- Ultra HD Upscaling (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) by 4K Reference Converter
- Double-Layered Chassis for Low Center of Gravity and Overall Rigidity
- Highly Precise D/A Conversion with ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC (ES9018)
BDP-85FD Elite Blu-ray players reproduce exceptional video quality by utilizing Pioneer’s new advanced video engine consisting of the Precise Pixel Driver image processor and Pioneer’s new 4K Reference Converter that upscale existing disc-based or network content to Ultra HD 4K resolution (4K/60P/4:4:4/24-bit) providing the finest picture quality possible when used with a compatible display. The upscaled video is output via HDMI 2.0 utilizing its full 18GBPS bandwidth.
To deliver reference quality audio, the BDP-85FD employ the ES9018 ESS SABRE reference DAC for the utmost audio quality output, capable of playing DVD Audio, SACD and the most popular high resolution audio files. The BDP-85FD also feature a “Direct Function Circuit” for use in pure analog audio playback mode shutting off all video circuits and dedicating the processing power to the audio components.
For convenience and plug-and-play capability right out of the box, the BDP-85FD features DLNA®, giving users the ability to quickly share audio and video content from a PC via the user’s home network. The BDP-85FD can also work as a DMP/DMR (Digital Media Player/Digital Media Renderer) to push content directly from a portable source such as a compatible smartphone or tablet. The BDP-85FD is also designed to play high resolution music content from USB, disc, and hard drive devices. In addition, it offers YouTube “Send to TV,” making it extremely easy to watch YouTube videos using paired devices.
To greatly reduce unwanted vibration, the BDP-85FD utilize a double-layered chassis for low center of gravity as well as a highly rigid bonnet structure. Increased performance also comes from the use of acoustic electric capacitors and high grade components.
The BDP-85FD features a Zero Signal Terminal providing a reference ground for audio/video signals. When connected to a display or AVR, the ground potential between the two devices is minimized resulting in a more accurate signal transmission. The BDP-85FD is compatible with Pioneer’s new iControlAV5 App that enables most smartphones to act as a basic remote control for the player when connected via a wireless router. The app is available for download at no charge from the App Store or the App Store for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch. The iControlAV5 for Android smartphones is available on Google Play™.