The DVD-V8000 is Pioneer's most rugged industrial DVD-Video player with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 50,000 hours. All drive components are enclosed in a sealed, dustproof case with a brushless spindle motor for the disc drive and a stepping motor is employed to protect the optical drive.
For advanced control, the DVD-V8000 offers 9-pin and 15-pin serial interfaces that employ the full range of RS-232C commands. The 15-pin connector also supports the ability to build custom button input devices to control the player. Two front panel USB interfaces and one in the rear allow users to connect a computer mouse or special handwriting device. . Connection of a memory device to the USB ports allows users to load and save their preferred player settings, as well as any command stack data.
The DVD-V8000 features a new DVI-D digital video terminal (HDCP 1.0 compliant) and the user can choose to upscale the picture resolution to as much as 1920x1080i when connected to a HD display for delivery of the highest quality digital images from standard definition DVD-Video. To ensure high-quality digital video reproduction, 12-bit/216MHz video DAC, digital filters and digital noise reduction technologies are included, as well as Composite, S-Video and Component analog video output terminals.
The DVD-V8000 will be available in July 2006.