Pioneer launches three new Blu-ray players – from budget to high-end

Pioneer BDP-120

Leading the line is the £550 BDP-LX52, followed by the £400 BDP-320 and the budget BDP-120, yours for £270.

All three players can output all HD audio formats native bitstream or decode them internally and output as uncompressed multichannel LPCM via HDMI.

BD-Live compatability, USB ports and Kuro Link are present and correct on each of the Blu-ray machines, too.

When it comes to 1080p/24fps pictures, the BDP-120 has 36-bit Deep Colour support, while the BDP-320 and BDP-LX52 boasts 48-bit Deep Colour.

The top machine has PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) multisurround support, while the mid-range player has PQLS two-channel support, for jitter-free audio over HDMI.

The Pioneer BDP-320 will be out this month, while the other two players will follow in July.