Some more reviews

More reviews up on, Stargate:Ultimate Edition and Happy Tree Friends, see all of my previous reviews here

I’ve also just bought a new DVD Player, Pioneer DV-676A, brand new model featuring:


  • 108MHz/12-bit D/A converter
  • Dual PureCinema Progressive Scan(PAL/NTSC)
  • Twin-Wave Laser pickup
  • Video Adjust function
  • Photo Viewer (JPEGplayback)
  • Divx Playback
  • PAL/NTSC Dual System with PAL-NTSC video converter.


  • 192kHz/24-bit D/A converter (6 channels)
  • DVD Audio Decoder
  • SACD Multi Decoder
  • DTS/Dolby Digital decoder (5.1 ch audio outputs)
  • WMA/MP3 playback

    All that for AUS$235. It was a toss up between the Sony DVPNS780 and the DV-676A but at $100 less and essentially exactly the same features (and Divx playback and DVD-A/SACD decoders) the Pioneer won.

    I’ll be writing a full review which will be published on as soon as I’ve had some time to play with it (and buy a DVD-A or SACD disc).