The Elite DV-09 DVD player was Pioneer’s flagship DVD player in their Elite lineup. Massively overbuilt, this was first and foremost, a serious DVD player and a CD player second. Video through the DV-09 is excellent. It may not beat a similarly priced Blu-ray player but it comes real close. Audio decoding is done through its 24 Bit/ 192 KHz DAC and sounds better than most CD players costing under $500. The smooth transport was a dream to use as it quietly slides in and out. There is really nothing much to criticize on the DV-09. It is very well built, has Pioneer’s legendary reliability and sounds great with CDs and excellent with video.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this hefty player for safe shipping. Original remote included.