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Pioneer adds MP3 encoder to a new DVD player

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 14 Jan 2009 2:04 User comments (7)

Pioneer adds MP3 encoder to a new DVD player Lately most advances in DVD player technology seems to center around Blu-ray. While that makes some sense in terms of manufacturer goals, reality is that standard DVD players still account for the majority of consumer spending. Pioneer is looking to take advantage of that market with their new DV-420V DVD player.
In addition to playing standard DVDs the DV-420V can also play MPEG-4 AVI and WMV (Windows Media Video) files and includes upconversion capabilities.

But what makes the new player really interesting is its audio features. Like most DVD players it supports MP3 playback, but also adds support for both AAC and WMA (Windows Media Audio).

It also includes its own audio encoder which can be used to make MP3 files from CDs. Put a CD in the DV-420V and you can create MP3 files which can be put on a USB flash drive plugged into the built-in USB port.

This new DVD player should be available this summer for $90. A pretty good price for so much innovation.

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7 user comments

114.1.2009 11:02

Quote:
This new DVD player should be available this summer for $90. A pretty good price for so much innovation.
Most defiantly.
I might have to grab one of theese in the near future.

214.1.2009 12:03

I have to say that sounds pretty cool.
I'll be looking for one of these

314.1.2009 13:13

Model 420
are they looking for a new consumer base?

414.1.2009 14:01

my question is What took them so long.

514.1.2009 19:09

I wonder if there will be an SACD & DVD-Audio playing 6 series (a DV620?) as usual?

The Pioneer DV 696/600/610 series have been fantastic DVD players.

614.1.2009 20:42

Originally posted by Interestx:
I wonder if there will be an SACD & DVD-Audio playing 6 series (a DV620?) as usual?

The Pioneer DV 696/600/610 series have been fantastic DVD players.
all DVD player's should play DVD-Audio if there formatted right.

713.2.2009 23:00
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