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Pioneer DV 400V-K

Pioneer DV 400V-K
alaScore 81

175 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DV 400V-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 175 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

A terrific up-convert 1080P HDMI DVD Player!


If I was in the market for a DVD player, I would buy one of these again in a heartbeat!

Sleek, black, component-style DVD player that delivers terrific 1080P HDMI up-converted video and also supports USB camera connections and MP3 audio CDs

It doesn't stream Netflix

Consumer review by:

Great playback, upconverting and sound.


I am very happy with this DVD player and I really like the settings available through the player. Everything is great overall.

Picture is great when I upconvert to my Toshiba AV-500u 720p LCD though HDMI Philips HDMI cable. Audio is run through Sony optical cable to my Yamaha RX-V630 6.1 surround receiver with Klipsch RB-15's, Klipsch center and sub, and always sounds great

Once or twice a month the player will freeze and I'll have to unplug and plug it back in

Consumer review by:

Great buy for the price. Can't imagine much better in the Spring of '08


It's really hard to criticize anything about this player. About the only 'con' is when you pause a movie/DIVX file -- I'm not sure the actual time it takes for it to auto-shutoff, but it happens relatively quickly (around 15-20 minutes, I'd guess). But...

menu navigation, small physical size, nice remote, great DIVX decoding

auto-shutoff kicks in very quickly


Consumer review by:

Almost every format supported that you can think of and through USB!


This player blew me away. I bought it without even reading the reviews, loved it and then read to find that others loved it as well. The main reason I purchased the dv400 was the USB input but I was skeptical about the divx playback. I've read about...

Multiple file formats supported, USB drive, Good upconversion, Tons of customization in screen settings

Interface can be a little slow, Could use an optical out, wish it supported DVD-A but can't have it all

Consumer review by:

Blown Away !!!


I bought this DVD player along with the Pioneer PDP 5080 HD Plasma as an upgrade to my home theater. This by far has been two of the best investments I have made in years. I'm looking to upgrade my a/v receiver to the Pioneer VXS-94TXH 7.1 to complete...

Excellent upconverting to1080p. Value : cost = Unmatched by any other standard DVD player

Cannot play WMV encoded discs with HDMI output

Consumer review by:

Great HD DVD player for well under $100


I bought the DV-400V to go along with my new Samsung LN-T3253H HDTV as part of an upgrade to my A/V system.

easy to set up, good HDMI output quality

can't use digital audio output with HDMI output

Consumer review by:

Impressed by the quality


I work for a major consumer retailer, in the hometheater field. I have seen almost ever upconversion dvd player we carry and i have to say by far this is the best one i have seen yet. The only thing even compares would be the Yamaha DV-S5950BL, and the...

Upscaling superb, better than most upconversion dvd players that i have seen

no optical output, digital coax works just fine though

Consumer review by:

A Very Good Value


I bought this DVD player to accompany my new HDTV, figuring I can wait until there's a winner or a soon-to-be winner in the HD-DVD/Blu Ray battle. I purchased a region-free version too (, which increased the price, but I...

HDMI Output, 1080p Upscaling

No Optical Audio Output

Consumer review by:

Overall very good product


This was the most recommended player at the regionfreedvd website. It plays DVDs from anywhere in the world. I am very impressed with the overall picture quality and extensive features. I would have liked an optical output but the digital sound is...

Superior picture quality and features

Still frame shows aliasing in HD modes

Consumer review by:

Good so far


I bought this player yesterday, and it's performed well thus far. I was able to get it to play DIVX movies that I downloaded, and stored in my Seagate external hard drive via the USB port. I do wish that it would play the .avi files I have though, but...

Good DIVX player

Doesn't play as many different files as I would like

Product Specifications

Looking for single-wire, all-digital connectivity to your HDTV? The DV-400V offers HDMI output with video upscaling to 1080p for enhanced image quality. With this high performance, progressive scan player, your next movie night will be a premier entertainment experience. But the fun doesn't stop on movie night. This player is compatible with multiple audio and video formats, allowing you to enjoy all your digital music, photo and video files, including: DVD-R/RW, +R/RW, CD-R/RW, SVCD and VCD, as well as WMA, MP3, JPEG files and DivX. And with the USB port on the front panel, enjoying your stored photos, music and video is as simple as inserting a convenient USB key. Loaded with exceptional technology, the DV-400V is ready to shine in today's HD environment. It features advanced audio processing capability, as well as Pioneer's PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan technology for smooth, sharp video reproduction. Music fans can select from one of seven sound equalizing options - rock, pop, live, dance, techno, classic and soft - and movie lovers will appreciate audio features like Dialog Enhancer and Virtual Surround.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV



Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video