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Pioneer DVR-530H-S

Pioneer DVR-530H-S
alaScore 76

332 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price.

image quality, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-530H-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer DVR-530H-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price. The image quality is also appreciated.

image quality, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DVR-530H-S Ultra slim DVD-R / DVD-RW Recorder, 160 Gb HDD - SilverPioneer DVR-530H-S Ultra slim DVD-R / DVD-RW Recorder, 160 Gb HDD - Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer DVR-530H-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People really like the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer DVR-530H DVD Recorder/Player

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Expert Review

 

The Pioneer 530H is an excellent recorder, bringing both ease of use and professionalism to the user. Some minor omissions prevent this recorder from realising its truly epic potential.

XP+ 15Mbps recording mode, 12x DVD writer, dual layer DVD-R compatible, excellent functionality

No DVD+R support, limited connection options

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

Rather than focus on adding new features to the DVR530H, Pioneer has instead concentrated on improving quality, hard drive size, and recording speed. ...

XP+ 15Mbps recording mode, 12x DVD writer, dual layer DVD-R compatible, excellent functionality

No DVD+R support, limited connection options

The Pioneer 530H is an excellent recorder, bringing both ease of use and professionalism to the user. Some minor omissions prevent this recorder from realising its truly epic potential.

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

This Pioneer DVR has excellent recording quality and many value-added features but lacks a complete set of connectivity.

Excellent recording quality ; Long recording time ; Solid build ; User-friendly interface/menu ; Value-added features

No component input ; No coaxial digital output ; A bit pricey

We also checked out the USB terminal speed by copying 50MB worth of photo files stored in a high-speed SD card connected to the recorder via a card reader and managed to complete the transfer in less than two minutes.

EISA Award - Best Product

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

Don't be misled by its discreet, slimline appearance. The new Pioneer DVR-530H is a fully-fledged digital recorder and much more besides! Of course it reads and writes recordable and rewritable DVDs - dual-layer discs too. And thanks to Pioneer's unique '

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

I have not had any problems it is a simple machine to use

Menus are easy to follow ; Plenty of recording time

They stopped making this model i would love another

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

I'm a Pioneer fan but I am not happy with this product. It just keeps breaking down. The Pioneer guy said it is an inherent design fault.

Easy to use

Spends more time at the service centre than in my living room

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"Great machine. Easy to use. Has a lot of great features!"

 

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"Check out this linked detailed review of to-be buyers"

 

This linked review seems to be very paranoid but does have some valid points. http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/DVR-530H-S/index.html

Who the hell needs to control DVD burning speeds? And look at the long list of CONS

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Pioneer DVR-530H

 

This linked review seems to be very paranoid but does have some valid points. http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/DVR-530H-S/index.html

Who the hell needs to control DVD burning speeds? And look at the long list of CONS!

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"This is a great product, very simple to set up and easy to use."

 
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Product Specifications

The Pioneer DVR-530H DVD Recorder/Player provides the advanced recording and playback features you want, to really enjoy your home audio and video. This ultra-slim DVD Recorder is equipped with an internal 80GB hard drive, which holds up to 227 hours of content. You can record your projects directly to the hard drive, for later sharing by transferring to a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. It also as a component video output for connection to a progressive scan compatible TV. You can also MP3 & WMA files and JPEG pictures recorded in CD-R/-RW discs. Multiple USB ports and a FireWire connection for added versatility. One Touch Recording Dolby Digital & DTS Sound support Manual recording mode to set 32 different quality and time settings G-code allows you to select date, start stop and channel settings automatically Edit video content with the Disc Navigator Single IEEE-1394 (FireWire) DV input terminal; connect and store video from a DV camcorder Two USB ports

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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