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Pioneer DV 696AV

Pioneer DV 696AV
alaScore 83

125 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DV 696AV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 125 reviews)

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Pioneer DV696AV review


The high-definition double act of Blu-ray and HD DVD may be looming large on the horizon, but rumours about the imminent demise of bog-standard DVD appear to be highly exaggerated.

Versatile features ; Good icture erformance

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Pioneer DV-696


HDMI Connection

Poor picture quality when connected to a Pioneer Plasma TV and set to 1080i,could only use 750p or lower


Product Specifications

DVD AUDIO/VIDEO & SACD PLAYER WITH HDMI, DUAL-LAYER DVD-R PLAYBACK, JPEG SLIDESHOW WITH MUSIC 108MHz/12-bit D/A converter DVD-Audio/SACD playback DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW/Dual-Layer DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+RW playback SVCD/VCD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW playback HDMI terminal for digital audio/video out HDMI conversion (to 720P/1080i) Official DivX® Ultra Certified Plays all versions of DivX® (Including DivX 6) PhotoViewer (JPEG playback) Dual PureCinema Progressive Scan (PAC/NTSC) PAL/NTSC Dual System with PAL-NTSC video converter Audio Features 192kHz/24-bit D/A converter WMA/MP3 playback Built-in DTS/Dolby Digital decoder (5.1ch audio outputs) Dialog Enhancer Virtual Surround HDMI interface (DV-696AV-S, DV-490V-S) HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported all-digital audio/video interface. Pioneer's new DVD players with HDMI outputs and video up-conversion allow viewers to watch and listen to DVDs with exceptional audio and video resolution. It also makes set-up and connection to the rest of A/V components much easier since everything can be connected through a single cable. DivX® Playback All the new Pioneer DVD players allow playback of DivX® files burned on a CD-R/RW/ROM disc. DivX® is a popular media technology including compressed digital video which ensures a high compression rate and fast transfer speed without appreciably compromising the picture quality. What's more, the DV-696AV-S is an official DivX® Ultra Certified product. This means the unit lets you enjoy DivX® files with interactive features like DVD Video - including menus, selectable subtitle languages/audio tracks, and so on. Dual PureCinema Progressive Scan Dual progressive scan, the advanced version of the Pioneer's trademark technology, enables the DVD players to provide smooth, natural, film-like images free of bothersome artefacts like jagged edges on moving objects.


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback:No / Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder / No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital / No