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VSXLX55 / BDPLX55 System
Pioneer VSX-LX55 / BDP-LX55 System

AV Receiver; Speaker Support: 7.1; Features: RDS, Sleep timer, USB, 3D ready, HDMI, iPod- …

"FOR: Excellent picture; expressive, exciting sound; brilliant user interface; AirPlay support. AGAINST: Can be coaxed into excess, so partner with care ..."

1 review


Pioneer BDP-450

DLNA, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV, 3D-ready; Multimedia formats: FLAC, AAC, …

Despite its premium price tag, Pioneer's BDP-450 does not sport built-in Wi-Fi and is seriously lacking when it comes to Smart TV features, something that will possibly put off many a potential …

4 reviews | 13 opinions (Above average)


Pioneer BDP-LX55

BD-Live, 3D-ready, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AVCHD, MKV; Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, …

There are much cheaper Blu-ray players offering many more features than the BDP-LX55, but as far as desireability goes, this offering from Pioneer is hard to top thanks to its rock-solid build …

2 reviews


Pioneer BDP-160

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV, 3D-ready, BD Java, DLNA; Multimedia …

While the BDP-160 certainly doesn't dazzle with its design or UI and it's lacking when it comes to online content, Trusted Reviews think it's a very solid offering for the money. It …

1 review | 21 opinions (Average)


Pioneer BDP-150

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV, 3D conversion, 3D-ready, BD Java, DLNA; …

Looks-wise, the BDP-150 is nothing to write home about, the remote is mediocre and its online entertainment options are severely limited, but Home Cinema Choice said that when it comes to playing

2 reviews | 17 opinions (Above average)


More information at: Home Cinema Choice, 5/2013 Pioneer BDP-150 If you don't want to spend a fortune on a Blu-ray deck but you still want some extra features in addition to straighforward disc reproduction, the BDP-150 might just be what the doctor ordered. … to review

Pioneer BDP-430

BD-Live, 24p, 3D-ready, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AAC, AVCHD, MKV; Dolby Digital Plus, …

Reviewers at PC Advisor concluded that the Pioneer BDP 430 is a capable, albeit fairly basic Blu-ray player. They described its image quality as no worse, yet no better than its rivals, and say that

3 reviews | 1 opinion (Average)


More information at: Audio Video Foto Bild, issue 4/2011 We-want-more! Sharp image and great sound are no longer enough - the latest Blu-ray players are pulling out all the extras to win our test. In test: Seven Blu-ray players were reviewed. They were rated on image and sound quality, photo display, connections, features and functions, operation, environment and health as well as service.

Pioneer BDP-LX52
Pioneer BDP-LX52

USB / Card Slot, BD-Live, 24p; DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

"For: Looks. Picture quality. Built-in memory. Against: Won't play media via USB. Slow disc loading."

6 reviews | 2 opinions (Excellent)


Pioneer BDP-LX91
Pioneer BDP-LX91

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

"Pros: Astonishing picture quality. Fantastic sound. Spec and build are first class. Profile 2.0 spec. Cons: As you'd expect, it's not cheap."

6 reviews


Pioneer BDP-320
Pioneer BDP-320

BD-Live; Dolby Digital, DTS

"The Pioneer BDP-320 doesn't have an overly impressive feature set, instead concentrating its resources on sound and picture quality. In this regard it doesn't disappoint, since both

8 reviews | 2 opinions (Excellent)


More information at: What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, issue 9/2009 Blu-ray belters battle it out for HD supremacy Anyone who owns a HD TV who has not yet splashed out on a Blu-ray player is really missing out. Thankfully the cost does not have to be sky-high any more, with a range of quality budget Blu-ray systems on offer, which will also upscale your DVD collection to 1080p output through your HD TV. In test: Seven Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated on picture, sound and features. Final verdicts of 2 x "excellent", 4 x "very good" and 1 x "average" were awarded. … to review

Pioneer BDP-330

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

“This slow device delivers good image quality, but it has a very poor set of features and is too expensive.”

5 reviews | 2 opinions (Average)


More information at: E-MEDIA, issue 20/2010 Experience the blue wonder Six Blu-ray players in an ‘E-MEDIA’ review. The latest generation: cheaper, 3D ready and with direct access to online content. In test: Six Blu-ray players were reviewed.

Pioneer BDP-LX70

Upscaling, DLNA, 24p; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

"Flawless performance -- shame it's already out of date."

7 reviews


Pioneer BDP-LX70A

24p, Upscaling; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

The Pioneer's audio quality was unsurprisingly highly praised in What Hi-Fi? magazine's test with support for all current high-definition codecs and an HDMI 1.3 output to make the most of …

7 reviews


Pioneer BDP-120
Pioneer BDP-120

BD-Live, Picture in Picture (PiP), USB / Card Slot; DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

“Very inexpensive player with good standard features in a subtle design. Sharp, vivid, but a slightly dull picture. Tendency to sound warm, compact, and musical.”

5 reviews | 4 opinions (Above average)


More information at: Heimkino, issue 10-11/2009 Class Reunion Just in time for the important autumn sales, it is getting very crowded in the 300 Euro class of Blu-ray players, and the battle for first place has begun. The manufacturers are trying to surpass each other with quality, features and design. We have tested six promising models in order to find out who is valedictorian. In test: Six Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated 2 x “excellent” and 4 x “very good”. Test criteria were quality (picture, sound, processing), features (hardware, software) and operation (setup, remote control, daily use).

Pioneer BDP 51 FD
Pioneer BDP 51 FD

DLNA, 24p; Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

“Likes: perfectly built; vivid picture; attractive price. Dislikes: long reading times; no USB/ internet connection.”

6 reviews


Pioneer BDP-LX71
Pioneer BDP-LX71

BD Java; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

"... The Pioneer BDP-LX71's not perfect, though, which is almost scandalous given the price. For starters it's an unconnected Profile 1.1 player, so you won't be able to get bonus

5 reviews


More information at: Heimkino, issue 1-2/2009 “The blue planet” - reference class In test: Three reference class Blu-ray players were tested. They were each rated “outstanding”. Test criteria were quality (picture, sound, processing), features (hardware, software) and operation (set-up, remote control, daily use).

Pioneer BDP-LX54

BD-Live, 24p, 3D-ready; Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD

“The Pioneer BDP-LX54 is offering great cinema. This Blu-ray player delivers perfect picture and sound quality; it also plays video and photo formats.”

3 reviews


More information at: stereoplay, issue 3/2011 The new dimension Three 3D ready Blu-ray players are facing off against each other: a sleek device from Kenwood, a speedy miniature from Pioneer and an all-rounder from Philips. In test: Three Blu-ray players were tested. Test criteria were sound, measured levels as well as practical application, valency and player images (HD/SD).

Pioneer BDP-LX53
Pioneer BDP-LX53

DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS- …

"FOR: decent sound; fine picture quality; YouTube functionality. AGAINST: long load times; awkward to use; lightweight build."

2 reviews | 2 opinions (Above average)


More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue January 2011 Clear Blu Water Is Pioneer's new BDP-LX53 Blu-ray player sufficiently good to put it a fair distance ahead of its competition? Noel Keywood finds out... … to review

Pioneer Blu-ray-System (BDP 51 FD / SC-LX 71)

AV Receiver; Speaker Support: 7.1

Along with Sony in bringing two pairs to this text, Pioneer's BDP 51FD player and SC-LX71amp are a fine pairing. Blu-ray reproduction is superb, natural and smooth, but it is the amp that …

1 review


Pioneer BDP-LX08
Pioneer BDP-LX08

DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

"Pros: Slim design. Class-leading picture and sound performance. Cons: Expensive. Only Profile 1.1. No DTS-HD Master Audio decoding upgrade until March 2009."

4 reviews | 2 opinions (Average)



Product information and further reviews

“Sharp like in the Cinema” - Blu-ray Players test (Stiftung Warentest) 12/2009 - Blu-ray and DVD players: Home cinema in high resolution top quality is already available for 168 Euros. The slow reaction of many Blu-ray players however, is quite disturbing. Review details: Ten Blu-ray players were reviewed, including one games console with the possibility of playing Blu-ray discs. The products were rated 8 x “good” and 2 x “satisfactory”. Among the test criteria were picture and sound (visual test with high-resolution picture, visual test with DVD, sound), handling (operation with remote control, on device operation, music player ...) as well as versatility. When power consumption was ‘acceptable’, overall ratings were depreciated by half a mark.

The miracle machines stereoplay 2/2009 - This comparison of superlatives, with top players from Denon, Pioneer and Sony, shows just what can be done with Blu-ray discs today and where this technical journey is heading. Review details: Three Blu-ray players were tested. They were each rated “outstanding”. Test criteria were sound, lab readings, practical application, valency and image.

The golden middle ground stereoplay 3/2009 - When it comes to the higher end of the mid-range, you should justifiably expect a certain degree of luxury and performance. The latest players from Onkyo and Pioneer deliver exactly what they promise - one of them even goes a step further. Review details: Two Blu-ray players were reviewed and both were rated “outstanding”. Among the test criteria were sound, laboratory readings and practical use.

Blu-ray instead of DVD! PC Praxis 10/2009 - The video store on the corner is still one of the best sources for new film material - especially in regards to HD quality. For this reason already, Blu-ray players are the essence of home cinemas. We tested, what current devices are capable of. Review details: Seven Blu-ray players were reviewed and all rated “good”. Among the test criteria were image quality, ergonomy and features.

Blue riders AUDIO 9/2008 - A new player generation and a wider selection of high-quality music recordings: the Blu-ray disc is becoming the trailblazer for the latest home cinema trends. Review details: Three Blu-ray players were tested and each was rated “outstanding”. Among the test criteria were CD sound, HD image quality, features and build quality.

Blu-ray reloaded audiovision 12/2007 - New players, new software and a specially adapted test procedure: Blu-ray is through to the next level. Review details: Six Blu-ray players were tested with three being rated “very good” and three “good”. Among the test criteria were image quality (picture resolution, colour decoding, picture dynamics ...), sound quality (digital sound, sound fidelity ...), error correction, navigation tempo and features.

A spellbinding HD effort from budget Pioneer What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 1/2013 - The BDP-450 is Pioneer's newest Blu-ray deck, and it spells good news for budget-conscious consumers. ...

Masterful performance stereoplay 10/2008 - After just one year Pioneer has started putting its first DVD players out to pasture. Do their brand-new predecessors measure up to people’s high expectations? Review details: Single test. Test criteria were sound (HDMI/ surround/ stereo), lab readings, practical application, valency as well as picture (Blu-ray/ DVD).

Pioneer BDP-LX91 Stuff TV 3/2010 - Although it already produces some of the finest Blu-ray players around - see the BDP-51FD and BDP-LX71 - Pioneer thinks there's yet more to be squeezed from the Blu-ray format.

Blu-ray bargains! Every player at every price rated What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 5/2008 - With Blu-ray finally winning out against HD DVD in the recent high-definition format war it is finally safe to invest in a new player. What Hi-Fi? magazine rounded up seven Blu-ray players and pitted them head to head to find out which is the best buy. Review details: Seven Blu-ray players, including Sony's Blu-ray toting PlayStation 3 were reviewed and rated based on picture, sound and features. Scores ranged from 3 to 5 stars out of 5.

A new twist for old discs Guter Rat 2/2009 - Blu-ray discs: the successor to the DVD delivers a fantastic picture. And this new technology can even improve the performance of old DVDs. Review details: Six Blu-ray playback devices were reviewed. No final marks were given.

Clash of the formats SATVISION 12/2007 - Blu-ray vs. HD DVD - these two high-resolution memory giants (in disc form), have long been trying to win over the affections of film fans. Review details: Four Blu-ray players and one HD DVD player were tested. The magazine awarded overall scores from “good” to “satisfactory”. Among the test criteria were image quality (visual test, error correction), sound quality (analogue and digital sound), features (audio, file interfaces ...) and operation (instruction manual, daily use ...).

The Pioneer BDP-51FD gamePRO 6/2009 - It’s mainly its Blu-ray compatibility which is set to guarantee the PlayStation 3 a successful future. But what about if you’re already perfectly happy with an Xbox 360 or a Wii and still don’t want to miss out on HD films? Then you have no other option but to purchase a stand-alone player. ...

The Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player - reference image quality at a bargain price. Area DVD 4/2009 - With a recommended retail price of 499 euros, and a market price of around 400 euros, the BDP-51FD is Pioneer’s current entry-level model amongst its range of Blu-ray devices. Pioneer’s product portfolio starts where those of other manufacturers end: be it the device’s particularly high-quality feel, its stable 1080p/ 24 Hz signal output or its extensive Video EQ, the BDP-51FD showcases the manufacturer’s strengths. Dolby TrueHD is internally decoded and D/A converted; it can then be played back via the 7.1 analogue output. DTS-HD Master Audio signals can be played using bitstream via the HDMI socket. We examined whether the smallest of Pioneer’s BD players offers superb quality at a fair price.

A quick look at the Pioneer BDP-51FD PC-WELT Online 2/2009 - Pioneer has a model for Blu-ray beginners on offer in the form of the BDP-51 FD. This playback device supports 1080p playback with 24fps and includes a scaler.

Pioneer boosts Blu-ray What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2007 - All good things come to those who wait. We've waited a while, and finally we've found a high-def disc player that ticks all our sound and vision boxes. Pioneer's new BDP-LX70A can deliver every new surround sound audio format via HDMI. Trust us, that's a big deal.

Pioneer BDP-LX08 Stuff TV 2/2009 - We'd hardly call Pioneer's '51FD and 'LX71 Blu-ray players pug ugly, but there's no accounting for taste, so the company has whipped up a super-thin player to attract the style hounds.

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