Blu-ray Players

Pioneer BDP-43FD Blu-ray Player



The first Blu-ray players that I reviewed for Secrets many years ago were Pioneer models. Up until then, the only player I had used was a PlayStation 3, and was looking forward to a regular box that my universal remote could control and would be easier for my wife to operate. While the Pioneer players did fulfill those requirements, they were also far slower in use than the PS3 was, and as was common for most players then offered no online capability at all.

Skip ahead a few years and at the CEDIA Expo, Pioneer was displaying players that were not only much faster and smaller that those early models, but had online streaming capabilities and other features as well. I asked them to send along a unit as soon as they could, and they happily provided me with their BDP-43FD model from their Elite line.


  • Design: Blu-ray Player
  • Audio Codecs: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD (via HDMI)
  • Streaming Support: Netflix, Pandora
  • Connections HDMI 1.4a, Component Video, Composite Video, Optical Audio, LR RCA Audio, USB, Ethernet, RS-232
  • Dimensions: 2.9" H x 16.6" W c 9" D
  • Weight: 7.2 Pounds
  • MSRP $499 USA
  • Pioneer