Pioneer UDP-LX500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review Specs

DIMENSIONS: (W x H x D, inches): 17 x 4.5 x 13.25
WEIGHT: (pounds): 22.7 lbs.
VIDEO OUTPUTS: HDMI (2, one audio-only) AUDIO OUTPUTS: Coaxial digital, optical
digital, stereo analog RCA
OTHER: USB 3.0 (rear), USB 2.0 (front), LAN, RS-232C
Price: $1,099

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BrianDX's picture

I've owned this player for two months and the plus's and minus's are pretty much spot on. Coming off my Oppo UHD-205 this player comes pretty close in overall performance.

One extra note I'd like to make is to double-down on the strength of this player's D/A convertor. I own a Benchmark DAC3-B which costs more than this player does, and upon direct A/B comparisons the Pioneer compares very nicely with my Benchmark.

mns3dhm's picture

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Puffer Belly's picture

Two of my old universal players do -- OPPO BDP-93 and Pioneer DV-578A -- but my new player, Sony UBP-X800/B, does not. Just wondering if this is becoming a trend.

Timobi_1's picture a question. LOVE this UHD player btw. Anyone know what DAC it uses?

dped's picture

A BD player's stereo sound quality when reproducing BD movie tracks means even more to me than achieving best possible picture quality (I should spring for a $$$$ DAC but that will have to wait). That’s why among other reasons (e.g.fully functional zoom control), I chose the Pioneer LX500 over the Panasonic DP-UB9000 player.

I’m in need of an additional player but with the LX500 discontinued, please consider reviewing the Reavon X200 before year’s end.

Ideally, if you still have access to the LX500, a movie sound quality shootout between the two would be exciting and helpful. Thank you.

dped's picture

As I recently expressed during a phone chat to Pioneer Support USA (now that Pioneer's licensing of their A/V products line is out from under troubled Onkyo and marketed by Voxx's Premium Audio company), the only thing upsetting about the LX500 is there's no volume/mute control of the analog stereo outputs, unlike my Oppo 95. With the Oppo I can directly feed by power amp to drive my floorstanding stereo speakers in my old school home theater; no need for a preamp with remote which I need to use with my LX500. Pioneer Support assured me that they will pass on my suggestions for inclusion in the SUCCESSOR Elite player which they expect to be out 2nd quarter 2022. I also asked them to please retain the LX500's FULLY functional zoom control which NO other high end BD player has-except for Oppo's stupid design trick. All Oppos have zoom but unlike the LX500 you can't then move the zoomed image to center it on the screen!