I'd like to raise a point about the DVS feature on DDJ-1000 and XDJ-XZ.
In buying either of these top of the range units, we are in the 'hardware unlock' category. Meaning we don't need to pay monthly to use Performance Mode and some other useful things - which is nice we've just spent a lot of money on Pioneer equipment.
However, I've identified something that I think is really poor show on Pioneer - if you imagine that you're the one with this kit in this situation.
- I own a DDJ-1000 (soon to be XDJ-XZ)
- I also have some old turntables.
- But to play on DVS (an occasional bit of fun), I have to pay £9.99 forever.
I've invested in the top-line Controller products which already unlock all the features minus this, so *just to use DVS* feels like £9.99 each and every month to continue using it is really bad value for money.
I feel like this should be included in the Hardware Unlock at this level of product line. When you see it from the perspective of being a top-line customer using DVS (which old technology now), having paid so much money as a Pioneer customer, and already qualifying for hardware unlock performance mode for the Controller, there just isn't the £100 per year value there and it seems a bit off.
Furthermore, the DDJ-RZ (pretty much the 3+ year predecessor to the XDJ-XZ) actually gets DVS for free!
I'm fair and open minded when it comes to business and love what Pioneer is doing - but definitely feel being cornered here as a customer after being so heavily invested in Pioneer leaves a bad feeling and It would be great if you guys could look into changing this as I don't feel this is fair.