Product Type: Pioneer home cinemas
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You will not be disappointed with this system
Pioneer NS DV55
Member Name: cluderi
Pioneer NS DV55
Date: 06/09/01, updated on 06/09/01 (577 review reads)
Advantages: DTS ready, Sounds great, Looks great
Disadvantages: Its not free
My first DVD system was a Samsung 709 and a cheap Sony Dolby Digital 5.1 system. Not too long after I decided to upgrade and went looking for a system that would do it all but still be small and stylish.
With the influx of DTS discs from the USA I wanted a system that could handle this audio format. I also wanted a player that would be 110% in every category and still look stylish.
And I found one, this system is unbelievable. The picture quality is clear and crisp, colours jump out at you. Since it is an all in one system it has an RDS radio system and plays CD's.
But the most important feature of any system with home cinema capabilities is the presence of the system in a room. I have listened to other all in one systems before and they sound tinny and underpowered. But this system has presence, it owns the room with dialogue that is punchy and clear. The small left/right/rear speakers have an unbelievable ability to project sound, I have friends whose speakers cost more than my system and they cannot believe how clear this system is. The rears are perfect, they appear magically when needed and then disappear again. Rears should never intrude into a sound field, they should simply enhance and this system has it perfect.
The subwoofer is not a cheap passive sub but a dominant sub with its own inbuilt amplifier, anything which should have bass .. does have bass. But not too much, it is just right.
The Dolby Digital sound quality is great, but the DTS sound quality is amazing. This system has it all built in and you will not be sorry. With DTS you get a clearer crisper more impressive sound system that will make you think you're in the local multiplex. Try Saving Private Ryan on DTS and the beach landing scene will come alive with bombs flying past your head and bullets whizzing all round. Try Gladiator DTS and the coliseum will come alive with the roar of the crowd and the danger all arou
Add all that up with the learning remote which can be taught to control your other appliances and a separate LCD display so your player can be put out of the way and you've got a system that will make you glad you bought it every day.
I cannot recommend this system enough, it is worth every penny and you will not find a better all in one DTS capable DVD system.