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Yamaha DVD S520

Yamaha DVD S520
alaScore 69

22 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Yamaha DVD S520. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 Yamaha DVD S520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: godatguitar (

Yamaha DVD-S520 - a stylish unit


I recently had to swap my pioneer dvd player for the Yamaha DV-S520 as my pioneer unit had a strange conflict with my Sony tv, but since the swap I am impressed.

Looks, build quality, video playback, button layout on unit

A few sound problems, OSD layout

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: godatguitar (

Yamaha DVD-S520 - a stylish unit


Looks, build quality, video playback, button layout on unit

A few sound problems, OSD layout

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Yamaha DVD-S520 DVD Player


Sound quality from analog outs, subwoofer out, picture quality, plays VBR MP3, features

Price, cheap remote, some functions not accessible directly, but using onscreen icons

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Yamaha's new DVD player handles DVD-Video, CDs, and VCDs. The DVD-S520 can also playback CD-R/RW discs, and MP3 files stored on discs. The high performance laser pick-up focuses independently to provide top-quality Video CD, Audio CD, and DVD performance. 96 kHz/24-bit compatible audio digital-to-analog conversion assures that the DVD-S520 delivers superior sound performance. Yamaha's high quality, 10-bit, video DAC assures the finest possible video performance. In addition to analog outputs with Tru-Surround 3D, the DVD-S520 provides optical and coaxial outputs for Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, and PCM sound - and a separate subwoofer output. It also provides two composite video outputs as well as a component video output.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:TruSurround 3D Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


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


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

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:32x / 4x / 8x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.33x / 2x / 4x

General Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha DVD


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No