The PDV-LC20's active-matrix TFT (thin film matrix) screen delivers bright, highly detailed pictures with remarkable color resolution, purity, and detail. Anti-glare and anti-reflection coatings further ensure that the screen is viewable over a wide viewing angle.
A trio of Pioneer technologies work to maximize disc-read accuracy and error-correction capabilities: Viter-Bi RF Decoding, Accurate Digital Servo, and Automatic Gain Level Adjustment.
The player offers three picture modes (Cinema, Animation, Standard), DVD resume playback (after stop), bit rate display, and selectable background colors.
For fully immersive sound at home, the player outputs both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround formats via a digital-audio bit stream (which is capable of passing a 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM signal when permitted by the disc author). Onboard stereo speakers provide convenient listening without headphones or home theater hookup.
A twin-wave laser pickup reads both standard and recordable CDs, though the pickup may not play some CD-Rs, depending on the condition of the discs and pickup.
Twin headphone jacks mean convenient listening for you and a travel partner, while an optical digital-audio output facilitates home theater hookup with a DTS/Dolby Digital surround receiver. A stereo analog audio output is also available using an included interconnect.
This cable also lets you hook the player up to a television using either composite-video or S-video transmission.
Format compatibility extends to DVD-Video, DVD-RW, video CD, audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW. Condition Memory recalls setup conditions such as language, subtitle, aspect ratio, and playback mode for 15 discs; Last Memory recalls the last scene played and the setup conditions for five DVDs; auto power off conserves battery life; and a 32-key credit-card-style remote control grants hands-free operation.
The player includes a three-hour lithium battery, whose charge time is a mere 2.5 hours using a Quick Charge command. A trilingual onscreen display lets you configure the player in English, Spanish, and French. The warranty covers parts and labor for one year.