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Not sure but I am sure the 49 will probably not be much different or better than the 48. The same situation exists withthe 400 and 410: small differences otherwise they are the same animal. It appears the DVD manufactures have gotten all they can out of SD DVD technology interms of performance. They are now turning their attention to BD Players. Oppo, with their 983 seems to be the last manufacturer to put some thought into their players (hence the 983's 100 point rating). I was close to buying one but I thought that $400 is a bit too much for a player so I opted for the 48 as the price $129 was too good to pass up.
 

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I also opted for the DV-48AV over the Oppo. It will output DSD or PCM over HDMI for SACD's. It is also one of the few players to output 480i over HDMI which will allow the Reon in my 885 to do the upscaling and de-interlacing to the TV.


About the only thing I could think of that might be added to the 49, is USB 2.0 and the ability to play video (Divx, Xvid) through the USB port.
 

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About the only thing I could think of that might be added to the 49, is USB 2.0 and the ability to play video (Divx, Xvid) through the USB port.


That's what I'm hoping for. Plus, I like the Optical output since only got 1 coaxial input on my receiver, but 4 opticals.
 

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I also opted for the DV-48AV over the Oppo. It will output DSD or PCM over HDMI for SACD's. It is also one of the few players to output 480i over HDMI which will allow the Reon in my 885 to do the upscaling and de-interlacing to the TV.


About the only thing I could think of that might be added to the 49, is USB 2.0 and the ability to play video (Divx, Xvid) through the USB port.

The DV-58 has a bug which prevents reliable SACD-to-PCM output with x.0 channel SACDs. Does the DV-48?
 

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The DV-58 has a bug which prevents reliable SACD-to-PCM output with x.0 channel SACDs. Does the DV-48?

Don't know, I'm still waiting for delivery. Is this only on discs without a subwoofer channel?

I do know that you have to set video resolutionn to 720p or above to get multi-channel SACD over HDMI.
 

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Don't know, I'm still waiting for delivery. Is this only on discs without a subwoofer channel?

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I do know that you have to set video resolutionn to 720p or above to get multi-channel SACD over HDMI.

Yup. Took care of that.
 

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Abt claims it will be available August 1st for around $180. Based on Pioneer's marketing system, I would assume this is going to be the same thing as the DV-610AV sold in Europe, which can be seen at http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/4...V-K/index.html . If you are in to portable music, you might like its CD-to-MP3 recording via USB. Once again, because of Pioneer's marketing pattern, I would assume the DV-49AV will have the same capability. As for me, I'll have to pass on this one because (1) I'm not really into portable music, and (2) in order for DSD-to-analog playback, not converted to PCM, I would have to spend $1000 on a receiver. I don't feel like doing that at this time. So when the time comes, I'll be pulling the trigger on the DV-58AV/DV-LX50/DV-800AV.
 

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I have a chance to get one of these for $126.40, debating on that or a cheap 58AV.

I assume you only need DSD via HDMI, and don't plan on using analog preoutputs. If you need good analog performance, I'd go with the 58. For $500, you can get one from Harvey. Their phone number can be found at http://www.harveyonline.com . By getting it from them, you would be getting it from an authorized dealer, therefore enabling the two-year Pioneer Elite warranty. I got mine there because none of the other Pioneer authorized dealers have one in stock nor can special order it for me. Harvey is the only dealer I'm aware of who special orders from manufacturors. Just so you know, Harvey does not allow returns for specially-ordered items unless they are defective because being that it was an item you chose, it is assumed that you already evaluated it before you decided to purchase it. I had no other choice, but was absolutely sure of my decision and have not regretted it since! It's up to you. Good luck!
 

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I've been patiently waiting for this DV-49AV in the hopes that it will play DivX files through the USB port since from others the 48V does not seem to allow for this feature.


Does ANYONE have any new news on this player? Pioneer does not list this player as existing and I cannot find any news of this player.


VANNS currently sells the 48AV for $100 here .
 

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In case you didn't know, these things are available at http://www.abt.com/product/37455.html . Although I own the DV-58AV, Pioneer's best SD universal upconverting player, Pioneer's interface is so cool that I like keeping up to date on their latest developments. Before we talk about making the DV-49AV multi-region, we should check its firmware. Using the remote, press 'HOME MENU,' arrow down to 'Initial Settings,' press 'ENTER,' highlight 'Options' but don't press 'ENTER,' press 'DISPLAY,' and you will see your region, firmware, and rom version. If you see 'YJC' in the firmware, then the multi-region firmware for the DV-610AV found at the firmware page of pioneerfaq.info will be compatible. If you see 'YJD,' 'YJE,' etc., then the only way to play Regions 2-6 would be to make region-free copies which is a pain in the neck. Good luck!
 

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I just logged onto Pioneer's website here , and they are now advertising the 49-AV. One thing to note is that it does allow for DivX playback on the USB port.... it's a shame the timing of it is right before the release of DivX 7 which supports hi def video codec (x.264) and MKV files.


There is a CD-to-USB CD ripping feature as well.
 

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I just logged onto Pioneer's website here , and they are now advertising the 49-AV. One thing to note is that it does allow for DivX playback on the USB port.... it's a shame the timing of it is right before the release of DivX 7 which supports hi def video codec (x.264) and MKV files.


There is a CD-to-USB CD ripping feature as well.

I believe this is a 2008 model. The new models usually are released in June. On the other hand, because it features the CD-to-USB recording, it does match up with the new DV-420V to be released later. So maybe they're already ahead. One thing I have noticed. The last Elite SD player to get a Pioneer press release was the DV-46AV in June of 2006. The 48, 58, and 49 never got press releases. Isn't that wierd! Also, I wonder if the DV-58AV will get a nice replacement. I just thought I'd share my curiosity on Pioneer's press releases, sales, and marketing for their universal SD players with you guys.
 

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I believe this is a 2008 model. The new models usually are released in June. On the other hand, because it features the CD-to-USB recording, it does match up with the new DV-420V to be released later. So maybe they're already ahead. One thing I have noticed. The last Elite SD player to get a Pioneer press release was the DV-46AV in June of 2006. The 48, 58, and 49 never got press releases. Isn't that wierd! Also, I wonder if the DV-58AV will get a nice replacement. I just thought I'd share my curiosity on Pioneer's press releases, sales, and marketing for their universal SD players with you guys.

The confusion sets in that Pioneer up until just now only had the 48 model on their website. The 49 model was never on the website previously before. If this is truly "last year's" model, they have a funny way of showing it.


Not to mention all of the electronics stores I visited that carried Pioneer's elite series of DVD players only carried the 48. No one had any info on the 49 nor did anyone carry it. The few websites in the past who claimed to have carried it seems awfully suspicious to me.
 
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