Third-Gen BD Player From Pioneer
Tell me about it. I have a Pioneer Elite BDP-94HD back at home, and a review ready for a fact-check. Hell, the virtual ink isn't even dry and I don't think a full month has passed since I got the thing, and here's its replacement, The $999 Pioneer Elite BDP-95HD.
This player will be on the market in October, and yes, you may know what that means. This player will do everytihing it's advertised to do, and if prior experience is an indicator more functionality will be implemented throughout the player's life. But it comes in under deadline and is BD-ROM Profile 1, meaning it does not have the hardware necessary to support streamed Picture-In-Picture or BD Live networking functionality. According to Pioneer, this is a BDP-94HD with an HDMI 1.3 output and the ability to pass Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio as native bitstreams.