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New Pioneer BD players BDP-120/320 & BDP-LX52

post #1 of 18
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Today Pioneer Japan announced more info about BDP-120/320 & BDP-LX52.

The google translated link is : http://209.85.129.132/translate_c?hl...uGzS6WgpYZlz9A


New amps supporting the Multichannel PQLS (SC-LX72 and SC-LX82) will come in Summer with availability from September - October.
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post #2 of 18
Thanks for the link. I'm getting a 54G10 and trying to decide b/t the 320 and the Oppo.
post #3 of 18
I'm looking for reviews of the Pioneer 120 and would love to hear from actual owners. Already have a Pio 320 but would like to get another Pio for guestroom/second bedroom.

One reviewer on amazon.com claims that his was region free for SD DVD out of the box. Any confirmations of this?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

I'm looking for reviews of the Pioneer 120 and would love to hear from actual owners. Already have a Pio 320 but would like to get another Pio for guestroom/second bedroom.

One reviewer on amazon.com claims that his was region free for SD DVD out of the box. Any confirmations of this?

search the 320 forum. think i have it linked on the first page. it's a sharp re-badge. don't get it.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

I'm looking for reviews of the Pioneer 120 and would love to hear from actual owners. Already have a Pio 320 but would like to get another Pio for guestroom/second bedroom.

One reviewer on amazon.com claims that his was region free for SD DVD out of the box. Any confirmations of this?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post16551589
post #6 of 18
thanks! do you know if the harmony remote hack for region free DVD on the BDP51 (described by wrinklefree) also works on the 120? thanks again!
post #7 of 18
Interesting stuff there

Btw, I saw something in this pic.


Well in this pic, there is like a blue sticker (close to the right side of the BDP-LX52 device) which says "BDP-23FD".

So I guess that will be the the LX-52 will be known as "BDP-23FD" when this reaches stateside? (if this info is correct)
post #8 of 18
Hi everyone, thank you for reading my message.

I recently purchased a Pioneer BDP-120 player from Richer Sounds, UK. This player is suppose to only play Region 2 DVDs as it was purchased in the UK, but it was sold as Multiregion, so I presume it must have been modified somehow. This is great as I have a few Region 1 DVDs from way back that I still want to watch. As it stands this all works; I can play Blu-ray, and all Region DVD.

I would like to update the firmware on this player as it seems mine is fairly out of date. However, I'm concerned I will lose the Multiregion DVD playback as a result if I do. This is based on my assumption that the Multiregion DVD feature is part of a firmware upgrade performed before it was sold to me.

My current version is: BP9060800

Please tell me what you think. Is the Multiregion capability part of the firmware, and will I lose this if I perform the official firmware upgrade? What are my options?

Thanks so much for reading all this, I owe you one big time.

All the best!
post #9 of 18
Sorry, as my thread was deleted and my post moved to this thread I'm not sure if my message got any exposure, so I'm sorry for this BUMP
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by IHateSnow View Post


Please tell me what you think. Is the Multiregion capability part of the firmware, and will I lose this if I perform the official firmware upgrade? What are my options?

most Pioneer region hack are done via special remote codes instead of firmware mods.
from experience, the BDP-51 and BDP-320 remain dvd-region free after firmware update.

BDP-120 is unfortunately a Sharp OEM unit so YMMV.
post #11 of 18
Thank you jyzz, you put me at a little more ease, but I had the chance to go into the store I purchased it from and they said that it "should" be okay because they got these players shipped from Pioneer like this.

So I did the update and all seems fine.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by jyzz View Post

most Pioneer region hack are done via special remote codes instead of firmware mods.
from experience, the BDP-51 and BDP-320 remain dvd-region free after firmware update.

BDP-120 is unfortunately a Sharp OEM unit so YMMV.

i got pio 120 for around $100 from walle world, can it do pal, divx and be made region free
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by jyzz View Post

most Pioneer region hack are done via special remote codes instead of firmware mods.
from experience, the BDP-51 and BDP-320 remain dvd-region free after firmware update.

BDP-120 is unfortunately a Sharp OEM unit so YMMV.

is there 320 region hack too?
post #14 of 18
at this point do you think it would be worth it to pick up a pioneer 320 on clearance?

Or wait until the 330?

has anyone heard of any pioneer 330 talk in the USA yet?
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by metalmaker1 View Post

at this point do you think it would be worth it to pick up a pioneer 320 on clearance?

Or wait until the 330?

has anyone heard of any pioneer 330 talk in the USA yet?

I just picked up one for the main TV as our Samsung crapped out.

You cannot beat the deal...let's just say where I went, they completely blew away MSRP...I was literally shocked.
post #16 of 18
Bought a BDP-120 from Richer Sounds, multi region on DVD. When I tried playing a Blu Ray it doesn't play but it will play DVDs, I've tried a couple of Blu Rays so its not the discs. Figured it must be the firmware so I tried to upgrade using the supplied memory stick as described in the manual. Unfortunately this hangs after a couple of minutes and I have to restart the device.

This unit has been returned to Richer Sounds and replaced with an identical multi regioned machine. Surprise, surprise this unit does the exact same thing. Plays DVDs but not Blu Rays and hangs when I try to upgrade the firmware.

Any ideas as to what the problem may be?
post #17 of 18
Hello, I have a Pioneer BDP-120 and I'm trying to get BD-Live to work. I have Netgear wnr1000v2 and a Linksys wvr200 routers. I use WPA2 security and I have MAC Access set up. The Blu-Ray was connected to the Linksys but the network is still not available via the Linksys.

I have Internet access via the netgear router (Comcast) so the Internet connection itself is not the issue. Do I need to buy either an access point or bridge instead of the Linksys? I also noted that the Blu-Ray won't let me enter a passphrase.
post #18 of 18
New update 9200900, whats does it really do????
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