Onkyo DV-SP301 DVD Players

DV-SP301

  • plays DVD-Video and Video CD
  • plays CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 and WMA CD-R & CD-RW
  • plays digital picture CDs (JPEG)
  • 54MHz/10-bit video D/A converter
  • selectable interlaced/progressive-scan component video output (progressive-scan requires an HD-compatible TV)
  • de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite, S-video, and 480i/480p component video)
  • remote control
  • Direct Digital Path
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 90 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 3-1/4"H x 12-1/8"D

User Reviews (2)

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Bob in HB   Audio Enthusiast [May 04, 2004]
Strength:

video quality

Weakness:

The fact that it no longer reads discs only after 6 months. I hope once it comes back from repairs that it doesnt break again a month later. I would steer clear from this unit in the future just based on this fact.

Very nice looking front panel. I set it up for progressive scan and the video looks very good. I use the optical cable for audio, and to tell you the truth, MP3's from my computer (analog out), sound just as good as a CD playing from this unit. This unit broke after only owning it for 6 months, good thing I still have the original reciept or I would be out of luck for warranty repairs.

Similar Products Used: Sony dvd players.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
alfa1025   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 05, 2003]
Strength:

Good picture quality, easy to use, full-function remote, good build quality, comprehensive on-screen menu, nothing much better in this price range. The picture is not as good as my broken Panasonic, though that unit cost more than twice the price of the Onkyo.

Weakness:

Sound quality could be much better, both for DVD and CD. The unit itself is quite noisy while operating, much louder than any previous player I have had. Can become annoying, unless you turn up the volume loud enough to mask it.

I purchased the Onkyo to replace a Panasonic that was broken by an inquisitive toddler. Picture quality is above average in progessive-scan mode, edges are crisp without looking overly enhanced. No problems found with demanding material, like the Helm's Deep sequences in The Two Towers. The usual connections are available, including component video, and coaxial and optical digital for audio. Sound quality is average for the price range, nothing special, though not offensive. CD sound is good for a DVD player, though once again, nothing special. I have found that sound is better with optical, as opposed to coaxial, digital connection. I know most people feel optical is inferior, but I must disagree in this case. To sum up, a solid player, though for from the best. For the price, you probably could not do much better.

Similar Products Used: Onkyo dv-sp301 connected to Panasonic ct-36hx hdtv monitor via Monster cable component video, optical digital cable connected to Marantz SR5300 receiver, JMLAB Chorus 706 main speakers, Cambridge Soundworks Newton Series center and surround speakers with Audioquest speaker cables.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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