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Pioneer DV-420V-K

Pioneer DV-420V-K
alaScore 81

190 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DV-420V-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 190 reviews)

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Budget DVD player for HDTVs


If you have an HDTV, but don't want to opt for a Blu-ray Disc player such as the Panasonic DMP-BD65K (*Est. $125), the Pioneer DV-420V-K deserves a good look. It can upscale DVDs all the way up to 1080p via its HDMI output, and user reviews generally...

Good picture quality, can upscale video to 1080p, can play files from or write music files to a USB device, can play discs from other parts of the world (with firmware update)

Region-free firmware update not officially supported, not much less expensive than a Blu-ray player

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Amazon review summary for Pioneer DV-420V-K


alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Pioneer DV-420V-K from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

usability, value for money, design, size

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DV-420V-K Multi-Format 1080p Upscaling DVD PlayerPioneer DV420 VS - All Region Hi-Def 1080p Up Converting DVD Player. Multi Zone Region Free with HDMI. Plays region 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 and RCE/REA Discs - Pioneer DV420 VS - All Region Hi-Def 1080p Up Converting DVD Player. Multi Zone Region Free with HDMI. Plays region 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 and RCE/REA Discs -

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Great Player


Very easy setup. Auto shut off to save power. Very happy with purchase.

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use


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Exactly as expected


Works perfectly with DVD any region. Tried with disc bought back in Italy and here in USA. Good performances also with recorded DVD and Divx from USB devices. Found my needle in a haystack.

Compact","Consistent Performance","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use

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Nice player with some good upside


the USB input is very nice and easy to use. FAT32 formatted drives - only. A little slow loading but for the price, nice.

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use

Slow To Load

Consumer review by:

Great Player


Excellent picture quality, excellent sound, plenty of connection options, very good remote control, loads a DVD very quickly. Very impressed with it well worth the money. Plays every disk I put in it including copies


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Don't be misled by "multiformat" in the title. It does play PAL/NTSC, but it is not "multiregion", i.e. it will only play US DVDs.

Good player overall

Takes effort to make it see USB drive and show the directory. Had to plug/unplug flash and at the same time switch USB/DVD modes

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Great DVD/Divx player!


A very well built machine. 1080 Upconversion is beautiful on my 32" Sony Bravia. Plays everything. Looks nice and USB port is a plus. I will definately recommend it to friends. Great price


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Pioneer DV-420V-K Multi-Format 1080p Upscaling DVD Player


All in all it is an excellent product at a reasonable price.

This DVD player does everything that it advertises. The 1080P upconversion is incredible. I have a 58" plasma and the resolution of this player is far better than I expected. Don't see any reason to go to bluray ; The player displays more info about...

The remote is a bit cheesy but, I only use it to get info about the disk

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Solid product


Very happy I made this purchase.

Plays everything that I throw at it. If you plan to use USB, make sure it is formatted FAT32 - it won't play NTFS formatted drives


Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in high-quality digital video and audio. The DV-420V's advanced upscaling adds a dimension to your DVDs by elevating sharpness, color and contrast to create 1080p levels of detail. A speedy 1.4x quick scan mode increases convenience in searching for scenes or re-viewing disc chapters. Play back music, DivX video and high resolution photo files stored on a USB memory device: the DV-420V has a front USB port. Create MP3s from your CD collection; the DV-420V includes an MP3 encoder, making CD ripping to your USB device quick and easy. And with the Sound Retriever technology, compressed music files will be enhanced to match the quality of the original source as closely as possible. The DV-420V supports the Kuro Link connectivity feature - the remote control of your KURO flat screen TV is all you need to control the main functions of the player.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV