Two new 3D Blu-ray Disc players that combine 3D playback capabilities with advanced networking features and high audio performance, will be available across Europe from November by Pioneer.
The BDP-430 (available November) and BDP-LX54 (available December) feature playback support for the new 3D Blu-ray Discs.
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.
An HDMI output using the latest HDMI (version 1.4a with 3D) specification offers high definition connectivity.
Both new Blu-ray Disc players provide straightforward connectivity to a local network and the internet. In addition to an Ethernet port for regular wired integration, BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 can 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 user interface of the player, users 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.
Users can control the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 with a free app that transforms their 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-1020/1025 and VSX-920.
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.
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.
Pioneer's proprietary Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) 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 synchronise both components? digital clocks for optimal digital audio playback.
The Blu-ray Disc players are capable of showing movies with great detail thanks to their ability to play Blu-ray Discs in 1080p full high-definition at 24 frames per second (fps), and upconvert standard DVDs to near HD quality.