Has anyone compared the Pioneer BDP-LX55 against other Blu-ray players? And what were your thoughts?
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Anyone just bought to replace an old one - what are your thoughts?
i havn't got one myself but have you tried searching the forums?
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Cheers for the reply, I have seen a couple of people have got one in their sig, and I have read about others upgrading to 3D by purchasing one. WHF review very complementary - only review I can find, which surprises me a little. Just seen another new Pioneer Blu-ray player being announced on their website for October - looks like it carries similar spec.
is yours sacd?
Not sure - I am only really interested in 2D and the sound quality and DVD compared with others.
i think it stands up very well against most,i was looking at a few reviews of the bdp last night,there were a few concerns over bugs tho,but a guy on the forum who has one stated that a new firmware sorted the problems.
doesn't your avr do the sound decoding?
Yep, but I have heard clear differences still in sound between different Blu-ray players and this amp, so I am interested in how it sounds but have no place to demo.
I udated from a BDP 51fd similar to your 71 performance wise i believe.
To cut a long story short is it better yes...... i found it subtle at first but gradually with source material i was familer with i started to tell differences. DVD picture was quite noticeably improved and for blu ray i noticed quite a reduction in noise grain (Black swan was like a different film on the 55) and the colour palette has a greater defined presence which i've observed on Michael Fassbenders beret in Inglourious Basterds , The colour of the green space suits in Alien (didn't even realise they were green before). Also i noticed really improved detail in the opening shot of Aliens were the ice is on the chairs and equipment. One particular scene in Inglourious is when the bear jew come out the tunnel the medals round his neck shimmered to blur on the 51 but stay clearer and more defined on the 55. Soundwise i would say it's marginally better but i wasn't sure to start with (can't really explain this i just put it down to burn in in the end). GSB as i've said before SACD is fantastic and it was the one thing i noticed straight away as being a massive improvement on my elder pioneer 575ai DVD player (51 didn't do SACD).
I was initially going to go Arcam BDP100 (bad reviews) then Oppo 95 but wasn't going to use analog so then Oppo 93 just at the point when i was going to get it the 55 was announced and in the states the Elite equivalent is refered to as the Flagship model (91 does not exist on the Japanese or USA sites). To my observations the 55 does what the Oppo does minus analog that i won't ever use and was cheaper so went for the Pioneer. TBH initially i did wish i had got an Oppo but i perservered with the Pioneer and with the second Firmware update i'm happy to say i don't have any hankerings to get an Oppo anymore
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Ah brilliant - thanks for that! I have just sold my second player the Pioneer lx70a so I was looking at whether to roll the dice again, and heard it was better from a shop but never to sure what to think from a shop, but that is excellent cheers!
Hi. Just thought that i'd point out we've got a Group test of BD players, including the Pioneer together with the latest models from Panasonic and Sony in the Sept issue of the mag. It's on sale this Friday, if my memory serves me correctly...
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Cheers Andy - appreciate that, thanks!
I have the Pioneer BDP LX 55. This is my second unit in 5 months as the first one stopped playing any blu rays and in the end would not even load a disc. My second unit is latest firmware and yes it is very good in all aspects except for Lyp synch issues which my original player had. This is where the LX 55 falls down. It doesn't happen on all discs but it does with the majority. I was hoping the latest firmware would sort this but alas not really.
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You should be able to adjust & correct the lip sync issues through your AV receiver.
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Yes I can but I don't see why I have to. My old PS3 didn't have this issue.
Yes I can but I don't see why I have to.
So you can enjoy your movies without lip sync?
I have heard of various issues with LX55. Pioneer will definitely not be on my list when I decide to change my player.
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