Yamaha DVD-S550 Progressive Scan DVD Player

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-11
Yamaha DVD-S550 Progressive Scan DVD Player

DTS Digital Surround
The basic DTS 5.1 channel sound format. Uses a higher data rate than Dolby Digital.

CD Digital Video
DVD Players equipped with CD Digital Video capabilities will be able to play video and sound media that has been compressed together and recorded onto a CD disc.

DivX is the video compression codec developed by DivX Networks and based on the MPEG-4 compression format. Its balance of high video quality and low bit rate has made it very popular and quickly established it as the best home video format thus far. The ability to play it on newer DVD models continues to add to its popularity as DivX Networks advances its support to many new household products. This compression technology has the potential for expanding the ways we view video media in much the way MP3 has given us many new ways to listen to music.

Dolby Digital
The most popular 5.1-channel home theater sound system. An improvement over Dolby Pro-Logic in that it offers: 1) Full frequency response in all channels (3Hz — 20kHz), 2) discrete surround channels, and 3) a separate track for bass only, called the Low Frequency Effects channel.

DVD Video
DVD is essentially a large capacity optical video storage media that contains movies or other video content for home entertainment. DVD has become the standard for video publishing by most movie and video studios.

Super Audio CD
DVD Players that support Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range – some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just can’t hear on a normal CD.

DTS Digital Out
DVD players equipped with dts surround will output the digital surround sound bitstream either via optical and/or coaxial digital outputs. See specifications for inputs available on each DVD player.


* Progressive Scan
* Versatile Format and Disc Compatibility
* DVD Video, SVCD, VCD, CD,
* DivX, JPEG WMA and MP3 Playback

Video Processing

* NTSC/PAL Progressive Scan Video Output
* 108MHz/12-bit Video DACs for High Picture Quality
* S-Video Output
* Video Picture Mode

Audio Processing

* 192kHz/24-Bit D/A Conversion for High Quality Sound
* Optical and Coaxial Digital Outputs
* CD Upsampling (2x and 4x)

Other Features

* Remote control
* MP3, JPEG, DivX, and WMA Playback with navigation display
* JPEG/MP3 Simultaneous Playback for Slide Show
* Easy Operation with GUI
* 3-Step Dimmer
* Night Mode
* Multiple Zoom Functions
* Dimensions (WxHxD) : 17-1/8" X 2" X 12-3/16"
* Weight: 5.7 lbs.