Most AV guys will tell you that, currently, the best Blu-ray player on the market is the PS3. That reign is going to come smashing down when the Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD hits the market though. Simply put: this is one bad mother. 50lbs of steel and aluminum, this Blu-ray player is the stuff some guys dream about. Well, maybe just our dreams.
The BDP-09FD is the first Pioneer unit to support Profile 2.0 and BD-Live, 4GB of internal storage, along with some amazing audio and video tech. Each one of the units 7.1 analog outputs are equipped with their own digital to analog converters. Video comes by the way of one of the industries leading image processors and is fed over two HDMI 1.3a jacks. This AV wunderkind even allows for HDMI breakup, allowing one HDMI single to feed the video and the other the audio.
Obvously, this Pioneer Elite isn’t going to come cheap. But then again, AV elitists have been paying top dollar for equipment as long as it’s been made. Ready? $2,200 and available soon.
Hands on treatment to come at CEDIA.