Pioneer DV-440 is out! Anyone have one?

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  1. KeithH

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    I just saw that Crutchfield has the new Pioneer DV-440 in stock. Here is the link:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...0DV440&o=M&a=0
    Some of the key feature include:
    * Playback of CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3-encoded CDs.
    * 24/192 Burr-Brown DAC
    * Optical and coaxial digital outputs that are 24/96-capable
    * Component video outputs
    * Only 2.25" tall
    The player is only $200! I'm interested in it for the MP3 capability, depending on the flexibility there. I figure J&R Music World will have it for a bit less. Anyone have the '440?
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    Sure is thin!
    Is that all of it there? [​IMG]
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    That player looks sweet. Let's hope it performs as good as it looks. Anyone have one yet?
     
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    I'm interested in this player also.
    Bump. [​IMG]
     
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    Bumpety, bump, bump, bump. [​IMG]
    Seriously though, Crutchfield now has the DV-440 in stock for $200. That means J&R Music World and OneCall probably have it for less. If anyone gets it, please post a review!
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    ...bump... [​IMG]
     
  11. WilliamG

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    That player looks great! I may just change my mind over the Sony DVP-NS400D ...
    I said "may..." [​IMG]
     
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    Now we need to just find a review of it [​IMG]
     
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    In the last issue of the Sound & Vision Magazine there is a good review of this player and 3 more players... They says is a good low-entry player but its progressive-scan output failed to deliver all the goods (Is not a real "PS player")
    Look at:
    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/equ...p?ArticleID=36
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    Rodrigo, Sound & Vision reviewed the Pioneer DV-444, not the DV-440. The '444 is the replacement for the DV-434. Like the '434, the '444 only has an internal line doubler and is not a true progressive-scan player. Given that Pioneer plasters "Pure Cinema Progressive" or whatever on the front panel of the '444, I consider the review in Sound & Vision to be disappointing.
    The DV-440 is an interlaced player that, along with the DV-341, can be viewed as a replacement for the DV-343, which wasn't out for very long (only a few months). Although I haven't read up on the '440 and '444 extensively, I believe the primary difference between them is that the '444 has the internal line doubler. Both share the 2.25" chassis, play CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3-encoded CDs, and have Burr-Brown DACs. At $200 or a bit less depending on where you shop, I consider the '440 to be a better value on paper. By the way, one can buy a true progressive-scan player for about the same price of the '444, and in the case of JVC, with DVD-Audio playback capability.
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    I think I may be ordering it without a review, because my insurance company told me they would cover the stuff that was stolen. I won't be a good person to get a review from though, seeing as all of my components are inexpensive, and what I had previously was the Sony DAV-S300 (Which speakers I will still be using.)
    Decisions... decisions...
     
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    Will, your gear was stolen? You allude to that in your last post, but made no mention of it elsewhere in this thread. Sorry to hear the bad news. The bright side is that with all the new gear coming out, you can probably get better stuff with someone else's money -- the insurance company's. Not a bad deal. [​IMG]
    I recently got an upgrade of a different sort through my insurance company. The Dell desktop computer that my parents got me as a gift in '98 for finishing grad. school was fried in a lightning storm in June. Thanks to the insurance company, I got a Dell 1.1-GHz Pentium III with a 40-GB hard drive, 250-MB Zip drive, 128 MB of RAM, and a top-of-the-line internal CD burner for nothing. My old Dell was a 233-MHz Pentium II with a 6.4-GB hard drive, 100-MB Zip drive, 64 MB of RAM, and a standard internal CD-ROM. I am one happy camper. [​IMG]
    Back to the subject of this thread, if you do get the '440, post your thoughts anyway. Don't worry about what other gear you own. Let us know whether the player is built well and if you like it.
    EDIT: Will, by the way, welcome to the Forum.
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    [Edited last by KeithH on September 07, 2001 at 10:18 PM]
     
  18. WillP

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    Yah, my house got broken into while I was on vacation. :
    12 year olds.. heh.
    OK, time to sleep.
    Thanks, and goodnight [​IMG]
     
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    12-year olds, huh? Kids, today. I'll tell ya... [​IMG] Like I said, you will be better off once you settle matters with the insurance company.
    By the way, if you own a home, condo, or townhouse, you might consider an alarm system. Burglars, especially young kids, aren't always the sharpest knives in the drawer. Now that they know you have good taste in electronics, they may expect you to replace what they stole, and they could come back. Returning to the scene of a crime isn't smart, but it does happen. In such incidents, the same burglars often come back a few months later when they figure you have forgotten about the incident and you have had the time to replace what you lost. I know people who have been victimized more than once, in the end, by the same burglar(s). I'm not trying to worry you, but just beware. Hopefully this won't be an issue.
    You mentioned that they were 12-year old kids. Does this mean they were caught? If so, I guess you didn't get any of your gear back.
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    [Edited last by KeithH on September 08, 2001 at 11:50 AM]
     
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    A lot of my family's things were returned, but my DVD Player/receiver and cash werent. I'm only 17, btw [​IMG]
    There's a whole long story about my house getting broken into, I'll give you the jist of it. If they had not known the person who was watching our house, our house would not have been broken into :/ This does mean I get to upgrade my stuff tho, so its not completely horrible [​IMG]
     

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