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Introduced at CES 2009, the DV-420V is a slim upconverting DVD player from Pioneer.

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slim body

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easy method to encode MP3s from a CD collection

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upconverts DVDs to 1080p

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limited file format support for displaying media through the USB port

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Blu-ray players may cost around this much by Summer 2009

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Introduced at CES 2009, the DV-420V is a slim upconverting DVD player from Pioneer. Featuring the ability to upconvert DVDs to full 1080p, the DV-420V is touted to be the first player to include MP3 encoding capabilities - allowing users to rip their audio CDs and have MP3 copies stored on a USB HDD or flash drive that is connected to the unit via its front USB port. This USB port also allows users to playback JPEG images well as play WMA and AAC audio or WMV and DivX video files. Planned for release sometime in the summer, the DV-420V will have a MSRP of $90.

Features
  • upconverts DVD source material to full 1080p
  • can automatically convert CD audio to MP3 files which are stored on a USB device
  • can play WMV/DivX video, AAC/WMA audio and JPEG files via USB port
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