Onkyo DV S555 DVD Players

4.52/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

The DV-S555 is proof you don't have to empty your pocketbook to get high-end picture and sound quality. It's also another good example of how Onkyo gives you more useful features for your money. Case in point: while all DVD players can play CDs, only a rare few can play CD-Rs and CD-RW discs. And fewer can play CDs that hold MP3 coded files. This means you can play over your home-theater system the MP3 file that you downloaded - up to 10 hours or more of music on a single disc, depending on the bit rate of the MP3 files. The DV-S555 will display MP3 filenames on your TV screen, and you can program a play list of up to 60 songs from the same disc. Other notable features include the latest 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters (for all channels) to provide cleaner, clearer sound from all your DVDs and CDs, and an Onkyo developed Direct Digital Path to deliver a noise-free digital signal that's less susceptible to flux. There's even a dedicated subwoofer pre out to allow those without a home theater system to enjoy dynamic movie sound from just their TV.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bleeding ears a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I am writing this review for those( like me) that search out good buys.
Full store price was $999. I paid $545
The onkyo DV S555 dvd player was, when I purchased it in approx 2003 back then the best value for money unit I could find at the time. It looks great has had no issues at all and for those that like their music cd 's it sounds pretty good with cd play back. I purchased the unit based upon reviews of its cd playback qualities as well as its dvd playback qualites and it has served me well. It has burr brown dacs on all channels and plays MP3 burnt discs unlike most units available at the time in that price range.
The sound quality with cd playback is not quite up there with current dvd players or even older good quality dedicated cd players, but it excells at detail and tight bass sound. I actually preferred it over a Rotel 965bx cd player (which still sell for more used) for its tighter detailed sound, however some may prefer the smoother souund of the Rotel. As far as dvd playback goes I have not had the desire to change to any other dvd player and I will be using it until I need a blu ray player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $545.00

Purchased At:   harvey norman store



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by raycor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I used the product for more than 1 year and nothing got me a problem but nowadays, when i play some original music cd's, and some recorded music cd's, it began to hang up specially in the first track of a cd. My cd collections that i have were original, scratch free and ive been using it for alomost 14 months with the onkyo dvd player but nowadays, it was started only last week and the player began to hang up. When i played my cd's it suddenly stop and sometimes it eject by itself. I was very disappointed on this product. i never thought this would happen to Onkyo coz i know onkyo were built for durability and good built, but i was wrong when my player began to hang up. Hope this could give some ideas for some consumer out there, but im not sure if anyone also experience this. What a big disappoinment coz warranty is for 1year only and the trouble began for 14 months...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Sidwick a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The dvs555 in my opinion is certainly the best value player around , the picture is so crisp n the sounds just as good.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   Qed



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Can't add much more to what others have already said. It is a great unit.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Harvey Norman



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tubes a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After reviewing the new group of "pro scan" DVD players out there I came to the conclusion that the S555 is the best out of the group,within its price range there are no comparisons.The weakness is somewhat on the part and comestic selection but for "videophiles" its not that important.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile




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