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.