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Pioneer DV-C503

Pioneer DV-C503
alaScore 68

127 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Pioneer DV-C503. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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-C503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 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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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Semel (

Pioneer DV-C503 review: Pioneer DV-C503


The designers of the Pioneer DV-C503 CD/DVD five-disc carousel changer nailed it with this one. Not only does this player deliver great sound and video, it also has a number of easily accessible features you can take advantage of. And when you consider...

Five-disc changer; crisp picture; clean sound; a gaggle of features.

Dog-ugly front-panel display; cluttered remote; no zoom.

Affordable, versatile, and easy to use: this is what to expect from a DVD player.

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: specman (

Piece of crapola - if I could use harsher words, I would.


It did play DVDs okay for a while.

The shuffle feature quits and CDs skip during play mode.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: bsdman (

Works well at first - then goes downhill


Read DVD's and CD's nicely

Three year life span. Not durable

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: travispicker (

Huge Disappointment


good features on dvd player

poor quality, problematic cd player, unreliable

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: bj4321 (

Lousy for CDs


OK for DVDs

Can't rely on multi-CD play!

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: hollyisa (

Can't back it up


Nice features.

Miserable quality, terrible customer service & lousy durability.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: mfe92 (

Good in theory, disappointing in practice


I bought this changer about 18 months ago and loved it at first. I wanted to have a multi-disc changer so I could run lots of music back to back without having to manually change it.

5-disc changer functionality, low cost

Bulky, Balky (needs coddling to work properly)

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: rotwiler (

Now I don't have to get out of my chair!


Well made, reliable, 5 disc capacity, and excellent sound/picture quality.

Very large and slow loading.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: rotwiler (

Now I don't have to get out of my chair!


Being a big fan of vcd's, I decided I wanted more than a single disc dvd player. A local discount store had the truck load of Pioneer DV-C503's in, so I decided to buy one. Already having a Apex 700, I decided to put the Pioneer in the living room and...

Well made, reliable, 5 disc capacity, and excellent sound/picture quality.

Very large and slow loading.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: mrmeany (

Good player for a good price


I was able to pick up this player at Costco and chose it over some others after researching friends and the net for a few weeks. In the end, it came down to the fact that I could replace my cd (multidisc) player and get a dvd player. It's still entry...

Good picture and great price for multiplayer ability. Works great.

Not as many features obviously.

Feb, 2002

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