Pioneer is expanding its range of home theater components with the release of a Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi Direct technology, which allows streaming audio and video from mobile devices directly to the TV, without the need for a wireless router.
Pioneer’s new Blu-ray 3D player takes the lead
On compatibility with mobile devices
Other new features of the player include the ability to read files recorded in a specific “mobile” format, control from a mobile device with the firm applications ControlApp and iControlAV2013, as well as compatibility with the Send to TV function of YouTube – for those who want to watch YouTube videos on the big screen. In addition, the player is equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi module and is DLNA 1 certified.5.
“Today’s mobile devices are equipped with multimedia interface with powerful network functions, and this trend will only increase in the future. With this in mind, Pioneer is convinced of the need to empower home electronics with new features that are compatible with mobile devices in order to unlock their full potential for the consumer,” explains Philip Coppens, Product and Technology Manager of Pioneer Europe. – Wi-Fi Direct makes it easy to connect the BDP-160 Blu-ray 3D player via Wi-Fi, giving you the perfect opportunity to create a wireless home network-free interface or, for example, play files from your friends’ mobile devices when they come to visit you without having to connect to a home LAN network.
The BDP-160 reads a variety of file formats, such as 3GP designed specifically for smartphones FLV, MPEG, AVI, WMV, and FLAC2, Not to mention WMA, MP3, MKV and DivX+HD.
DLNA 1 certification.5 allows you to receive data from a computer or NAS device acting as a DLNA server through your home network, and allows the player to work as a DMR1 Digital Media Renderer , t.e. Retrieve information directly from a portable source, such as a compatible mobile device.
Built-in WPS compliant Wi-Fi module makes it easy to receive streaming data. You can stream audio or video files to your Blu-ray player without a local network connection using a LAN cable or wireless adapter. For those who don’t want to or don’t have an opportunity to connect to a home network, Wi-Fi Direct technology allows you to create a wireless interface directly between the player and a portable device without the need to use a router. As a result, transferring information over Wi-Fi to a Blu-ray player is easier than ever.
Connected to the internet, the latest Pioneer Blu-ray player gives you access to popular services like YouTube and Picasa. Supports the new Send to TV feature of YouTube allowing you to use the BDP-160 with your mobile device to search for clips and control screen playback on your Blu-ray player.
BDP-160 is equipped with front USB port, reads Super Audio CDs, and when working with the Pioneer AV receiver supports proprietary Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link modes to enhance picture and sound quality.
Availability and pricing
Blu-ray player BDP-160 to appear in stores in 2013. At a recommended retail price of 5,490 Dollars.