like a Charm
I was a bit hesitant at first because the player was not actually on the
Internet when I bought it. It works very well though. I was thinking of
going with the Toshiba, but I ended up getting this one because I had a bad
experience with Toshiba in the past. So far I really like the player.
It really does play everything.
(Houston, TX USA)
I tried dvds from all over the world that I had. From UK, Germany, China.
The UK and German ones played in my other code free player, but the Chinese
ones always skipped and froze up at placed. I have the entire season of a TV
sereis 24 on a dvd from China. It didn't play on any player, but this one
played it. I was very surprised. I have yet to find a disc that it doesn't
play. Thanks for your service, I will probably be back to buy another one.
Now I can buy dvd's without checking the region or tv system!!!
Reviewer: (Los Angeles CA)
The most frustrating thing for me when buying discs on the internet was
checking to make sure they would play on a region 1 dvd player. And if that
wasn't enough, I had to also check what TV system Pal, NTSC or Secam they
were. With this new player I can watch any disc. So If I like a movie I just
Reviewer: (Schaumburg IL )
Played all my foreign films like a charm.
Great Picture, sound and plays everything
Reviewer: (New York, NY)
This player has excellent picture quality as well as sound, and it plays
all the dvd movies. Any region, even -r and +r which skipped on my Toshiba
player, play on this one perfectly. HDMI cable is also better quality than I
expected. You guys Rock!!!
Plays pal Euro movies perfect
Reviewer: (Jersey City, NJ)
Plays all my Pal Euro movies with no problem. Good price, great quality,
Free cables, fast shipping....
Great player, and Component and HDMI cable are actually good quality!!
Reviewer: (Detroit MI)
I'm not usually the type of person that will write a review, but I was
really happy with the deal. HDMI cable that was free was actually a good
quality instead of a crappy one that are usually included for free with
players. The player also worked like a jewel. Thanks.
Reviewer: (Houston TX)
It gets by all the regional blocking and plays all my DVD movies which
are a collection from all different parts of the world. Even my bootleg
Chinese disks play which didn't play on my other Panasonic dvd player.
Does everything they say, very happy with purchase.
Reviewer: (Clearwater, FL)
Does everything they say, plays all dvd movies.. bootlegs, rerecorded
discs, originals, any region, pal, ntsc everything that I had worked. I was
Perfect player for expats
Reviewer: (Sunnyvale CA)
I'm a Brit in America and this is just what I needed. I tried a Philips
player in the past, but the picture quality wasn't that great. This one
works perfect and the picture is really really good. I watch my British
movies and American ones too. It also play Dual Layer discs which is a hard
to find feature in dvd players. My philips didn't play the dual layer discs
that I made on my computer. I good purchase.
the price you can't go wrong.
Reviewer: (LA, CA)
I bought this player because it seemed like a good deal. However I've
bought stuff in the past online that looks really good, but when you get it,
it's really not all that. This player lived up to it's reputation, and it
does everything they say. It plays foreign movies great, and it's easy to
use, even by my 8 year old.
I just wanted to
write to you to tell you how pleased I am with my new Pioneer DV-490
Region-Free DVD player. My wife is Russian, and in the past we had to watch
Russian movies on the computer, connected to the TV. Now I can watch my US,
Japanese, and Chinese DVDs and my wide can watch her Russian DVDs. The
shipment was FAST, and the box came double-packed. The free cables that were
included were top-notch, too. I love my new DVD player. Thanks.
this dvd is no work.. i try English dvd and Chinese dvd. nothing is work,
i hook all 5 your cable, nothing on my tv screen. . i will send back for
refund my money.
International Electronics Comments: We received this
customers player and fount it to be working fine. We tested it with many
different TVs and outputs and found no problems. When speaking with the
customer we were unable to figure out how he was connecting it as he spoke
very little English. Wish we were able to help him further. We gave him a
your ordinary region free player
I have to really give it up to you guys. When I was searching for a
region free player, I was totally confused. I saw players for $50-1000. I
didn't know what to buy. I know the real cheap ones won't last because I
already have a Toshiba I bought for $79 that broke down. However I didn't
want to spend $1000 either. I called in and was recommended to buy this
player. I was truly amazed by the picture quality. Even when I played my Pal
movies, I didn't see any picture quality loss from the conversion. I am
110% satisfied, and will be referring many friends..
Region Free Player
Reviewer: (New York, NY)
I'm a buyer for the Language dept at a university in NY. We have gone
through many players through the years. Sampo, Daewoo, Toshiba, Cyberhome,
JVC, and many others. My favorite till date was the JVC, but they don't have
HDMI outputs. So the ones that interested me were the Toshiba 860 or the
Pioneer 490. I ordered both to test them because Nick had asked me to give
the Pioneer a try, and the Toshiba seemed to have a attractive price. The
Pioneer won this race by far. DVD-r and +R playback is much smoother on the
Pioneer. The Pioneer also does a fantastic job of the pal to ntsc
conversion. Setup is a breeze, and operations are self explanatory. To top
it all off, the price is great. We will be buying more of these!
Reviewer: (Not Available)
Player arrived in perfect condition, and played all my movies from
England that were region 2 pal. I hooked it up with the provided HDMI
cable. I'm a pleased customer, and will be buying one more player from you
for my inlaws.
Reviewer: (Atlanta GA)
This is a great little gadget that does the job when it comes to playing
discs. It play divx, +r -r and any other burned dvd in put in there. I got
it hooked up to a regular non flat screen tv. I will be upgrading probably
when the TVs get cheaper in a few year, until then my 32" Sony is serving me
well. Used the provided yellow/red/white cables and the picture is really
good. I don't even use the HD cable yet.
Reviewer: (Washington DC)
Player is wonderful. Plays all my discs. haven't had any problems. So far
it's a winner.
Reviewer: (Washington DC)
i wanna let you guys not the player works good. it plays movies from
ukraine and russia on plasma tv.
Reviewer: (Albuquerque, New mexico)
I have purchased a code free/region free dvd player from
220 many years ago and it is still working but I felt it was time to upgrade
to a HDMI unit for my HDTV. I purchased the Pioneer 490V which came very
quickly and well packed with all the necessary cables plus the DVI adapter I
ordered for my big screen tv. Setup was only minutes and the player is
excellent. Picture quality is truly remarkable. In fact if you are used to
VCD or SVCD you might find they are now looking pretty poor compared to any
dvd you play. This also plays dvd dual layers. if you make those yourself
and again the quality is like those from a dvd store. The Pioneer sound
quality is really great but of course depends on the dvd. The better the dvd
the better the sound. If you are looking for the best dvd player that will
play any dvd from around the world plus any dvd or disc you make yourself
and want the best overall picture and sound quality then purchase this
Pioneer player from 220-electronics. Best price with everything you need to
be up and ready in minutes.
Reviewer: (Lansing, MI)
I just want to let you guys know that I was extremely pleased with the
Pioneer DV-490 region free player and your service. Fast efficient delivery:
Ordered Sunday Delivered Tuesday. Double boxed. HDMI cable was a great
quality, Just bought another one for a Xmas gift.
player in time, and works great
Reviewer: (Dallas, TX)
Would just like to let your guys know that I got my player ordered last
week in great time and condition. It plays for European movies that I want
to play for my family on Thanksgiving weekend. GOD BLESS YOU.
Pal to NTSC converter, and Great purchase overall!
Reviewer: (Alexandria, VA)
Hooked it up to my plasma tv with Hdmi and it works awesome . Fast
shipping, Good product, great customer support, tracking number emailed,
packaged good, and picture quality is great, on foreign and USA movies. Some
other company was trying to sell me a 110-220 volts model and tell me a
bunch of crap about how the 110 volts model has a bad Pal to NTSC converter.
I ended up buying the 110 volts model with the Free cables, and it has such
a great converter, you can't even tell the difference if you are playing a
PAL movie or a NTSC movie.
guys are great!
Reviewer: (Valencia, CA)
Great customer service. Fast, efficient, knowledgably, and have Excellent
prices. I've been looking for a good quality name brand region free dvd
player. I bouth the Pioneer 490 and I'm a 5 star satisfied customer. Not
only is the player amazing, but your service is extremely fast and
efficient. I got a confirmation seconds after ordering, I got a email
invoice with tracking the next day, and Fedex delivered the player within 4
days. It was double boxed with bubble wrap and no messy foam bubbles that I
hate to clean up. A+
Reviewer: (Beverly Hills, CA)
Player works great, Honest and Professional staff; Will buy from you
Very Good Dvd player
Reviewer: (New York, NY)
I have received the player on by FEDEX. The player is performing very
well... I can read all my Zone 2 DVD and get the image in 720p through the
HDMI output. The image is very good.
Just let you know that at the beginning I was not able to get the 5.1
audio channels through the HDMI out & that I was not capable to play in
720p or 1080i... these options were in pall grey instead black in the main
menu. I finally unplug the HDMI cable and repluged it... and VOILA
everything was working perfectly. May be this information can help some
other customers. It is a very good DVD player and I am very satisfied.
I just purchased the Pioneer DV-490V on Wednesday, and it arrived on
Friday afternoon (incredibly fast!!). I got it set up in less than 5
minutes, and it plays everything I throw at it. I tested with a Region 2
disc from Germany - flawless, and an MP3 CD - perfect. I even tested out an
AVI file I burned to CD (which didn't play in my former region free Daewoo
DVD-5800). This will play anything I throw at it.
My Daewoo lasted 3 -3.5 years until the sound started to malfunction. I
knew it was time to upgrade, and after hearing that Daewoo had had problems
(I understand your site won't carry them anymore), I trust this player, and
thank you for the excellent service!
Great job! I look forward to enjoying DVDs for quite a long time on this