CEDIA: Pioneer Unveils New Elite Blu-ray Player for October

Posted Thu Sep 6, 2007 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The parade of next-gen hardware announcements from CEDIA continues with news of a new Blu-ray player from Pioneer.

Dubbed the Elite BDP-95FD, this third Blu-ray player from Pioneer picks up where the BDP-94HD (released last spring) left off, featuring 1080p video at a rate of 24 frames per second.

In a first for Pioneer, the new deck will feature HDMI version 1.3 output, enabling support of all high-resolution audio formats.

Also new to the BDP-95FD is HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), which is designed to simplify integration of operation with other HDMI-CEC-enabled high-definition theater components.

Pioneer says the Elite BDP-95FD will carry a $1,000 suggested retail price, and is due on store shelves this October.

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