The BDP-LX91 can also suppress noise and improve motion handling better than any TV, too, while the image contrast is breathtaking -- perfect, noise-free whites sit right alongside deep, rich blacks. So good are the BDP-LX91's pictures, in fact, that words can't fully do justice to the emotional response their beauty inspires in any AV lover who beholds them on a projection screen.
The BDP-LX91's audio abilities are also in a different class to those of any standard Blu-ray player. This is particularly true in terms of CD playback. The sound enjoys clarity and range that are every bit as good as those you'll get from any dedicated mid-to-high-end CD player.
Given that the BDP-LX91 costs almost two grand, we're duty-bound to look harder than we otherwise would for niggles. It doesn't load discs as fast as we'd like, it lacks some of the multimedia savvy of some of the latest players, and it's rather annoying that you have to perform a firmware update to get it to play DTS-HD audio. But these are minor gripes.
The Pioneer BDP-LX91's price is steep, no matter how you look at it. But, to the no-compromise cognoscenti at whom the BDP-LX91 is aimed, cost is probably not an issue when it comes to getting the very best Blu-ray performance possible.
Edited by Charles Kloet