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Pioneer DV575A

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Will77, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Will77

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    Im considering buying a Pioneer DV575A dvd player, and have read that it plays dvd+ discs but the manufactures' info states that it only plays dvd- discs.

    Which is it, + and - or just -?

    Thanks
     
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    dont know to be honest, but just record in - ( better anyway) if u buy one of these players u will not be disappointed, i have had mine about a month now :thumbsup:
     
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    The 575 plays + and - no problem, R's and RW's.
     
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    Thanks for the replys.

    I'll bring a few +r discs to the shop and try them out. Its not critical its just that my dvd burner chokes on -r's. I'll prob buy the pioneer and sack the burner.

    Will77
     
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    test it out well, mate.

    had my DV370 - which shares the same transport as the 575 - 2 days now, and its going back.

    not only is the drive mechanism very noisy when flicking through chapters etc, but I've just noticed that on DVD-R's which it claims to handle, it sometimes doesn't respond to any commands whatsoever and sometimes gets stuck on changing chapters. all my other players handle like a dream in comparison to this, even the £25 Alba...unbelievable, and im not a happy bunny as I thought Pioneer DVD players were meant to be the budget business.

    could be a defective piece, but just tried out the 470 in a shop, and it makes that same damned racket so im not hopeful.
     
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    Strange as my PIo 575 is noisy but tracks extremely fast through chapters... maybe a disc issue?
     
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    My 470 is near silent.
     
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    Dean, it's not a disc issue as ALL my other players zip around my DVD-R's without any problems whatsoever.

    When it doesn't temporarily freeze up, the chapter changes are very fast but noisy like you say. But it shouldn't be freezing up in the first place.

    I may try a replacement first, cos the picture, tray and remote (equally important to me) are so good for my £50. The noise and DVD-Rs though... :eek:
     
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    I have the Pioneer and it plays back DVD-Rs perfectly - I generally use RITEK G04 dye discs
     
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    Yes, I should make it clear what I mean.

    Its PLAYING the DVD-Rs fine. It changes chapters and fastforwards and pauses fine most of the time. BUT sometimes changing a chapter takes 7 or 8 seconds or so, and sometimes I can't pause or do anything, even though its playing.

    I navigate through my discs rather a lot (bit of a David Lynch fan you see)...so its only a problem if youre trigger happy on the remote like me.
     
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    The 575 plays all -R and +R discs I've tried, all burnt at 8 (-R) or 12 (+R on 8x cheap media) with either my LG 4160 or 4163 writer.

    I generally find -R to be more compatable anyway (with numerous players), but thought I'd give some +R's a go. I tend to use these to back up my sons DVD's, the discs get scratched within a few weeks. The 575 is "his" player.

    Rob.
     
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    update: just tried a Toshiba SD140...it's the bees-knees!
    solidly built, attractive, quiet, and thankfully no stalling with DVD-Rs.
    and this thing zips through chapters instantly - others are very fast, but this is INSTANT.
    even the remote's nice and big with easily pressed buttons.

    the clincher - the picture's just as good as the Pioneer, AND its £30 only!

    sorry - off-topic from the 575 a bit. id suggest trying a Toshiba instead though!! i am back to being a happy bunny now :thumbsup: phew.
     
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    Good to see you are sorted.

    The Tosh you mention doesn't seem to do prog scan nor component out, hence though the pic may seem to be as good on your setup it may not be the case for everyone.

    Still, for £30 it looks a steal and I need another player soon, hence I may take a trip to RS!...PJ :)
     
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    I just had my second one pack up!!

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195303
     
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    Yes, would imagine you may be looking at a different player!

    I've had the 575 since before xmas, 15m component to a PJ, pics are incredible for the price. My brother bought one as soon as he saw mine, blew his cheapo supermarket fodder out of the water, plays all the discs he was having probs with...PJ
     
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    the toshiba 140 does have component and prog scan actually! :thumbsup:
     
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