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Pioneer DV 588A-S

Pioneer DV 588A-S
alaScore 75

31 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Pioneer DV 588A-S. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 588A-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Pioneer DV 588A-S from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jerry Sommers (

Pioneer DV-588A-S Universal Disc Player


Ever since Pioneer's DV-578A-S universal player came out, it has been known as an outright bargain (see Shane Buettner's DVD player survey in The Perfect Vision Issue 60). But now the Pioneer folks seem to have one-upped themselves, releasing a...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Mordred (

Quite simply the best DVD player for the price, period.


About 6 months ago I realized I was in the market for a new DVD player. My old Sony DVP-550 which I purchased in 1999 was still working fine, but I was looking for something that offered a little more. What I was ideally looking for was a player which ...

DIVX playback, PAL conversion, good UI, Region Free, SACD capable

No HDMI, remote is "quirky", small LED display

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Mordred (

Quite simply the best DVD player for the price, period.


DIVX playback, PAL conversion, good UI, Region Free, SACD capable

No HDMI, remote is "quirky", small LED display

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: educatedbuyguy (

spectacular performer for the money


BACKGOUND: I researched a good multifunction unit with good sound for a long time before settling on this (the runner-up was a Harman Kardon DV-22, I think, now discontinued). I've been getting ready to make a jump into real hi-fi audio, but my ...

Spectacular, unbeatable audio for the money- ultra-versatile player- plays every format

Slow menu responsiveness - an obstacle to exploring file listings.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: mikaz (

Very Good


Plays any kind of media available today, overall good quality.

It can be a bit slow to react to the remote control. (minor)

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: AZuckr (

Great Sound and Video


Great CD and video performance

Absolutely none

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

This powerhouse DVD player offers exceptional playback versatility and high performance. It's compatible with discs using DivX, the video compression technology that's the video equivalent of MP3 audio. Just create a DivX movie on your computer, burn it to DVD, and play it on the DV-588A-S. It also plays multi-channel, high-resolution DVD-Audio and SACD discs, plus DVD, CD, and your recordings on DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, MP3, and WMA. It even has a PhotoViewer feature for viewing JPEG still photos. For high-performance video, the DV-588A-S features a 12-bit/108MHz Video D-A converter, Pioneer's PureCinema 2: 3 Progressive Scan, and a component video output. Plus, seven video adjustments give you maximum versatility and performance. For great audio, the DV-588A-S has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound decoders. Coaxial and optical digital outputs for Dolby Digital and DTS surround allow for digital output to an A/V receiver. A high-end 24-bit / 192kHz D/A converter ensures superb audio performance.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Dolby Surround

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



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

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV