Summary: Treat your DVDs to this powerhouse of a Pioneer and they will worship you as a deity, leaving tiny offerings of deleted scenes and directors’ commentaries by your bed each night. And verily shall they tremble before your mighty remote control!
Pioneer BDP-LX71 Blu-Ray Player With Bonus View: Truest HD Around
Personal Electronics buzz
29 November 2008
Excerpt: The Pioneer BDP-LX71 Blu-Ray Player was on display at a show I attended recently. I can tell you without a doubt, this Pioneer Kuro compatible Blu-Ray player is incredible. It features 7.1 Dolby Digital Sound and a direct HDMI 1080p link to Pioneer HDTVs. The set up included a Pioneer AV receiver and the Pioneer Kuro HDTV. It is the most pristine film and sound system on the market today. I am completely astounded and pre-ordered it through a Pioneer partner merchant.
Excerpt: This Pioneer player might not be as slimline as its 'LX08 sibling, but it's just as stylish. The glossy finish combines with sharp lines, seductive glowing lights and touch sensitive buttons to produce a machine that is sumptuously luxurious. The BDP-LX71 is a fully-fledged Blu-ray player and as such comes complete with coaxial, optical and seven-channel analogue outputs and HD audio decoding (although not yet DTS-HD Master Audio).
Summary: The BDP-LX71 screams quality and at £600 we should hope so, too. It's an excellent player with superb picture and sound quality. It has wonderfully simple menu systems that are a breeze to configure and we love the connectivity options. If money is no object, and you already have a Pioneer TV, you should buy one.
Pros: Picture and sound quality, Styling is symmetrical and lovely, Great selection of outputs including 7.1 audio
Cons: It's quite big, Expensive, No internal DTS-HD decoding, only pass-through
Summary: Blu-ray decks have come a long way this year, not least in terms of price. You can now buy Samsung’s BD-P1500 for an incredible £155. So why splash out almost four times that on Pioneer’s latest player? Well, for a start the BDP-LX71 is a beautiful, luxurious piece of home cinema kit. The glossy black fascia is punctuated by a striking neon blue display and a collection of sophisticated touch sensitive buttons. Each press is acknowledged by a small white glow.
Conclusion: Denn die Performance des Pioneer BDP-LX71 kann vom Stand weg überzeugen, Auftritt und Gangart versprechen viel Freude und die sorgfältige Abstimmung der Komponenten, der sehr gute verbaute De-Interlacer und auch die hochwertige Ausstattung, versprechen nicht nur ein hohes Potential – sie halten das auch; jedenfalls an FullHD oder PureCinema, wie Pioneer das nennt.