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Lexicon Announces THX-certified BD/SACD/DVD-A Player

Posted July 27, 2009 05:49 AM by Juan Calonge

Blu-ray DiscHigh-end AV manufacturer Lexicon has announced its first Blu-ray player, model BD-30. This will sport a THX certification, and it will also support Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio. Image processing comes via Anchor Bay's VRS technology. It is expected to be available later this year and retail for $3,499. It will be presented at the upcoming CEDIA Expo.

Some enthusiasts have already pointed out the similarities in specifications between this model and the Oppo BDP-83, and wonder whether the Lexicon player will be based on the Oppo platform, with some modifications.


Source: Home Cinema Choice | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (14 comments)


HUNgaryBLU
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Irrob
 - Jul 27, 2009

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BD-30? That's original.

doctorsteve
 - Jul 27, 2009

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I got all excited until I saw the price. Keeping options in the back of my head for when my SACD capable PS3 dies...

GoodToGo
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Seriously, that is a lot of coin.

lutefisk69
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Lot of money, but great features. When is someone going to put all that into a better priced player?

DR BLU NEO
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Talk about waste.

rmainhammer
 - Jul 27, 2009

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If I were to buy a high-end BD player, I would not spend $3500 on it. The Oppo is much more reasonable and probably does just as well. For now, I'm sticking with my Panasonic DMP-BD35 which I bought for, oh, about 1/20th the price of this Lexicon player.

visual0ne
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Maybe Onkyo will finally get in gear and release a "universal" THX player for 1/3 the price of this?that's a player that might get my attention.

mugupo
 - Jul 27, 2009

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My Oppo does everthing (play any region dvd, blu-ray) sacd, dvd audio, fast loading speed, high build quality. what more can you ask for?

The Spanierd
 - Jul 27, 2009

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I will never understand why anybody would pay that unless you have money coming out of your ass. Seriously.

Elvis Is Alive
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Specs sound exactly like the new Oppo player. Why throw money out the window?

carlthewave
 - Jul 27, 2009

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Sounds like a bargain compared to the $10K McIntosh MVP881 expected this fall.

Canada
 - Jul 28, 2009

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Oh, my word.

garak
 - Jul 29, 2009

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As source players just become digital transports, I don't know how high end companies will be able to justify these high priced source components. Really, what value do they add? Do they really expect us to believe the ones and zeros coming out of their player are better?

Just get the Oppo and save $3000.


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