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Pioneer DV-C503

Pioneer DV-C503
alaAverage 3.7

149 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Pioneer DV-C503. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 74/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Pioneer DV-C503 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

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Not for a video geek, but still good


5 disc changer, one of the best quality companies around. If you shut off the player by accident when you turn it on it easily remembers where you left off. I have had mine for 4 years and have never had a problem

Doesn't have Progressive Scan

Jan, 2005

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Pioneer DV-C503


Worked fine until about a year ago (after about 2 years in use). Plays DVD's fine and with awesome quality

Other DVD players are much cheaper. I will not buy anything less than Pioneer quality, but am disappointed that after a couple of years, the tray comes out and in while not being able to exchange cd's. Also, it sometimes is temperamental when trying to

Dec, 2004

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Sep, 2004

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Good until it stopped playing CDs


Great picture and sound. Two sets of RCA audio outputs for TV and stereo amplifier. CD only mode

Cluttered remote with tiny buttons. Suddenly quit playing CDs after 2.5 years

Sep, 2004

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Great features for the price....while they last!


This player comes with a lot of nice features and a great sampling rate that delivers terrific sound and video when you first pull it out of the box. It even offers composite and optical outputs

Any value you thought you had quickly disappears as fast as the warranty expires. No more than 6 months past 1 year, the unit started spitting out CDs. I had to repeatedly press play to get it to work. Opening up the box, I found a loose plastic piece I t

Jan, 2004

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Mechanical WOes


Unit works great, for about 8 months, then it won't load dvds any longer. Obviously the design suffers from mechanical flaws in the dvd load mechanism. Only single dvd machines for me from now on, this unit just isn't worth the money!

Mar, 2003

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CD Quit wokring


I only watch DVD's a few times a year and use the CD player maybe once a month. All was fine in the beginning, but now the unit is only 2 yrs old and hardly used and the CD player will not work. Very dissappointed after spending $300 bucks.

Jan, 2003

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Doesn't Last


I purchased this player and paid top dollar for it over two years ago. Initially it worked flawlessly and I used to laugh at my friends who bought cheaper counterparts. Now however, after using it for five months after not using it for a year it won't...

Jan, 2003

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Initially very good...


The player started out working flawlessly. After about a year the CD random play stopped working. Then I started getting minor freezes watching DVDs. Now the door does not stay open during loading and unloading of discs. Avoid this machine!

Jan, 2003

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Pioneer Rules


I have all Pioneer componets. They all work great together, the C503 throws a awesome picture on my widescreen with a great 5.1 surround sound. Use the best cables you can find.

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

The Elite DV-C503 DVD / CD player from Pioneer features PureCinema Progressive Scan Fine Focus Filter with video up-sampling and video parameter adjustments with 3 User Memories (Progressive Motion, PureCinema (on, off, Auto), Mosquito NR, Block NR, Sharpness High, Sharpness Mid, Detail, White level, Black Level, Hue, Chroma Level, Chroma Delay) for personalized video playback suiting your needs. Enjoy 3 factory video settings (CRT / Projector / Professional) Twin-Wave Laser Pickup for CD / Video CD / CD-R / CD-RW playback. There's a special CD Mode for Full CD Changer Functions. The Pioneer exclusive Viterbi Error Correction technology with Accurate Digital Servo is provided for superior reading accuracy and Trick Play Processor with 16MB VRAM performs the tasks of smooth special effects. To eliminate the risk of being extensively shaken, it has 3 chamber isolation (Video / Audio / Power Supply) double-layered chassis for chassis stability. To decrease the amount of distraction sources Acoustic Damper Tray is used for suppressing transport noise.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Changer Capacity:5
Changer Type:Carousel
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty