Originally Posted by Blackraven
Same form factor like all other models.
And don't be deceived by the numerous model numbers (like BDP-LX70 for Asia and Europe; BDP-HD50 for Canada, blah blah).
Seriously, this model number bull is just sickening. Most likely, Pioneer just changes the model numbers for respective regions but in reality, IT IS JUST THE SAME PLAYER FROM THE SAME FACTORY LINE FROM JAPAN.
Heck, all the features are the same across-the-board (1080p24 support, DLNA, CD-playback, HDMI 1.3, etc etc)
Which is really why I don't see the point. We should just have a certain electronics manufacturer only have ONE set of model numbers of their respective product. Which reminds me of Samsung model numbers for their LCD TV.
In simple terms, people from USA and Canada won't know what an LA-40R81B is in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand until they find out that it is equivalent to their LN-T4053H back at home.
Same goes with the LA-70F91B/LN-70F96BD (your famed LN-T5281F back in stateside except the 70 inch model is only for Asia and Europe and won't be in US until Q4) Same also applies with the LA-52F81B/LA-52F86BD (aka as your LNT4671F over there in Americas). Gawd, that took me seven days before I could understand what people were referring to as new Samsung LCD TVs here in the forum (since AVS is mostly made of forumers from the North American continent)
So this amount of confusion is just........beyond what I can imagine. So my Samsung should just revert to "UNIVERSAL" globally-implied model numbers or if they can't do, it would be better for Samsung GLOBAL to set-up an international equivalency chart for their respective products.
Because I mean, why should a company release so many bloody model numbers (like each teritorry having their own model codes) if they are just selling the ONE SAME product all over the world???