Navigation aid: The MP3-Navigator
Naturally, Pioneer has made sure that the operation is quite simple. The system's graphic user guidance is supported by a MP3-Navigator. With its assistance, even extensive directories and subdirectories on a CD-R/RW with MP3 titles can be displayed clearly. Furthermore, it makes it easy to program new pieces. The multi-language On-Screen-Display presents the program commands on the screen.
The DV-545 is just 5.5 cm high and is compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW. It is one of the newest generations of DVD players and already supports re-cordings made in the new DVR-7000 DVD recorder's "Video Recording Format". Further-more, it is equipped with Hi-Bit, a dynamic extension of the typical CD from 16-bit to 24-bit and of DVD video from 20 to 24-bit. Another feature advances the DV-545 to the class of a mega-star: Legato PRO. This is the name of Pioneer's circuit that uses four switchable digital filters with different characteristics. Besides direct linear reproduction, they provide a choice of various acoustic characteristics.
The DV-444 is also impressive with its slim exterior and height of just 5.5 cm. It is compati-ble with the CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs.
The perfect complement in both appearance and performance is found in the VSX-C300 AV-receiver. This slim-line receiver is just 6.5 cm high. Nonetheless, it includes decoders for DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic and MPEG-2. Its 5 x 30 Watt of power are more than adequate for modern accommodations. It is also available in silver or black to harmonize - also visually - with the slim DVD players.