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Pioneer's New Elite UDP-LX500 UHD Disc Player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Martin Dew, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Martin Dew

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    It looks like a nice player, but too pricey for my wallet.
     
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    Yeah, me too. I suspect the Panasonic 820 will be the best I'll swing for.
     
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    Interesting that the press release states it's "picking up where its Oppo rivals left off". At this price point it would be a competitor for the UDP-205, yet the Pioneer only has 2-channel analog outputs. That's a strange choice if they're aiming to tempt the audiophile customer interested in multichannel SACD and DVD Audio playback. It doesn't support DSD either.
     
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    No DSD? That's a curious decision for a SACD capable player. I'm even less interested now. I use DSD both with my Sony X800 and old Oppo DVD player for SACD playback.
     
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    Maybe I'm just reading the specs wrong. They display the DSD logo but there is otherwise no mention of it...
     

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    $1,099 is MSRP, UPP is $999.

    I'll be comparing the UDP-LX500 to Panasonic's UB9000.
     
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    As a projector owner, how will this compare to the Panasonic 820, which for half the price is reported to be the best at HDR to SDR tone mapping?
     
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    From everything I've read, the Panasonic 820 is the player to have for projector owners. I don't own a projector, but the Panny is still the player I'm leaning heavily towards for a Dolby Vision capable player to replace my Sony X800.
     
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