Pioneer DV-363 DVD Players

DV-363

  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, and Video CD
  • plays CD, 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)
  • PureCinema de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing
  • Set-up Navigator
  • TruSurround for enhanced 2-speaker sound
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM
  • remote control
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite video, S-video, and 480i/480p component video)
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 115 dB
  • 16-1/2"W x 2-3/16"H x 12-1/4"D

User Reviews (2)

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rnhunsaker   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 22, 2005]
Strength:

Very good sound. Very good video. Most all remote functions are also on the front of the DVD player. MP3 menu is easy to navigate.

Weakness:

Concur with JPG / MP3 combo weakness but I don't really use or care about this. Either my disks are JPG, or MP3. VCD, SVCD, and DVD+R playback is always flawless.

Concur with everyting written by Maxfield Stanton below. This is a great player. My wife uses it almost daily. Somebody please tell me how to find another! I want another for the family room. I have tried several others (see "similar products used" below) and they are not as good.

Similar Products Used: Sony DVP-NS775V (poor sound), Pioneer DVD-646A (chokes on SVCD & DVD+R), Pioneer DV-353 (also chokes on SVCD & DVD+R), various Samsung :-(
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Maxfield Stanton   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 28, 2003]
Strength:

Plays all the SVCDs that I've throw at it and this, regardless of media. Kodak, Verbatim, Ritek, CMC, Gigastorage, you name the CDRs, the DV-363 will play them. Plays MP3 files VBR encoded with LAME encoder with the highest bitrate set to 320 kbit/s. Picture is about the same as my older DV-343 in interlaced mode. In progressive scan mode, the picture is slightly sharper and clearer, about as good as my first generation progressive scan DVD player which is a Toshiba SD-5109. The sound is pretty good on this "value-class" player. It has virtual surround for people using the player with the TV speakers.

Weakness:

This player has the same tiny glitch as the DV-353. I guess the Pioneer firmware programmers were too lazy to fix it. If you have a 4:3 TV, playing a SVCD with the player's default settings (4:3) will result in a squished picture, you have to go to the DVD player's setup menu and change the setting as if you have a 16:9 TV. It is a very minor but strange glitch, fixed once and for all in about 10 seconds. The player cannot view JPG files and play MP3 files at the same time, I have a CDR with both MP3 files and JPG pictures, and if the PhotoViewer mode in on, only JPG files will be detected. I have to turn off the PhotoViewer in order to enable MP3 decoding.

For the price paid, this progressive-scan player packs some kick-ass value.

Similar Products Used: Toshiba SD-5109, Pioneer DV-363, Panasonic DVD-A100.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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