You have a library full of audio CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. You want to dive right into 4K, and the works, but you aren\u2019t ready to replace everything. With the Pioneer UDP-LX500, you don\u2019t have to! It\u2019s a universal disc player. Instead of overhauling your library, just use the best 4K blu ray player for your visual and audio needs.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Pioneer UDP-LX500\r\nThis UHD Blu Ray playback device doesn\u2019t pull any punches in terms of video output and sound quality. It\u2019s what 4K enthusiasts look for if you want the most out of your 4K TV.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nIn terms of performance, the Pioneer UDP LX500 offers some of the best audio video quality we\u2019ve ever seen in high end ultra HD Blu Ray players. It\u2019s one thing to support HDR10, and a whole new level to support HDR10+, and Dolby Vision\u2014a feature the LG UBK80 lacks. You can really see the vibrancy when viewing a film like Color Out of Space. Additionally, inferior formats like regular Blu-ray and DVDs get a boost to their lower quality signal, along with DVD Audio support, and will also switch SDR HDR quality based on the output you\u2019re using.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Pioneer Elite UDP-LX500 is built like a tank (figuratively speaking). It has to be; it\u2019s packing so much inside that it needs plenty of protection. For starters, it has a three-block internal layout, which uses an ultra rigid construction and double-layered chassis. The main circuit board itself consists of six layers, which accommodates the outputs in the back. You have analogue audio output, AV receiver, optical digital audio, dual HDMI outputs, which also take advantage of jitterless sound and signal transmission, along with a zero signal terminal.\r\nValue\r\nThe Pioneer UDP-LX500 has so much to offer in terms of features, in addition to its superior audio and visual quality Where it stumbles is the lack of smart features, unlike the Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Player. There\u2019s next to none. It\u2019s a strange choice, but one we can look past largely because it\u2019s so accommodating to any visual and audio library. You won\u2019t have to worry about updating it at all. By the end of our blu ray player review, we realized it wants to be your one-stop home cinema device, and it\u2019s making one strong argument. It\u2019s pricey though; a cheap alternative would be the Sony Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Player.\r\nPioneer UDP-LX500 Wrap Up\r\nThe Pioneer UDP-LX500 reveals all the cards in its hands, letting you know what it\u2019s up to. Incredible video and audio quality are a hallmark of its features, in addition to HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision support. While smart features are missing, it makes up for it by being accommodating to your visual and audio library, as outdated it might be. DVDs and audio CDs are welcomed.