Reference Level Professional DVD Player

  • RS-232C Interfaces
  • Monitor Output (Onscreen Display)
  • External Sync Playback
  • Command Stack GUI
  • Frame Search
  • Internal Timer and Power On Start

Pioneer's next-generation, full-featured DVD-video player designed for professional applications. The DVD-V8000 builds upon its predecessor's advanced capabilities to provide users with a robust feature set that delivers improved durability and exceptional picture quality. The player's new form factor allows for easier rack mounting; a new front panel LCD display and navigation keys on the front panel allow for enhanced ease of use; and USB interfaces allow connectivity for a computer mouse, USB Flash Memory or handwriting device.

Rugged Durability

Ideally suited for professional applications that require constant operation in high traffic environments, the DVD-V8000 is Pioneer's most rugged professional DVD-Video player with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 50,000 hours. All drive components are enclosed in a sealed, dustproof case with a brushless spindle motor for the disc drive and a stepping motor is employed to protect the optical drive.

Advanced Control

For advanced control, the DVD-V8000 offers 9-pin and 15-pin serial interfaces that employ the full range of RS-232C commands. The 15-pin connector also supports the ability to build custom button input devices to control the player. Two front panel USB interfaces and one in the rear allow users to connect a computer mouse or special handwriting device. Connection of a memory device to the USB ports allows users to load and save their preferred player settings, as well as any command stack data.

Superior Image Quality

The DVD-V8000 features a new DVI-D digital video terminal (HDCP 1.0 compliant) and the user can choose to upscale the picture resolution to as much as 1920x1080i when connected to an HD display for delivery of the highest quality digital images from standard definition DVD-video. To ensure high-quality video reproduction, 12-bit/216MHz video DAC, digital filters and digital noise reduction technologies are included, as well as Composite, S-Video, and Component analog video output teminals.

  • DVD-Video (Video, VR), Video-CD and CD-DA
  • AC 120 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • 23 W (Playback), 0.8 W (Standby)
  • 5% to 85% (no condensation)
Playable Disc/File
  • DVD-Video (NTSC/PAL), DVD-R/RW Video mode (NTSC/PAL), DVD-RW VR mode (NTSC/PAL, CPRM compliant), Dual layer DVD-R Video mode (NTSC/PAL), Video-CD (NTSC/PAL), CD-AUDIO, CD-R, CD-RW
Safety Standards
  • UL, FDA
  • FCC (Class B)
Video Signal
  • DVI-D: NTSC (1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, VGA), PAL (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i)
  • BNC x1, RCA (monitor) x1
  • 1 Vp-p (75 ohms load, synchronous load)
  • 286 mVp-p (75 ohms load)
  • 1 Vp-p (75 ohms load) BNC x 3 (Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr)
  • 73 dB or more
  • 540 lines or more
External Sync. Input
  • Black Burst - 0.3 Vp-p (75 ohms load) BNC x2 (loop-through)
Audio Input
  • RCA x1
  • 2 channels (Left, Right)
  • AC-3, PCM, MPEG, DTS (RCA x1, Optical x1)
  • 4 Hz - 44 kHz (DVD fs : 96 kHz), 4 Hz - 20 kHz (CD fs : 44.1 kHz)
  • 118 dB
  • 98 dB
Other Terminal
  • RS-232C Communication: D-sub 15-pin Female x1, D-sub 9-pin Male x1
  • Baud rate 4800/9600/19200 bps (Default Setting: 4800 bps)
  • Black Burst
Player Accessories
  • Remote/Composite Video Cables
  • 16-9/16" x 3-3/8" x 12-3/16"
  • 420 x 86.2 x 309.2 mm
  • 11 lbs. 11 oz., 5.3 kg
DVD-V8000 RS-232C Command Protocol Manual v1.01
DVD-V8000 Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions
Description File Size
Product Information Bulletin: How to Check the Firmware Version 24 kb
DataMan EX: Serial communication tool for the DVD-V8000 (zipped file) 774 kb