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Pioneer DV-393

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    5.4 5.4 from 12 reviewers
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  • Ease of use (7)
    5.4 5.4 from 7 reviewers
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    6.4 6.4 from 5 reviewers
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    5.8 5.8 from 6 reviewers
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This is an advanced Pioneer player that has 2x and 4x picture zoom which can be used for full motion and still image capturing. It has full DVD-RW compatibility inclusive of the VR format. The unit is compatible with DVD-RW, CD-R, DVD-R as well as the CD-RW. It too can carry out playbacks for WMA and MP3 for CD-R and it also has an on-screen navigator.

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It has a 12-bit video DAC and an on screen bit-rate meter for the MP3. It has modes for live, dance, techno, rock, classic and …

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This is an advanced Pioneer player that has 2x and 4x picture zoom which can be used for full motion and still image capturing. It has full DVD-RW compatibility inclusive of the VR format. The unit is compatible with DVD-RW, CD-R, DVD-R as well as the CD-RW. It too can carry out playbacks for WMA and MP3 for CD-R and it also has an on-screen navigator.

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It has a 12-bit video DAC and an on screen bit-rate meter for the MP3. It has modes for live, dance, techno, rock, classic and soft. It too has 24-bit audio DACs and a JPEG photo viewer for the Kodak CD and the Fuji Colour CD. The DV-393 has a progressive scan output for NTSC and PAL. It also has one Scart socket having an RGB output.

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The Pioneer DV 393-S is a single-disc, mainstream DVD player. Compared to other mainstream DVD players on the market, it is very inexpensive. The DV-383S is a newer model of the former one; for example, the older 373S has the drawer in the front center of the unit, while the DV-383S has it on the front right. It comes with an updated circuitry and newer firmware; to make it even more compatible with various media. This is what sets it apart from its predecessor. Its wide range of features allows fining tune sound and picture very easily which overcomes problems reducing PAL's inherent higher resolution to the lower NTSC resolution. There are almost no artefacts on picture as a result of this and in detailed areas there is no discernable loss of quality. The DV-383S is very reliable, great reputation for endurance, versatile, and easy to operate. The Pioneer DV-383S has the firmware updates that the DV-373S lacked. This DVD Player is sure to play all regions on your TV, NTSC and PAL compatible. With PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan system, both on PAL and NTSC signals, adds additional frames which results in smooth, natural cinema-like images, free of disturbing artifacts around the edges of moving objects. With its Twin Laser Pickup, the DV373 plays DVD Video, Divx, DVD-R/-RW, CD/CD-R/-RW, WMA & MP3 audio files and JPEG picture files. The new and highly user-friendly interface makes it easier to browse and view JPEG picture files. The DV373 offers digital outputs for Dolby Digital and DTS surround, plus a high-end 192kHz/24-bit digital to analogue audio converter for high-fidelity musical performance. Its multi-region code free is a great plus point to have and the memory playback automatically resumes from where you left off. One particular feature is the widescreen setting. The Pioneer DV 393-S is a decent quality product with a decent price.

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