Pioneer Elite UDP-LX500

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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,141
    mantis wrote: »
    Emlyn wrote: »
    pulled it out I felt like I went back 10 plus years and had a solid well built quality warming piece of gear in my hands. I didn't want to put it down LOL.

    Yeah we were all 14 at one time....
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Emlyn wrote: »
    I was watching a streaming movie on Vudu last night with a strong internet connection on a high speed network. It crashed 40 minutes in and would not start back up. Discs don’t do that. I started the same movie on Amazon though and no problems.

    I LOVE streaming for it's convenience but all it takes is Dunkirk on Blu ray for me to keep the idea of physical media alive in my house hold. What a beautiful looking and sounding movie.

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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    One of the things that I always loved about Pioneer and their combi players was their ability to play so many different types of discs.
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    edited March 2019
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    My DVL-91 went from playing this (12” Laserdisc)
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
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    To this (3” CD) without a hitch
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,978
    Try an SACD in that Flintstone technology then come talk to me...
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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
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    Okay how about the predecessor to SACD and DVD-A
    The 24/96 DAD?? ;):p
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,978
    All you have are predecessors... Jesse had a predecessor too called "dirt". But even he would tell you things have advanced much since then.
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,258
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    I'll be interested to here your final thoughts. I'm in the market for a good 4K player like the Oppo (shame they got out of the business) but everything out right now just seems sub-par.
    After spending time with the Pioneer and owned the Oppo since last year I can honestly say the Pioneer is fantastic in every way. When you use it vs the Oppo and the thought of the Oppo breaking to the point of no repair, the Pioneer can easily step in take it's place and all would be right in the world for the moments it's spinning disc's.
    It's taller and looks better then the Oppo as well and that is one thing I really like better about it not to mention the soft touch disc tray. That is something that every time you touch it you get the sense of quality, craftsmanship and comfort. It starts the warm feelings before you sit back down and listen. It sets the mood man. The Oppo simply can't compete here.
    I'd say buy it dude, it's a killer player in all regards,I can't see anyone not being totally happy with it's performance appearance and built quality. Even the damn remote is very nice which not many devices at all have a nice factory remote if you use them anyway. I don't but if I did the Pioneer remote feels right in your hand and you can see it in the dark with it's back light.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,131
    The main problem I see with what Pioneer produced is they left out a wifi receiver. There may be a performance reason for that, but it is a curious omission. I don’t have a LAN connection to my home theater, so lack of wifi is a drawback for firmware updates and streaming content from a NAS. Oppo nailed those two things.
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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    @Emlyn whilst I agree with you, this is an easy fix. You can get WiFi dongle that plugs into the LAN input from a lot of places and they’re usually pretty inexpensive.
  • Grimster74
    Grimster74 Posts: 2,559
    mantis wrote: »
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    I'll be interested to here your final thoughts. I'm in the market for a good 4K player like the Oppo (shame they got out of the business) but everything out right now just seems sub-par.
    After spending time with the Pioneer and owned the Oppo since last year I can honestly say the Pioneer is fantastic in every way. When you use it vs the Oppo and the thought of the Oppo breaking to the point of no repair, the Pioneer can easily step in take it's place and all would be right in the world for the moments it's spinning disc's.
    It's taller and looks better then the Oppo as well and that is one thing I really like better about it not to mention the soft touch disc tray. That is something that every time you touch it you get the sense of quality, craftsmanship and comfort. It starts the warm feelings before you sit back down and listen. It sets the mood man. The Oppo simply can't compete here.
    I'd say buy it dude, it's a killer player in all regards,I can't see anyone not being totally happy with it's performance appearance and built quality. Even the damn remote is very nice which not many devices at all have a nice factory remote if you use them anyway. I don't but if I did the Pioneer remote feels right in your hand and you can see it in the dark with it's back light.

    Well, I ended up purchasing the Panasonic DP-UB820 4K player yesterday. The price was more in my price range currently with having two kids in college. I also snagged the Apple TV 4K last week so most of my movie watching has been done with that. I've read some pretty good reviews of the Panasonic so I decided to give this unit a try. If I don't like what I see I may end up returning it and going the Pioneer direction. Hoping to get the unit hooked up tomorrow so I'll give my impressions once I get everything hooked up and running.
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,258
    edited April 2019
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    I'll be interested to here your final thoughts. I'm in the market for a good 4K player like the Oppo (shame they got out of the business) but everything out right now just seems sub-par.
    My final thoughts is this. The Pioneer is a superior player to just about everything made today. Since Oppo is out the Pioneer is my only choice if I wanted to buy another player. I would not buy the Panasonic simply due to the fact it's not universal. Unless your looking for just a 4k player, then I'd check out the Panasonic as it's really nice and worthy.
    The Pioneer has flaw is it's GUI, it's dated as F*&K. It's the same thing they used since I can remember and I had a lot of Pioneer Elite Universal players.
    Buy one and take it home, I don't see you going wrong with it. Unless you can find an reasonable priced Oppo 203 or even the mighty 205 then I'd probably go that way.
    I saw you went with the Panasonic which is a solid player. Good luck with that and I'd like to read a review on your thoughts of it.
    Dan
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,882
    Nice read on this thread! Man that Pioneer is tempting for sure! :smile:
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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    @mantis I've been meaning to ask you if the Pioneer is capable of streaming Hi-Rez music over your network and also if it supports SMB streaming like the Oppo does?
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
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    The three at the bottom are the SMB (Server Messenger Block) coming from my computer and backup hard drive.
    This is the network menu on my Oppo.
    The three at the top are DLNA
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,258
    @mantis I've been meaning to ask you if the Pioneer is capable of streaming Hi-Rez music over your network and also if it supports SMB streaming like the Oppo does?
    I did not test it over the network as I have a bunch of High REZ files on a USB Disc. I didn't even consider trying that. I think it does , you might want to check out the manual on the pioneer website if your considering buying it and want this feature.

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