Pioneer's first Blue-ray player is late to the game, but adds in movie, picture, and music playback from a USB stick, PC, or DLNA compatible device (by ethernet.) That's to the usual DVD upscaling, and of course, 1080p Blu-ray disc love. Since it's their Elite line, we can be sure of three things: Top line parts inside, a robotic user interface, and a price tag that'll hurt more than a titty twister by a circus strongman.
Pioneer's practically run by engineers. Which means their stuff is good, but often doesn't come out til they've got it right. This Fall, their Elite Blu-ray player will hit, and we're sure that it's going to be a stunner, unlike the buggy first gen players.
Pioneer BDP-HD1 Elite Blu-ray Player [AVS Forum]