Pioneer has announced the £129 BDP-160 Blu-ray player, which launches with a host of features normally found on more-expensive kit. It comes with Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and app support for Pioneer's own ControlApp, which allows you to send video straight to the player.

Pioneer has made quite a name for itself when it comes to audio visual kit although it has been withdrawing from the market in favour of its more lucrative car audio and DJing businesses. So it's good to see it's still keeping its hand in. Certainly, the company's former Kuro line of plasma televisions are still held in high regard, even though they've not been manufactured or sold for some time. Hopefully, this Blu-ray player will perform just as admirably. For the price, it represents decent value.

As well as Blu-ray playback, the BD-160 can also use Super Audio CDs and play files in GP, FLV, MPEG, AVI, WMV, FLAC2, WMA, MP3, MKV and DivX+ HD formats. Plenty then.

The Pioneer Control app, which is available on both Android and iOS, allows you to connect your smartphone to the player and control it remotely. The player will be going on sale this month at £129.99.

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