Pioneer announced today the introduction of the BDP-LX80, a new Blu-ray Disc Player for the Japanese market.
The Pioneer BDP-LX80 supports bitstream output of the next-generation audio formats - Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, as well as linear PCM 7.1-channel output of the same formats.
The new BD player is designed for seamless home theater integration via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) technology. This feature realizes syncronized operations with HDMI-control enabled home theater products including Pioneer plasma display PDP-5010HD and A/V amplifier VSA-LX70. Users can be freed from troublesome procedures such as switching remotes even when enjoying their favorite BD contents on the complicated home theaters.
The Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Player BDP-LX80 will be available in Japan in late October, 2007 for a suggested retail price of 210,000 yen ($1,770).