September 14, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
Pioneer just announced a nice little addition to its Elite line. The company will soon start shipping the BDP-62FD 3D Blu-ray player.
As you probably could have guessed, the BDP-62FD can play 3D Blu-rays, as well as 2D Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. The hook on this high-end gadget is that it includes Marvell Qdeo video processing technology. That little feature promises better images from a variety of video signals ranging from Blu-rays to content from portable video sources such as smartphones.
Another nice perk is that the BDP-62FD includes two HDMI outputs. That way, you can have the player hooked to an HDTV and a projector simultaneously, without having to get behind the AV rack to swap for your screen of choice.
The BDP-62FD also has networking features, which can be accessed via Ethernet or the optional AS-WL300 wireless network adapter. Out of the box, the player will have access to Pandora, Netflix and YouTube.
Other features include DLNA certification, IP and RS-232 support, and control via Pioneer’s free iControlAV2012 app. It’s also compatible with a ton of AV formats, including DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DVD-Audio, and Super Audio CD.
“The BDP-62FD is a great addition to any home theater system and can actually replace other devices because of all the network and audio features that are built into the player,” said Chris Walker, director of AV product planning and marketing for Pioneer’s home electronics division. “And, with its audio and video quality, the BDP-62FD will enhance your overall home theater experience.”
Pioneer will start selling the BDP-62FD 3D Blu-ray player sometime this month, with an MSRP of $399.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.