Blu-Ray Player Pioneer BDP 120

The low-cost brand player Pioneer BDP 120 (200 euros) is the Benjamin pioneers Blu-ray portfolio and offers BD-live all interesting features.

  1. Blu-ray player Pioneer BDP 120
  2. Data sheet

The cheapest player in the test comes precisely from pioneer, which offered long even no really cheap model, instead preferring their quality image used – maybe not a bad way. BDP 120 falls in the current program of Japanese anyway, not only with its extremely low price from the role.

Its remote control shows some other buttons and the menu looks significantly different than at the larger players. It is not so clear, is obviously scaled, but readable.

The front acts for this price class with the buttons integrated in the design and led pleasant high-quality and subtly compared to competitors in this class. The connection panel offers solid basic equipment for audio and video in digital and analog form, to a network port for BD-live and updates, as well as a USB port, which is somewhat impractical for application on the back in practice only as a data store for BD-live.

In practice the pioneer turned to somewhat finicky with the data structure on CDs and DVDs with music and photos, which must follow precise patterns. For the de-Interlacer worked the fastest and most stable of all test candidates. The image showed crisp sharp DVD and BD, and was but slightly dull and lackluster. At this price, even pioneer do magic.

Pioneer BDP 120

Manufacturer Pioneer
Price €200.00
Rating 101.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Width 42.0 cm
Height 5.8 cm
Depth 26.8 cm
Weight 2.7 kg
Video digital HDMI (version) 1.3a
Max resolution of HDMI
Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master /
Decoder DD / DTS /
Remote control for TV / Adaptive /
Predefined picture settings / adjustable /
Memory card reader
USB /.
Ethernet for update / interactive content /
Headphone output / adjustable /
Playback memory
HDMI control
BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds) 21 / 52.0 s
Playback formats
MP3WMADivX / /
Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1 / /
Playable disc.-formats
DVD + R / RW /
CD-R / RW /
BD-R / RE /
optical / HDMI /
Hosiden / 3-comp. /
Measured values
Signal to noise ratio (A weighted) 106 dB
Output resistance 666 ohm
Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD 3.0 / 0.9 mm
Error correction surface CD / DVD 3.0
Power consumption standby / operating 0.6 / 11.1 W
Short conclusion Very cheap player with good standard in a discreet design. Schafrfe, plastic, but somewhat dull image. Sounds tend to be warm, compact, musically.
Sound HDMI
(maximum 70 points)
Sound surround
Sound stereo
(max 70
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Picture Blu ray / DVD 16 / 9
Overall rating (max. 120 points) outstanding 101
Price-performance ratio outstanding
tested in issue: 3 / 10