Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced their latest 3D Blu-ray Disc players, the BDP-430 and BDP-LX54. Both players feature playback support for the latest 3D Blu-ray Discs that bring an exciting new dimension to movies when connected to a 3D-capable display via HDMI.

New 3D Blu-ray Disc players combine 3D playback capabilities, advanced networking features and exceptional sonic performance

SINGAPORE – 15 November 2010 – Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre, is proud to announce the introduction of their latest 3D Blu-ray Disc players, the BDP-430 and BDP-LX54. Both players feature playback support for the latest 3D Blu-ray Discs that bring an exciting new dimension to movies when connected to a 3D-capable display via HDMI. Complementing perfectly with Pioneers latest 3D capable AV receivers, these new Blu-ray Disc players are equipped with the latest technologies to set the standard in state-of-the-art audio and video reproduction.

BDP-LX54: Setting the standard in state-of-the-art audio and video reproduction

3D Playback

The new Blu-ray Disc players feature full 3D Blu-ray Disc playback for an amazing, life-like action experience on a 3D-capable display. A HDMI output using the latest HDMI (version 1.4a with 3D) specification offers high definition connectivity for consumers seeking compatibility with the most demanding HD audio and 3D video formats.

Content and Networking Opportunities

Both players provide straightforward connectivity to a local network and the internet, opening up new content and networking opportunities. With an Ethernet port for regular wired integration, the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 can easily connect to any wireless home network via an optional Pioneer wireless LAN adapter.

Both devices are capable of unlocking additional movie-related content from the web with BD-Live. Through the familiar user interface of the player, consumers will also be able to enjoy YouTube videos and playback of audio, video and photo content stored on a compatible network PC or media server.

Consumers can control the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 with a free app that transforms mobile devices into a remote and, when the Blu-ray Disc players are connected to an existing wireless router (via Ethernet or Wireless LAN), Pioneer’s iControlAV app will allow wireless control of playback and navigation functions. In addition, the iControlAV app integrates advanced and original control for many of Pioneer’s latest AV receivers.

Support for MKV, DivX HD, WMV and MP3 playback, plus a JPEG viewer for photo slideshows makes the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 a flexible content companion, regardless of the source medium – be it CD, DVD, USB or LAN.

Refined Sonic Performance

With the ability to play a broad range of audio and video disc types, the BDP-LX54 and BDP-430 delivers the most advanced multi-channel audio experience.

Both players support the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Both models can output either as native bitstream or decode internally and output as uncompressed multi-channel LPCM on HDMI to give Blu-ray Disc movies a compelling soundtrack.

Pioneer’s latest evolution of its proprietary Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) in both Blu-ray Disc players ensures jitterless transmission of uncompressed 2-channel or multi-channel LPCM and now also bitstream audio over HDMI to compatible Pioneer AV receivers. With PQLS, a compliant Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player and AV receiver smartly synchronise both components’ digital clocks for optimal digital audio playback.

With its solid build quality and the use of selected high-quality audio parts, the top-of-the-range BDP-LX54 ensures a powerful yet refined sonic Blu-ray experience. Constructed according to the ‘Armoured Chassis Concept’, the chassis of the BDP-LX54 is strengthened with a layered chassis armour and drive stabiliser which helps to reduce vibration, contributing to impressive sonic performance. Gold-plated terminals, ice blue illumination and a hair-line front panel finish further add to the Blu-ray Disc player’s premium feel.

True-to-life Picture Quality

Pioneer’s new Blu-ray Disc players are capable of showing movies with great richness and detail thanks to their ability to play Blu-ray Discs in 1080p full high-definition at a smooth, cinema-like 24 frames per second (fps), and convert standard DVDs to near HD quality. Taking advantage of HDMI connectivity, they provide pure, natural images that deliver the full emotional impact of Blu-ray Disc films as intended.

BDP-430: Bringing a new dimension to movies

Pricing and Availability

The BDP-430 and BDP-LX54 will be available at Pioneer authorized dealers from late November 2010 and mid December 2010 onwards at the suggested retail price of S$499 and S$649 respectively.