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Pioneer Elite BDP-31FD Blu-ray disc player

By adding the company's AS-WL100 wireless USB adapter to the installation of a Pioneer BDP-31FD Blu-ray player, installers can integrate the BDP-31FD blu-ray disc player into an Ethernet-based network or a wireless network to allow clients to stream content from Netflix.com and Youtube.com.


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Pioneer Elite has added Netflix and Youtube streaming to its line of Blu-ray players, which includes the $400 BDP-31FD.

Pioneer Electronics has earned respect for its line of mainstream consumer electronics products that balance, cost, performance and value.

The company's Elite line of Blu-ray disc players have been cited as some of the best products on the market and now with the latest generation of Pioneer Elite Blu-ray players hitting the market, the company has built upon the performance of the players by adding Web streaming and wireless connectivity.

Pioneer Elite's mid-level BDP-31FD incorporates the company's PQLS jitter reduction technology for use with a companion Pioneer Elite receiver, as well as other installer-friendly features such as RS-232 for third-party control system integration, iPod Touch/iPhone control apps, BD-Live support, and the ability to stream Web-based content from media sites like Netflix.com and Youtube.com.

Installers can set up the Web-enabled BDP-31FD by connecting a traditional Ethernet cable to its Ethernet port, or in a retrofit situation, employ Pioneer's optional wireless AS-WL100 USB wireless adapter, which provides installers with the ability to integrate the player's Web functions with a homeowner's existing wireless network.





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Audio · Video · Blu-ray · Digital Media · Wire and Cable · HDMI · Home Theater · Networking · Retrofit · Wireless A/V · Pioneer · All topics

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Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.

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