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Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player
Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player

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  • Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player
  • Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player
  • BDP-320 BD Player (BD-RE, DVD-RW, CD-R - AVCHD, BD Video, DVD Video, CD-DA, Audio CD Playback - Progressive Scan - 1 GB Hard Disk - Black)


November 21, 2009, 3:51 pm

In 1080p Blu-ray playback, why should there be any picture quality difference across players?

Everything up to actual frame display happens in the digital domain, according to a minutely detailed prescription set down by the standards.

The decoding steps are all relatively straightforward and the results well-defined... at no stage is adding 2 and 2 permitted to give "4.3, give or take".

And ultimately, for each decompressed frame, there is only one correct H.264/VC-1-compliant result, and this can be checked against the reference decoder published along with the standard.

So surely the only PQ differences in 1080p playback are down to post-processing or 'user preference' controls, which are obviously subjective... the movie studio has encoded the Blu-ray as they want it to be seen?


November 26, 2009, 6:09 pm

@simonm - I'd probably agree with you. I'm still not convinced that it's worth purchasing a stand alone player when the PlayStation 3 does a very good job already.

The PS3 still seems to be the quickest player to load Blu-Ray discs and navigation is a cinch. The new slim version also support audio bitstream output so why should people pay over £300 for just a player. Admittedly it's fan noise can impede things but that only happens when it's too hot.

Then again, I'm sure Pioneer have done a great job in trying to squeeze everything out of their players.

john jordan

December 6, 2010, 6:44 pm

The pioneer will still be sailing down the river,when the LG starts letting in water!

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