Pioneer DV-696

Pioneer DV-696
Manufacturer: Pioneer | Product category: DVD players
Network support LAN / WLAN
Recorder No
DVD changer No
Portable No
TV standard Universal
PAL tuners 0
DVB-T tuners 0
DVB-C tuners 0
DVB-S tuners 0
NTSC tuners 0
ATSC tuners 0
CableCARD No
Supported video formats VCD / SVCD / WMV / DivX / XviD / MKV? / HD DVD / Blu-ray / AVC
DVDR playback Yes
Supported DVDR formats for playback DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD+R? / DVD+R DL? / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / DVD-RAM
Supported audio formats MP3 / AAC? / DVD-Audio / SACD
Component Yes
Progressive Yes
Toslink Yes
DTS decoder No
Upscaling Yes
Manufacturer product code(s) DV-696

  • MKV (Matroska (.mkv) playback)

    Matorska support means that the player is capable of playing .mkv video files directly from a disc or a memory card, without converting them first to another format.

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Pioneer say it's -R & -RW only - including for Dual layer - but I've happily used +R & +RW.

It's a brilliant DVD player, plays everything, doesn't care about packed or unpacked bitstreams or media.
Totally reliable.

It's not the cheapest but I reckon it's well worth the money.
Only just eclipsed by the DV600 with 1080p upscaling and genuine high def players IMO.

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