After some weeks using the 420v, I have identified some weak points of if.
I must say, preliminarily, that I purchased it to watch divx movies. In fact, it plays quite well divx movies. As I live in Brazil I am used to see the movies with subtitles in English. However, the subtitles are too small and you cannot control its size, color, shape, etc. It is really annoying.
Another weak point is the browser. It does not show the full name of the files on the disc (musics or videos), which fact per se is very bad. In addition, because of its design, the browser does not use the total size of the screen, which is divided into 2 big windows but the right one is not used (?) so that you are left with a bad browser that only uses half of the screen.
Another weakness, under my perception, is that it chooses the subtitle based on the name of the movie. You do not see the subtitle file name. If the subtitle file name matches with the movie it works. I do think that it makes the things easier for most of the people, however, the browser should show all of the files on the disc, let you choose the subtitle file and, next, the video. Once you get used with this approach, you will not change, as it is much better than the strategy used by Pionerr (my Philips 3380 does that and it is really nice). My be the menu could let the user choose which way he/she prefers.
I think that if Pioneer could correct the above issues this player would be a REAL WINNER. The subtitle problem, however, makes me put this player aside and continue to use an old LG HT503 that I have. A firmware update could correct the above issues. I emailed Hakan but, unfortunately, he said that he does not own this player so that we are left by ourselves, without the great help of him. I also emailed Pioneer but I do not think I will get any answer.
Ideas would be appreciated.