Pioneer launches "Elite" BDP-95FD Blu-ray player

Revealed at the CEDIA EXPO, Pioneer has launched the "Elite" BDP-95FD Blu-ray player.

The BDP-95FD is the industry’s first to offer bitstream output of all advanced audio formats including: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital+, DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio, which should please audiophiles.

The BDP-95FD offers 1080p at 24 frames per second reproduction rate. HDMI 1.3 connectivity as well as HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) takes care of integration with other high definition home theatre products.

Movies, music and photos can be be streamed from a home PC to connected 1080p television via the player's home networking functionality to Pioneer's built-in "Home Media Gallery" interface.

The BDP-95FD player is compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) sources, as well as Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Media Center editions, as well as 3rd party DLNA server software available for both Mac and Linux based computers.

"Our newest Elite BDP-95FD player is like having a movie theater projector delivering best-in-class picture and sound at home. Its high performance is a testament to our optical disc heritage and commitment to delivering the ultimate home theater by introducing lossless high resolution audio that entertainment junkies will truly appreciate", said Chris Walker, senior manager of marketing and product planning at Pioneer.

"When combined with a KURO television and Elite A/V receiver, the BDP-95FD immerses home audiences in a seeing and hearing experience like never before."

The BDP-95FD will be available in the States in October for $1000.


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