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Pioneer DVR-560

Pioneer DVR-560
alaScore 84

23 reviews

Oct, 2016

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Pioneer DVR-560. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

usability, image quality, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the image quality. The usability also gets good reviews.

usability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DVR-560HX-S - 1080p DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disk, Digital DVB-T and Analogue Tuner and Connect PC by USB (Silver)Pioneer DVR-560HX-S - 1080p DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disk, Digital DVB-T and Analogue Tuner and Connect PC by USB (Silver)

Oct, 2016

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Pioneer DVR-560HX review


Offering PC hookup, Pioneer's DVDR is an intriguing proposition

Excellent AV performance and features spread ; Networkability

PC jukebox reliant on Windows Media Player

A fine value DVD recorder with some nice features

Jul, 2008


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Pioneer DVR-560HX DVD/HDD Recorder


The DVR-560HX is an excellent DVD/HDD combi with an impressive array features.

The DVR-560HX is a mightily impressive DVD/HDD combi, offering a stupendous amount of features at a much lower price than you may have expected for a Pioneer product. Freeview and DVD picture quality is of the highest order, it plays a wide array of...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Pioneer DVR-560HX


This beautifully built unit comes with a built-in digital tuner, 1080p upscaling via HDMI, built-in CD ripping with Gracenote and a 160GB hard-disk that can hold up to 455 hours of TV. The hard-disk can also store thousands of MP3, WMA, DivX and JPEG...

Features, build quality, media compatibility, recording quality

Not for novices

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Archer999 (



After around 18 months of use the devide displays a "Recording error" when trying to burn any kind of double-layer DVD. I haven't check a single layer discs since I don't use them. If the devise is in a meantime out of guarrantee time it make no sense...

User friendly menu

Generally doesn't work longer that around 1.5 years

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: alan (

Pioneer DVR-560HX


ease of use,good quality recordings/playback


Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

It's a one-stop shop for watching DVD movies, recording TV shows and home movies onto a Hard Disk Drive, then watching or recording them to DVD. Here's what makes it so fun to use: The built-in160GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record lots of home movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they're recorded you can watch them whenever you want, edit them, delete them, or burn them to DVD. DivX Certified Records To - DVD+R/W and DVD-R/W PAL and NTSC

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: 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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

General Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

MD System

Type: None


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


Device Type: None


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: 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
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None