Blu-ray Players

Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD Blu-ray Player



Overall, the BDP-23FD succeeds at being a very good Blu-ray player. Blu-ray video performance is excellent and the player can easily decode today’s high resolution audio formats or send the bitstream audio to your receiver for processing. The player’s performance has improved thanks to firmware changes from Pioneer, but you may still find the player a bit slow when it comes to BD-Live functionality. The BDP-23FD will certainly face strong competition from Oppo Digital’s BDP-83, but fans of Pioneer Elite should certainly give this player a look. We were unable to evaluate the PQLS and KURO LINK functionality, so if you are integrating this player with a Pioneer receiver and KURO LINK compatible display, then by all means investigate if that functionality will benefit you.