Nice, this is probably asking too much but, is this the only Elite model? I would love to see a photo of the back panel.
post #151 of 1787
8/17/11 at 11:18am
I know I was very critical of my BDP-05FD.
1. It was advertised as the fastest player on the market when in actuality it was easily the slowest available at the time.
2. The BD-J capabilities left a lot to be desired and on certain titles still do. It shouldn't take 15 seconds to scroll from one scene to the next.
3. Load times leave alot to be desired and are far from the 22 seconds advertised and eject from off times of 15 seconds which with current FW are 20 seconds longer than that at 35 seconds.
3. The advertised dual layer chassis is nowhere to be found.
4. The player wasn't even stable till FW 1.17 (frame skipping, audio dropouts, player freezes, player taking 2 seconds to respond to commands from the remote control)
5. The 51FD scored an F+ or 52.2% with component out on the http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/blu-r...k.html?start=3 website review post FW 1.17
6. DTS-HD took almost a year since release!
7. Excellent audio!
8. Excellent video!
Overall middle of the road player that excelled in some areas and failed horribly in others. Pioneer Elite should excel in every area without question! Here's hoping the new BDP-52FD and BDP-5?FD bluray players are as good as my DV-59AVi was as a dvd player!
The model numbering scheme for US models is less intuitive than Euro/Asian/Aussie models. My first initial reaction to 52FD was it was the immediate successor to the non-Elite 51FD and maybe there is some bearing on the build quality or other less memorable things. On further analysis, 52FD follows the previous Elite players, the last one being 43FD. It turns out all the recent Elite BDPs have FD designation except the 51FD. I'm still trying to work out the cryptic logic in this sequence for US Elites: 05, 23, 24, 43, 52.