BDP-LX70 Blu-ray disc player

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  1. m11rphy

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    Hi guys i know many of you have been waiting for a uk version of pioneers blu ray play , well it here now and its gonna be called the BDP-LX70 and it should be avliable in june , i have no idea of price for more info check here :

    http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/campaign/products/bdplx70.html
     
  2. charliecossie

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    According to AreaDVD it's gonna be 1399 Euros.

    What an absolute letdown.

    :thumbsdow
     
  3. lfletcher

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    IMO the most interesting bit from the link,

    "Availability
    The BDP-LX70 will be commercially available in June. In the near future, Pioneer is planning to introduce a HD Audio Bitstream output player to replace this model."

    At least they were honest.
     
  4. mremulator

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    I said that it would look totally different to the US model and have a different spec. Worrying thing is no mention of DTS-HD?
     
  5. charliecossie

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    Yes, at least they're honest.

    "Buy a soon-to-be-replaced-premium-priced-model, sir?"
    No thanks, I'll wait for the model that does SACD, DVD-Audio, ilink and/or analogue 7.1 so I can connect it to my 3000 quid Pioneer amp.
    Probably be cheaper, too.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the 'audio bitstream' model. It still won't be 1.1 compliant in bitstream mode, maybe it will in PCM mode, maybe not. With all the noise about current players not being able to do version 1.1, it would be pretty hypocritical to buy a 1.1 compliant player, then set it to bitstream output, thereby nobbling the intractive features!
     
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    Basically Pioneer are saying that this machine does not have HDMI 1.3. No big deal if the player can decode the formats on-board and output as LPCM.
     
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    Precisely. Not just that, but you'd need an HDMI 1.3 amp, and it would need to be HDMI 1.3b, not a, to do DTS-MA, at both ends, and you'll still be using LPCM decoded in the player for interactive. So stuff HDMI 1.3 as far as I'm concerned. When they release the new player, perhaps there'll be some good bargains of LX70s.
     
  9. Nic Rhodes

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    It will sell dozens :(
     
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    LOL, you are beginning to sound like me! Are you sure it will be that successful?
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    I'm sorry, I always exagerate :(
     
  12. mremulator

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    It's the Sony BDP-S1 & Pioneer HD-1 in a shiny new case. ;)
     
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    I've ordered one... no joke. :thumbsup:
     
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    any price info on this yet?
     
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    I have been told it's a grand.
     
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    I believe you have been told correctly ;) I can't tell you prices properly in the forum, but i don't see a rule saying I can't tell you you are right.
     
  17. Nic Rhodes

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    Thats one then!
     
  18. mremulator

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    It looks nice and shiny too :D
     
  19. kevny

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    ouch. When will the BDA learn that the price needs to come down a bit?
     
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    Kevny, where are you going to hide it when you bring it back? C7R dept will want duty and VAT if you own up, and a big fat fine on top if you don't. USA is really not that much cheaper 95%of the time.
     
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    i am going to hide it in my very large case and will be coming back by ship.
     
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    you should have kept quiet about that,
    they'll be watching the ports for you now. :eek: :D
     
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    You forgot HD DVD playback!:D
     
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    Hi All

    is this player any better than the pioneer elite blu ray player that they sell in the states.

    Im thinking of selling my sony ps3 and getting the pioneer elite player, anyone know the best price to get this machine

    really want a usa model as i have a lot of region 1 sd discs

    cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    does it upsale normal dvds?
     
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    does it upscale normal dvds?
     
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    Is there any news on future BD-J 1.1/BD Live support? I've phoned Pioneer, emailed Pioneer and no one seems to know if this player will be able to be updated. I'm not sure why it's such a hard question - Pioneer must be fully aware of the new BD-J specs, so why can't we get a straight "yes it will" or "no it won't"? :confused:
     
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    Typical - I make a post and 10 minutes later I get a return phone call from Pioneer Customer Services in Belgium (very helpful and very polite). I was told the current BDP-LX70 definitely will not be upgradeable to BD-J 1.1 and BD-Live.
     

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