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Pioneer takes audio to new high !

Advantages: Plays DVD Audio, & everything else, even multiregion !
Disadvantages: Not quite as hot on audio CDs.

The new high, is of course : DVD Audio. This was the over riding factor when I was looking to upgrade from my older Marantz CD player and Sony DVD player. I wanted a unit capable of playing standard audio CDs, plus the gamut of DVD media, and this pupp ...

g8ina 15.05.2004 · Read full review
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not such a Pioneer

Advantages: multi-region, picture, controller
Disadvantages: sound, features

Experimenting with home entertainment products, I stumbled into a Comet store and started looking around. With an ongoing battle against market leader Sony, and thier overpriced machines, a new manufacturer was to favoured. The helpful sales staff reliabl ...

martinj1 29.02.2004 · Read full review
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A Real Cracker

Advantages: Plays just about every 5" disk.
Disadvantages: Average CD playback

...With the two new digital formats namley SACD & DVD-A disks on the market that are capable of multichannel high resolution sound Pioneer have come up trumphs with this machine. The DV-656A is one classy performer and capable of playing just about any 5" sh ...

goldenears 03.01.2004 · Read full review
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Thorough bred for the price of a mule.

Advantages: Plays DVD, cd, mp3, SACD, DVD-A
Disadvantages: Lightweight build.

Pioneer, a long time manufacturer of topquality homecinema equipment, has a reputation to uphold. Leading the laserdisc industry of yesteryear it developed many innovative designs on videocircuitry and today is among the best in DVD-performance. Thus ...

Darakara 01.12.2003 · Read full review
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well worth a look

Advantages: universal player compatible with current and future formats
Disadvantages: remote can be a bit fiddly

...Having read a glowing recommendation from the What Hifi Sound and Vision magazine in July 2003, I narrowed my choice of DVD players to 2, the other being a Marantz. Whilst the Pioneer does not have progressive scan, its ability to play a large range of f ...

thomas_nowacki 26.08.2003 · Read full review
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