The UDP-LX500's specification has been crafted with AV enthusiasts in mind. This 4K player is HDR10 and Dolby Vision-capable out of the box, and there’s a firmware update for HDR10+ scheduled to arrive soon. Significantly, it also boasts universal audio playback, which means it’s compatible with Super Audio CD and DVD-A discs, as well as vanilla CDs. It’ll also handle 3D Blu-rays, standard DVDs, plus hi-res audio files. Basically it’ll play pretty much everything except LaserDiscs – but you’ve got to draw the line somewhere.
Rear connections include two HDMIs (one for combined sound and vision, the other for separated audio if you need to bypass your AVR and route video directly to a UHD screen). There are also digital audio optical and coaxial outputs, Ethernet for networking, and RS-232C for pro installs with integrated control. USB ports are supplied front and back.