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Pioneer DVR-440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and usability. The design and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, design, usability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analysed 39 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-440 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

price, design, usability, image quality


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DVR-440HX-S 80GB HDD DVD Recorder - SilverPioneer DVR-440HX-S 80GB HDD DVD Recorder - Silver

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Stuff magazine


The DVD/hard disk recorder market is a competitive one, but can a respectable features list and a reasonable price set Pioneer's DVR-440HX-S apart from its rivals?

Panasonic's DVR-440HX-S is not the highest-specced recorder, but it still performs extremely well at a bargain price

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The Phillips was excellent but within 2...


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A slightly more sober review....


Having been a big fan of DVD recorders for a few years now I have yet to find one that is flawless and this Pioneer model is no ex...

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Freedom !!


I bought this Pioneer DVR-440HX-S dvd recorder three months ago on the third attempt at getting a replacement for my VHS recorder ...

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An excellent piece of kit


I bought this Pioneer DVR440HX-S dvd recorder to replace a Kiss PVR which died on us. It's superb. The quality of recordings is ex...

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Excellent in every way


I bought this Pioneer DVR-440HXS dvd recorder mainly to record programs onto the hard drive then delete them once I have watched t...

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Pioneer DVR-440HX-S


Very Stylish, and fairly user friendly. The recording Quality is Very good, and the On Screen Instructions are Easy to follow

The Inbuilt schedule program, updates twice a day, and the machine comes out of standby for 2 hours each time, so you can hear the fan (it's not excessively noisy) running all this time

Product Specifications

Enjoy more freedom. Make use of the ability to free yourself from any kind of restrictions - make use of the technology advantages of the new HDD/DVD recorders. They give you simply everything that you need to record and play back TV programs in a way that can be managed completely individually.

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

MD System

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Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

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