Pioneer's DVL-919 was one of the last laserdisc (LD) players available to laserdisc fans. And still, some movie buffs still prefer the analog-video format to digital video. The DVL-919 is loaded with features, including component-video outputs, 10-bit video processing, and a three-line digital comb filter. For audiophiles, the DVL-919 includes 24-bit digital-to-analog converters and offers Dolby Digital and Digital Theater Sound (DTS) outputs.
The player includes a front display dimmer, DTS support for DVD, fast Both Side Play (auto-reverse), frame step play, and a video transfer rate indicator.
I once owned one of these, and bought it with my first hard-earned money when I was around 24 in 1999. It was the last show model the shop had, before LD was discontinued. The DVL-919E can play both PAL and NTSC laserdiscs. NTSC discs can also be output in Pal 60 format. The face plate of the DVL-919E is made of aluminium, while DVL-919's face plate is made of plastic.
The 919 can play the following formats: DVD, Video-CD, Compact Discs, CD-VIDEO, VSD, Laserdiscs (digital sound) and LaserVision (analog sound) and also supports Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG and linear PCM.
Find an overview of all Pioneer DVL laserdisc players and their differences in this article on Wikipedia.
Looking for the instructions?
Download here the Pioneer DVL-919 manual (PDF).
Need a copy of the service manual or schematics?
Download the Pioneer DVL-919 service manual (PDF).
What's your Pioneer DVL-919 worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|PIONEER DVL 919 LASER DISC DVD CD PLAYER||06/2021||$ 464.31|
|Pioneer DVL 919 LaserDisc DVD Player||07/2021||$ 348.23|
|Pioneer DVL 919 DVD Laser Disc CD CD R||08/2021||$ 296.00|
|Parts Repair Pioneer DVL 919 LD DVD CD||08/2021||$ 232.16|
|PIONEER PIONEER DVL 919 909 91 700 Laser||09/2021||$ 116.08|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||-.--|