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Pioneer BDP-51FD

Pioneer BDP-51FD
alaScore 83

261 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Pioneer BDP-51FD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BDP-51 FDBDP-51 FD

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Pioneer BDP-51FD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer BDP-51FD BonusView Blu-ray PlayerPioneer BDP-51FD BonusView Blu-ray Player

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Is the BDP-51FD a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Blu-ray pictures ; Multichannel analogue outs

Profile 1.1, slow disc loading and boot-up times

The Profile 1.1 spec and slow disc loading are a shame, but scintillating picture quality is its saving grace

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player

 

For the best picture performance we've seen so far from a sub-£400 Blu-ray player, choose Pioneer's BDP-51FD.

It's great to see Pioneer delivering a product that gives those on a modest budget the chance to see what the company is capable of, and there's no doubt that the BDP-51FD delivers the best picture performance we've seen from a sub-£400 player.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Pioneer has slummed it with this ‘budget' BD spinner, based on its higher-end models. How does it fare?

The BDP-51FD produces picture and sound quality way above its station - what are you waiting for?

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD review

 

Pioneer's BDP-51FD Blu-ray player produces picture and sound quality that's way above its station

Dapper design ; detailed, natural images ; sounds refined and musical

DTS-HD Master Audio decoding is still months away ; only Profile 1.1

The BDP-51FD produces picture and sound quality way above its station - what are you waiting for?

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (avreview.co.uk)

Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

But otherwise the only internal difference is the use of a 148.5MHz/12-bit video DAC instead of a 297MHz/12-bit DAC, which means you're essentially getting an LX71 in a cheaper box. Result!

Awesome picture and sound quality, 7.1-channel audio outs, Video Adjust menu

Profile 1.1, slow disc loading

May, 2009

Expert review by: Lewis Caliburn (reghardware.co.uk)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Disc player

 

Pioneer cures some of its blues with this highly capable and affordable Blu-ray player.

This machine does pretty much everything well. The GUI is easy to follow and gives quick and intuitive access to the unitââ'¬â"¢s considerable power and surefooted delivery. The Ã'£350 price tag is about right for the machineââ'¬â"¢s spec and...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player - Benchmark

 

The Pioneer BDP-51FD has the cosmetics of a high end Blu-ray player, and has respectable HD and SD performance from the HDMI outputs. With its ability to bitstream all the next generation audio codecs, and promised support for internal decoding of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen and Adrian Wittenberg (hometheaterhifi.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Player – Benchmark

 

The Pioneer BDP-51FD is currently the only non-Elite Blu-ray player that Pioneer offers, but it is far from a budget model. Pioneer has a well deserved reputation for offering high quality DVD players in the past and is certainly trying to continue...

The Pioneer BDP-51FD has the cosmetics of a high end Blu-ray player, and has respectable HD and SD performance from the HDMI outputs. With its ability to bitstream all the next generation audio codecs, and promised support for internal decoding of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

With that being said, the Pioneer BDP-51FD does do it's sole job well; the 1080p resolution, True24FPS (frames per second) and Jitter Reduction Circuit are good features to have. The firmware issues are a concern and although new versions have been...

Bright LCD screen

Bulky remote controlNo DivX supportFirmware bugs are problematicLarge cabinet

The firmware issues are a concern and although new versions have been...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Wong (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer BDP-51FD

 

In many ways, the new Pioneer BDP-51FD is more of a no-frills performance-centric home theater kit than most of its peers in the market.

Outlook The Pioneer BDP-51FD should fit in nicely for users concerned about fine pictures and decent music playback. It also packs enough tweaking options to keep enthusiasts occupied for a long time. However, if a full Blu-ray interactive experience...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Get ready for movies like you've never seen before. Prepare yourself for the stunning world of the BDP-51FD Pioneer BonusView Blu-ray disc player. Experience Blu-ray content in a whole new way. Open your eyes to a whole realm of possibilities. A world unlike anything you've ever known. Where watching movies and entertainment at home will never feel the same again. And everything you see, hear and feel is more thrilling than you ever thought possible. Brace yourself for the wonders of spectacular 1080p resolution and for unrivaled image quality. A world where True 24FPS ensures every movie you watch is now viewed just as the director intended. Set your sights on a single-wire connection so technologically advanced now one HDMI digital connection is all you need to output both HD audio and video signals to your HDMI capable A/V receiver or HD flat panel. Get ready for a world where pictures and music come together in a brand way on a Blu-ray disc player with HDMI control, powered from a single remote. Delivering 3 different noise reduction circuits, 7.1 channel analog audio outputs and internal audio output, this Blu-ray Disc player brings added dimension and more stunning detail to everything you see, hear and feel. It's a world where years of technological innovation make everything you've ever seen or heard before ordinary and mundane by comparison. Where Wolfson audio DACs - featuring a signal-to-noise ratio of 117db provide the purest, most pristine music and movie soundtrack performance available. And an exclusive jitter reduction circuit utilizes Pioneer-developed IC to digitally reshape the waveform of the audio clock. Empowering the Pioneer BDP-51FD with a stunningly impressive ability to reduce jitter in every piece of content you see or hear. All of which create a home theater experience... so unbelievably thrilling, it will move you in ways you never knew possible. Ultimately, it's a world so completely different, so beyond extraordinary... it will change the way you look, listen and feel about watching movies at home, forever.

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD
Audio output channels:7.1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):117

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray player

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:36.1cm
Height:12.4cm
Weight:5.6kg
Width:42cm

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM / WMA
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3 / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback formats:DIVX
Video formats supported:DIVX

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer
Model:BDP-51FD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

Media types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-RE, CD

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):420 x 124 x 361
Multiplayer mode: No
Portable: Yes
Power requirements:120V, 60Hz
Remotely operated: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner type:Analog

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Version:1.3a
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):34

Video

3D: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4
Height :36.1
Weight:5.6 / 5.7
Width:42