March 12, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Yesterday I proposed a deal on a budget Blu-ray player that still offered plenty of network streaming connectivity.
Many of you, however, are probably much more interested in critical picture quality, especially for your standard DVDs that still comprise the large majority of most people’s media libraries. Most BD players aren’t excellent DVD scalers, but today’s deal is.
The Pioneer BDP-320 offers a surprisingly smooth and film-like image and is an excellent scaling DVD player. It’s also currently available from J&R for only $159 with free shipping.
It lacks any form of network streaming (other than BD Live) but packs in solid build quality in a performance minded package. Great for those looking for excellent PQ on a budget, and especially those with especially large displays.
Note: Deals are subject to change and stock availability.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.