|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||26.8 x 16.5 x 2.9 inches|
|Item model number||BDP-330|
Pioneer BDP-330 1080p Streaming Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)
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- Internal Audio Decoders: The BDP-330 features internal decoding of all advanced audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTSHD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
- Wireless Ready: An optional 802.11n wireless adapter (AS-WL100) is available allowing access to online wireless content and firmware upgrades without the need to run additional cables to your Blu-ray Disc player
- Dual USB Inputs: A front and Rear USB input are provided to accommodate optional BD-Live Storage, our optional AS-WL100 Wireless internet adapter, or JPG/MP3 media playback.
- Multi-Format Compatibility: You can play High Definition DVD discs recorded by digital video cameras in AVCHD format. You can also play BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, etc. recorded using Blu-ray Disc recorders or DVD recorders as well as CD/CD-R.
- HDMI Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) Jitterless Transmission (Bitstream): By HDMI connection with a compatible Pioneer A/V receiver, A/V sources such as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, as well as CD music are precisely reproduced with minimum jitter.
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|Item Dimensions||16.54 x 26.77 x 2.94 in||11.5 x 10.83 x 2.76 in||10.9 x 13.7 x 2.6 in||10.75 x 10.56 x 2.68 in||11.65 x 18.89 x 3.15 in||10.91 x 10.43 x 2.95 in|
|Item Weight||1 lb||3.09 lbs||—||2.6 lbs||4.2 lbs||2.87 lbs|
Without question, the greatest success of all Pioneer's players is the ability to recreate film as the director intended. And as movies are the combined work of many people, from cinematographers and set designers to Foley and makeup artists, every detail is taken into consideration in order to help you get closer to the ultimate cinematic experience. In the past, film displayed on television required stretching 24 frames-per-second to match the 30 frames-per-second of television. More often than not, this would result in annoying motion judder and unnatural on-screen images. With True 24fps at up to 1080p resolution, you see only what the director intended as all film sources are displayed at their actual speed. The BDP-330 provides up to 1920 x 1080p resolution for unrivaled picture quality. And with True 24fps, you’ll see your movies as the director intended.The BDP-330 offers simultaneous HDMI & Component Video Output: Enjoy High Definition Video from both the HDMI and Component Video connections. (Component Video limited to 1080i Resolution.)The BDP-330 also allows online Streaming Content: Enjoy online content from YouTube and read RSS Feeds when connected to the internet. Additional services available soon. This amazing Pioneer product allows for iPhone/iPod Touch Remote Control: Using our free iControlAV application (available for download from the Apple App StoreSM) users can control most major functions of the BDP-330 with their iPhone/iPod Touch.
From the Manufacturer
The BDP-330 has the capability to show customers every detail of a film, allowing for the best possible viewing experience. Televisions in the past have displayed images at 30 frames-per-second, while films were created at 24 frames-per-second, causing a distorted playback. This product addresses that issue, running at True 24 frames per second at up to 1080p resolution. Though its picture quality is unrivaled in the industry, the BDP-330’s features are what truly separate it from products of comparable prices. The player accepts online streaming content, allowing YouTube, Netflix, and RSS feeds to be viewed via the internet. In addition, this product allows for iPhone/iPod touch remote control, using a free application that is available for download from the Apple® App Store. The BDP-330 serves as another example why Pioneer is at the forefront of Blu-ray technology and an industry leader in picture quality.
Highest Quality Video Playback
The Pioneer BDP-330 offers customers the best possible video playback quality, and with a full 1920 x 1080p resolution, viewing is unrivaled in the industry. In addition, the True 24 frames-per-second film display eliminates the jittering and distortion caused by many televisions and media players. This product’s deep color capability gives a level of color accuracy that has been previously unattainable in media display technology, expanding display colors into the billions and taking precision beyond what the human eye can see. Pioneer has emerged at the top of the industry, giving customers a viewing experience unlike anything seen before.
This Blu-ray player is also compatible with DVDs and CDs. Because of its high quality performance, the DVD viewing experience is enhanced on this player, allowing customers to view their non-Blue-ray video collection at near HD quality. CDs are also playable on this machine, precisely presented with minimal jitter.
Enhanced Audio Technology
The sound quality from this Blu-ray player is incredible, delivering a crisp effect that immerses the viewer into the film. The audio decoding in the BDP-330 is unmatched, delivering sound that can be interpreted by any speaker system and is compatible with all advanced formats such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTSHD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Streaming from Content Sites
Connecting your Blu-ray player to the internet has never been so easy. With an Ethernet cable port and the optional wireless dongle, access to video from sites like YouTube expands viewing opportunities for customers. The BDP330 now offers Netflix compatibility, allowing you to view movies from the internet on your Blu-ray player.
The BDP-330 can connect easily to your home wireless network with the purchase of the AS-WL 100 Wireless Adapter (sold separately). This adapter is 802.11/n compatible and can support WPA, WPA2, AES, and TKIP encryption. It features an on-screen setup, allowing for quick configuration on any network.
This Blu-ray player is BD-Live compatible, making it easy to access online games and other bonus content in high-definition. Additional storage space is available for bonus content through one of the two USB ports on the player.
iPhone/iPod touch Integration
A free application called iControlAV is available on the Apple® App Store to turn the customers’ iPhone or iPod touch into a Blu-ray player remote when their BDP-330 is connected to a home network. Pioneer has made this player easy to use and convenient to control right from your Smartphone.
Inputs and Outputs
- Optical Audio
- RCA Audio
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But before answering the above questions, a word about the basis of this review. I own a Misubishi 54" 1080p rear DLP projector, purchased new about one year ago. Blu-rays are displayed by use of a very good Sony 350 player---a player itself worth buying for use in displaying blu ray dvds (if you can find it). I also have a 110" Grayhawk screen, displaying images from a Sharp 1080i DLP front projector. And, I own many legacy dvds and their blu ray counterparts. The 110" grayhawk is an outstanding real world laboratory for evaluating the ability of a player to "upconvert" standard dvds. A 110" screen, is, in short, unforgiving, as any player's shortcomings are very apparent. So too, however, a player's strengths. And since I can do A/B tests of the same movie in blu-ray v standard upconverted versions, using both the Sharp 1080i and Mitsuibishi 1080p displays, this review is offered for your consideration.
The Pioneer 320 is outstanding in its ability to upconvert standard dvds! The resulting image with most (not all) of my dvds has been astounding. The result is new life and appreciation for my large dvd library. The Pioneer's color and detail abilities are worthy of being marketed as "near 1080p levels". Previously I used a Denon dvd player for use with the 110" grayhawk screen. The Denon is a very good player, but its upconverted images displayed on the 110" screen do not come close to the upconverted dvd images produced by the Pioneer 320. With my Denon, most standard dvds had a grainy unappealing image, sometimes so bad I was forced to reduce the image size. Similiarly, my Sony 320 was less than satisying when upgrading older DVDs. Not so, however, when I use the Pioneer 320.
As with most blu ray players, the Pioneer displays blu rays very well.
Sound: Amazing! Surround sound was very improved with the Pioneer 320, and most importantly, VOCAL INTELLIBILTY is stellar.
And now, a word about criticism over the Pioneer's delay in turn on, chapter search, etc. The pioneer "delay" is often descibed as maddening, nearly 30-45 seconds slower than the faster Oppo 83 when turning on. This criticism may be well intended, but its must ado about nothing. By the way, my Pioneer turn on time etc is faster than that suggested in some reviews posted here. Perhaps the time delay critics' units are early models which have now been sped up by modifications .
In any event, by the time you turn on the player, put in the disc, get to your seat with your favorite beverage, dim the lights, you are ready to go. Movies are to be enjoyed, and the extra seconds (seconds) is an issue only for the very impatient, "I want it right now " crowd. Incidentally, front projectors have a "turn on delay" as well; expect a minute or so before quality imaging is possible. The projector must warm up too. So the best strategy for the very impatient: (1) Turn on the Pioneer blu ray, then (2) turn on the projector (or whatever ) then (3) select disc then (4) put in disc (in a now booted up and ready to load Pioneer blu ray player). Finally, Go to seat: push play! And you wont have missed a thing. Not a second.
Upconverted images produced by most players really turn out to be very disappointing, especially when comparing the standard dvd images to blu-ray images. The satisfaction gap grows wider with the width of the screen. Viewing upconverted images on most players well supports a conclusion that the old legacy dvds must be replaced, especially where the image is displayed on a large screen. Of course, Blu ray dvds, without question, do offer a "better picture" over their standard dvd versions (all things being equal in use of source material, etc). But can the PQ " satisfaction gap" between blu ray and standard dvd movies be narrowed such that most standard dvds look great, even on a large screen? Yes, at least with the Pioneer 320!
With my equipment, the difference between the images of blu-rays on my Sony 350/ 54" Mitsuibishi and images of upconverted standard dvds on the Grayhawk/ Pioneer 320 are usually very minor, despite viewing the Pioneer's upconverted images on a very large screen . Of course, poorly done dvds still look, well, poorly done. An example is the Dirty Harry DVD----that is one I must replace with a blu ray version in order to enjoy it on the big screen. Fortunately, poor quality dvds constitute but a small percentage of my dvds. The point here is that the Pioneer 320 player usually produces very satisfying upconverted images on a very large screen.
The Pioneer's audio/video performance is wonderful. Its solid build quality and A/V qualities easily reveal that Pioneer put its design attention and money largely into A/V values, that is, picture and sound. I think thats where our consumer money should be spent as well! Current pricing makes the Pioneer 320 the player to buy if the Oppo 83 ($500) is too much for your budget. With the Oppo, well, you will get 15-30 seconds or so of faster turn on time, and I would bet a slight improvement in AQ/PQ over the Pioneer 320. But for bang for the buck , I suggest you give the Pioneer 320 a home test; you wont be disappointed! Big Thumbs Up!!!
Set up took me perhaps 10 minutes, much less time than I spent shuffling hardware around to fit it in. It took perhaps a minute or so to load the disc, but that is not such a big deal to me. The sound, and more importantly the picture are outstanding! I am quite pleased with my purchase, and would recommend it to anyone.
I expect to upgrade it in a few years, much as I did with my DVD players, which started with a Philips, and ended with a very good Marantz.
10/2/10 - still no firmware update.
Firmware update 3.69a - wouldn't install.
2/4/11 - Installed firmware update 3.70 which seems to have fixed the problem. If the machine had worked this well out of the box I would probably have given it 4 out of 5 stars, but almost eight months of dinking around with it has left a sour taste in my mouth, and we wound up buying another player (a Philips BDP7320) in the meantime.
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I got mine at a swap meet without a remote. I like it. It feels solid and well built.Read more