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Yamaha DVD S520

Yamaha DVD S520
alaScore 71

23 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Yamaha DVD S520. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 71/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Yamaha DVD-S520 review: Yamaha DVD-S520


Yamaha DVD-S520

MP3 playback; picture zoom; video-shift feature.

High price; lackluster remote.

Despite the combination of features and the cachet of the Yamaha name, the DVD-S520 just isn't worth the dough.

Jan, 2002

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

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

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha DVD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty