Pioneer BDP-95FD joins the Blu-ray Elite

Some Blu-ray players have Dolby TrueHD, some even have Dolby Digital+, DTS-HD High Resolution or DTS-HD Master Audio, but Pioneer's BDP-95FD is the fi

Some Blu-ray players have Dolby TrueHD, some even have Dolby Digital+, DTS-HD High Resolution or DTS-HD Master Audio, but Pioneer's BDP-95FD is the first to pack all four – guess that's why they call it the Elite.Pair it up with one of the latest high-end A/V receivers and you'll be able to hear a pin dropped in the background as Bruce Willis takes out a helicopter with a flying cop car (again) in Die Hard 4.0.As well as its audio treats it ticks the usual high-end 24p, HDMI 1.3 and HDMI-CEC boxes – the latter for taking control of all your HDMI equipped gear from one über remote.Natch, it's also compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (or DLNA for short) for accessing content on other compatible kit and it'll stream content stashed away on your PC using Pioneer's Home Media Gallery system.Don't expect it to come cheap when it arrives here, but at a $1000 in the US, we reckon it's a bit of an audiophile bargain.EssentialsPioneer Elite BDP-95FDPrice: £TBA ($1000 in US)On sale: TBA (October in US) Contact: PioneerRelated stories:Sony HES-V1000 is here to serve youSammy releases hi-def hybrid for ChristmasSony's two new Blu-Ray beauties