Pioneer DV-563A-DVD Audio/SACD player-Looks really nice

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  1. Matthew Anderson

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    I see that Pioneer is coming out with a DVD Audio/SACD player that looks to have some great features at an affordable price. This is something I have been waiting for. Hope it really does come out next month.
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/Pi...,92763,00.html
     
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    Sathyan,

    That's what I am wondering as well.


    Matthew,

    The '563A has been discussed here a bit. A search might prove beneficial.
     
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    Sathyan, the picture didn't come up for me on that discount-electronic.com link. [​IMG]
     
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    Sathyan, thanks for the picture. The '563A looks very nice.


    If a Moderator is reading this, the thread should be renamed. The '563A is not merely a DVD-Audio player. It's a universal player (DVD-Audio and SACD).
     
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    KeithH,

    I did a search on this forum but nothing turned up. Are you the moderator on this forum?
     
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    I emailed Pioneer a week ago to see when the release date was but they could not give me one. I have interest in it also because of the price.
     
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    Matthew, no, I am not a Moderator. However, I have the DV-563A discussed here. I'm surprised that a search for "DV-563A" came up with nothing. Is that what you searched for? [​IMG]
     
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    Matthew, KeithH et al.:

    [Bump.]

    Am I making too much out of the absence to date of reviews of this piece in Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, Sound & Vision and other print HT mags?

    In addition to the DSD-to-PCM conversion issue, I'm anxious to hear comments/feedback on the "chroma bug" issue and how thorough the unit's bass management is.

    Paul
     
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    It just came out. Will take a month or two for the reviews to start showing up...
     
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    Kevin et al.:

    Some of the mags often get pieces in advance of their being available to the public. With a unit as 'momentous' as this (the first "budget" universal player), I would think that Pioneer would have sent units to the major HT mags for advance review (not to mention making sure they got the unit to retail shelves when they said they would at CES).

    Paul
     
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    Paul, I hear you, but it often takes time for reviews to be published in print. Perhaps web reviews will appear sooner.

    The latest Audio Advisor catalog shows the '563A for $180. It looks nice for the money. I too would like to see reviews.
     
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    I have since purchased the Pioneer DV-45A and I am very happy with the performance of it. I curious also as to how the 563A works out.
     
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    I'm highly curious as to how this player performs as well.
    As for the DSD-PCM conversion, as long as SACDs still sound better than standard CDs, I'm sold. I'm too poor for a decent dedicated SACD player anyways, so just the ability to play them decently works for me.
     
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    Can we infer that the 363 and 563 share the same video processing?
     
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    Greg,
    I would probably agree with you on that one. The only way to know for sure is to email Pioneer.
     

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