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Pioneer DV 490 V

Pioneer DV 490 V
alaScore 79

42 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Pioneer DV 490 V. 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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DV 490 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pioneer DV 490 V from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the usability, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability.



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This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DV-490V-S DVD Player with HDMI - SilverPioneer DV-490V-S DVD Player with HDMI - Silver

Dec, 2018

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Pioneer DV-490V-S Review and Prices


While it isn't the same as watching Blu-ray or HD DVDs in true high definition, using an upscaling DVD player such as the Pioneer DV-490V-S is the next best thing. Hook the unit up via HDMI to a display with a native resolution of 720p or 1080i and you...

HDMI output, 1080i upconversion, slim, compact design, DivX compatible

No digital optical audio output, no SACD or DVD-Audio support, disc loading can be slow

Jan, 2008

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Initial impression


I just bought this DVD player to replace a 6 year old Toshiba player that finally died. I've been playing around with it for 30 min. HDMI upscaling on standard DVD looked pretty good on a 40" Samsung LCD in the store. I don't yet have an HDMI input ...

Plays many formatsNice HDMI upscaling

Weak GUI, but very usable

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Initial impression


Plays many formatsNice HDMI upscaling

Weak GUI, but very usable

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (



I wanted a simple dvd player. I'm not really big on too many features. I wanted one that could play all regions - this one does, and also one that could play divx - this one does. There is really nothing complicated about this player. It does...

Slim design, plays all regions, plays divx, does everything i need it to

A little slow to start up.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The slim, stylish DV-490V-S delivers exceptional performance in both video and audio. For smooth, high-resolution video imagery, it features a 12-bit/108MHz Video D-A converter, the PureCinema 2: 3 Progressive Scan and DivX video playback. For great audio, the DV-490V-S provides digital outputs for Dolby Digital and DTS surround, plus a 24-bit/96kHz audio DAC converter. The DV-490V-S has the versatility to match its performance. It plays DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, CDs, CD-R/RWs, WMAs, and MP3s, plus its Disc Navigator feature makes it easier to browse and view the JPEG picture files of your digital photos on CD-R/RWs. Want to stop a DVD movie and watch the rest tomorrow? Last Position Memory will start the movie again where you left off. And the Video Adjust Menu lets you fine tune the video image with adjustments to sharpness, brightness, and four other levels.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio dynamic range CD:88
Audio dynamic range DVD:88
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):115
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.0065

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Silver

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+RW / Fujicolor CD / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):7


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DV

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 8.43 x 1.95
Power Requirements:220 – 240 V 50/60 Hz

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):7

Technical Details

Device type:Player


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions