Pioneer’s latest quartet backs blu-ray all the way

Since it called time on its television production, Pioneer has seemingly been going full throttle on the audio and home cinema markets which can’t be a bad thing if they can maintain the quality of their product range. The result is a seemingly never ending supply of bigger and better creations catering for all budgets and preferences.


In this latest batch, Pioneer is releasing no less than four blu-ray home cinema systems, two with tall speakers BCS- 717 and BCS -414 and two with compact satellites the BCS-313 and the BCS- 212; clearly an attempt to cater for all types of abodes.

The speaker set up aside, the only other differentiator between the two sets are a bundled cradle iPod/iPhone connector, WiFi and an ultra thin sub-woofer with the BCS-717 and BCS-313. These two are billed as the ‘regular’ line whilst the BCS-414 and BCS-212 being the poor relations by a short head, are billed as the ‘basics’ line.

Both sets of systems have combined 5.1 power output up to1100 watts, 3D Blu-ray Disc playback, HDMI with ARC and 1080p video, twin HDMI inputs web online video streaming, DLNA support for compatible digital media servers and mini jack audio and USB connectors .

The main system units are finished in a high gloss polished acrylic

Pioneer’s new home theatre systems are available on the high street now from £299 up to £499.