Pioneer has announced the launch of three BD-Live Blu ray players in Japan, the BDP-LX52, BDP-320 and the BDP-120. All three players will deliver 1080p/24 output, BD-ROM(BDMV), BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE DL, DVD, as well as AVCHD. The flagship LX52 uses Pioneer’s Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) on multiple channels, supports 48-but Deep Color, and can playback WMA9, MP3 and JPEG files from both CDs and DVDs.
The BDP-320 has similar features but only manages the Precision Quartz Lock System on two channels. The BDP-120 is the entry level player and doesn’t have the Precision Quartz Lock System and only supports 32-bit Deep Color and JPEG playback. All of the models have LAN and USB ports and will be available in Japan this May. The LX-52 will retail at 88,000 yen … ruffly $916 … EEK!