Posted Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
Announced back at CEDIA, Pioneer's 3D Blu-ray players are shipping now.
A few months back, Pioneer announced its foray into 3D Blu-ray players with the BDP-430 and a pair of Elite models, the BDP-41FD and BDP-43FD. Today those players are ready to ship.
The BDP-430 comes in at $299 and offers, of course, the ability to play back 3D Blu-ray discs. It's not a one trick pony though, Pioneer has also equipped it with Netflix, YouTube and Pandora streaming capabilities. You can go wireless with it too, but you'll need an adapter that's sold separately.
Pioneer's BDP-41FD offers the same features as the non-Elite version, but adds an RS-232 port for custom installation controls. You can pick it up for $399.
At the high end is the BDP-43FD, which upgrades the player to an armored chassis with a center loading tray, shock absorbers and an insulating plate to help keep both vibrations and electrical interference out. It also boasts upgraded internals, like gold plated HDMI terminals.
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