It's been about a week since hooking up the BD-95FD and I must say it is beautiful. As to be expected though, it is slow to load which has been consistent with the Pioneer models. Video/Sound quality is excellent as to be expected. Pioneer does a good job with build quality and this model is no exception.
The unit ships with a copy of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live at the Music Hall which is amazing. I have been running this unit through Pioneers new Elite PRO-150FD 60" Kuro Plasma panel. I am using an Elite VSX-94 receiver so I am able to reproduce True HD sound and picture.
The 95 produces 1080P @ 24fps with 3:3 pulldown. This is true HD folks and you can tell the difference. The player is a little on the high side with a price tag of $1k, but, you get what you pay for.
So we have had some time to play with the 64GB SSD drive by Samsung and the
results are mixed. I am using it on a Dell XPS 1330 with 4GB of RAM and a 2.0
dual core. I have about 35GB of data on the drive. First impressions are good,
the system boots much faster and programs are snappy. I am noticing a lot of
disk activity in Outlook 2007 which is typical. Performance was not as great as
I expected. I figured that I would realize huge gains under normal operation.
This is not the case. In fact, I am skeptical as to whether I can recommend the
It is absolutely silent, runs cool and has increased battery life by about 15 -
20%. Due to its structure it is vibration proof for the most part making it a
great road warrior. SSD technology is the future in my opinion and Samsungs
product line is just the tip of the iceberg. I expect many more products to come
in this category. I am going to give it another week or so of hard use before I
make my final conclusion.