Pioneer’s latest Elite series A/V receiver aims to be your home’s entertainment hub


Pioneer has been releasing home theater and audio gear at a fairly steady clip throughout 2016, and this week at CE Week, it’s taking time to show off everything it has released so far. Just because the company is showing products that it has already introduced, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t introducing a few new products as well.

On Wednesday, the company introduced its new Elite SC-LX501 7.1-channel network A/V receiver. Like other models in the Elite line of receivers, this model supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR 24-bit video with 4:4:4 color, along with all the requisite modern technologies like HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, and BT.2020. The “Super Resolution” technology developed for Pioneer’s Elite BDP-88FD Blu-ray player is included here, allowing standard HD content to be upscaled to 4K resolution, on the off chance your TV doesn’t offer built-in upscaling.