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Pioneer BDP-320 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player Reviews

pbarach

oldie but goodie

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Pros: 7.1 analog audio, bitstream audio, excellent picture quality

Cons: slow to boot up, slow to load, no streaming

This was the first BD player I bought. It's very slow to boot up. Then it's slow to load. And if you have a disc in the drive when you turn it on, you have to wait until it's booted up and starting to load the disc before you can eject it to play another. But once you have it running, the pic and audio are excellent. The remote isn't backlit, so I stuck it in a drawer and have used a Harmony universal remote. The audio quality from CDs over HDMI is every bit as good as my Denon $1500 universal player, and the analog audio is also first-rate.
iontyre

Pioneer BDP-320 provides great picture and sound, eventually.

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Pros: Excellent picture and video options including source direct and excellent DVD upscaling. 7.1 analog audio outputs.

Cons: Slow loading. No streaming applications.

Pioneer's second generation BDP-320 Blu-ray player provides a number of video/audiophile features but is notably slow in booting up and loading discs. The later generation players available today will seem screamingly fast in comparison, but will also likely be missing some of the high-end functionality that provides the excellent picture and sound that this player will provide. The player offers many user-modifiable settings for video playback, allowing the user to adjust brightness, contrast, framerate, sharpness and more to match with your video output device. Upscaling of DVDs is excellent, often times making it hard to distinguish them from blu-rays if the DVD source is fairly...
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