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Pioneer BDP-LX52

Pioneer BDP-LX52
alaScore 86

44 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer BDP-LX52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Pioneer BDP-LX 52


The Pioneer BDP-LX 52 is a Blu-ray player released in autumn 2009, and currently sells for around 500 GBP online.

Superb HD-film picture ; Above-average DVD playback ; Loads of picture controls ; Versatile HD-audio output ; Effective jitter reduction in combination with Pioneer receivers

Audible fan noise ; Loading times are way too long

There’s no question about it: Pioneer devices almost unfailingly produce top-quality pictures. On top of that, the BDP-LX 52 also sounds fantastic: Pioneer’s PQLS technology improves differentiation in HD-audio formats — although only if you use the...

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Pioneer BDP-LX52 review


Pioneer ups the ante with its latest Blu-ray spinner

Looks ; Picture quality ; Built-in memory

Won't lay media via USB ; Slow disc loading

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Pioneer BDP-LX52 Blu-ray player


The BDP-LX52 doesn't play media files from USB but it will play just about everything else

Looks; Picture quality; Built-in memory

Won't play media via USB; Slow disc loading

So, grumbles aside about the lack of Wi-Fi and slow loading times; we think the LX52 is an exceptionally talented Blu-ray deck


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Pioneer BDP-LX52 review


The Pioneer BDP-LX52 is pricy and suffers from some flaws, like its lack of multi-channel analogue outputs, and slow disc-loading times. But its video and audio quality are so good that these negative issues are easily outweighed

Exceptional picture and sound quality ; Full BD-Live support

No multi-channel analogue outputs ; Slow load times

Conclusion The Pioneer BDP-LX52 is far from perfect. It lacks multi-channel analogue outputs, can't play back media via its USB port and can be slow to load discs. But it still impressed us greatly, due to its excellent video-playback quality. Simply...

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Review: Pioneer BDP-LX52


This premium Blu-ray player doesn't come cheap, but its excellent picture and sound quality make it worth the hefty investment.

Exceptional picture and sound quality; full BD-Live support

No multichannel analog audio outputs; slow load times

The Pioneer BDP-LX52 is far from perfect. It lacks multichannel analog outputs, can't play back media via its USB port, and can be slow to load discs. But it still impressed us greatly due to its excellent video playback quality. Simply put: It...

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Review: Pioneer BDP-LX52 Blu-Ray Player


Tell any tech reviewer that you're on the look-out for an excellent Blu-ray player with stunning picture quality, great sound and brilliant upscaling qualities, then the chances are he or she will tell you to check out a Pioneer – and possibly the...

If you can afford the £500-odd to buy a Pioneer BDP-LX52, then do. Whilst the loading times are long, there’s nothing wrong in a bit of waiting in anticipation, as quite soon you’ll realise what’s coming next – you’ll be blown away by the quality and...

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Pioneer BDP-LX52 Blu-ray Player


Pioneer's experience with optical disc in home entertainment applications goes back many years. The company carved out a very respectable niche for itself in the 1980s and 90s by standing firmly behind the LaserDisc format, rather than following the...

Above Average

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Pioneer BDP-LX52 review


Your HDTV or projector is much like an athlete. Feed it rubbish and it won't perform to its optimum level, but stick it on a diet of top-quality Blu-ray pictures and you'll get stunning results. Sounds like a job for the Pioneer BDP-LX52. Read our full...

Eye-popping picture quality

Expensive and lacks Wi-Fi

The perfect player for those serious about home cinema

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Pioneer BDP-LX52


It definetly has high picture quality having viewed blu-ray discs on a 40" LED monitor and with good sound quality too having heard it through an AV amplifier with quality speakers. I viewed BBC's Planet Earth as a first disc to test and 'wow' was my...


Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD