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Pioneer DV-656A

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DV656A-S Multi Region

5 out of 5, CompareStorePrices
24 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Its not much good at PCM CD play back ( My Arcam CD72 blows it out the window for CD sound quality) but and its a big but its great at high bit 24/192 SACD DTS DVDA playback absoluly stunning but be sure you have a top class system to appreciate, I am a audiophile( Hi Fi nut) and have never used it for DVD video, the player came tops in a double blind test on SACD/DVDA playback conducted by the high end HI FI mag HI FI news in 2002, need I say more?
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DV656A-S Multi Region

4 out of 5, CompareStorePrices
24 February 2012
  • Excerpt: As an all round machine that eliminates the need for an expensive SonySACD player and a dedicated DVD Audio it can't really bebeat.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Ease of use 6
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Sound 10
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Durability 10
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Playability 10
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Pioneer takes audio to new high !

g8ina, Ciao
15 May 2004
  • Excerpt: "...DVD Audio offers, and the Pioneer offers it very well indeed. This was the first item I bought when I ran through my last major AV upgrade, followed by the Denon amp, and the surround speaker system. SETUP : It was not as simple to install as I thought. For a start, one can only decode DVD Audio in the DVD players itself, not (at the time) in any AV amps. So, this meant getting hold of a 6 way phono to phono cable assembly - a VERY chunky ...
  • Pros: Plays DVD Audio, & everything else, even multiregion  !
  • Cons: Not quite as hot on audio CDs .
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
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Sound 2
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Durability 8
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Playability 8
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not such a Pioneer

martinj1, Ciao
29 February 2004
  • Excerpt: "...on a sleek, and curvacious Pioneer model. Looks: the Pioneer I decided to purchase was the DV656S-A DVD/Audio/Video/SACD player. It stands just 3" tall, and is plated in a dark silver with large central display. The front of the device is nicely curved and front controls are well layed out. Functionality: The newer DVD player all incorporate Audio CD playing, aswell as the obvious DVD playing. This particular model doesn't have the multi-DVD ...
  • Pros: multi - region, picture, controller
  • Cons: sound, features
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
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Sound 8
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Durability 8
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Playability 10
10

A Real Cracker

goldenear..., Ciao
3 January 2004
  • Excerpt: "...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" shiny disk you throw at it. This means that if any of the new formats fails you will still be able to play them without scrapping your machine and or software, remember VHS & BETAMAX? The DV-656A is light in weight and the power supply is of the switchmode variety which does away with ...
  • Pros: Plays just about every 5" disk .
  • Cons: Average CD playback
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
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Sound 8
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Durability 6
6.0
Playability 10
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Thorough bred for the price of a mule.

Darakara, Ciao
1 December 2003
  • Excerpt: "...to a more democratic pricepoint, Pioneer packed the high tech components in a garden variety case black or silver. Controlwise you get the basics up front with the addition to turn of the video and or the lcd-panel under the disc-tray. All other controls are done through the supplied remote and on screen menus. The menu offers the ability to tweak; tune your taste for picture; sound (if you use the built in decoders, or want to program a disc.) A ...
  • Pros: Plays DVD, cd, mp3, SACD, DVD - A
  • Cons: Lightweight build .
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound 10
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Durability 10
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Playability 10
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Pioneer DVD / any disc player...

logan0412..., Ciao
24 October 2003
  • Excerpt: "This is the fourth DVD player I've purchased, and it has the best all round features of any player I've experienced to date in the under £500.00 catagory. Plays literally any disc you throw it's way; DVD Video / DVD Audio / VCD / SACD / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW and your own MP3 discs. Excellent features, including broad connectivity options at the rear / low noise / dimmable display / and the multi-region version helps make it a must ...
  • Pros: Plays every type of disc you can throw at it .
  • Cons: OSD menu could be more intuitive to use .
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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Sound 10
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Durability 10
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Playability 10
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well worth a look

thomas_no..., Ciao
26 August 2003
  • Excerpt: "...a Marantz. Whilst the Pioneer does not have progressive scan, its ability to play a large range of formats (DVD-Audio, SACD, SACD Multi-channel together with DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, CD, VideoCD and MP3 on CD-R) makes it an obvious choice for anyone who wishes to 'future proof ' their DVD player. The functions are very easy to manipulate through the online menu, the picture is superb, as is the sound. The player comes in Black ...
  • Pros: universal player compatible with current and future formats
  • Cons: remote can be a bit fiddly
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Overall 10
10

Nicht nur DVD

briccialdi, eBay.de
27 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this 2nd hand player just to be able to listen to the SACD Bis complete collection of Bach's Orgue music. I must admit to be impressed by the high quality and easiness of working of this not new Pioneer reader conceived to read DVD but great also to be used just a CD HiFi player with a really impressing value for money.
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Overall 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

SACD / DVD-Audio Einstiegsgerät der Spitzenklasse

Naminanu, Ciao
1 August 2003
  • Summary: Wer kennt das nicht, diese Probleme bei der Suche nach dem Player für audiophile Tonträger. SACD und DVD-Audio machen halt viele neugierig, die hohen Auflösungen und den Mehrkanalton kann man ja beim Hi-Fi Händler antesten und kommt dann nicht mehr davon los. Plötzlich wirkt eine Stereo-CD wie ein Blechbüchsensound.
  • Pros: Preisleistungsstarker DVD / SACD Allrounder
  • Cons: Das Einlesen dauert, S - VideoCDs sind problematisch
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