Pioneer DV 38A DVD Players

4.56/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $2000.00


Product Description

Video Performance Features:
- PureCinema Progressive Output.
- 10-bit Video Processing System w/ 54MHz Bandwidth.
- Viterbi Decoding Process.
- Automatic Jitter Adjustment.
- Component Frame DNR.
- Micro Noise & Block Noise Reducer.
- Y/C Timing Adjustment.
- Horizontal and Vertical Sharpness Control.
- Brightness and Contrast Controls.
- Color Saturation and Hue Controls.
- Trick Play Processor.
- Jog / Shuttle Remote Control.
- Graphic User Interface.
- Condition Memory (up to 30 Discs).
- Video Parameter Memory.
- On-Screen Bit Rate Indicator.

Audio Performance Features:
- DVD-Audio, Dolby Digital & DTS Decoders.
- Hi-Bit Legato Link Conversion.
- Dual Analog Devices 192k / 24-bit Audio D/A Converters (Front L/R).
- Analog Devices 96k / 24-bit Audio D/A Converters (Center, Surr., Sub).
- 5.1 Analog Out (w/ Bass Management and Trim Control).
- Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Outputs.
- 96k/24-bit LPCM Digital Out Capable.

Construction:
- Triple Layered Chassis.
- Isolated Chamber Construction (3 Chamber / 4 Box).
- Acoustic Damper Tray.
- Dual Non-Switching Transformers.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I posted a review for this unit under the DV-37 since this model wasn't listed at that time. This unit looks good, sound good, and has a good picture. It can be found on the web now for under $500 which is much more tolerable than the MSRP of $2000 back in 2001.
The one thing that I hate about this player is the speed of the layer change. If you strive for perfection in your system this will drive you crazy! The player will pause for a good three seconds to make a layer change. I have seen $50 units that can perform a layer change almost without any pause at all.
Pioneer claims this is the way the unit is, so if you don't like long pauses in the middle of your movies.. You may want to look into a different unit. Maybe Marantz or Integra 7.3 if you are looking for a THX cert dvd for under $1000

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   web



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gedwards a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I see a lot of Audiophiles on this site, funny how the Audio Enthusiasts are the ones with the great equipment and meny of Audiophiles have Bose. Enough of the ranting. This is a great player. The video portion is fantastic. I have bypassed the built in line processor and am using a DVDO iScan Pro. It is something to be seen. Side by side comparisons with the Camelot and the Pioneer AX10 left me in amazement with the quality of this unit. As far as the DVD Audio the Multi Channel left an empty and somewhat false sound. There was no definition or sound stage. In a 2 channel mode it was a experience to behold, this is also true of SACD. We went through the quadraphonic phase some time ago, it seems people tend to forget past mistakes. But switch this unit to a 2 channel mode and look out. It is a unit to audition when you are looking for a DVD player. The menus are as good as it gets and it’s bell’s and whistles are present but when you get to what really matters this unit performs fantastically.





Pioneer Elite PRO-720 HDTV Monitor,
Proceed AVP2+6 Preamp/Processor,
Proceed AMP-5 Power Amplifier,
Marantz SA-14 SACD Player,
Pioneer Elite DV-38A w/ DVDO iScan Pro,
RCA DTC-100 DTV Tuner,
B&W Nautilus 802 Main Speakers (Rosewood),
B&W Nautilus HTM-1 Center Speaker (Rosewood),
B&W Nautilus SCM-1 Surround Speakers (Rosewood),
REL Acoustics Stadium III Subwoofer (Rosewood),
Monster HTS-5100 Power Center,
Marantz RC9200 Remote Control,
All Cables By Kimber Cable,
DV75 Video Cables,
S-Video Cable,
OPT1 Fiber Optic Digital Cable,
Tonik Audio interconnects,
Silver Streak Audio Interconnects,
Hero Subwoofer Interconnects,
BiFocal-XL Biwire Main And Center Speaker Cables,
8TC Rear Channel Speaker Cables,
RCA DSA8900E HD Satellite Dish,
Terk HDTV-60 HDTV Antenna,
Terk FM Pro FM Antenna,

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Laser Land Home Thea



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Morris Tan a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Beautifully built Pioneer Elite component with Urushi wood panels and glossy black finish. The sound is fantastic, specially with CDs. I have quite a collection of CDs through the years and am very ecstatic that I have not wasted my money on the CDs. I am going through my whole collection and have not been disappointed with any piece yet. The Outlaw ICBM crossover completed my system which now produces the best sound I have ever heard in my home.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Stereo Plus Kanata



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sinfonia97 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have only had this DVD player for (1) week, and it has yet to stop amazing me. I have been waiting 6 long months to buy the next component for my home theatre that would compliment my Panasonic TV. I managed to get the player of the shelf for $500 less than what they were advertising. I have been looking at reviews of players and having a real hard time deciding between this one and a much more expensive Marantz. I think I made a great choice in that I paid over $1000 less. If anyone is looking for a DVD player that can produce an absolutely incredible picture, do not hesitate to pick one of these up.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Classic Stereo and V



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Johnson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this system for the Progessive edge and
DVD-Audio capabilities. Out of the box, this unit is pure
quality without spending a fortune. With Trib component
cables this player is remarkable, plus it's the most
handsome player on the market. Really, I'm not an audiophile, but if your going to spend serious money,
looks mind as well be a consideration, it's also fits
pretty well with the F-07 CD player.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $960.00

Purchased At:   EBAY




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