Pioneer ships three new 3D Blu-ray players

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In a nice final showing for 2010, Pioneer has just released three new 3D Blu-ray players that they had initially unveiled at this year’s CEDIA Expo.

The three models, which Pioneer says are geared toward “those who want to recreate a state-of-the-art theatrical experience in the comfort of their own homes,” support Ethernet Internet connectivity and are Wi-Fi ready, so the units double as a streaming media player for YouTube, Netflix and Pandora.

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Pioneer ships three new 3D Blu-ray players

Pioneer’s press release explains some of the features included with the players:

Built with a focus on high quality audio and video reproduction, with a compatible TV, the new line offers pristine 3D video via the latest HDMI standard, 1.4a, allowing for passage of the high data transfer rate required by the Blu-ray 3D format. Additionally, Pioneer’s PureCinema technology upconverts standard definition video sources to 1080p for optimum image processing and delivering clear, sharp images with reduced image noise. Additionally, 36-Bit Deep Color support with compatible content and displays features smooth gradation steps with more accurate color precision and adds to overall high quality color reproduction.”

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All three models also include Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS), which is supposed to help prevent jittery images and provide improved synchronicity between audio and video.

The entry-level Pioneer BDP-430 is priced at $299, while its “Elite” line siblings, the BDP-41FD and BDP-43FD, retail for $399 and $499 respectively.

These players seem to have some really great integrated features for the price. I’m anxious to see what Pioneer has in store next month at CES 2011.

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