Pioneer http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/news en-GB Pioneer NEX in-car systems now support Apple CarPlay http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-nex-car-systems-now-support-apple-carplay/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A free firmware update bring Apple’s iPhone integration four of Pioneer UK’s dashboard multimedia receivers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pioneer NEX in-car systems now support Apple CarPlay" alt="Pioneer NEX in-car systems now support Apple CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-carplay_0.jpg?1412246574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pioneer has become the first maker of in-car entertainment systems to offer support for Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-carplay-puts-your-iphone-your-car-dashboard/news#">CarPlay</a> platform.</p> <p>First announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news">back in April</a>, CarPlay-enabling firmware updates for four of the company&rsquo;s current UK-sold NEX systems are now available to download. The supported systems are the AVIC-F60DAB, the AVIC-F960BT, the AVIC-F960DAB and the AVH-X8600BT.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those who already own one of the above models, the updates can be downloaded from <a href="http://www.pioneer-carglobal.com/en/CarPlay/" target="_blank">Pioneer&rsquo;s website</a>.</p> <p>CarPlay, which allows you to neatly integrate your iPhone with your in-car entertainment system with a simple cable connection, has been available on new cars since March of this year, but as yet Pioneer is the only company offering an after-market option to car owners. Alpine and Clarion are reportedly preparing their own CarPlay-compatible systems for imminent launch, however.</p> <p>CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 7.1 or above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/02/pioneer-carplay-now-available/" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature">Why Apple CarPlay and its competitors are the future of in-car tech</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDWFs1yHRmo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-nex-car-systems-now-support-apple-carplay/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-nex-car-systems-now-support-apple-carplay/news#comments Apple CarPlay Cars Pioneer Smartphones Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:40:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1449146 at http://www.stuff.tv This 1965 Ford Mustang is a Carplay classic http://www.stuff.tv/apple/wwdc-2014/1965-ford-mustang-carplay-classic/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s brand new in-car tech meets classic American muscle thanks to Pioneer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" alt="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-Carplay-ford-mustang-6.gif?1401757791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There may have been no new news of CarPlay during the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/wwdc-2014/apple-wwdc-2014-keynote-live-blog/news" target="_blank">WWDC 2014 keynote</a>, but Apple was still keen to remind attendees that its in-car tech is well on the way.</p> <p>On the 2nd floor of the Moscone West centre in San Francisco were parked three cars (no, we&#39;re not sure how they got them up there either), each with CarPlay onboard. We largely ignored the little electric Chevrolet and even the Ferrari FF, because we&#39;d spotted some classic American muscle.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The gorgeous Ford Mustang before us was built in 1965, but its dashboard had been brought into the 21st Century with the addition of one of Pioneer&#39;s CarPlay-toting head units, and while we&#39;re not sure having the screen that low in the cockpit is necessarily the best idea, the mix of old and new was still very hard to resist.</p> <p>You simply connect your iPhone to a Lightning cable (that can be hidden in the glove box) and all of the driving-enhancing features and apps are made available on the touchscreen in a large, jabbable format, while anything distracting is hidden.</p> <p>During the very brief demo we were able to see the very bold CarPlay interface and the in-car integration of Apple Maps, complete with turn-by-turn navigation. All looked exceptionally quick and slick.</p> <p>There are four head units in Pioneer&#39;s CarPlay range, starting at the &pound;570 AVH-8600BT and going all the way up to the &pound;1000 AVIC-F60DAB. They&#39;re actually available now but a firmware upgrade is required to add CarPlay and Pioneer is yet to narrow down the date of its availability beyond the vague &quot;summer 2014&quot; of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news" target="_blank">original announcement</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature" target="_blank">Why Apple CarPlay and its competitors are the future of in-car tech</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" alt="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-Carplay-ford-mustang3.gif?1401757791" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" alt="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-Carplay-ford-mustang2.gif?1401757791" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" alt="Ford Mustang with Apple CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-Carplay-ford-mustang.gif?1401757791" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/wwdc-2014/1965-ford-mustang-carplay-classic/feature#comments Apple CarPlay Ford Pioneer WWDC 2014 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:09:52 +0000 Tom Parsons 1438413 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An upcoming firmware update will make four of the company&#039;s in-car infotainment systems CarPlay-friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers" alt="Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-carplay.jpg?1397728082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple CarPlay and similarly smartphone-savvy in-car systems are going to be the future of automobile entertainment, navigation and more &ndash; but Pioneer has just unveiled the first batch of CarPlay products you can install in your existing car.</p> <p>To date, CarPlay has only been available as an option for those pre-ordering the Ferrari FF, so news that Pioneer is making products you can have in the (non-supercar) motor you already own is certain to excite a lot of people.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update coming soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the UK, Pioneer&rsquo;s new AVIC-F60DAB (&pound;1,000), AVIC-F960BT (&pound;730), AVIC-F960DAB (&pound;780) and AVH-X8600BT (&pound;570) models are all CarPlay compatible &ndash; or at least will be following a firmware update in &ldquo;early summer 2014&rdquo;. Plug your iPhone 5s, 5c or 5 into any of them using a Lightning-to-USB cable and CarPlay will launch.</p> <p>CarPlay features an iOS 7-style layout and access to selected (i.e. non-distracting) apps like Maps, Music and Phone.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://www.pioneer-carglobal.com/CarPlay/">Pioneer</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Cars Pioneer Smartphones Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:26:48 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435584 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Pioneer is back in the TV biz – and how to squat your way to Russian subway tickets http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-pioneer-back-tv-biz-and-russia-s-subway-squatting-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start your day the techie way, with our morning round-up of the latest news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pioneer Kuro" alt="Pioneer Kuro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-kuro.jpg?1384419659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer is back in the TV game – in name at least </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A few years ago, Pioneer made the best televisions in the world. The Kuro range of plasmas offered such detail, such contrast and such deep, dark black levels that they could reduce a 33-year-old single man to tears of pure joy in less than ten seconds. But despite the Kuro plasmas offering picture quality that was objectively years ahead of their rivals, nobody bought them, because they could snap up inferior (but still decent) TVs from the likes of Samsung and LG at a fraction of the cost. So eventually Pioneer cut its losses and stopped making TVs altogether. It was a sad day for those 33-year-old men. It was a sad day for us all.</p> <p>Well, now the Pioneer name is coming back to TVs. Dixons has announced that it’ll be selling full HD Pioneer-branded models in 40, 46 and 50in sizes in Scandinavia from December – and possibly the UK soon after.</p> <p>But before you get excited, consider a couple of things: these TVs aren’t Kuros. In fact they aren’t even plasmas – they’re LCDs. Pioneer sold its plasma business and patents to Panasonic years ago, and this partnership with Dixon is almost certainly a marketing exercise from the retailer rather than a reason to celebrate. Should they launch in the UK, we’ll be looking carefully at the new Pioneer sets to see if they deserve the name on the front. [Source: <a href="http://ertonline.co.uk/ERT%20Latest%20News/Pioneer-returns-to-TV-market-in-Dixons-deal.htm">ERT</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three launches a £99 Android tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The number of cheap tablets available in the UK just went up by one: Three has unveiled the Gemini D7, an Android Jelly Bean-based 7in model with 4GB of expandable storage and access to the Amazon Appstore (so you probably can’t download regular Google Play apps). The D7, which has Wi-Fi but no mobile data option, costs just £99 when bought with a MiFi portable hotspot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Three launches a £99 Android tablet" alt="Three launches a £99 Android tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gemini-7-tablet.jpg?1384250522" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia says: squat for your subway ticket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Russia has found a novel way to promote the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics: making subway train passengers exercise to earn a free subway ticket. The Moscow metro has installed a ‘squat booth’ (our name, not theirs) in one station that tasks commuters with performing 30 squats in two minutes. If they succeed, they’re rewarded with a single-journey ticket (normal value: about 60p).</p> <p>It’s all part of the Russian Olympic Committee’s campaign to bring ‘Olympic values’ to everyday life in the country ahead of next February’s events. Other examples popping up in Russian cities include pedal-powered smartphone chargers and transforming buses’ hanging straps into activity-tracking bands. [Source: <a href="http://news.discovery.com/human/health/muscovites-do-squats-for-free-metro-ride-131109.htm">Discovery</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NOW TV’s entertainment pass brings ten channels to iOS devices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/now-tv-box-powered-sky/now-tv-box-hands-review/feature">Now TV</a> has announced that its Entertainment Month Pass is now available on iOS devices and LG smart TVs. The pass, available at an introductory price of £4.99 a month, gives users access to ten broadcast channels including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts and FOX. It’s already available on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/now-tv-box-powered-sky/now-tv-box-hands-review/feature">Now TV Box</a>, PS3, Roku and Windows and Mac computers, and will arrive on Xbox 360 and selected Android devices in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NOW TV on LG smart TV" alt="NOW TV on LG smart TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-now-tv.jpg?1384250522" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Pioneer Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:25:21 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428992 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer BDP-LX55 http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-lx55/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can this Pioneer Blu-ray player win us over despite MIA streaming features? If you just want to spin some discs, the LX55 won&#039;t let you down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-BDP-LX55-review.jpg?1372644770" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its upmarket build, high-performance upscaling and extensive spec, the new Pioneer is perfect for home cinema enthusiasts. Its streaming services need improvement, but we've no complaints about either picture or sound quality.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the full <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/review/pioneer-bdp-lx55">Pioneer BDP-LX55 review on whathifi.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/review/pioneer-bdp-lx55 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Blu-ray player for home cinema enthusiasts&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-lx55/review#comments Blu-ray and DVD Pioneer Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 1423838 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer DDJ WeGO http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer-ddj-wego/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A small DJ controller with a big list of features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="983" height="613" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-main_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-2_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-3_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-4_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-5_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-6_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="948" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer-WeGO-7_2.jpg?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got a laptop? Got some tunes on it? Great, now you're a DJ! But hang on, you don't look like one yet. Sure, you can mix away with nothing but a mouse, but where's the fun in that? Add a controller, such as the Pioneer DDJ WeGO, and you're in business.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="257" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-1_0.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Pioneer is a big name in pro DJ gear, the WeGO is aimed at the opposite end of the market and it certainly packs a lot of features into its compact frame. Plug it into a Mac or a PC and it dovetails with the bundled Virtual DJ Limited Edition software to give you control of up to four decks, each with its own range of effects. The WeGO handles the audio too, via USB, offering you a headphone monitor output to allow you to cue up your incoming tracks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-2.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – light show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regular Stuff readers will know we're suckers for anything that lights up, and the WeGO had us cooing at its Tron styling as soon as we fired it up. That sounds terribly shallow, but in the post-vinyl era DJs should be grateful of anything that helps makes their art more of a visual spectacle.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-4_0.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – compact </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All the basics are covered, including tempo syncing (aided by two scrolling waveforms that allow you to line up the beats visually), so the main question is how well it deals with all those features with such a small footprint. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-7_0.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – in use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In use it can feel quite cramped. Some features, such as the equalisation knobs, have dedicated controls, but there's a lot of sharing and mode-switching going on here, which can cause problems when you're in the thick of a mix.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-3.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – scratching </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For example, the platters are generally used for scratching, slight timing adjustments and cueing up, but they also double as dials for the effects whenever you select one from the buttons above. That's fine so long as you're concentrating, but just touching the metal front plate of the platter can stop a tune dead in its tracks, so you need to keep your wits about you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-5_0.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – 4 deck mixing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Similarly, if you want to use those two extra virtual decks to get four tracks in the mix at once, you just press a button to assign the main controls to one of those other channels. It's easy to accidentally make changes to the wrong tune, but the ability to spin acapellas and other effects over your main two channels is still a big plus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerWeGo-hands-6_0.JPG?1372753075" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer DDJ WeGO – summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These issues will fade away once you've become accustomed to the DDJ WeGO, and before long you'll be juggling your tunes like a cabaret plate spinner. There's a lot of potential here, with the ability to load your own samples (for jingles, intros and that sort of thing), a built-in record option in the software and direct compatibility with Algoriddim's djay for Mac users. If you have room for a more expansive controller there are friendlier alternatives, such as <a title="Denon MC2000 controller" href="http://www.dm-pro.eu/en/denondj/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=MediaPlayerControllers&amp;SubCatId=Controllers&amp;ProductId=MC2000DJController" target="_blank">Denon's MC2000 </a>for example, but in the land of the compact DJ controller the DDJ WeGO is a big player.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A feature-packed DJ controller that tries just a bit too hard</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pioneer-ddj-wego </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer-ddj-wego/review#comments DDJ WeGO Music Pioneer Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:59:37 +0000 Tony Horgan 423960 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer BDP-450 http://www.stuff.tv/bdp-450/pioneer-bdp-450/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer&#039;s BDP-450 is here to tempt you to step-up from budget Blu-ray - and tempt you it will </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="650" height="249" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bdp-450-k-f.jpg?1372644074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days you can pick up a Blu-ray player along with the weekly grocery shop, so a model’s got to be pretty special if it’s going to command even as much as £200. Thankfully the Pioneer BDP-450 really is quite special.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £225.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer BDP-450 review – design and features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a far bigger and more sturdy alternative to the slimline plastic models offered by the likes of Sony and Panasonic, and it seems more grown up and luxurious as a result.</p> <p>Unlike most budget models the BDP-450 is classed as a universal disc player, which means it will play niche formats such as DVD-Audio and SACD as well as the usual CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. 3D is also featured, and there are even two HDMI outputs on the back so that if your home cinema system doesn’t support 3D video it can receive HD audio via one of the HDMIs while the other carries the 3D video directly to your telly.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer BDP-450 review – media streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Discs aren’t the only way to get your entertainment fix. Your own video and music files can be accessed via the USB connection or streamed across your network from a NAS or computer. And while the Pioneer doesn’t have the range of smart TV apps that some of its rivals boast, Netflix is on board to deliver unlimited on-demand movies and TV shows for just £5.99 a month.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer BDP-450 review – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is where the BDP-450 really shines. With Blu-ray you get a stunningly detailed image with awesome sharpness and a real sense of depth. Still watching those old DVDs? The Pioneer does a great job of upscaling those, too. You’re not going to mistake the standard-def content for HD, but there’s more detail and less noise to the picture when compared to other Blu-ray players at this money.</p> <p> <h2>Pioneer BDP-450 review – verdict</h2> </p> <p>£225 might seem like a lot for a Blu-ray player these days, but the Pioneer BDP-450 has the kind of build quality and brilliant pictures to more than justify it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can buy cheaper, but the Pioneer is more than worth its asking price&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pioneer-bdp-450 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/bdp-450/pioneer-bdp-450/review#comments BDP-450 Blu-ray and DVD Pioneer Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Tom Parsons 424665 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer outs Cyber Navi windscreen display with AR and GPS http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-outs-cyber-navi-windscreen-display-ar-and-gps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is one heads up display you have to see – all it&#039;s missing is our high score </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="352" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-GPS-augmented-reality-HUD_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5159.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pioneer's new laser-projected in-car display is the latest reason to jump ship and head to Japan because let's face it, they get to eat, sleep and drive the way we'll be doing in say, ten year's time.</p> <p>The Cyber-Navi rig includes a clip-on translucent 'screen' that a laser projector then beams GPS info onto – so the tech's not built into your windscreen. It will automatically adjust its brightness though and project driving directions just above the road (in your view) so you don't get distracted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/pioneer-outs-cyber-navi-windscreen-display-with-ar-and-gps </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-outs-cyber-navi-windscreen-display-ar-and-gps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-outs-cyber-navi-windscreen-display-ar-and-gps/news#comments Pioneer Thu, 10 May 2012 07:26:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 421099 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer X-SMC3 iPod Micro System hits shelves http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-x-smc3-ipod-micro-system-hits-shelves/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cradle your iPod in style with Pioneer&#039;s latest music-blasting AirPlay dock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-x-smc3-dock_2.jpg?1364400806" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've been keeping an eye out for Pioneer's X-SMC3 iPod Micro System since its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/pioneer-unveils-airplay-music-tap-system">announcement back in September</a> then you'll be pleased to hear it's officially ready to embrace your iDevice in time for Christmas.</p> <p>The Wi-Fi-toting, AirPlay-compatible dock will happily display your entire iTunes library on its LCD screen and its 20W output with dual-channel digital amplifier should be more than enough to show off your beloved music catalogue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/pioneer-x-smc3-ipod-micro-system-hits-shelves </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-x-smc3-ipod-micro-system-hits-shelves/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-x-smc3-ipod-micro-system-hits-shelves/news#comments Pioneer Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:52:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419115 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer unveils AirPlay Music Tap system http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-unveils-airplay-music-tap-system/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Japanese AV giant hopes to break the shackles of your iTunes library </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="400" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/X-SMC3S-S_Large_0.jpg?1364401316" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2611.jpg?1364401316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pioneer has joined the ever-growing AirPlay speaker party by announcing the X-SMC3-S music system. Able to connect to a network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, the system will serve up your entire iTunes music library on a 2.5in colour LCD display with the ability to share playlists on the company’s other Music Tap devices.</p> <p>vTuner internet radio should provide a nice respite from your questionable audio collection and the cleverly hidden iPod dock, USB port and standard AUX input mean that other devices can join in on the fun.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/pioneer-unveils-airplay-music-tap-system </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-unveils-airplay-music-tap-system/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-unveils-airplay-music-tap-system/news#comments Pioneer Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:57:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 417861 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer BDP-140 Blu-ray player marks start of new range http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-140-blu-ray-player-marks-start-new-range/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first in a series of new Blu-ray spinners hits the shops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="186" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneerbdp140_0.jpg?1364401337" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2726.jpg?1364401337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pioneer has released details of the BDP-140, the first model in a new lineup of Blu-ray players launching at IFA this week.</p> <p>Available now for £170, the BDP-140 plays 3D Blu-ray discs, as well as giving users access to BD Live content, YouTube access and Picasa albums. It'll hook up to your home network via Ethernet or optional Wi-Fi adapter </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/events/news-nugget/pioneer-bdp-140-blu-ray-player-marks-start-of-new-range </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-140-blu-ray-player-marks-start-new-range/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-140-blu-ray-player-marks-start-new-range/news#comments Pioneer Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:43:06 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 417715 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer launches new Blu-ray home cinema systems http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-launches-new-blu-ray-home-cinema-systems/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four is the magic number for new home entertainment set-ups </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-414_0.jpg?1364401519" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-717_0.jpg?1364401519" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-313_0.jpg?1364401519" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-212_0.jpg?1364401519" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2816.jpg?1364401519" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pioneer, maker of fantastic home entertainment kit, has added four new Blu-ray home cinema systems to its line-up of covetable black, shiny things. What we've actually got is two systems with different speaker options. The first – the regular series – supports 3D Blu-ray disc playback and offers both Wi-Fi and iPod/iPhone connectivity to avoid the need to set up elaborate wire systems around the sofas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/pioneer-launches-new-blu-ray-home-cinema-systems </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-launches-new-blu-ray-home-cinema-systems/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-launches-new-blu-ray-home-cinema-systems/news#comments Pioneer Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:08:41 +0000 Sophie Charara 417561 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer DDJ-T1 http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-ddj-t1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best DJ decks money can buy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="665" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-main.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="562" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-2.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="422" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-3.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="166" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-5.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-hands1.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-hands2.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="372" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-ddj-t1-hands3.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the demise of vinyl, nothing has risen to claim the mantle previously held by the Technics 1210 turntable, but Pioneer has come closest with its CDJ CD decks. Now that CDs are on the wane and laptops are in the hot seat, Pioneer has launched the DDJ-T1 and its sister system the DDJ-S1. The T1 tested here is designed to work with DJ software Traktor, while the S1 is tailored specifically to Serato Itch software.</p> <p><strong>Space saver</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £900.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A supremely capable DJ tool that’s rugged, brilliantly featured and ice cool</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pioneer-ddj-t1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-ddj-t1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-ddj-t1/review#comments DDJ-T1 Music Pioneer Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:50:23 +0000 Tony Horgan 417108 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer KRP-500A http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-krp-500a/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer’s last ever plasma television promises its best picture quality yet. Has the Kuro range signed off in style? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="768" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer_KRP-500A.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve seen so many fine Pioneer plasmas in the last few years it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find new superlatives. But amazingly, the Japanese company’s newest (and last) model, the KRP-500A, eclipses even its illustrious forebears. Behold, the best TV you can buy.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Two-box design</p> <p>The KRP-500A’s configuration returns to the two-box design approach of older Pioneer sets. The main display panel is just that – a panel, with no TV tuner and a strictly limited array of inputs. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,800.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An expensive 50in TV and, if money is no object, also the best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pioneer-krp-500a </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-krp-500a/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-krp-500a/review#comments KRP-500A Pioneer TVs over 42" Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12243 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer BDP-LX91 http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-lx91/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer’s high-end Blu-ray player is even more expensive than Denon’s flagship. But can it out-perform it too? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="960" height="680" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pioneer_BDP-09FD_ANGLE_600_0.jpg?1364299717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although it already produces some of the finest Blu-ray players around – see the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Pioneer-BDP-51FD/" target="_blank">BDP-51FD</a> and <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Pioneer-BDP-LX71/" target="_blank">BDP-LX71</a> – Pioneer thinks there’s yet more to be squeezed from the <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/11/blu-ray.aspx" target="_blank">Blu-ray format</a>. </p> <p>So it’s gathered its finest boffins and built the BDP-LX91, currently the most expensive Blu-ray player in the world. </p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Steel chassis</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,800.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An extraordinary Blu-ray player. Massively expensive, but also a masterpiece </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pioneer-bdp-lx91 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-lx91/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pioneer/pioneer-bdp-lx91/review#comments BDP-LX91 Blu-ray and DVD Pioneer Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11970 at http://www.stuff.tv