Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback
Certified by the UHD Alliance, the new Elite UDP-LX500 meets or exceeds strict performance specifications for resolution (4K - 4 times sharper than HD), high dynamic range (HDR - brilliant brights, deepest darks), and wide color spectrum (more lifelike colors). It also focuses on other video and audio attributes including immersive audio (multi-dimensional sound) among others. These performance advances guarantee the UDP-LX500 is able to fully replicate the richness of life's sights and sounds, enabling viewers to more accurately experience the content creator's vision.
Three-Block Internal Layout
The blocks for power supply, drive/digital processing, and analog audio are separated into three to eliminate electrical and magnetic interference between the blocks.
Even the holes for heat radiation are excluded to realize a flat form with optimal electric circuit design, and minimum mechanical noise from the rotating system. The result is significantly low noise and even more rigid and stable chassis structure.
The 1.6 mm-thick chassis base is reinforced with a 3 mm-thick steel plate Rigid Under Base. This Double-Layered Chassis structure provides a low center-of-gravity and overall rigidity that prevents the transfer of external vibration to the inner chassis, and offers a superior reading of the disc.
6-Layered Main Circuit Board for High S/N Ratio
A 6-layered IVH is used for the main circuit board to thoroughly eliminate digital noise. This optimizes the digital signal wiring and minimises GND impedance, and dramatically improves S/N ratio in audio/video signal processing. The 18 Gbps transmission through the latest HDMI standard becomes even more precise.
In addition to the video parameter " Reference" for reproducing the original master quality, you can select " LCD TV," " OLED TV," or " Projector" for the video quality best suited to your display. Additionally, there are SDR/HDR presets for each video parameter, that automatically switches between SDR preset and HDR preset according to the output signal.
Disc Information On-Screen Display
You can display the disc information on your screen by pressing and holding the remote control's DISPLAY button. In addition to the playing disc's details, you can easily check mastering information such as MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level) and MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level) available on some HDR content, as well as HDMI output information .
PQLS Jitter-less Sound Transmission
With the precision quartz controller on a compatible AV receiver, Pioneer's PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) eliminates distortion caused by timing errors. It controls the amount of audio signals from the AV receiver to the UDP-LX500, giving the best possible digital-to-analog conversion. UDP-LX500 supports PQLS 2ch Audio, Multi-Surround, and Bit-stream.
Zero Signal Terminal
The Zero Signal Terminal is a Pioneer-original feature dedicated to tuning audio and video quality without signal transmission. By connecting the Zero Signal Terminal with the audio/video input terminal of an AV receiver etc., the reference level (GND) of the audio/video signals is aligned between the two devices, and the potential difference is suppressed, allowing a precise and high-quality signal transmission.
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