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yes definitely still a probably

 

http://www.insideci.co.uk/news/pioneer-preps-powerhouse-uhd-blu-ray-playerprobably.aspx

 

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‘Pioneer plans to step into the void left by Oppo Digital, with a new line of high performance UHD Blu-ray players. That’s the supposition, after the AV giant posted a teaser image on its Japanese website.

The image comprises two shrouded rectangles, indicating that a flagship and step-down model will be launched. The URL indicates BDLX suggesting the new models will follow on from the brand’s last premium player, the BDP-LX88 and its sister, the BDP-LX58 (pictured below), launched in 2015.

Above the central player is the kangi character for gyouten, Japanese for ‘dawn’. Do the mysterious players herald a new dawn for Pioneer Blu-ray or the format itself? It would be nice to think so.

If this is the case, then videophiles are in for a treat. The LX88 was a formidable disc spinner. It tipped the scales at 13.4kg and had impressive build quality: a double layer design saw the 1.6mm base reinforced with 3mm thick plate to ensure absolute rigidity. A 1mm thick steel top plate further reduced vibration.’

 

http://jp.pioneer-audiovisual.com/bdlx/

 

oh yes !

 

let it be please :)

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I can only imagine the number of picture sub menu options Al ;thinking about a much simpler 51fd I once had :) Will they partner with an outside oem like oppo did with mediatek or their own proprietary methods as they usually do ? 

Its certainly good to see a name with such a good pedigree for players come back ; wonder if they will cover all the HDR modes or pick what they prefer . Even the lx58 had sabre dacs so will be manna for audio aficionado's B)

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26 minutes ago, cwt said:

I can only imagine the number of picture sub menu options Al ;thinking about a much simpler 51fd I once had :) Will they partner with an outside oem like oppo did with mediatek or their own proprietary methods as they usually do ? 

Its certainly good to see a name with such a good pedigree for players come back ; wonder if they will cover all the HDR modes or pick what they prefer . Even the lx58 had sabre dacs so will be manna for audio aficionado's B)

Indeed remember my two pio players (one was badged as a sony ! ) cwt a lot of questions and possibilities. I know @wooferocau was very impressed with his pio flagship universal. I dont know if they still have capability for all this given their join up with onkyo ? they do have a long heritage of gorgeous players. 

 

so very curious to see what comes.

 

in some ways with the demise of oppo I do hope it opens the doors for likes of pana, denon etc to return with the kind of quality players capable off.

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Happy happy times...?

 

I still treasure my Pioneer LX88...still a marvel with 1080P Blurays compared against anything.

 

I had given up hope Pioneer would produce an UHD player....If its of the same heritage as the Previous LX88, it will be a definite purchase for me..☺️ 

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8 hours ago, :) al said:

Indeed remember my two pio players (one was badged as a sony ! ) cwt a lot of questions and possibilities. I know @wooferocau was very impressed with his pio flagship universal. I dont know if they still have capability for all this given their join up with onkyo ? they do have a long heritage of gorgeous players. 

 

so very curious to see what comes.

 

in some ways with the demise of oppo I do hope it opens the doors for likes of pana, denon etc to return with the kind of quality players capable off.

Yes ; it was a shock to see  pioneer outsource an oem to sony of all people :) I bought the 51 but really wanted the step up model with the fancy dacs and multi analog out as the 51 waited interminably for its dts hdma decoder upgrade  ?

 

You could see the serious players like denon and pioneer as they had tech like denonlink and pqls clocking for the audio ; now that oppo is gone chances are better for sure 

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looks like the first moon has risen... UDP-LX500

 

https://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1127328.html

 

very old school pioneer...

 

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looking forward to next moon rise... :D

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1 hour ago, wooferocau said:

YESSS!! 😀

am wondering if the next moon to rise will be the big daddy.... say LX800 ? :D

 

anyways time will tell...

 

woofer do you know if onkyo were involved with the last LX players or sharp ? as sharp has had a history with pioneer in their blu-ray players and both onkyo pioneer both have same parent now and actively clone rebadging stuff. 

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This interests me. When I eventually replace my Oppo 105, assuming it stays reliable, it will be to get 4K video and high-dynamic-range video. I hope Pioneer does pick up the gap left by Oppo's departure.

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On 14/06/2018 at 9:04 AM, :) al said:

am wondering if the next moon to rise will be the big daddy.... say LX800 ? :D

 

anyways time will tell...

 

woofer do you know if onkyo were involved with the last LX players or sharp ? as sharp has had a history with pioneer in their blu-ray players and both onkyo pioneer both have same parent now and actively clone rebadging stuff. 

al

No, not sure.

I am just hoping that they continue with the same design and quality of the LX88, IF they apply that to the New player i am sure it will be a stunner.

 

As i have said from the word go, my LX88 is still superior in image quality than either the Oppo 203 or the UB900 when it comes to DVD and BlyRay playback.....:)

 

 

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On ‎14‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 9:04 AM, :) al said:

am wondering if the next moon to rise will be the big daddy.... say LX800 ? :D

woofer do you know if onkyo were involved with the last LX players or sharp ? as sharp has had a history with pioneer in their blu-ray players and both onkyo pioneer both have same parent now and actively clone rebadging stuff. 

Don't know either Al but resources have been combined like denon/Marantz I imagine ? The more R&D the better . 

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Over the next 30 days or so Onkyo and Pioneer will finalize the agreement, and by the end of our fiscal year in March 2015, Pioneer and Onkyo would have a full integration plan in place."

When I questioned Johnston about how long it would take before the next generation of Pioneer products would reflect the changes now taking place he said, "If you were looking at a traditional planning process, the 2016 products are close to being finished right now."

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/pioneer-electronics-onkyo-combine-to-keep-pace-with-competition/

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has emerged from the wild, with a showing at a japanese festival,

 

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http://www.insideci.co.uk/news/pioneer-previews-udp-lx500-4k-uhd-blu-ray-player.aspx

 

this article below suggests a more upmarket one in the lx700 still to come, and shows DV on the back panel,

 

pioneer_udp_lx500_17_06_18_2.jpg

 

 

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pioneer_udp_lx500_17_06_18_2.jpghttps://tech4u.it/20136-pioneer-udp-lx500-lettore-universale-dolby-vision-ma-non-hi-end/

 

given no XLR's on back of this one, do indeed suspect there will be still another to come... hopefully with sacd/dvda capability as well.

 

also now listed on their heritage page,

http://jp.pioneer-audiovisual.com/bdlx/

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