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Pioneer Electronics Launches Two New Elite Blu-Ray Players

Pioneer Electronics launched the Elite BDP-85FD and flagship BDP-88FD Blu-ray players designed to be the ultimate reference players for today's audio and video enthusiast.  The Elite models feature exceptional construction, high quality video upscaling, precise audio reproduction, and advanced network capabilities.  Both players set themselves apart from the competition in audio performance with their ability to redistribute processing power for audio only playback, shutting off all video circuitry when not in use.

Both Elite Blu-ray players reproduce exceptional video quality by utilizing Pioneer’s new advanced video engine consisting of the Precise Pixel Driver image processor and Pioneer’s new 4K Reference Converter that upscale existing disc-based or network content to Ultra HD 4K resolution (4K/60P/4:4:4/24-bit) providing the finest picture quality possible when used with a compatible display.  The up-scaled video is output via HDMI 2.0 utilizing its full 18GBPS bandwidth.

To deliver reference quality audio, the BDP-85FD and BDP-88FD employ the ES9018 ESS SABRE reference DAC for the utmost audio quality output, capable of playing DVD Audio, SACD and the most popular high resolution audio files. The BDP-88FD takes things further by using all four of its integrated DACs in parallel to greatly reduce noise.  Both players also feature a “Direct Function Circuit” for use in pure analog audio playback mode shutting off all video circuits and dedicating the processing power to the audio components.  The BDP-88FD provides noticeably increased audio performance with its use of a large capacity power supply transformer, independent quartz for 44.1 kHz/48 kHz playback, Hi-Bit and Hi-Sampling processing, and a DAC filter.

To greatly reduce unwanted vibration, both Elite models utilize a double-layered chassis for low center of gravity as well as a highly rigid bonnet structure.  Increased performance also comes from the use of

The Pioneer Elite BDP-85FD and BDP-88FD Blu-ray players will be available in December with suggested retail prices of $1,000 and $2,000 respectively.


File Playback Compatibility (Disc/USB/Network)

Audio MP3 (.mp3) WMA (.wma) AAC (.m4a)
  MPEG2 AAC (.aac) WAV (.wav) FLAC (.flac)
  Monkey’s Audio (.ape) DSD (.dff/.dsf) AIFF (.aif/aiff)
  ALAC (.m4a)    
Video AVI (.avi) WMV (.wmv) DivX (.avi/.divx/.mkv)
  MP4 (.mp4) 3GP (.3gp) FLV (.flv)
Image JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg) MPO (.mpo) PNG (.png)
  GIF (.gif)    

Supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file system

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