| Pioneer Elite Introduces New DVD-Audio, SACD Players - 06/20/02 |
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 19, 2002/ -- Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced two Elite universal DVD players, the DV-47Ai and the DV-45A, that bring the emerging technologies of DVD-Audio and multi-channel SACD to consumers in a single box. The DV-47Ai also raises the bar on audio reproduction with dual i.Link output for high bandwidth connectivity. With more than 1,000 DVD-Audio and SACD titles expected to be released by year-end, Pioneer continues to lead the industry in providing universal players that offer consumers the greatest flexibility to listen to a wide variety of titles in their preferred format.
As with all Pioneer Elite DVD players, consumers are assured the highest quality audio and video reproduction. The DV-47Ai includes 108MHz/12 bit video processing (54MHz/10 bit for DV-45A) and Legato PRO, Pioneer's refined frequency range expansion technology for better music reproduction. They also offer Pioneer's PureCinema progressive scan circuit to faithfully reproduce the original film frames using 2:3 pull-down inverse telecine technology and display them progressively. If the DVD does not indicate telecine conversion, the PureCinema circuit will process the signal with advanced motion detection and create the new progressive image.
Both the DV-47Ai and the DV-45A offer triple Burr Brown 192kHz/24 bit audio processing, six channel analog audio output, bass management, Dolby Digital, DTS and SRS TRU Surround.
"Both DVD-Audio and SACD provide unbelievable multi-channel experience for music and movies, but sometimes consumers can only find the title they want in one format or the other," said Craig McManis, vice president of marketing for home entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "We're giving them the freedom to buy one DVD player and be able to play discs from either of the two emerging formats. We were the first company to offer a universal player and now we're bringing even greater technology to the table with the i.Link connectivity."
The i.Link technology is an industry standardized format, allowing for greater compatibility with other four-pin IEEE 1394 input connections. The DV-47Ai is a great product on its own because of playback capabilities, high- video resolution output, and utilization of i.Link for high-bandwidth audio connectivity. It can be further enhanced this fall when combined with Pioneer's VSX-49TXi, with its dual i.Link inputs that will enable the DV-47Ai to be used to its fullest potential.
The Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai also offers the following outstanding video features:
Super-Fine Focus Filter with 4:4:4 video up-sampling
Sixteen video parameter adjustments including Progressive Motion, PureCinema (on, off, auto), YNR, CNR, Mosquito NR, Block NR, Sharpness High, Sharpness Mid, Detail, White Level, Black Level, Gamma, Black Setup, Hue, Chroma Level and Chroma Delay. Once the desired adjustments have been made, they can be saved in one of three available user memory settings.
Three factory video settings (CRT/PDP/Professional)
Trick play processor (smooth scan)
Upgraded graphic user interface for easy set-up navigation
The DV-47Ai and DV-45A will be available in fall of 2002 at a suggested retail price of $1200 and $700 respectively.
Pioneer's Home Entertainment Division is the leading manufacturer of plasma and projection televisions, DVD players and DVD recorders, A/V receivers, CD players and CD recorders, speakers and other audio and video accessories. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including Digital Network Entertainment. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Pioneer Elite brand names. When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years with Pioneer Elite products.
Pioneer Corporation (NYSE: PIO) is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and cable television equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation employs more than 31,000 people worldwide. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PIO). Pioneer Electronics' headquarters is located in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com .
For further information, please contact Aaron Levine of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., +1-310-952-2401, email@example.com; or Julie Jaqua, +1-323-761-7405, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
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