Pioneer has announced the launch of 4 new Blu-ray players, three Bonus View and one BD-Live compliant.
The Bonus View players are the BDP-LX08, BDP-LX71, and BDP-51FD and the BD-Live player (Profile 2.0) is the BDP-LX91. The company says the players each have “redesigned chipsets to improve overall performance.”
As is now standard, each player can handle 1080p/24 as well as HDMI 1.3a. According to the press release, “HDMI 12-Bit Deep Colour support guarantees smooth transitions between different shades and delivers an unprecedented range of colour tones, recreating the natural world on the TV screen.” The players also have internal decoding for DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.
The BDP-LX71 will be available by September, the BDP-51FD and the BDP-LX08 will arrive in October and the BDP-LX91 finally in December. There was no word on pricing.