Slim streaming options, No 5.1 surround for Netflix, Boot up and loading times on the slow side, Could be a little cheaper
Pioneer BDP-430 review: Pioneer's first 3D Blu-ray player is a solid performer with no real surprises
Good Gear Guide.au
3 June 2011
Summary: Pioneer's BDP-430 Blu-ray player is a solid unit. It's can play 3D Blu-ray movies and is also able to connect to the Net and watch YouTube videos and access BD-Live content. It's not as versatile as the feature-packed Samsung BD-C6900 or Sony BDPS-470, but what it does, it does well.
Pros: Plays both 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs perfectly, reasonably quick start-up times
Cons: Not as diverse a range of online services as LG or Samsung Blu-ray players
Excerpt: Pioneers erster 3D-Player BDP-430 enstand in Zusammenarbeit mit Sharp. Dennoch ist er kein Klon, sondern bietet Spezialitäten wie die hauseigene PQLS-Technik. Sie reduziert in Verbindung mit aktuellen Pioneer-Receivern den Jitter bei der digitalen Tonübertragung.