Summary: I was quite lucky when I purchased this player, as a few of my friends all ready owned this model. This however didnt stop me purchasing it knowing some of the disadvantages that it has. Yes the drive is fairly noisy but during a good movie you dont even notice it. Secondly the remote is poxy but you can put up with for the player certainly makes up for it in quality of picture and sound.
Summary: The Pioneer DV525 was after a lot of searching the DVD player that I bought. It may not be the nicest looking or even the cheapest, but at the end of the day the machine does what it is meant to and that is play dvd's. It is really let down by the remote control, which at best can be called functional and at worse a joke. The buttons are too close together which make pressing the correct one without looking almost impossible.
Pioneer DV 525: first poor review of a pioneer product!
26 September 2000
Summary: Ever since CD players made there way into cars, pioneer has been a brand name with street cred'. However, over the last couple of years the name has slipped in my opinion. There DVD players are all comparable to similar panasonic products - but without the charm. I got my 525 as a replacement for my 515 after having repeated probrems with sound not lining up with the picture - a common problem even today with high transfer rate movies, such as Leathel Weapon 4, on...
Pros: At least it isn't worse then attempts made by LG.
Summary: Excellent DVD player. Picture is crisp and colour representation is accurate with no visible artifacting in the darker blocks of colour. It can output PAL/NTSC or PAL60 (PAL signal but at NTSC refresh rate) . It has a Good range of connectors on rear include 1 x S-Video, 1 x Composite Video, 1 x Digit audio, 1 x Optical, L&R Analogue audio, only one SCART which can use S-Video, RGB or Composite signal (Recommend RGB though).
Summary: Before we start I will review the machine as harshly as I can, last thing you need is someone saying how great their own machine is as that won't help a bit. First thing that I noticed was the drive did seem a bit noisy, I was a bit worried about that but as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I can't ever recall watching a film and being aware of the noise.
Summary: I've had the 525 for about eight months now and it's been a great little system and has played everything I've tried in it so far. It's my first DVD player so I suppose I'm easily impressed having just come off the VHS bandwagon. I picked this model for several reasons... The output is selectable between PAL, NTSC and PAL60. The latter allows you to play NTSC discs on non-NTSC TVs, which is what I've got at the moment.
Summary: Pioneer Player im klassischen Rack Design mit 42 cm Rasterbreite der alten Pioneer HiFi Racks. Die neuen Geräte sind dagegen mit 43cm breiter geworden. Die Zeitschrift HiFi Test verlieh dem Pioneer DV525 im Jahre 2001 das Prädikat "Testsieger". Die Stiftung Warentest nahm den Pioneer DV525 in der Zeitschrift test (12/2000) ausgiebig unter die Lupe und bewertete das Produkt insgesamt positiv mit der Note gut" (1,9).
Summary: Seit 1999 steht er nun bei mir im Regal, der neue Pioneer DVD-Player. Komplett modifiziert, damit er nicht nur die zumeist geschnittenen RC2 DVDs abspielt. Die Modifikation wurde von Karsten Becker (www.dvdplayer.de - Adresse ist per 06/2001 immer noch aktuell) vorgenommen und ist technisch und optisch einwandfrei durchgeführt worden. Der Pioneer Player gefällt durch sein schlichtes Design. Nur die nötigsten Funktionen können direkt am Gerät aufgerufen werden.
Excerpt: Ho questo tipo di dvd da circa 1 anno e devo dire che non pensavo che fosse piacevolo guardarsi un bel film a casa propria in tutta comodità!Grazie al telettore ora riesco a vedere come se fossi al cinema!(ovviamente grazie anch e buon televisone!. Istallarlo e collegarlo è molto semplice perchè è estremamente semplice e molto leggero da muovere! Esteticamente è molto piacevole. La grafica è molto buona. Posso selezionare una infinità di opzioni ...