Multi-format Compatibility: The Pioneer BDP-430 supports a number of
disc formats, including the following.
||BD-ROM, BD-RE (ver.2.1), BD-R
||DVD-Video, DVD-R (DL),
DVD-RW, DVD+R (DL), DVD+RW
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Much Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of
High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that
require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc
must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play.
The player is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the
Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of
Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet via the rear panel Ethernet terminal. Auto
Firmware Notification automatically notifies you of firmware updates when they
become available. Simply download them via the Ethernet connection (or wireless,
Note: The unit tested contained firmware version -
PC11022801. Go to
for the latest firmware update.
AVCHD Compatible: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital
video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on
DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is
designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data,
enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder
to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard
MKV Compatible: MKV is a file format allowing multiple audio and video
files to be held in a single file. This player can support up to 1280 x 720 MKV
audio/video files recorded onto BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
DivX Compatible: The Pioneer supports DivX playback from BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. DivXcompresses lengthy video segments into small
sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. The unit supports DivX video with a resolution
up to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
WMV Playback: WMV files recorded onto BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+RW, and
CD-R/RW discs are supported; files must be encoded using the Windows Media
Encoder 9 series. This unit supports WMV files with a resolution up to 1280 x
MP3/WMA Playback: The Pioneer BDP-430 supports MP3/WMA audio file
playback from CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and BD-R discs. MP3/WMA audio files
with a bit-rate of up to 320k kbps are supported (128kbps or greater
JPEG Playback: The Pioneer 3D Blu-ray disc player supports playback of
JPEG still image files recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs. JPEG
images with a resolution of up to 4,000 x 3,000 pixels (24-bits) are supported.
Video Outputs: The Pioneer BDP-430 Blu-ray player is equipped with two
High Definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one standard definition
video output (composite).
- HDMI: The Pioneer 3D Blu-ray player is equipped with an HDMI
(v.1.4) output. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and
digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI output resolution can be set to
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also
1080/24p when playing a compatible BD.
- Component: The Pioneer Blu-ray disc player features a single
component video output. When playing Blu-ray the resolution can be set to
480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i; when playing DVD the resolution can be set to
480i or 480p.
- Composite: The Blu-ray disc player also features a single
composite video output. The composite video output resolution is always 480i
when playing Blu-ray Disc or DVD.
True24FPS/1080p: The Pioneer BDP-430 provides up to 1920 x 1080p resolution at
24 fps for unrivaled picture quality.
3D Compatible: The BDP-430 is fully 3D-compatible with the latest HDMI 1.4a
standard, so you can enjoy current and upcoming 3D content.
Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content,
3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting
at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.
DVD Upscaling: When connected to your
TV using the HDMI output, the BDP-430 scales the output of a standard DVD signal
to HD-compatible 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i
output if your television is not HD-compatible.
Deep Color Support: The Pioneer Blu-ray player faithfully
reproduces all the colors inherent in today's most advanced image sources, such
as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. This player supports Deep Color technology via HDMI.
This technology supports higher bit rates and more color possibilities than
previous HDTV signals.
x.v.Color Compatible: The Blu-ray player's x.v.Color
compatibility reproduces all of the vibrant color in images recorded by wide
x.v.Color gamut compatible camcorders.
BonusView: Some BD-video disc copy data to other media
(local storage) and then play the secondary video, secondary audio and subtitles
(sub contents) simultaneously. These functions are known as BonusView. Sub
contents are automatically recorded to other media from the disc prior to
playing the virtual package. Playback methods vary depending on BD-discs. This
player uses its USB port along with an optional USB memory device to copy data
from applicable BD-video discs.
Simultaneous HDMI & Component Video Output: You can enjoy high definition video from
both the HDMI and Component Video connections (Component Video is limited to 1080i
TV Aspect Ratio: You can set the screen aspect ratio of your connected
TV. You can choose from the following - 16:9 Normal, 4:3 Normal, 4:3 Letter Box,
or 4:3 Pan Scan.
PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System): When used with a compatible Pioneer PQLS
AV receiver via HDMI, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CD music are precisely reproduced
with minimum jitter. PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio
transfer control technology using the unit's HDMI control function. The player's
output signals are controlled from a compatible Pioneer AV amplifier to achieve
high sound quality playback using the amplifier's quartz oscillator. This
eliminates the influence of the jitter generated during signal transfer which
can adversely affect the sound quality.
Dolby Digital/DTS Decoders: The Pioneer BDP-430 features internal
decoding of the latest high definition audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio
Secondary, and Effect audio streams together into PCM audio.
Secondary, and Effect audio streams together into PCM audio, then
re-encodes the PCM audio into DTS bitstream.
||Outputs only the Primary
audio soundtrack (main soundtrack of the movie) so that your audio
equipment can decode the audio bitstream. You will not hear
Secondary and Effect audio.
||Dolby Digital Plus
Dynamic Range Control: This function lets you adjust the range between
the loudest and the softest sounds (dynamic range) for playback at average
volume. Use this feature when it is hard to hear dialogue.
Audio Outputs: The Pioneer BDP-430 Blu-ray disc player
features a digital audio output (optical) and one analog audio output (RCA).
- Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features
an optical digital output. The player's audio menu allows you to select the
digital audio format that is passed through the optical digital output;
bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS) or 2-channel PCM.
- Analog Audio: There is also a pair of stereo analog RCA
Dual USB Ports: The Pioneer BDP-430 features a front- and
rear-panel USB (Type-A) port for playback of audio, video, and still-image files
stored on USB mass storage class device (must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32). The
number of folders and files within a single folder is limited to a maximum of
- Supported Audio Files: MP3/WMA audio files with a bit-rate of up
to 320k kbps are supported (128kbps or greater recommended).
- Supported Video Files: DivX video files with a resolution up to
1920 x 1080 pixels and MKV/WMV files with a resolution up to 1280 x 720.
- Supported Still-Image Files: JPEG images with a resolution of up
to 4,000 x 3,000 pixels (24-bits) are supported.
Note: Not all USB devices are supported. The rear-panel
USB port can also used for Pioneer's optional USB Wireless LAN adapter
Ethernet (LAN) Port: Connect the player's rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet
terminal (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5 network cable to access
select Internet audio/video content
and update the unit's firmware/software.
WiFi Ready: In addition to the unit's Ethernet (RJ-45) terminal, the
Pioneer BDP-430 lets you connect to your home network wirelessly using the AS-WL200 Wireless Adapter (sold
separately). This adapter plugs into the Blu-ray player's rear-panel USB port.
Note: Requires home network with an 802.11 access point
(802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA
Online Streaming Content: Using the Blu-ray player's
rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port you can access select internet services. You are
able to access online content from Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube when connected
to the Internet.
- Netflix: Netflix offers instant streaming to Netflix members with
an unlimited streaming account. This function allows you to enjoy Netflix
service through your home network. The Blu-ray player supports up to 2ch
audio streaming from Netflix. Netflix is only available in the United
- Pandora: You can instantly listen to personalized ratio stations,
streamed over the Internet from Pandora via this player. Pandora is only
available in the United States.
- YouTube: YouTube is available via firmware update.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The Pioneer Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the
Internet via your home network and features a front-panel USB port for
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content
Faster Disc Loading: The BDP-430 loads discs in a fraction of the time
of prior Blu-ray Disc players.
Playback Functions: The Pioneer Blu-ray player offers the following
- Resume Playback: The position at which playback is stopped is
stored in the player's memory, so playback resumes from the point at which
it was stopped. This function is cancelled if you eject the disc.
- Continue Viewing Playback: This function allows you to continue
playback from a position your specify on a disc to be played next time, even
after turning the power off. The continued viewing playback setting is
canceled if you eject the disc.
- Frame Advance: You can advance a chapter (track) frame-by-frame.
- Slow Playback: You can playback and image slowly on-screen
- Replay: Playback jumps back 10 seconds.
- Repeat: You can repeat the playback of a title or chapter. You
can also specify a specific video segment (A-B) to repeat.
Search Functions: The Pioneer Blu-ray player offers the following
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a
current chapter or track. The search speed will change each time you press
the FF/RW button.
- Previous/Next: You can skip to the next or the start of the
current chapter (track).
- Skip Search: Playback skips 30 seconds ahead.
- Direct Title/Track Skip: You can skip directly to the start of a
title, chapter, or track by using the remote's numeric keypad (0-9).
Parental Control: The Parental Control function works in conjunction
with Blu-ray Disc/DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps you control
the types of Blu-ray Discs/DVDs that your family watches. There are up to 8
ratings levels on a disc. The rating levels are protected by a customer user
4-digit password. You can also block internet access.
Display Off: If you feel the indicators on the player's front-panel
display are too bright when watching movies, you can turn them off.
Auto Power Off: This sets the Blu-ray player so that the power is
automatically turned-off if playback is stopped for approximately 10 minutes.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to
operate this unit and a number of functions on multiple brand TVs. Once
programmed, the remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, volume
up/down, and channel up/down.
HDMI Control: When a Pioneer TV supporting HDMI control is connected to the
BDP-430 via an HDMI cable, it is possible to use the television's remote control
to perform specific functions of the player.
Pioneer iControlAV2 App (for iPad):
The Pioneer free iControlAV2 (from
Apple) makes it easy to operate select functions of the Pioneer Blu-ray player
using your iPad (iOS 4.2 or later) in a Wi-Fi network environment. Download this
iPad app and enjoy controlling your home cinema system with the touch of your
Note: The Pioneer BDP-430 requires a firmware update in order to
use the Pioneer iControlAV App.