The Blu-ray player BDP LX 91 (2400 euro) pioneer features musical, fine garage sound and contrasting and bright strong image.
- Blu-ray player Pioneer BDP LX 91
- Data sheet
Black, broad, strong: This is the slogan of a tire brand, applies also to the Pioneer BDP LX 91, which can be visually in the Kuro series. Deflected the designer only in the remote control cursor and the two marked buttons on the front. It looks elegant, in the darkened cinema, one finds it quickly but impractical. What immediately catches the expert eye on the back of the eye, is the extremely practical for many users second HDMI port.
The new graphical user interface by pioneer looks not only noble, but has also cleaned up, although the variety of parameters already quite complex. The player in a robust and gold-plated version offers analog up to eight channels and anything else that can enjoy the TV analog or digital interfaces. A check of the media to ingredients shows 91 one stimulate appetite, he swallows but virtually all common disc formats except the exotic DVD-RAM and digested such as the Denon MP3 about WMA to DiVX virtually anything, it pushes him in the mouth. He showed also JPEG photos in fine HD quality on the screen in the test room, however, he invites her painfully slow. He formed the test light with 27 and 43 seconds for DVD and BD at the time.
Yet exotic audio format of Blu-ray could handle the test pattern already fine, used internally only the data-reduced core but with DTS-HD audio. And stopped the internal decoder for DTS 96/24 DVD simply. BD-live and other network features were also still available. An update on the launch to fix everything.
Pioneers rested a delayed for DVDs, ensure safe and stable half image converter, best prerequisite for sharp images, which also always supplied the LX 91, because even his scaler painted with fine line. Often useful, unfortunately becoming increasingly rare: “Source Direct” turns off the scaler and pass through the recording format 1:1. The testers were the video mimic pants to the test, with the Blu-ray “neck + broken leg” of the dead they excelled with a harmonious, colour radiant and somehow highlight image than the test competitors. Here and there it worked but almost a little beautiful picturesque.
This is consistent with the impression that the sound left the 91. Digital via HDMI, he was hardly superior to his test colleagues, sounded maybe a track smoother and smoother as Denon and Sony. Analog, the pioneer turned on but really, showed a Groovefaktor with spring-loaded bass like no other Blu-ray player, no matter whether it now ran a CD, DVD or Blu-ray. Thus the pioneer just to the top of the test field continued, priced but unfortunately also.
Pioneer BDP LX 91
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3a|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable||/|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||27 / 43.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||116 dB|
|Output resistance||436 ohms|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||2.5 / 1.3 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||3,04,5 mm|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.4 / 38.5 W|
|Short conclusion||Player with two HDMI outputs, PQLS for better CD sound with some amps. Drive should be quieter. Homogeneous, high-contrast image with rich colors. Sounds very musical and balanced.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||17 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||outstanding 107|
|Price-performance ratio||Very good|
|tested in issue:||2 / 09|