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Pioneer DV 434

Pioneer DV 434
alaScore 68

70 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Pioneer DV 434. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DV 434 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pioneer DV 434


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Pioneer DV 434 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DV-434 DVD PlayerPioneer DV-434 DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

Great DVD Player


My wife purchased this DVD player and a Pioneer VSX-D409 (check out my review) DD/DTS receiver for my birthday and Christmas in 2000. We received a special invitation to our local Best Buy in Fredericksburg, VA for amazing deals and specials - one of...

Excellent picture quality

Very light-weight, a little noisy

May, 2002

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Pioneer DV-434 ~ A DVD With Digital Progressive Scan For Ultra-Sharp Picture Quality


The time had come to buy the big-screen TV and DVD player that we have been drooling over for months. My husband and I used to go and "visit" the system we were going to buy. Then there is was, a big sale at Circuit City on the very day we had the...

525 line digital progressive scan video output, remote control, price

Small control buttons on front plate

May, 2001

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Pioneer DV-434 DVD Player


Pioneer has broken new ground with their introduction of the DV-434 Progressive Scan DVD player. No, progressive scan is not new, but the MSRP $449 price is pretty impressive ($349 or less street cost). If you do not know what is so special about...

Easy to use, anyone can use it

A bit pricey

May, 2001

Consumer review (

Pioneer DV-434 DVD Player


Excellent picture and sound in interlaced mode, plays CD-Rs, looks

Poor progressive-scan performance, remote buttons, not much "trick play" features

May, 2001

Consumer review (

Not #1 in DVD Players


I originally chose this model because I felt it was a moderately priced, mid-range model that would fit nicely into the rest of my Pioneer entertainment center. The hookup was not difficult, though I don't have a hard time hooking up entertainment...

Simple hook up, moderately priced, interacts with other Pioneer components

not the simplest DVD Player to use, not durable

Apr, 2001

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Not a true progressive DVD!


good audio playback, nice setup options, decent picture quality

reliability, build, not a true progressive mode, and cheap quality

Mar, 2001

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You get what you pay for


I just recently bought a Panasonic PT51HX40 DTV and and RCA DTC100 HD receiver. I was amazed at what I saw and having been an early adopter I have the first generation Sony DVP7000 DVD player. Using the S-video I got superb pictures from the Sony.


progressive scan not that great

Feb, 2001

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Progressive Scan for $300!


Pioneer had a great idea by bringing out a Progressive Scan DVD player in the low end price range. I know you can buy first generation DVD players for $100 or so now, but they're not Progressive Scan. I bought this machine because I wanted to get a...

Progressive Scan DVD player for $300!

Remote has tiny buttons.

Feb, 2001

Consumer review (

Pioneer DV-434 DVD Player


It's human nature to want to get something for nothing, or at least to get something for way less than it should cost. This is evident with the Pioneer DV-434 DVD player, where people think they're going to get a progressive-scan DVD player for a...

Simplified Version of Progressive Scan, Complete Set of Video and Audio Outputs, CD-R, Low $$$

Simplified Version of Progressive Scan, No Internal DD/DTS Decoder (But not usually Needed)

Feb, 2001

Consumer review (

Pioneer DV-434 DVD Player


Pioneer has broken new ground with their introduction of the DV-434 Progressive Scan DVD player. No, progressive scan is not new, but the MSRP $449 price is pretty impressive ($349 or less street cost). If you do not know what is so special about...

Easy to use, every can use it.

A bit pricey.

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

Pioneer has long been a leader in digital technologies, and the DV434 represents one of their finest productions. With its Digital Progressive Scan Output with Digital Video Noise Reduction and Twin-Wave Laser Pick-up, this DVD player scales new heights of video purity, color accuracy, and sonic fidelity. The DV-434 is equipped with Twin-Wave Laser Pickup for playing DVDs, CDs, Video CDs and CD-Rs. Viterbi Decoding Process applies a sophisticated parametric statistical analysis to enhance correction of disc data errors caused by fingerprints, dust, and warping, thereby reducing the error rate considerably. Component Video Outputs provide the highest level of video signal transfer quality available today when connected to televisions equipped with compatible inputs. 10-bit Video D/A Converter delivers faster video signal processing than conventional methods, minimizing digital artifacts for enhanced digital video quality. The player features 96KHz/24-bit Audio DAC for superb sound quality. DVD Repeat allows you to program a "start" and "end" to a DVD segment that you choose, and continuously repeat as you determine. It's great for trying to learn those old Clapton licks, or using with instructional videos. Advanced Graphical User Interface simplifies control of a versatile range of operations, allowing all commands to be set up even as a disc plays.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty