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Pioneer DV-353

DVD/CD player

Item # 130DV353K

Virtually any A/V system has room for the versatile DV-353.

Virtually any A/V system has room for the versatile DV-353.

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Item # 130DV353K

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About the Pioneer DV-353

Virtually any A/V system has room for the versatile DV-353. At just 2-3/16" tall, it's one of the slimmest players we carry! Its Twin-Wave laser pickup reads DVDs, CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs. DVDs look great and CDs sound great. (The high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC delivers one of the highest signal-to-noise specs we've seen!)

Virtually any A/V system has room for the versatile DV-353. At just 2-3/16" tall, it's one of the slimmest players we carry! Its Twin-Wave laser pickup reads DVDs, CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs. DVDs look great and CDs sound great. (The high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC delivers one of the highest signal-to-noise specs we've seen!)

For maximum hookup compatibility, all three types of video jacks are included: composite, S-video, and component. Optical and coaxial digital outputs provide the Dolby® Digital or DTS® bitstream for your compatible home theater receiver.

Although priced very affordably, the DV-353K is well constructed. You'll enjoy it for years!

Details:

  • plays DVD-Video discs, CDs, audio CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • 27MHz/10-bit video D/A converter
  • picture zoom
  • Set-up Navigator
  • Virtual Dolby Surround for enhanced 2-speaker sound
  • 15-disc DVD settings memory
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM (96kHz/24-bit-capable)
  • remote control
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite, S-video, & component video)
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 118 dB
  • 16-1/2"W x 2-3/16"H x 12-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
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What's in the box:

  • DVD/CD/Video CD/MP3 player with POP-up feature display card
  • 1 VXX2800 remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • One 5' stereo A/V RCA patch cord
  • One 6' AC cord
  • 1 DVD movie demo disc
  • Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Manual addendum
  • Supplemental information sheet
MFR #DV-353K

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Features & specs

General
Number of Discs 1
Built-in Decoder
THX Certified ---
DVD Recorder ---
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 90 Days
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
HDMI Outputs ---
Composite Video Outputs Yes
S-Video Outputs Yes
Component Video Outputs Yes
RS-232C Port ---
The Pioneer DV-353 replaces these items:

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Features

Disc Compatibility: This unit can play the following discs:

  • 5" or 3" DVD (NTSC, "Region 1" or "All Region" discs)
  • 5" DVD-R discs recorded as DVD-Video format
  • 5" DVD-R/W discs recorded as DVD-Video format
  • 5" or 3" audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • 5" or 3" video CDs (use MPEG 1)
  • 5" or 3" CD-R, CD-RW, or CD-ROM discs with MP3 files

MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-R, CD-RW, and CD-ROM discs using the ISO 9660 format. The DV-353K can recognize a maximum of 250 folders and 250 tracks. In addition, this unit is not compatible with multi-session discs. The following functions are available during MP3 playback:

  • Search Mode: allows you to search for folders and tracks
  • Repeat Play: allows you to repeat the current track, the current folder, or the entire disc
  • Random Play: plays tracks in random order
  • Program Play: up to 24 tracks can be programmed and played in any order

10 bit/27MHz Video D/A Converter with Viter-Bi Error Correction: The 10 bit/27MHz video D/A converter provides clear still and slow motion video. Viter-Bi error correction applies statistical analysis to enhance correction of disc errors caused by fingerprints, dust and disc warping, to reduce the error rate considerably.

192kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter: This unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter for superb sound quality.

96kHz/24 bit Audio: This unit can playback 96kHz/24-bit linear PCM audio through the digital outputs. Some 96kHz DVDs are copy-protected; when a copy-protected 96kHz disc is played, no signal is passed through the digital outputs. In this case, setting the conversion rate on the DVD player to 48kHz in setup will allow the use of the digital output.

Component Video Outputs: In addition to composite and S-video outputs, this unit is equipped with a set of component video outputs (Y, Pb, Pr) for improved video quality when connected to a component video television.

Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG Audio Compatibility: This DVD player will pass Dolby Digital, DTS, and MPEG digital bitstream output through the digital outputs.

Twin-Wave Laser Pickup: The twin-wave laser pickup generates the optimum beam size for DVDs, CDs, Video CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs.

Expert and Basic Setup Screen Menu Modes: This unit uses a set up menu which is displayed over the DVD image. You can select a basic mode, which excludes some of the more esoteric functions such as viewing angles and background colors and thus simplifies setup. Or, you can select Expert Mode for complete access to all setup functions.

Zoom Feature: Using this feature, you can magnify a part of the screen by a factor of 2 or 4, while watching a DVD or Video CD.

Frame by Frame Playback: Video can be viewed frame by frame on DVD and Video CD.

Fast Forward/Reverse Scan: While fast scanning, video is clear and detailed.

Slow Motion Playback: Video can be viewed at 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16 normal playing speed in forward mode only. This playback is fairly smooth and noise free.

Search: You can search by title, chapter/track, or time (DVD only). 

Repeat: You can repeat track, chapter, program, title (or disc), and A-B repeat.

Random: Random playback with delete is available on CD, Video CD and some DVDs.

Selectable Picture Quality Settings:

  • Cinema: provides sharp, clear blacks (high contrast image)
  • Animation: provides bright, clear colors (good for cartoons)
  • Standard: standard picture quality

Selectable Paused Image Display:

  • Field: picture shake will be eliminated during paused picture
  • Frame: used to obtain a higher picture quality
  • Auto (which is factory setting): will select Field or Frame automatically according to disc

Aspect Ratio: Depending on the software, you can change the aspect ratio of the image from 4:3 (normal), Letter Box (bands on top and bottom), and Wide (used for anamorphic DVDs when you have a true wide screen TV (16:9).

Condition Memory: This unit can memorize settings for up to 15 DVDs; the settings will be retained even if the disc is removed or power is turned off. Settings can be memorized for picture quality, OSD position, Multi-Angle, Multi-language, subtitles and Parental lock level. If there is a power outage, these settings will be lost.

Subtitle Language: If the software has more than one subtitle language it can be changed.

Audio: If supported by the software, you can pick an alternate audio language.

Audio DRC (Audio Dynamic Range Compression): Allows you to compress a DVD's dynamic range on Dolby Digital soundtracks so that soft sounds like dialogue can be heard more clearly without making loud sounds louder. You can select LARGE (maximum compression), MEDIUM, LOW, or OFF (no compression).

User Adjustable Settings: Note that these initial settings can be changed so that they come up each time a DVD is inserted. For example, subtitles can be kept off permanently.

  • Display (turn on screen display on/off)
  • Position: changes position of on-screen display so that it can be seen on wide screen TV
  • Language: allows you to select English, French, or Spanish for on-screen menu
  • Angle Mark: displays an icon when different angles are available (on/off)
  • Background Color: you can select Blue or Black
  • Parental Level: you can select from levels 1-8 using a 4-digit password
  • DVD Menu Language: allows you to select DVD menu language when supported by DVD
  • Audio: allows you to select default language selected from DVD
  • Subtitle: allows you to select default subtitle or subtitle assist, which displays subtitles that explain the scenes to viewers who are hard of hearing (available on some DVDs)
  • Auto Language: allows you to select Audio and subtitle in advance. When seeing an English DVD, the subtitles will not show; when showing a foreign movie the original language with English subtitles is shown
  • Subtitle Off: allows you to select a subtitle when subtitle is set to OFF
  • Aspect: lets you select between wide (when using a wide screen TV), pan & scan, or letter box
  • Digital Output: allows you to select Dolby Digital, which automatically switches between the two modes, or Dolby Digital/PCM, which always uses PCM output (used with a stereo or Pro Logic amp which has a digital input). You may also select 96kHz, which allows 96k PCM audio discs to be played back with a 96k sampling rate, or select 48k, which will play back a 96k disc at 48k. It allows you to select MPEG which automatically outputs MPEG when MPEG disc being played, or MPEG/PCM which always uses PCM output when a MPEG disc being played. It also allows you to select DTS OFF (for no digital output when playing a DTS disc) or DTS ON (enables output of DTS signal when unit being used with a DTS decoding capable processor or receiver).
  • Switching S-Video Output: changes output from S1 to S2 (factory setting). Used if viewing a picture that seems stretched.

Inputs and Outputs

Rear Panel:

  • Video Out: RCA composite and S-video jacks
  • Component Video Out: 3 RCA jacks labeled Y, PB, PR
  • Audio Out: stereo RCA jacks
  • Optical Digital Out: standard Toslink jack with protective cover
  • Coaxial Digital Out: coaxial digital jack
  • AC In: AC jack for supplied AC cord

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