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Pioneer DV-656A

Pioneer DV-656A
alaScore 77

20 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Pioneer DV-656A. 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-656A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Pioneer DV-656A from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

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Aug, 2018

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Pioneer DV-656A DVD/CD Player - (DVD Players)

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Thorough bred for the price of a mule.


Pioneer, a long time manufacturer of topquality homecinema equipment, has a reputation to uphold. Le ...

plays DVD, cd, mp3, SACD, DVD-A

Lightweight build.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (

A perfect home theater piece!


Pioneer's DV-656A is probably the best Home Theater Quality DVD player you'll find for under $500. It combines a 10 bit Video processor with a 24 bit/192 Khz audio processor for incredible sound and video quality. It's progressive scan output is...

Decodes DTS, DVD Audio discs, SACDs, CDR/CDR-W discs, all "burned" DVD formats, and MP3s!

Most retail stores don't carry it, you'll probably need to buy it online.

Jan, 2003

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The DV-656A is an excellent low-cost DVD player


My first DVD player was a Sony S530D. I soon noticed that it didn't play every disc that I put in it; I would get a

Plays everything DVD in nature ; must beRegion 1

Remote could be a little better

Sep, 2002

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Pioneer DV-656A DVD Player


Plays everything DVD in nature ; must beRegion 1

Remote could be a little better

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (

Great value all in one solution


I paid a lot more for this Pio...

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

Silver and less than 3" high, the DV-656A delivers high performance in both DVD video and DVD audio. You'll get exceptionally clean, detailed playback of your favorite movies and concerts, and you'll be ready for the awesome fullness and fidelity of DVD audio. The DV-656A also offers convenience features like CD-R/CD-RW and MP3 playback, super-fine focus filter, Trick Play processor, a component video output, Dolby Digital and DTS outputs, progressive scan and an on-screen navigator for easy setup. This compact, versatile DVD player cooks.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:TruSurround 3D Sound / Virtual Dolby Surround

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 / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Recording format:DVD-Audio, SACD, SACD+Multi,DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, CD, VideoCD & MP3 - CD-R.

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:CPRM,Video


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/27MHz