Query for Pioneer dvd player admirers

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  1. Sean_Bailey

    Sean_Bailey Auditioning

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    Without getting too ultra technical,can any readers with new / current model Pioneer dvd players mention any unique qualites on all of their machines you admire,that other player brands don't have.
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    Mine says PIONEER on the front [​IMG] Besides that my dv-434 is progressive scan, has dual lasers, plays cd-r's, and has never once locked up on me while playing a DVD, ever. I own 3 other dvd players (a Sony and 2 Panasonics) and this Pioneer is actually a bit smoother on layer changes...I'm not sure why (dual lasers?). Oh and I paid $169.00 for it at Cosco...that last part was the deciding vote for me. [​IMG]
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  3. Kevin C Brown

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    Pioneer's also play CD-RW's and video CDs.
    Pioneer is one of the only DVD manufacturer's to have supported 24 bit/96 kHz digital output from more or less the beginning. Tells me that they are a little more interested in audio performance than other companies. (Not that many CDs or DVDs take advantage of that encoding, unfortunately, by the way.)
    I have had the 414, 525, 333, and now a DV-05. The remote for the 333, and now 343, is not bad.
    I had a Sony DVD player in the past that wouldn't play some of my CDs.
    I have never had a CD or DVD a Pioneer wouldn't play.
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    the DV-434 may not do reverse 3:2 pulldown, but it does output a progressive signal, and as such is classified as a progressive player [​IMG]
    I too have a soft spot for pioneer dvd players. they play everything you throw at them without a hiccup, have decent styling, and are priced reasonably. I started out with a DV-333 (which I reluctantly just sold) and am awaiting the arrival of my region/macrovision-free DV-343
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    My Pioneer plays everything you through at it and plays it well. Also if you only want one machine for DVDs and CDs Pioneer plays CDs very well, alot better than most DVD players.
     
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    I feel Pioneer DVD players represent an excellent value. My girlfriend has a DV-C503 carousel changer, and it is a great machine. It only cost $220 at Costco. The build quality and performance are excellent for the price. Playback of CD-Rs is a bonus. Personally, I prefer my Sony DVP-C670D changer, which has more features and a better remote in my opinion, but it was more expensive than the Pioneer. For the money, the Pioneer can't be beat.
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  8. John-D

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    It's been flawless.. and plays anything thrown at it.. yes it does have the chroma bug.
    Besides it's reassuring to read various magazine reviews and find Pioneer DVD and LD players in their reference setups.
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  9. KrisM

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    I have a 525 that is about a year and a half old and it has been a great player. The only problem I have noticed is that it is very loud. Not a problem when watching a loud movie or concert dvd, but a major pain when I watched Cast Away a couple of weeks ago. Have the newer models corrected this?
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    KeithH stated it best with the 503. That's what I have and I love that player!
    It does CD-R/CD-RW. I like the Music Mode feature when listening to multiple Music discs while you have a DVD or two in the tray, it will never play the movia as long as you are in CD Mode.
    I also like the screen saver on the player in the advanced menu. It seems to always be on and I dn't have to worry about ruining my TV.
    The player is of great build quality, and I like it better than the new Sony 5-disc changer that they released. The power button on the Pioneer is better and it doesn't have to be pushed in all the way to keep the player in standby, which is a bonus.
    For the price, I'd get the Pioneer 503. Great player. The 434 is a joke IMO too!!!
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    So far, the best of players I've seen in the Pioneer line is their DV-37. Progressive scan into my Tosh TW65X81 was mush better than their DV-05. David
     

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