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Pioneer DVR-545H

Pioneer DVR-545H
alaScore 81

26 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and finish. The design and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, design, finish, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-545H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer DVR-545H

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-545H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, value for money, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer DVR-545HX-S, 160GB HDD Multi-region Capable DVD Recorder - Silver

Expert review by:

Pioneer DVR-545HX review

 

A combi recorder that ticks all the boxes with real style

Video upscaling ; Excellent audio quality ; Great picture quality

Picture deteriorates after 3.5 hours

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Pioneer DVR-545HX review

 

Pioneer's DVR-545HX offers all the recording and playback features you're likely to use. But, in this competitive market, there are similarly priced rivals that do the same thing but better

User-friendly features ; Integrated Freeview ; 160GB hard drive ; HDMI video upscaling ; Simple remote ; Excellent recording performance in high-quality mode

Average build quality ; Redundant low-quality modes ; Motion-tracking difficulties

Conclusion Pioneer's DVR-545HX offers a fistful of features for a reasonably affordable price. The impressive specification includes an integrated 160GB hard drive, digital TV tuner, complete recording compatibility and video upscaling. If you ignore...

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Expert review by:

Pioneer DVR-545HX

 

The boxy design appears slightly oversized but clean finishing and solid build quality enhances an attractive sense of style. And the contemporary remote deserves a mention for its easy to use simplicity supported by a straightforward menu system and...

Substantial build quality; extremely easy to use; convergent connectivity; video upscaling

Redundant recording quality modes; average broadcast images; poor motion tracking

Expert review by:

Pioneer DVR-545HX

 

This is an imposing looking recording platform that manages to tick all the boxes for AV enthusiasts.The 160GB hard disk is enough for 34 hours of highest-quality recording, or 455 hours at the lowest setting

Video upscaling, Excellent audio quality, Great picture quality

Picture deteriorates after 3.5 hours

A fantastic and fully specified recorder that combines the latest technology superbly

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / 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

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

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
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:No / Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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