Blu-ray Players

Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player

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Conclusions

The Pioneer BDP-430 came so close to being a great player to recommend. It handles Netflix very well and is certainly quicker than past Blu-ray players, however, the lack of internal WiFi, video options for color space control, noise reduction, and, most importantly, an option to turn OFF detail “enhancement” prove this player is not quite worthy of our seal of approval. Since the Pioneer does at least provide perfect output from its one color space setting of 4:4:4 YCbCr, if they were to supply a firmware update to allow the user to turn off any sort of detail enhancement (or just disable it altogether), the other issues are minor and could be overlooked.