Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer said it is
now shipping its first Blu-ray Disc player designed for professional
The model BDP-V6000 ($999) professional Blu-ray Disc
player features full BD-Live functionality, and support for content encoded in
both the NTSC and PAL broadcast standard signal formats.
Inputs include an RS-232C control port that enables
integrators to control the player through any number of external
Also included are enhanced search options that allow
users to search directly within the disc’s video content to locate a title,
chapter or time code quickly and easily.
The BDP-V6000 plays video at 30 fps, 25 fps and 24
fps, and supports playback of all BD titles that do not contain region codes
from outside the player’s “home” region.
Also included is a professional graphic user interface
that provides improved player set-up and internal playlist
Bonus View and BD-Live functions are supported with
1GB of internal memory.
Other features include power on start, playlist play,
tray lock, front-panel key lock and no manufacturer power-on
A rack mount kit is included.
Pioneer identified target applications as university
media centers, kiosks, video walls, museums, tradeshows, and rental and staging
The BDP-V6000 joins a range of professional DVD
players including the DVD-V7200, DVD-V7400, DVD-V8000, DVD-V5000. The latter
two remain in the line.
A number of third-party products will work with the
player including synchronizers for multiple player control, button controllers
and touch screens for point-of-sale and museum kiosks.
The V6000 is a BD Region A and DVD Region 1 player,
but can play region-free discs in both formats as well, Pioneer
The BDP-V6000 is sold through professional video
dealers and distributors.
The BDP-V6000 uses the same mnemonic commands protocol
that has been used in all Pioneer pro products. All shared commands use the same
commands, therefore, updating device drivers requires little work.
Though BD Live has been primarily promoted for home
theatre use, Pioneer said it holds great potential for commercial applications,
especially those that are multiple player installations whether in the same
facility or multiple retail locations throughout the country.
BD Live allows the system integrator to update content
remotely and download to the player via network connection rather than
reauthoring and shipping discs to multiple locations.
Other professional-level features available in the
player include: RS-232C support for external control; internal playlists for
custom playback of content; power-on-start for system installations; random
access search on title, chapter and time code.