Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is working to simplify the situation with the introduction of a DVD player that plays many of these new formats and discs.
Pioneer?s new DV-588A-S is a full-featured, single-play DVD player that brings high-resolution music and movies into thousands of homes with playback of DVD-Video with PureCinema progressive scan, DVD-R and DVD-RW discs for home recordings, DVD-Audio and SACD for multi-channel music, DivX for viewing Internet video material, .mp3 and WMA for compressed music, and .jpg for photo viewing.
For the value-oriented consumer, Pioneer is also introducing the DV-285-S, an entry-level workhorse offering the best in performance with playback of DVD-Video with PureCinema progressive scan, at a price that can?t be overlooked. It also offers playback of .mp3 and WMA compressed music formats and has a PhotoViewer for digital images.
?These new DVD players offer performance features at a great value to consumers,? said Gary Bauhard, director of marketing for home entertainment of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. ?In today?s digital world, players need to be flexible enough to playback a majority of digital audio and video formats especially compressed audio content.?
Both DVD players offer outstanding image quality with Pioneer?s PureCinema progressive scan circuitry and 108 MHz/12 bit video signal processing. They also process both Dolby Digital and DTS for a complete surround sound experience from DVD. They offer component and S-video outputs.
The DV-588A-S and DV-285-S will be available in April at a manufacturer?s suggested retail price of $199 and $99 respectively.