updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu September 6, 2007
Pioneer this afternoon upgraded its Elite Blu-Ray players at CEDIA with the BDP-95FD. The electronics giant claims that its movie reader is the first to decode all four HD-level surround sound formats, including Dolby's Digital Plus and TrueHD as well as DTS-HD High Resolution and Master Audio. Like Sony's new players, it will also share media from any DLNA-equipped computer or device over an Ethernet network.
The 95FD keeps step with the latest players by adding 24 FPS playback speeds, HDMI 1.3 with enhanced color, and a CEC linkup with supporting TVs and receivers. Pioneer's plans have its latest Blu-Ray player arrive in stores by October for $1,000.