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Pioneer BDP-51FD

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Peter Liebnig, Amazon
30 June 2014
Overall 10
10

Works great

Deputy, Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I sure don't understand any negative product reviews of this item. I bought mine USED and it works great. I immediately did an upgrade of the firmware just to make sure it had the newest version (1.74). I have to send in my BRAND NEW Samsung Blu-ray player because it stopped working after only 4 months. This Pioneer unit is built like a tank. No, it doesn't load a disc "super-fast". I just go to the fridge and get a soda and when I come back, it's ready to play.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT Value and Performance

Nathan E. Wise "Prophet", Amazon
9 December 2009
  • Summary: It's hard to keep up on manufacturer's latest offerings. BluRay is still relatively new, but the manufacturer;s have been falling all over themselves offering new models with a baffling array of differentiating features. But the latest isn't necessarily the greatest. Pioneer's BDP-51FD may be an older model, but it is still a great BluRay player. Many newer players offer BD-live or the ability to directly download films from the likes of Amazon or Netflix.
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Overall 9
9.0

"Great upscaling DVD player!"

Apple1968, CNET
25 October 2009
  • Pros: Amazing picture and color depth on Blu Ray and DVD Easy firmware upgrade, from Pioneer support. Easy to use remote with nice short cuts to the menus functions. Solid built and quality finish. Audio is superb. Jazz at the Pawnshop sounds amazing.
  • Cons: A bit slow when inserting a disc. No HDMI cable included. No DVIX.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Paul Graham, head-fi.org
21 May 2009
  • Summary: I won't write a review just yet as I don't have much time, But will say this has to be my best purchase in the last 6 years.   As a bluray player it delivers amazing picture quality, Really dark blacks allowing an amazing sharp yet natural detail to images.   It upscales with no difficulty at all and really does a great job of it.   As a digital audio source its pure bliss, FOR ME anyway.
  • Pros: Best Digital Audio Source I have
  • Cons: I got this just before 3D and wish I had waited! Still a great source though!!
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Overall 9
9.0

"Best player for price"

iserum, CNET
13 May 2009
  • Pros: Excellent picture and great sound
  • Cons: Slow like most BD players
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Overall 10
10

A super Blu Ray Player at a bargain price.

D. Casey "fastmover", Amazon
4 May 2009
  • Summary: This player has everything that I was looking for in a player. I wanted a player that could not only deliver a great picture but great sound as well. It has all the latest high definition sound formats including Dolby HD and DTS. Since my sound system is a dedicated, non intergrated arrangement, it has all the necessary pre-amp style dedicated outputs. I simply plug them into the dedicated power amplifiers themselves and allow the player to all decoding.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Player

Ronald J. Boehl, Amazon
10 March 2009
  • Summary: This BLU-RAY player is the best one that I have. I have a PS3 player and the Panasonic BD-30 and the image quality after updating to the latest ver software is outstanding. The audio is also outstanding. I am very happy I purchased this unit. The regular DVD playback is also among the best that you can get. I have an OPPO player that was my gold standard and the Pioneer beats that with better blacks and less noise.
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Overall 10
10

Terrific player, if it fits your needs

C. Smith, Amazon
3 March 2009
  • Summary: This particular Pioneer is a great buy right now, as it has some of the best upscaling capabilities of ANY player. This model is nearly the same as the Elite model, and unless you really need the fancy faceplate and gold connectors, buy this model instead and save yourself a few hundred bucks. The 51fd is a tweaker's player, giving you quite a few options for optimizing your sound and video output, and is a world-class CD player as well with it's terrific Wolfson DACs.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent build quality and performance

TomVette "TomVette", Amazon
1 March 2009
  • Summary: I'm very pleased with this player. The build quality is excellent. The video performance is stunning and the audio performance is also outstanding. My system has electrostatic speakers and very high resolution. I compared the sound of this player to an excellent CD/SACD player that I use and found the Pioneer to produce a very natural soundstage that was deep, wide and transparent without being bright. Highly recommended.
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