Pioneer BDP-LX54
New 3D models with network connectivity out in November and December, both available for pre-order here at the show

Hot news on the Pioneer stand, with the public unveiling of Pioneer's first 3D Blu-ray players, the BDP-430 (£299.95) and BDP-LX54 (£399.95).

They're available for pre-order here at the show, at some very tempting prices.

Both models offer 3D playback via HDMI 1.4a, have advanced networking functionality and will be available in November (BDP-430) and December (BDP-LX54).

Naturally there's full support for all the latest high-definition audio formats, as well as MKV, DivX HD, WMV and MP3 files and a JPEG viewer for photo slideshows.

Watch our video of the new Pioneer players

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The latest version of the company's proprietary Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) “ensures jitterless transmission of uncompressed two-channel or multichannel LPCM and also bitstream audio over HDMI to compatible AV receivers”, says Pioneer.

Connection to the internet is either wired via Ethernet or wirelessly using Pioneer's optional wi-fi LAN adapter.

This enables playback of BD-Live content on Blu-ray discs (with additional USB memory), and you can also view YouTube videos and play audio, video and photo content stored on a compatible network PC or media server.

Pioneer's free iControlAV app allows you to control both players using an iPhone or iPod Touch.

The main differences between the two models are the use of higher quality audio components on the BDP-LX54, which also has Pioneer's strengthened Armoured Chassis designed to reduce vibrations and hence improve performance.

Gold-plated terminals, blue illumination and a hair-line front panel finish also mark out the pricier player.Follow whathifi.com on TwitterJoin whathifi.com on Facebook