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Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Blu-Ray Player buying used at $350?


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Posted August 07 2009 - 10:51 AM

 Is the Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Blu-Ray Player a good BP player and if so is a used price of $350 a good deal? I have the Pioneer VSX-8119hk reciever and two Cerwin Vega! VE12 speakers. Would this player be appropriate and how old is the model? Thanks for any help.

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Posted August 07 2009 - 11:17 AM

It's a year old model, though I don't know why one would choose this 1.1 player vs. say a current new LG BD370 or 390 with way more network features.


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Posted August 07 2009 - 01:00 PM

 I'm going to look those models up. Thank you for your advice.

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Posted August 10 2009 - 03:54 AM

 I ended up buying the Pioneer BDP-120 for $249.00. One question though, the unit came with a 1 gb USB memory stick, what is that for? It plugs into the back of the unit for it's not seen. But I really don't understand why or what it is used for. It set up very easy and has the new Pioneer GUI which is beautiful. I'm stumped though what the external memory is for.

Anyone know?


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Posted August 10 2009 - 03:55 AM



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It's a year old model, though I don't know why one would choose this 1.1 player vs. say a current new LG BD370 or 390 with way more network features.
Is my unit a version 2? 

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Posted August 10 2009 - 04:07 AM



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Is my unit a version 2? 
Yes. 

You now have the ability to connect it to a network and get all the Profile 2.0 goodies. /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif



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Posted August 10 2009 - 04:13 AM

Hi Dean,

The Pioneer BDP-120 is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.  There have been three profiles since the beginning of the format, 1.0, 1.1 (which added Picture in Picture capabilities,) and now 2.0 (which enables BD-Live internet-enhanced content.)  2.0 is considered "final profile," so you should not have to worry about upgrading anytime in the near future.

The 1GB USB stick is required for you to use the BD-Live features, so that the internet content has a place to download. 


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Posted August 10 2009 - 04:13 AM


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the unit came with a 1 gb USB memory stick, what is that for?
To store data downloaded from the internet for "BD-live" features.


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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:04 AM



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Yes. 

You now have the ability to connect it to a network and get all the Profile 2.0 goodies.

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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:10 AM



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To store data downloaded from the internet for "BD-live" features.
I guess that's why i have the memory, but what will "BD-Live give me, extra menu choices? That are exclusive to BP discs?

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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:12 AM



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Hi Dean,

The Pioneer BDP-120 is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.  There have been three profiles since the beginning of the format, 1.0, 1.1 (which added Picture in Picture capabilities,) and now 2.0 (which enables BD-Live internet-enhanced content.)  2.0 is considered "final profile," so you should not have to worry about upgrading anytime in the near future.

The 1GB USB stick is required for you to use the BD-Live features, so that the internet content has a place to download. 
That makes sense. Thanks to all who answer these tech questions so quickly! 
Warmest regards,
Dean.

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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:21 AM


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what will "BD-Live give me, extra menu choices?

Yes, on BD-live enabled blu-rays.  Unfortunately 95+% of these extra features are pretty lame.  Has potential especially for additional commentary tracks IMO, but other stuff is mostly crap.



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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:48 AM

 That's what I figured. But like you said, I think eventually the ethernet abilities will become more and more important and useful.

I hope so anyway.

Next thing I buy os an Apple TV, I use a brand new aluminum iMac so it will be a good fit. It would be nice to stream my 100 plus movies to my TV.


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Posted August 10 2009 - 05:56 AM

You could have gotten the one of the LG Blu-Ray players that include network streaming built in (instead of the separate Apple device).

http://www.lge.com/us/tv-audio-video/video/LG-blu-ray-dvd-player-BD370.jsp

This will absolutely be my next purchase.



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Posted August 10 2009 - 10:26 AM



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You could have gotten the one of the LG Blu-Ray players that include network streaming built in (instead of the separate Apple device).

http://www.lge.com/u...layer-BD370.jsp

This will absolutely be my next purchase.
 
Thing is I wanted to keep the same brand throughout the stereo's build. I saw this unit, it is impressing. But I have an Apple computer so I wanted to try the Apple TV and because the stereo is built from the Pioneer VSX-819hk I wanted to get the Pioneer BDP-120. Sounds dumb I know, but somehow seeing all Pioneer components makes it look better to me. That's just me though.
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Posted August 10 2009 - 12:35 PM


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Thing is I wanted to keep the same brand throughout the stereo's build.........Sounds dumb I know, but somehow seeing all Pioneer components makes it look better to me. That's just me know.



I'm sure many people feel that's not the best reason to buy something but I also have all Pioneer in one room and all H/K ('cept for my OPPO) in another. Whatever makes ya happy .  And it does look cool!   Sounds pretty good too!

"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 





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