Pro's and Con's
Pioneer DV-420V is a 2009 model. It improved the video performance, close to that with deep color, and added Kuro Link feature. Very good buy for the quality and price.
Pro's: Very good video output and easy remote control. Sending out video and Dolby, dts and analog audio simultaneously via HDMI, composite, and component outputs, and digital (coax and optical) and analog outputs. Auto play and auto shut off power. Definitely worth the price.
Con's: Front panel display is still in minutes, instead of displaying title/chapter and elapse time in hours and minutes--as the higher level DVD player should use. Audio frequency limit is up to 96 KHz, instead of 192 KHz which is common in recent models of other brands. Output HDMI when playing a VCD doesn't have the 16:9 Compressed (changing 16:9 to 4:3) feature, while other brands have it.
Plays everything but Blue Ray
Plays all formats DIVX, XVID and more, only complaint is if your still using a older TV the zoom for full screen is sort of funky.
Bottom line tons of features and reasonable priced.
Update: This is my 3rd one and the other 2 are still working perfectly. If you want a player that holds up and plays just about any type if format you throw at it this is the PUPPY!
Easy to use, no problem.
Since purchasing the player, I've viewed several previously-hard-to-find DVD's from Europe with no difficulty whatsoever.
Just insert the disc and play.
No mysteries, simple.
The machine is well worth the price, and it was delivered promptly in perfect condition.
regon free Pioneer DV-420V-K DVD Player
I have many movies for region 2, this DVD player is modified to be region free and support ntsc TV, its perfect work flawlessly without any problem. I would highly recommend it. Thank you.
Pioneer DV 420 V-K
Great player. It plays zone 2 DVD's, no problem, no error messages.Just great!
I also try it for recorded DVD+R DL. It works great at first try.
And thanks for the HDMI cable...that's a 6th star added to previous 5 :)