Pioneer's the BDP-LX91 flagship BD player will be available in Europe next month.
The player features unique technologies and is built with the advanced components including a Pioneer-Renesas jointly developed core processor chipset.
The BDP-LX91 incorporates a newly developed 16-bit video engine for video decoding, I/P conversion, video scaling and video adjustments. Superior picture performance is promised not only for high definition images from Blu-ray Discs, but also for DVD standard definition content ? that can be enjoyed at 1080p.
Pioneer's proprietary Adaptive Bit Length Expansion upconverts video signals to 16-bit output, making the player ready for the upcoming 16-bit television sets.
The model also offers 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and bit stream output.
Playback options include DVD-R/RW of BD-R/RE (BDMV/BDAV) besides BD video (BDMV), DVD video, AVCHD, AVCREC, audio CD. CD-R/RW etc.
Audiophiles may also appreciate the new player?s clever internal engineering, including a dedicated power supply for the analogue audio board, eight Wolfson Audio DACs - one for each channel - and custom-made capacitors.
Dual HDMI outputs allow separate audio and video signal transfer over dedicated HDMI terminals. CD playback will be perfected with our Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) that controls the audio signals between the Blu-ray Disc player and the selected AV receiver or amplifier.
To take full advantage of the extra features becoming available on Blu-ray Discs, the BDP-LX91 features BD-Live.
The player is equipped with an Ethernet port that allows movie enthusiasts to connect to the Internet to download data such as subtitles, images and bonus trailers, synchronise viewing with other BD-Live players and join in live chat sessions, online gaming and video messaging when viewing BD-Live compatible titles.
The player also features an aluminium chassis and ultra-rigid steel bottom plate. A low-leakage toroidal transformer and separate audio and video boards minimise interference and noise, while rugged TAOC insulators help dampen external vibrations.
The BDP-LX91, will be available in Europe next month. Pioneer has not provided pricing details but the player is extimated to cost more than €2,200.