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The Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 has ARRIVED 12/19 --- NOW we can hear from OWNERS!
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Since receiving our Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 is just a few days away

- it seems like a good time to start a thread asking to hear from OWNERS!

I should have mine in my hands on Thurday...Will definitely let you guys know first thing!

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I should have mine in my hands on Thurday...Will definitely let you guys know first thing!

Great! Anxiously awaiting your review as this is the last Blu-ray player to be released for a while (and hopefully it will be the best)
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I should have mine in my hands on Thurday...Will definitely let you guys know first thing!

Yes - I could have had mine by Thursday - but I decided to
GO FOR Friday Delivery. I'll have it up and running on Saturday
after I finish making my Rack Mount shelf on Friday. Actually
I KNOW it will be working on Friday - Who am I kidding [GRIN]?

You guys in CA can pick it up on Wednesday.
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Great! Anxiously awaiting your review as this is the last Blu-ray player to be released for a while (and hopefully it will be the best)

John:

Since you are in LA - just pick yours up on Wednesday and BEAT
us with YOUR Review. If you don't like it - I'm sure they have a
return policy.
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Excellent thread. Should be pinned i think.

Blu-ray is the way!
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Excellent thread. Should be pinned i think.

I don't know how to PIN IT.

But I can take instructions if you know [GRIN]!
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Somebody please check the boot/load times on this player. I seem to remember back in the Spring Chris Walker (Walkamo) from Pioneer mentioning the slow boot times on the Toshiba and how the Pioneer would strike a balance between speedy boot times and fast menu/chapter access. Yet the HD Guru review says it takes 1:25 to boot up with a disc already in the player, and that it takes about :34 to load a fresh disc when the player's already booted up. If true, that doesn't sound significantly faster than the G1 Toshibas to me.
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I don't know how to PIN IT.

But I can take instructions if you know [GRIN]!

Well mods can do that. By the way its "Sticky" here.

Blu-ray is the way!
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Well mods can do that. By the way its "Sticky" here.

THANKS

Ok - I'm no Mod - just an average Joe [GRIN]!
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See the "Report Post" icon in the left corner? That is a way to convey your request directly to a mod. They may not see your request within the thread.

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See the "Report Post" icon in the left corner? That is a way to convey your request directly to a mod. They may not see your request within the thread.

THANKS - I did not KNOW THAT.

I'll give it a try.
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Yes - I could have had mine by Thursday - but I decided to
GO FOR Friday Delivery. I'll have it up and running on Saturday
after I finish making my Rack Mount shelf on Friday. Actually
I KNOW it will be working on Friday - Who am I kidding [GRIN]?

You guys in CA can pick it up on Wednesday.


You sound as excited as I am. I am sure you will have it up on Friday as well...LOL! Fortunately for me I just designed and built a home theater and there is a nice empty space waiting for the Pioneer, even have the HDMI cable ran up to the empty shelp just waiting to be plugged in. This is going to be the longest 3 days!

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You sound as excited as I am. I am sure you will have it up on Friday as well...LOL! Fortunately for me I just designed and built a home theater and there is a nice empty space waiting for the Pioneer, even have the HDMI cable ran up to the empty shelp just waiting to be plugged in. This is going to be the longest 3 days!

I have had the Toshiba HD DVD since March - Love it - and I have
been waiting for a 1080p24 Blu-Ray - SINCE THEN [GRIN]!

Only 5 days left to wait!
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John:

Since you are in LA - just pick yours up on Wednesday and BEAT
us with YOUR Review. If you don't like it - I'm sure they have a
return policy.

Yes - I thought about that - but I'm waiting on 2 things:

1) Pioneer to confirm that they will support advanced audio codecs w/ a future firmware release.

2) CES (since it's sooooo close - might as well wait and see if any new players are announced)
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Yes - I thought about that - but I'm waiting on 2 things:

Hi John:

1) Pioneer to confirm that they will support advanced audio codecs w/ a future firmware release.

2) CES (since it's sooooo close - might as well wait and see if any new players are announced)

I agree with your 100%.

I'm just guessing here.

It would seem hard to believe that Pioneer won't add codecs in some
future software upgrade - but there are no guarantees - Just FAITH.

All I know is the HD-A1 had none when I bought it in March and it was
September before the upgrade came that turned it on.

I will be at CES and I am sure we will here all kinds of things announced.
But I'll also bet - they won't deliver on those announcements until SUMMER.
That is the way MARKETING Machines work.
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A nice review. Technically he is not an owner, so if I should put this somewhere else please let me know.

http://www.guidetohometheater.com/hd...1206piobdphd1/
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A nice review. Technically he is not an owner, so if I should put this somewhere else please let me know.

http://www.guidetohometheater.com/hd...1206piobdphd1/

He had it in his possession - to Review.

Hands, Eyes and Ears!

At least he was not just reviewing the datsheet.
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I have had the Toshiba HD DVD since March - Love it - and I have
been waiting for a 1080p24 Blu-Ray - SINCE THEN [GRIN]!

Only 5 days left to wait!


At least you had something in the mean time...The only thing I have had is that old technology DVD thing...LOL!

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At least you had something in the mean time...The only thing I have had is that old technology DVD thing...LOL!

HD-A1's were dirt cheap.

You could have bought one and enjoyed 6 months of FUN [GRIN]!
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The Pioneer is basically just the Sony with an ethernet port...We are silly for getting excited...It is just a black differently styled Sony. (But I still can't wait!)... Three days after I get mine I'll want something else!... LOL!
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I like the looks of the Pioneer better than the sony so that is one more difference for me...

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how much does it set you back?......
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Sorry, but I have to laugh. 23 replies in a thread for Pioneer owners ONLY, and not a single post from an owner. And yes, you are not an owner until you have a product in your hands.
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The Pioneer is basically just the Sony with an ethernet port...We are silly for getting excited...It is just a black differently styled Sony. (But I still can't wait!)... Three days after I get mine I'll want something else!... LOL!

One HOPES that UNLIKE Sony - Pioneer got the software right.

If you follow the Sony Blu-Ray Thread - almost everyone is having
Freeze Ups left and right. Even Sony told someone today who returned
his - WAIT for the next model the S1.

See the Post below.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9209739
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Sorry, but I have to laugh. 23 replies in a thread for Pioneer owners ONLY, and not a single post from an owner. And yes, you are not an owner until you have a product in your hands.

Since I have paid in full for my HD1 and it is in Fedex's Hands
- In MY BOOK - I claim I OWN ONE. I just can't put my hands
on it YET!
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I have a BDP-HD1 pre-ordered from Tweeter and also already have a Sony BDP-S1 I got from Best Buy, which with their holiday return policy, I have until 1/24/07 to return if I decide I don't want to keep it.

Since I have a Pioneer Elite PRO-FHD1 plasma and a Pioneer Elite VSX-84 TXSi receiver, I'm already biased in favor of going with the Pioneer BDP-HD1. However, if I do, it won't be because of freeze-ups or other such problems with the Sony since I have not had any with it. For those having such problems, one easy thing to try is to make sure the disc is clean, even if it just came out of its case for the first time. I learned this with my Toshiba HD-A1 and HD-DVD's, and it has certainly saved me some problems. It may not be a cure-all for the Sony, but may be worth a try.

Not saying there are or are not real problems with the Sony, just that not everyone is having them.

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Many threads are NEW owner types which have 20 pages before anyone actually ever has their hands on one... It is how you create a buzz...

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I too hope Pioneer got the firmware right given that they evidently took an extra 20-30 days to do QC on it. Remember that Chris said these units arrived in the US on 11/24. On the otherhand, the HD1 and S1 share the same Pioneer disc drive. My S1 has performed flawlessly on 5 BDs but has frozen on 5 out of 9 DVDs.
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