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Pioneer BDP-320

pioneer bdp-320The middle of the range, new blu-ray player from Pioneer’s 2009 range is the Pioneer BDP-320. A step up from the BDP-120, the BDP-320 brings new features such as 1GB of internal memory, 7.1-channel analog outputs and USB media port.

The Pioneer BDP-320 fully supports BD-Live / blu-ray profile 2.0, for online access via an Ethernet connection, for firmware updates, extra content, special features and more.

1GB of internal memory is included for BD-Live storage, while a USB 2.0 port allows for extra storage space and for multimedia file playback. Advanced audio codecs are supported with DTS-HD master and Dolby TrueHD internal decoders, and 7.1 channel analog outputs.

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Advanced picture control suite offers 13 video picture control settings to finely tune the video, and noise control circuits improve the image quality of DVD content. A special Kuro Link Picture Mode detects when the Pioneer BDP-320 is connected to a Kuro HDTV and offers a dedicated A/V mode with perfectly syncs the two, and optimized the image.

HDMI 1.3a output with 48-bit deep color support offers an improved viewing experience by improving subtle color graduations.

Expect to see the Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray player in April this year for $399 MSRP.