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Pioneer BDP-51FD

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Overall 2
2.0

deplorable customer service and embarrassingly bad device

craig nichols, Amazon
10 November 2010
  • Summary: Painfully slow load times and device kept failing to recognize discs it played before. 6ave replaced it but the new player did the exact same thing. Pioneer customer service could not have been worse. Would not repair it, saying they did not repair replacements. Put it on the shelf in it's box and bought a playstation 3 which is superb. It had been used all of, say, two times, and not all the way through at that (couldn't, it kept stroking out).
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware upgrading firmware

Craig J. Yeager, Amazon
18 May 2010
  • Summary: I have a pioneer Blu Ray player. It is now 1year 2 moths old and out of warranty. I updated the firmware to watch Avatar and now the machine will not work. I am told by Pioneer support that this is a common problem and can only be fixed by sending the machine back to have the firmware reinstalled by Pioneer. The cost is a minimum of $70 evaluation plus shipping. I cannot recommend this product that is at risk of being broken each time firm ware is updated.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disapointing

Gene La Suer "tribe fan", Amazon
28 April 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this as my first Blu-Ray player. The picture quality is very good, however there are two problems. The player loads discs very slowly, as long as 4 - 5 minutes. However, the larger problem is the player will not play new Blu-Ray discs. I have Quantum of Solace and Slumdog Millionaire and neither willplay in the player. A message comes on the screen and says "the player needs an update" in order to play the disc.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Rigged with firmware bugs"

kostiko, CNET
25 February 2009
  • Pros: Great sound and image when is working
  • Cons: Each firmware upgate will solve one problem but will create other. Customer support is blank (figure...)
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Overall 2
2.0

not a good decision

kostiko, epinions.com
25 February 2009
  • Summary: Not recommended because Pioneer is not able to come up with a decent firmware. Just look at the multiple updates history for their BluRays
  • Pros: great image and sound when it works
  • Cons: rigged with continuous firmware bugs, very slow
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Overall 2
2.0

grausame Qualitaet, geht gar nicht ....

Andreas Kellner, Amazon
3 August 2013
  • Summary: Das Bild und Ton sind OK, jedoch waere es schoen wenn das Geraet auch BluRays annehmen würde. Jede zweite wird gar nicht erst eingelesen. Grausam. Und jene die eingelesen werden dauern eine halbe Ewigkeit. Dann schreibt man den Verkauefer an und eine erwartete Hilfe ist fast Fehlanzeige. Es kommt die brilliante Idee ein Software - Update aufzuspielen. GUTE IDEE ! Aber ohne Anschlussmoeglichkeit fuer einen Internetanschluss faellt diese Moeglichkeit flach.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unzuverlässiges Gerät

Jan Rosenneck "janos", Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: Den Player fand ich bisher eigentlich ganz gut. Insbesondere das Design war fuer mich damals mit kaufentscheidend. Vor einem halben Jahr fingen dann jedoch die Probleme an. Der Player reagierte auf einmal auf keinen Tastendruck mehr und konnte nur noch durch das Ziehen des Netzsteckers ausgeschaltet werden. Beim erneuten Einschalten ging das Spiel von vorne los.
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