Pioneer has announced a pair of heftily specified home cinema receivers - the £999 VSX-LX503 and its £800 sibling, VSX-LX303.
Connectivity is, as you'd imagine at this sort of money, comprehensive. Each of the six HDMI inputs at the 303's rear are 4K/HDR10/Dolby Vision-compatible - the HDMI on the front fascia is not, but all seven are HDCP2.2-compliant.
There's a couple of USB inputs, a pair of HDMI outputs, two digital optical inputs, a digital coaxial in and a moving magnet phono stage. A pair of component video inputs and a composite input cater for legacy equipment.
Chromecast built-in is on board, and DTS Play-Fi makes streaming of audio content to the 303 straightforward. Bluetooth connectivity is integrated too, and the Pioneer's high-res AKM DAC means digital audio files up to 32bit/384kHz can be dealt with.
Predictably, the VSX-LX503 is the same, but more so. Power is upped to 180 watts per channel, there are speaker pre-outs (11 channels) for power-amp enthusiasts, and hi-res audio capability extends to Direct DSD 11.2. There's Apple AirPlay certification too.