Elite BD-Live Blu-ray Disc® Player

  • BD-Live Compliant with 1GB Internal Memory and USB Expansion with HDD Support
  • PQLS for Jitter-Free 2-Channel and Multi-Channel Playback.
  • 48-Bit Deep Color
  • 7.1-Channel Analog Outputs
  • Audiophile Capacitors
  • RS-232C Port



In the constant pursuit of faithful audio and video reproduction, the Elite BDP-23FD undeniably stands alone.

It begins with state of the art technologies that deliver an unrivaled 1080p picture with True 24fps. The BDP-23FD also includes the benefit of our multi-channel Precision Quartz Locking System (PQLS). This near jitter-free transmission operates between the Blu-ray Disc player and a multi-channel PQLS-equipped Pioneer receiver by synchronizing both components’ digital clocks for optimal audio playback.

The BDP-23FD also features an Advanced Picture Control Suite allowing you to tailor your video signal with up to 48-bit Deep Color perfection. Built-in Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio decoders assure you that the ability to reproduce pristine high-definition audio was not overlooked. And with 1080p DVD upscaling ability, it’s not just your Blu-ray disc titles that will benefit.

Also, an RS-232C connection expands the custom installation features of an already full-featured Blu-ray Disc player.

And this is all just part of the story.

With 1GB of internal memory, a USB terminal with HDD support and the ability to enjoy BD-Live features right out of the box, the BDP-23FD’s playback capabilities become quite expansive. And with 7.1 outputs powered by 4 Burr-Brown® Audio DACs and new audiophile capacitors, prepare to be entertained to perfection.

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  • Spectacular 1080p Picture Quality: The BDP-23FD provides up to 1920 x 1080p resolution for unrivaled picture quality. And with True 24fps, now see your movies as the director intended.
  • Deep Color: The BDP-23FD supports 48-bit* Deep Color, offering high definition images with superb color detail.
  • x.v.Color: An advanced feature which greatly broadens the color space input to include 1.8 times as many natural colors than standard RGB signals.
  • HDMI™ Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) Jitterless Transmission (LPCM Multi/2-ch): By HDMI connection with a compatible Pioneer A/V receiver, for the first time in the world, A/V sources such as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, as well as CD music are precisely reproduced with minimum jitter.
  • KURO™ LINK: By connecting the BDP-23FD to a Pioneer KURO flat panel TV or monitor and a compatible Pioneer A/V receiver, KURO LINK lets you operate the entire system’s basic functions such as power on/off and playback through KURO’s remote control. The new KURO LINK Video Adjustment System automatically switches to optimal video settings adjusted by unique parameters developed by Pioneer KURO and Blu-ray Disc player engineers.
  • Exclusive Jitter Reduction Circuit: Utilizing a Pioneer developed IC, this circuit digitally reshapes the waveform of the audio clock to greatly reduce jitter for all content.
  • Picture Control Suite: 13 different video adjustments (Progressive Motion, PureCinema, YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, White Level, Black Level, Black Setup, Gamma Correction, Hue, and Chroma Level)
  • Triple High-Definition NR:
    Component Frame NR lowers Gaussian noise without blurring the picture.
    Block NR minimizes block noise (mosaic-like artifacts).
    Mosquito NR reduces the fluttery noise around the edges of objects.
  • BD-Live™ Compliant (Profile 2.0): Enjoy special disc contents in Picture-in-Picture form, and also download additional content from the internet to the built-in 1GB memory, such as the director’s interview and languages not contained on the disc.**
  • USB Input for BD-LIVE™ Contents Storage
  • 7.1 Channel Analog Audio Outputs: For compatibility with non HDMI equipped receivers and preamps.
  • Internal Audio Decoders: The BDP-23FD features internal decoding of all advanced audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • RS-232C: For installation applications.
  • Easy Operation and Setup: New Advanced HD GUIs for easy navigation.
  • Latest Generation PureCinema Progressive Scan
  • Multi-Format Compatibility: You can play high definition DVD discs recorded by digital video cameras in AVCHD format. You can also play BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, etc. recorded using Blu-ray Disc recorders or DVD recorders as well as CD/CD-R.
  • Aluminum Lower Front Panel
  • Illuminated Operation Indicators and Ice-Blue Illumination



  • HDMI™ Output
  • Component Video Output
  • Composite Video Output
  • 7.1-Channel Audio Output
  • Optical Digital Output
  • SR Input
  • Ethernet
  • USB Input
  • RS-232C


  • Power Requirements: 120 V 60 Hz
  • Product Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. (3.7 kg)


  • W x H x D: 16-9/16 x 3-1/4 x 11 inches (420 x 83 x 287 mm)

* Except for 1080p/60 output.
** BD-Live only available on compatible discs and playable features depend on the disc contents.


Updated on 10/08/2013