Pioneer today officially introduced its Elite BDP-09FD flagship
Blu-ray Disc player featuring BD-Live.
The the $2,200 BD player features a Pioneer/Renesas jointly developed core processor chipset and complex internal and external composition.
"For more than 30 years, we?ve led optical disc innovation with
product introductions that featured numerous industry firsts,
ranging from the highest grade internal components to improved
build constructions, all in the pursuit of developing first class
products for consumers. It?s with this mindset that our engineers
were given the freedom to hand select every piece of hardware and
wiring for the BDP-09FD to develop a true, reference-quality
player," said Chris Walker, senior manager of marketing and
product planning for Blu-ray Disc at Pioneer Electronics (USA)
Inc. "The result is a flagship BD player that provides
unparalleled picture and sound performance not just for Blu-ray
Discs, but also for CD and DVD content."
Pioneer?s flagship Blu-ray Disc player incorporates a
newly-engineered 16-bit video engine to provide advanced video
decoding, I/P conversion, video scaling and video adjustments of
HD and SD content .
This unique video engine includes a newly developed
16-bit Pioneer video processor, the Marvell award-winning QDEO
processor along with a jointly developed video decoder by Renesas
Technology. Also, for the first time from Pioneer, DVDs can be
enjoyed in 1080p 24 when connected to compatible displays
providing a more cinematic experience of traditional film based
The Elite Blu-ray Disc player also features Pioneer?s proprietary
Adaptive Bit Length Expansion technology, which allows the purest
color representation of a movie's original studio master. Through
a dedicated chip, the player restores Blu-ray Disc movies,
produced in 8-bit color back to the 16-bit deep color gamut
resulting in an HD picture filled with hues and tones that
replicates the cinematic intentions of the films? creators.
Pioneer?s BDP-09FD uses professional-level audio technologies to
improve sound quality for both Blu-ray Disc and CD content. The
BDP-09FD supports full decoding and bit-stream output for
emerging high-resolution audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and
DTS-HD Master Audio.
Audiophiles will delight in the sophisticated internal
engineering featured in the new player, including a devoted power
supply for the analog audio board, eight Wolfson WM8740 Audio
DACs, one for each audio channel, and custom-made capacitors.
The player also features Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) with
which the player instinctively synchronizes audio data between
the Blu-ray Disc player and select Pioneer Elite A/V receivers
offering jitter-free audio playback from CD content to provide
listeners with the ultimate precision in product performance.
The BDP-09FD is outfitted with BD-Live interactivity to give
consumers an array of interactive options when viewing BD-Live
The BDP-09FD also raises the bar with a completely redesigned
internal construction for ultimate efficiency and performance
The BDP-09FD is outfitted with:
- Center loading disc tray, solid steel bottom plate, aluminum
chassis, and rugged TAOC insulators which help dampen external
vibrations and lend to uncompromised picture quality
- Dual HDMI 1.3a outputs allow for a variety of connection
options that can be configured for specific audio or video
- Gold plated connectors provide maximum signal flow
- RS-232C port allows for control from third-party automation
systems or custom installers