Pioneer announces new affordable 3D Blu-ray player

 

By Posted 2 Sep 2011, 17:14

When it comes to home theatre, Pioneer, has for a while now, been one of the leading manufacturers of equipment such as TVs, Home Theatre Systems and DVD/Blu-ray players. Due to their high quality, a lot of this equipment can be quite pricey; however the company has just announced its new, more affordable 3D Blu-ray player, the BDP-140.

This new low budget unit also features home networking as well as 3D Blu-ray playback and will be available for about £170. Previously we brought you news of an announcement for another lower priced Blu-ray player, this time it was the Sony BDP-S185. Although it does not have 3D support, at £80 it is one of the cheapest units available so it can be forgiven.

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Pioneer’s BDP-140 will also be competing against other similar systems on the market from manufacturers such as LG, with their BD670 and Sony, with their BDP-S480. 3D playback at an affordable price makes the Pioneer BDP-140 quite the competitor and the company will be hoping to shift as many units as possible.

Another interesting feature that this system has, may attract many appreciators of high-quality music and sound as it also supports Super Audio CD playback. It is also compatible with Pioneer’s iControl AV2 app which is available for Apple’s iDevices and Android devices. Other features include web smarts for showing off Picasa albums, watching YouTube or accessing BD Live content.

The launch of this particular model Blu-ray player is the first of three models that are expected to be unveiled by Pioneer, according to TechRadar the next two models will be more advanced are expected to be debuted a IFA 2011. The company’s Product Information Manager Philippe Coppens claims ‘each of the new products will offer the highest quality.’

Are you impressed with the low budget price of this Pioneer Blu-Ray player?