We have seen many AV Receivers, amps and AV processors wearing the THX Ultra Certification badge but rarely do we see one awarded to a player. And the this Onkyo DV-S939 has one. Which basically means it not only pass the industry’s highest standards for sound but also for video quality. The DV-S939 is indeed a fabulous player. In DVD mode, it projected stunningly sharp images and is one of the best DVD players we have used so far. Its only when pitted against a Blu-ray player do you then see the sharpness of a Blu-ray disc. Even then, it is only slightly. It has multi-channel output for direct hookup to a multi-channel amp but when used as a two channel CD player, it really embarrass similarly priced CD-only players. When used as a music only player, you can deactivate the video circuitry (via a button on the front panel) to improve the sound quality. Layout is simple and straight forward and only gets tricky when setting up for multi-channel (copy of manual included though) Built quality is impressive with a very sturdy feel.
Unit is cosmetically in good shape with minor scuff marks here and there. We have the original remote and a copy of the manual. It will be securely packed for safe shipping.