Pioneer just released the BDP-150 Blu-ray Disc player ($179.99) that combines 3D playback capabilities with an array of features including an expanded range of playable formats, wireless capability, audio and video streaming from YouTube and access to Picasa photo albums. The BDP-150 provides superior picture and audio quality, including high definition file playback for video, audio and photos and the new iControlAV2012 app for control convenience.
The BDP-150 offers access to network-based content, including Pandora, YouTube and Netflix using a wired Ethernet connection or with an optional AS-WL300 wireless network adapter. Its DLNA certification enables music content to be shared from a PC via the user's home network. Plus the player's DLNA DMR (Digital Media Renderer) capability, enables content to be pushed directly from a portable source, such as a compatible smartphone. Users have access to a virtually endless supply of content with the BDP-150's ability to play back high definition files that can be stored and retrieved from a USB thumb drive, USB hard drive (NTFS formatted) or via a home network, with support for up to 16 file formats including MKV, MP3, WAV, and MP4.
The new player also features a 192 khz/24-bit audio DAC for enjoying high resolution audio files and supports DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Super Audio CD high-quality audio formats. In addition to audio, the player is also built with a focus on high-quality video reproduction, supporting HDMI 1080p/24 Hz output and 36-Bit Deep Color for producing a clearer and more vivid picture and the highest color accuracy possible.
For extra convenience and control, Pioneer's free iControlAV2012 App enables Apple's iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to act as a basic remote control for the player when connected via a wireless router. The app is available for download at no charge from the iTunes App Store (www.apple.com/itunes/). iControlAV2012 for Android phones is available from Google Play.
File Playback Compatibility (Disc/USB/Network)
- DivX (.avi/.divx/.mkv)
- MPEG-4 (.mp4)
- WMV (.wmv)
- AVI (.avi)
- JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg)
- FLAC (.flac) Not compatible via network
- MP3 (.mp3)
- WMA (.wma)
- LPCM (.wav)