Elite 3D-Compatible Streaming Blu-ray Disc Player
- Notice Regarding YouTube® Streaming Service
- Spectacular 1080p Picture Quality
- Free iControlAV App for iPhone® iPod touch® and iPadTM*
- Armored Chassis Build Quality
Just another Blu-ray Disc® player? Not a chance.
Now get closer than ever to your favorite movies and entertainment. With state-of-the-art 3D playback, capability, exceptional build quality and support for the new world of streaming content from your favorite sites, the new Pioneer BDP-43FD is much more than a Blu-ray Disc player. It is a completely immersive sensory experience in motion picture viewing. Getting closer to what the director intended has never been easier, or more thrilling.
The BDP-43FD player brings you unrivaled picture and audio quality with features like support for 1080p/24fps, high-definition audio, optional wireless connectivity with a USB adapter (sold separately), and a free application for your iPadTM, iPhone® or iPod touch® that turns your media player into a full-fledged remote. There's also a dedicated RS-232 port for integration into custom home automation systems like Crestron® and Control4®.
Welcome to 3D.
There’s getting into the movie, then there’s getting into the movie. With 3D playback on the BDP-43FD, you’ll see and experience 3D Blu-ray Disc titles in a way you never thought possible. Not only is your involvement in the picture emotional, now it’s virtually physical as well. Because the BDP-43FD supports the new HDMI® 1.4a standard, it also supports the full 3D experience, giving you an “in-the-moment” perspective delivering on the director’s vision in a realistically intact way that has to be experienced to be believed.
Streaming from Popular Online Sites
You’re not just limited to your movie collection for home entertainment. In fact, you’re not limited at all. Connecting the BDP-43FD via an Ethernet cable or optional wireless adapter connects you to a world of entertainment. In an instant, you’ll be streaming content from popular online services like Netflix and Pandora. The technology of streaming content is evolving quickly, and the BDP-43FD will be ready to support it with over-the-air, auto-notifying firmware updates adding new streaming features as soon as they’re available.
Media Server Client*
Thanks to its compatibility with many popular media servers and remotes, you’re now able to liberate all the supported content from your PC or compatible server and bring it into your home theater, where it can be enhanced and experienced in the way it was designed to be.
Faster Disc Loading
Pioneer understands that you want your movie when you want it. That’s why the BDP-43FD loads discs in a fraction of the time of prior Blu-ray Disc players.
Wireless Ready with USB Adapter (sold separately)
Access streaming services, BD-Live content and over-the-air firmware updates. The BDP-43FD lets you connect to your home network wirelessly using the AS-WL200 Wireless Adapter (sold separately).
Free App Turns Your iPad, iPhone & iPod touch Into a Video Player Remote*
Download the free Pioneer iControlAV app and use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as a full-fledged remote when your BDP-43FD is connected to your home network. Use it for menu functions, play/pause commands, and even adjust the sound field during playback using the device's accelerometer. Download it for free on the Apple® App StoreSM by searching “Pioneer” or “iControlAV”.
Armored Chassis Construction for Superior Audio and Video Performance
Loading a player with the latest 3D and streaming features, while nice, simply isn’t enough. At Pioneer, we still believe audio and video performance is paramount. Designed to aid in reducing vibration and electrical interference, the BDP-43FD features an Armored Chassis Construction, a layered chassis concept consisting of:
- Bottom Insulating Plate
- Center-loading Tray
- Drive Mechanism Shock Absorbers
- High-quality Audio Components
- Gold-plated HDMI Terminal
- High-grade Power Cable
With unrivaled audio and video capability, the Pioneer BDP-43FD brings you closer to the 3D experience than ever before. And it does it by meeting two sets of uncompromising standards. Ours and yours.
*Requires firmware update
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice.
PIONEER ELITE and the Pioneer and Elite logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Blu-ray Disc is a registered trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Apple, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc.
- BDP-43FD Firmware Change History
- BDP-43FD Firmware Update Instructions
- BDP-43FD Firmware Update
- BDP-43FD Operating Instructions addendum
- BDP-43FD Operating Instructions addendum for YouTube Leanback
Open Source Notice:
This firmware update includes BusyBox software, Copyright 1998-2009 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, and Denys Vlasenko and others, licensed under GNU General Public License Version 2. The machine readable copy of the corresponding source code is available here: http://www.oss-pioneer.com/homeav/blu-ray. You may also obtain a copy for the cost of distribution by contacting Pioneer's Customer Service Center (in the U.S., 1-800-421-1404). Details of the GNU GPL and LGPL can be found at the GNU website (http://www.gnu.org).