My thought is that if you don't care about having limited web features, won't be playing a ton of DVD's or care about up-scaling, and don't care about dual HDMI out, the 52 will be just fine. The 52 drive eject is a bit noisier. Remotes are identical even though the remote model numbers are different. Chassis is identical. The firmwares are different and the software interface is a bit different because of the QDEO vs Mediatek chipset.
not sure what you mean by limited web features
does the 62 have the myriad of apps etc like a new Samsung player?
The 52 has the apps suite of a low end Insignia player...and about the same type of basic interface as well
No, and that what makes the 62 so appealing because it has dual HDMI outputs. One goes directly to your 3D capable TV (video), the other goes to your non-3D capable AVR (for audio). Beware, there are some reports of lip-sync issues when configured this way. It's probably a buy and try scenario but BB returns are easy.
If I only use one HDMI, can I pass video & audio to non-3d AVR then to TV? I think the AVR don't do anything with video signal, it just pass it to TV. Is that correct?
The Pioneer BDP-62 on sale @ BB is not the regional-free version, it plays BD disc code A and DVD disc code 1 . You probably mention the one that amazon sold on their website . Those players have been modified to play disc of all regions .
I echo this. I went into the menu, changed the country code to UK; and, tried to play a U.K. DVD from
gave region error, ( it was a region 2 DVD). When left on UK country code, it plays a
U.S. region DVD normally as if U.S. had been chosen. Meaning to me, hardcoded to U.S, no matter what. The manual which accompanied the Best Buy purchase states, it plays region
"all" and region 1; go to page where country codes are explained; which seems to say change country code and a different region code will be changed - NOPE - and reference back. Very confusing.
I brought home a BDP-62FD from Best Buy yesterday. From the back, the top/left corner has a two logos printed with Region 1 and Region A.
Your right. Looked at the left back side - Display BD "A"; DVD is "1". Many sellers of this are advertising "otherwise". If I had known about this - I would not have bought; think I will do a quick write-up and send to Pioneer. P.S., on the box it also display BD "A"; and the display for DVD as "1".
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