New 3D, network streaming Blu-ray players: BDP-LX54, BDP-430

September 3, 2010 by | Comments

The BDP-430 and BDP-LX54 feature playback support for the new 3D Blu-ray Discs that bring an exciting new dimension to movies when connected to a 3D-capable display via HDMI.

The perfect complements to our latest 3D capable AV receivers, these new Blu-ray Disc players are equipped with the latest technologies to set the standard in state-of-the-art audio and video reproduction. They are the perfect enhancement to the most sophisticated HD home cinemas.

BDP-LX54: setting the standard in state-of-the-art 3D AV reproduction

3D playback

As 3D technology is introduced to the mass marketplace, the new Blu-ray Disc players feature full 3D Blu-ray Disc playback for an amazing, life-like action experience on a 3D-capable display.

An HDMI output using the latest HDMI (version 1.4a with 3D) specification offers high definition connectivity for consumers seeking compatibility with the most demanding HD audio and 3D video formats.

Content and networking opportunities

Both new Blu-ray Disc players provide straightforward connectivity to a local network and the internet, opening up new content and networking opportunities. In addition to an Ethernet port for regular wired integration, BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 can easily connect to a wireless home network via an optional Pioneer wireless LAN adapter.

Both devices can unlock additional movie-related content from the web with BD-Live. Through the familiar user interface of the player, you will also be able to enjoy YouTube videos and playback of audio, video and photo content stored on a compatible network PC or media server.

You can control the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 with a free app that transforms your mobile device into a remote control. When the Blu-ray Disc players are connected to an existing wireless router (via Ethernet or Wireless LAN), Pioneer’s iControlAV app allows wireless control of playback and navigation functions. In addition, the iControlAV app integrates advanced and original control for many of Pioneer’s recently announced AV receivers: SC-LX83, SC-LX73, VSX-LX53, VSX-2020, VSX-1020 and VSX-920. View a video demonstration of the app.

Support for MKV, DivX HD, WMV and MP3 playback, plus a JPEG viewer for photo slideshows make the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 flexible content companions, regardless of the source medium – be it CD, DVD, USB or LAN.

Refined sonic performance

Able to play a broad range of audio and video disc types, the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 deliver the most advanced multi-channel audio experience.

The latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported, which both models can either output as native bitstream or decode internally and output as uncompressed multi-channel LPCM on HDMI to give Blu-ray Disc movies a compelling soundtrack.

The latest evolution of the company’s proprietary Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) in both Blu-ray Disc players ensures jitterless transmission of uncompressed 2-channel or multi-channel LPCM and now also bitstream audio over HDMI to compatible Pioneer AV receivers. With PQLS, a compliant Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player and AV receiver smartly synchronise both components’ digital clocks for optimal digital audio playback.

With its extraordinarily solid build quality and the use of selected high-quality audio parts, the top-of-the-range BDP-LX54 ensures a powerful yet refined sonic Blu-ray experience. Constructed according to the ‘Armoured Chassis Concept’, the chassis of the BDP-LX54 is strengthened with a layered chassis armour and drive stabiliser which help to reduce vibration, contributing to impressive sonic performance. Gold-plated terminals, ice blue illumination and a hair-line front panel finish further add to the Blu-ray Disc player’s premium feel.

True-to-life picture quality

Our new Blu-ray Disc players are capable of showing movies with great richness and detail thanks to their ability to play Blu-ray Discs in 1080p full high-definition at a smooth, cinema-like 24 frames per second (fps), and upconvert standard DVDs to near HD quality. Taking advantage of HDMI connectivity, they provide pure, natural images that deliver the full emotional impact of Blu-ray Disc films as the director intended.

BDP-430: bringing a new dimension to movies

Specifications

+ Requires firmware update

BDP-LX54

BDP-430

Profile

Blu-ray 3D / BD-Live*

Blu-ray 3D / BD-Live*

HDMI Deep Colour

36-bit

36-bit

x.v.Colour

Yes

Yes

HD Audio

Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio Essential -

    Decoding and bitstream out (HDMI)

Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD HD Master Audio Essential – Decoding and bitstream out (HDMI)

PQLS on HDMI

PQLS Multi Surround

    (Bitstream/LPCM)

PQLS Multi Surround

    (Bitstream/LPCM)

Internet content

Yes

YouTube video

YouTube video

Network streaming**

Yes

Audio / Video / Photo

Audio / Video / Photo

HDMI (v.1.4a with 3D) out

1 (gold plated)

1

USB front / rear

1 / 1

1 / 1

Ethernet

1

1

SPDIF out

Optical

Optical

Analogue audio out

2-channel

2-channel

Skip Search/Replay

Yes

Yes

Wireless LAN ready

Yes

Yes (optional Pioneer USB dongle)

Yes (optional Pioneer USB dongle)

Firmware update

CD / USB / Internet

CD / USB / Internet

iControlAV app

Yes

Yes

Yes

High grade audio parts

Yes

Armoured Chassis concept

Yes

Finish

Hairline

Glossy black

Notes:

    * BD-Live requires adding local USB memory.** From a compatible network PC or media server. Playback of DRM protected commercial content requiring DTCP-IP link protection is not supported.+ The features/functions marked require applying firmware updates scheduled for release shortly after the actual introduction of the players.

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