Although keenly priced, the Pioneer BDP450 is a true universal player. This means that as well as the usual Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs, it also plays SACDs and DVD-Audio discs. These formats are capable of some of the highest quality audio possible and a vital part of many audiophiles' music collections. Combined with the ability to play a massive range of other formats, including MKV and DivX HD, the BDP450 has the ability to be the only disc player you'll ever need. It's not just the variety of discs that the BDP450 plays that makes it special, it's the quality with which it plays them. The advanced PQLS jitter reduction system ensures a smooth and natural sound quality when connected to a suitable Pioneer AV receiver. Even when connected to another brand of receiver, though, the Pioneer still impresses. In addition to the first-rate audio performance, the BDP450 also boasts class-leading video. A 36-bit Deep Colour circuit ensures a wider expanse of colours for a more subtle, true to life picture. What's more, this Pioneer Blu-ray player also comes with Qdeo video processing technology. This helps deliver consistently high-quality video, whatever the source. Another great feature with the BDP450 is Stream Smoother Link. As the name suggests, Stream Smoother Link enhances the video quality of compressed, streamed video from sites such as YouTube. Use the standard LAN connection or optional Wi-Fi dongle and connect up to your home network hub. From here you can get access to the best of the web via applications such as YouTube, Picasa and, for the first time on a Pioneer, Netflix. You can also stream content from your PC or media server via DLNA. What's more, all this is easy to control via Pioneer's unique Apple/Android control app, iControlAV2012. In addition to this you'll also find twin HDMI sockets and an additional, front-mounted USB socket.