Pioneer DV-300V / DV-400V
Pioneer has just announced two new DVD players that will be available in April & May. The cheaper one, DV-300V, doesn’t feature a HDMI output or any other upscaling of video, but apart from that the two players are basically the same (oh, the DV-400V also has 7 different sound equalizing options). The DV-300V will be out in April for $69, and the Pioneer DV-400V will be out in May for $99. More information inside.
Two New Pioneer DVD Players are Small in Size, Big on Features
Top-of-the-Line Player Features Advanced Connectivity via HDMI with 1080p Upscaling
Consumers seeking to upgrade their DVD players or add a DVD player to another room in the house need look no further than the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced two new DVD players that fill the need for DVD playback with multiple functions and excellent video quality. The Pioneer DV-400V offers an HDMI® output with video upscaling to 1080p giving consumers a single wire connection to new HDTVs with enhanced image quality. Both new DVD players are compatible with multiple audio and video formats.
“Whether it’s the latest movie downloaded on DVD or a classic album stored on a portable player, our new players can process and even improve the playback of numerous media formats with the unmistakable Pioneer performance reputation. By adding a HDMI output with 1080p capability to the Pioneer DV-400V, we’ve made it easy for consumers to gain a premier entertainment experience that any home theater enthusiast would be eager to show off,” said Chris Walker, senior manager of marketing and product planning at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Multi-Format Playback Capability
The DV-300V and DV-400V DVD players epitomize exceptional performance with compatibility of a multitude of media formats and emerging digital files including: DVD-R/RW, +R/RW, CD-R/RW, SVCD and VCD. As the popularity of digital media hits an all-time high, both players offer compatibility for WMA and MP3 compressed audio files as well as JPEG files with PhotoViewer. With official DivX certification, both players offer outstanding audio and video playback of DivX media files.
Engineered for Superior Video
To ensure excellent video quality for feature film discs, the players utilize Pioneer’s PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan technology. When viewing film-based content, PureCinema accurately inserts additional film frames at a single time so viewers enjoy a smooth, sharp reproduction with high resolution that’s free of bothersome artifacts like jagged edges on moving objects. Both players use a 108MHz/12-bit video digital to analog converter (DAC) to display a clearer, more accurate picture of all video content.
Sophisticated Audio Processing
Both Pioneer DVD players optimize the entertainment experience of music and movies, by offering advanced audio processing capability via a 96 kHz/24-bit digital to analog converter. With Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding, the players deliver robust 5.1 surround sound to match highly desired HD imagery. The players take advantage of Pioneer’s audio expertise with an array of surround sound customization capabilities including Dialogue Enhancer for enhanced narrative quality during loud scenes and Virtual Surround for rear audio when not using the surround back speakers. The DV-400V offers seven sound equalizing (rock, pop, live, dance, techno, classic, soft) options for optimal audio playback tailored to a listener’s needs.
Perfect Blend of Form and Function
The Pioneer DV-400V-S DVD player features a HDMI output with for a single cable connection to a HDTV for quick and simple set-up. HDMI maintains an all-digital connection between the source and display to eliminate unnecessary processing steps to deliver an improved audio and video experience for viewers. Eliminating video conversion from analog to digital and back permits standard DVD to present a picture quality that is as close to HDTV as possible. For consumers with music, photos, or video stored on a USB key, the DV-400V features a USB port on its front panel for enjoyment of digital audio files in superior playback quality. A silver version of the Pioneer DV-400V will also be made available for shipping in May 2007 at a suggested price of $99.
The Pioneer DV-300V-S is the ideal source for consumers who desire a progressive DVD player in an array of entertainment configurations throughout the home. The player takes advantage of Pioneer’s advanced engineering to deliver premium audio and video performance so users can rest assured that entertainment content will look and sound better than before. The Pioneer DV-300V is also available in silver and will be available in April 2007 for a suggested price of $69.