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View and Download Pioneer DVL – DVD Player / LD service manual online. DVD LD PLAYER. DVL – DVD Player / LD DVD Player pdf manual. DVL 1. SAFETY INFORMATION. This service manual is intended for qualified service technicians ; it is not meant for the casual do-it- yourselfer. Qualified. We’ve combined two great video formats into one machine. The DVL plays your collection of DVD’s AND LaserDiscs, with high-end DA converters, video.

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Random play is provided too – this being more useful on audio CDs than movies – and you have repeat.

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This also allows it to play CD-recordable and CD-rewriteable discs faultlessly. Yes there are a few. On this player, with this majual, you hear just how true-to-life THX stereo surround can be.

Also, you have phono terminals for stereo audio and composite video – manuzl a 4-pin miniDIN for S-video. Close-ups of a French horn shows considerable detail in the instrument, but via the composite feed it appears as a brass mush with purple interference at the edges – all the detail disappears. A must if you’re upgrading an old LD deck. On screen it became a disappointing wishy-washy image, lacking anything that could be called ‘resolution’.

A dimmer button reduces the intensity maunal the display and there’s also a blue disc illuminator LED.

Pioneer DVL-919 Manuals

The moral of this tale is to avoid HQ totally. In the opening sequence, the ship approaches the camera and you can see every porthole, every rowlock on the ill-fated lifeboats.

Many measurements evl-919 identical – the jitter on both decks is an acceptable seven nanoseconds peak-to-peak and the PM phase modulated chroma noise is only 1dB different – If you want to know why, check out our lab measurements box overleaf. The rear panel also has a remote terminal, allowing control via other Pioneer products and a systems switch to suit the colour standards of your TV. As John Goodman taps his way along the walls listening for the concealed safe, you vvl-919 the reverberations behind you.


The DVL is Pioneer’s second generation combi. And although good, the resolution is not significantly superior either.

Digging deep into the mechanism revealed why. With HQ engaged the spectrum analyzer displayed a wholly unsharp For all their convenience, the scarts lack RGB outputs.

For many quality-conscious viewers, it soon became the prime carrier for movies, thanks to Pioneer’s undying efforts to market NTSC-compatible players in Britain, plus the availability of US titles – albeit ‘under the counter’ or via mail order. Yet strangely, composite and S-video didn’t show the same difference, compared with the Titanic and Mahler sequences.

Pioneer needs to pay more attention to cross-channel colour bleed, especially as the S-video outputs take on prominence, given that this deck lacks RGB outputs. Program playback up to 24 steps is also offered. The latter sounds sexy, yet is utterly inefficient – you can barely find the loading tray, let alone read the disc details in the dark. Upgrading from LD, though, is another matter entirely. In today’s DVD climate, who wants an expensive inch LD when a five-inch disc delivers so much more?

Finished in satin gold, it looks visually similar to its predecessor, carrying the similar bulk – w x h x d mm – and weight – 9.

On the DVL, menu and mode keys bring setup and special functions mankal all displayed via onscreen mnual which vary according to the disc loaded. This expands dynamic range up to an audible level, smoothening waveforms to restore fidelity to the original sound, in all of its naturalism and subtlety. A Quick Turn function shortens the time to change from side A to B. Where the new DVL fails is chroma crosstalk.


In some instances this remote was also supplied with players originating in HK. And if you’ve been playing the B side mqnual an LD then want to play a DVD, you can wait even longer before a picture appears on screen. Then there’s the lack of RGB on the Scart output. Around the back there’s a bulge that serves as a housing for the laser mechanism.

It carries clips from Titanic, Dragonheart, Daylight and many others. Or convenience and LD compatibility? This player delivers both – but only up to a point.

For DVD setup there are the usual menu languages, parental control, subtitle preferences and janual The choice is yours. This movie is also good for detail – you pick out every scale on the dragon’s hide. This engages a noise filter for shaving high frequency detail from the picture.

With the saver ‘on’, after five minutes a fading bar of colour scans the screen. The composite figures averaged around -2dB worse on both decks. Unlike the old there’s no simple solder-blob hack.

Pioneer DVL-919 – DVD Player / LD Service Manual

In fact, only the DTS logo tells you it’s a different breed. Yet ranged against other DVD decks it’s a tad too expensive and bulky. Dvl-9199, you can upgrade that clattering manhal dinosaur deck for a shiny new machine that plays LDs and DVDs. The remote supplied with the US model of the player i.

The separation is stunning. Otherwise, a tad bulky and expensive. If you’ve used an old LD player you’ll know that trick play has been disc dependent – only CAV titles allowing these features.