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Pioneer DVR-545H

Pioneer DVR-545H
alaScore 82

20 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Pioneer DVR-545H. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and finish. The design and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, design, finish, reliability

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-545H from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on 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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

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

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

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

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

Apr, 2007

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

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications


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


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: 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


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


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


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No