Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD

I have one of these on the way, has anyone had any experience with one?
Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
Living room 2ch:
Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
Upstairs media room:
Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
Master bedroom:
Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100

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  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 498
    edited December 2017
    The BDP 85FD came in today (just in time for my birthday) yea!!!



    I moved the 80FD upstairs and it made a nice improvement over the old Pioneer BDP 330. I used, SW VII, as test disk and the DAC's in the 80FD brought out those small detail sounds that draws you in while watching a movie. I will be testing out the 85FD later tonight.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • JuanRJuanR Posts: 648
    Awesome! Nice gift I might add. Let us know what you think of this player. Should sound great and have a nice picture. Did you get a good deal on it? Happy Birthday and enjoy!
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 498
    edited December 2017
    My journey to this point has been from the low level Pioneer BDP 120 some 8 years ago to a 320, 330, 95FD and the 80FD. Once I stepped up to the 95FD I noticed the biggest improvement in PQ over the previous models. The 80FD brought in better dac's and now this 85FD is even better in this area. PQ may become a major jump once I get a 4k TV, but from the 95FD to this 85FD PQ is on par with each other, just that the 95FD has such a long loading time I had to move on. The 80FD was a in between pick up until I was able to find one of these top shelf systems at my price range ($450). There are many settings on this 85FD that you could earn collage credit going through them all getting the right setup for your system.



    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • JuanRJuanR Posts: 648
    That is a pretty good price for that unit. I own the 23fd, 53fd and an older 05fd. I've enjoyed all of them. My next jump will probably be an Oppo 205 - unless I can find an 85FD or 88FD at a killer deal.
  • JuanRJuanR Posts: 648
    Any updates on this player? Have you been enjoying it so far?
  • I have only watched two films on it (SW VII & Fury) both BR. The SQ is still the most impressive aspect so far, but I hope to replace my aging 1080P 55" (8 years old) with a new 4k panel soon and I am sure this will allow the PQ of this unit to shine. Not that its not doing a good job now, but I am seeing the flaws in my old TV more and more each day.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • I almost pulled the trigger on a new 4k TV this morning while ordering a laptop for my daughter. Something inside just kept nawing at me not to do it, I went over to my 8yr old Vizio VF550m and went through the settings. As with age you need to adjust and my TV needed some adjustments to its settings. Once finishing that part I popped in Rouge One and the colors popped, those graying pixels went away. The 85FD pushes my TV to its fullest bringing out the darkest blacks and vivid colors. Maybe in 6 months I will revisit the ideal of upgrading the TV.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • mantismantis Posts: 14,665
    The 85 is a fine unit. One of the better players Pioneer has made in a very long time.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 498
    I went ahead and upgraded my TV, picked up a Vizio P series 55", and the marriage between it and the 85FD is a winner. Being able to upconvert Blu rays to 4k is nice, its not night and day, but just another bit of detail and color saturation that makes everything pop. I was in Best Buy this weekend and was comparing the OLED's to the better LED's. They had SW VII on and it just didn't knock my socks off enough to justify the cost factor, plus I know my wifes' viewing habits are not inline with OLED restrictions for burn in (she just likes having the TV on while on her tablet to keep her company). I also used both HDMI outputs (Main/Sub) from the 85FD which also helps in both the audio and video feed. While watching SW VII, The rebels flight suits really popped out to a blood red color which gave them a deeper appearance of real flight suits (silky). Adam Drivers' vader outfit had more detail seeing the slight bits of shining threads intertwined (during Rays' questioning). The more I keep watching disk on this 85FD the better it shines, I watched the old Wing Commander disk the other night and it look like a recent release.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 498
    edited January 10
    Any Grand Tour show watchers in here (Amazon program)? I put this on right before bed and this show must be 4k as it just jumped off the screen.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Sony STR DG510 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
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