Summary: I was skeptical at first to get this to play my dvds, cds and usbs. however it has gone above and beyond what I expected it to do and i am extremley impressed with it and think it is a great dvd player and it is of the highest quality
Summary: I bought this unit around Nov. 2010 thinking of playing my SACDs and upconverting feature. Even this one has built-in DAC processors for the multichannel digital audio, I use the pass thru option of this one to send the multichannel audio directly to my Onkyo receiver that has a good built-in DAC for processing the multichannel digital audio on the SACD.
Summary: When my VCR/DVD combo went south (DVD player quit) looked at a lot of the same e.g. VCR/DVD combo plus DVD only, DVD burners etc. Came to the conclusion I would go with a DVD player only and use my spare VCR for tapes. This Pioneer model had good reviews, a ton of features especially upscaling and the price was right. Other reviews mentioned no warranty but mine came with a warranty and registration card.
Summary: This DVD player is made for overseas markets. It does not have any warrenty in the United States. I bought 2 of these players. The first one broke down after playing just a few movies on it. I contacted Pioneer and was instructed to send it to them for repair. Thats when I found out there was no warrenty. Pioneer sent it back to me as it was. They told me to contact the company that I bought it from.
Summary: Why A DVD Player? IF you are simply looking to replace a DVD player then buy a Blu-ray player. Even if you are foolish enough to think that Blu-ray has nothing to offer you can still use it as an up-converting player (and use an HDMI cable, you can have one shipped to your house for under $10 so don't be a sucker) and shop around for the added value features such as Netflix that you may not have at this point. So why this player?
Summary: Have only watched one or two movies on this and was perfectly satisfied with the picture and sound. Fact is, I have a Panasonic DVD player that is use for that purpose. I bought the Pioneer DV-610AV simply for the Audio. More specifically, to be able to play SACD's and DVD Audio discs. It has surpassed all of my expectations as a High Resolution Audio Player. I was late getting to the game, but it has been worth every penny once I arrived.
Summary: I bought the Dv-610AV-S as a replacement for an older Pioneer i had , just something i could afford to play back my sacd collection . This machine turns out to be a little treasure . It has alot of features that most machines dont have ! It not only plays back multi channel sacds but the USB port on the front of the machine works wonders on music from ipod to computer and some other tricks i figured out by playing around with the settings .
Summary: I bought it to play Italian DVDs, and it works as advertised. It has two issues: 1) it doesn't show things continuously; for example, if there are two trailers there will be a pause between them as the player loads the next segment; 2) during pauses the machine is a little noisy, but no louder than, say, a Playstation 2 (if anyone remembers those) as it loads a game.
Summary: Just wanted to comment on a previous review. This machine does say region 1 on the back but it will play, at least, region 2 PAL disks as well. I have hooked it up to a computer monitor, to it's HDMI input and it works great. Upscaling seems good too!
This is a quality player, buy without reservation.
critics' choice, Amazon
5 May 2011
Summary: The item was easy to hook up, I opted for an optional HDMI cable (not included), and was able to have it set up in 30 seconds.... plug in HDMI, plug in power....turn on, play dvd's. The player has quite a few more options than I even realized. Was able to play picture CDs, MP3's on CD/DVD's, US disks, European disks, USB enabled to play from memory sticks, very versatile. This was exactly what I was hoping for when I purchased this player.