It would have been nice for 2014 if Pioneer released something a level between the BDP-80FD/170 and BDP-85FD/LX58. The shame of it is that from what I remember, after the day or two I spent with the BDP-80FD, it loaded discs faster than the BDP-52FD, and the 1.5x scanning with audio would have been a nice feature! Yet considering the fact that I have the Elite SC-81 receiver, I didn't see the point in paying another $1K just for the PQLS capability. So I went with a used BDP-52FD so I could get the PQLS feature when bitstreaming everything from lossy highly-compressed material to lossless uncompressed PCM and DSD, as well as 480i for SD DVD playback, so I could cut down on HDMI bandwidth, resulting in faster response and less delay between performing player operations and OSDs appearing. I must say, the BDP-52FD loads quicker than the BDP-05FD/09FD/23FD/51FD/320. So I shouldn't complain too much.
Last edited by Big C; 12-30-2014 at 10:58 AM.