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Pioneer DV-563A DVD Player

Pioneer DV-563A DVD Player
alaScore 73

31 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Pioneer DV-563A DVD Player. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-563A DVD Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: GoodSound! (

Pioneer DV-563A Universal Audio/Video Player

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (

Pioneer DV-563A Universal Disc Player


It's finally happened. No longer does the desire for high-resolution audio mean that you must decide between two formats or max out your credit card on one of the high-end combi units. With the DV-563A, Pioneer has released a DVD player that not only...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by: (

Pioneer DV-563-A


Although the DV-563A looks just like any other DVD player on the market, it is far from it. It is the only universal DVD player in this price range capable of playing DVD-Audio and SACD discs you will find on store shelves today. Of course, it also...

Consumer review by: xity (

want a versatile player, go get that thing!


play sacd + dvd audio + dvd video + great price

do not play svcd

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: bill-s (

Good into 2006!


I bought mine from the local Best Buy, as a closeout model about 1 to 2 years ago, and it's my favorite DVD player thus far. I've had numerous models and don't find the same problems as listed in the other reviews. I send my DVD Audio to a 5 channel ...

Chinese made, but well doneSuper thin profileSACD and DVD A

Non that have bothered me at all

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: raulizahi (

I really expected more...


Acquisition I got this player as a floor sample for only $129 including taxes at Circuit City in San Jose, California. I could not believe my luck when I found it in the 'loony' bin (or lonely bin) by the entrance to the store. I immediately ...

SACD playback, Video quality, Pause quality

DVD-Audio just cannot be played...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: druegeme (

More than a DVD player


Introduction: These days, you can buy a DVD player with more features than you might ever need for under 50 Dollars, and it will most likely make an average consumer happy- if the only expectation is to watch movies on DVD. Why would one ...

Sleek design- Good video- and superb audio quality- Many formats supported

Long loading time for jpg photos- Shortcomings in user interface for playing music

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: rstamberg (

Pioneer's DV-563A and DVD-Audio problems


I'm having problems playing the high-resolution layer of several newer DVD-Audio discs on Pioneer's DV-563A universal player and it turns out I'm not alone. Turns out there are increasingly more titles coming out on DVD-Audio that will not play on this...

Everything for everyone.

Won't play many DVD-Audio titles!

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: shopaholic_man (

SACD and DVD audio for cheap!


This is my updated review of the Pioneer DV 563A. I hope that this review will provide enough information about my experience with it to help you decide if its a purchase you want to make. First, why did I buy it? I love the new formats of SACD and ...

SACD and DVD-Audio at excellent price. Great Sound

My unit blew its Dolby Digital/DTS chip after 2 years.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: billman2 (

Most formats for the price


I bought this as an entry into the realm of DVD, wanting a player I could replace at my leisure but not become obsolete too soon. The 563 delivers the best format compatibility I could find for an affordable price, and while it has some irritating ...

Format compatibility ; good loading speed

Clunky remote ; can't program audio tracks

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

This is a high-performance movie and music machine. In addition to DVD movies, the slim DV-563A plays multi-channel, high-resolution DVD-Audio and SACD discs, plus all of your recordings on DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, and MP3. It even has a PhotoViewer feature for viewing JPEG still photos. For sensationally great video, it features a 10-bit/54MHz Video D-A converter and the PureCinema 2: 3 Progressive Scan, and includes a component video output. For great audio, it offers Virtual Dolby Digital with SRS TruSurround and digital outputs for Dolby Digital and DTS surround. A high-end 192kHz/24-bit D-A converter ensures superb musical performance.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:TruSurround 3D Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RW / SACD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RW / SACD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3/MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV