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Pioneer DVR-560

Pioneer DVR-560
alaScore 86

25 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 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. People really like the price and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer DVR-560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-560 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

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 (avreview.co.uk)

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 (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

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: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Pioneer DVR-560HX

 

I like the HDD and at it seems to do in a reasonable time what you ask of it.

Can't seem to get the Pause TV to do anything other than commence recording the currently viewed channel. Trying to start playback requires you to stop the recording process. Hardly Pause TV.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: alan (reevoo.com)

Pioneer DVR-560HX

 

ease of use,good quality recordings/playback

none

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: gordon (reevoo.com)

Pioneer DVR-560HX

 

Once you get the hang of it it is simple to use and easy to upload & download DVD's

Poor manual you have to read it several times to get a handle on things but once you have mastered it it is simple to use

Dec, 2008

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

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Color

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3in
Height:3in
Weight:9.5lbs
Width:16.5in

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

DVD

Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.67 / 0.69
Power consumption (typical):43 / 51

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer
Model:DVR-560H-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Additional accessories:Remote Control
Digital TV tuner:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 2.95 x 11.3
Disc types supported:CD
DVB:DVB-T
Playback formats:DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, CD, SVCD, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240V, 50/60 Hz / AC 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Recording System:7 modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP and Manual
TV tuner formats:Analogue / Digital and Analogue / DVB-T, Analogue

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
G-Link interface: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1 / 3
S-Video inputs quantity:3
S-Video out:1 / 2
S-Video outputs quantity:2
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Video in:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.67 / 0.69
Power consumption (typical):43 / 51

Radio

Device Type: None

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, MP3, WMA (copy to HDD) / XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP, Manual

Storage

Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1
Type:Standard

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 2.95
Height:11.3 / 2.95
Weight:9.48 / 9.92
Width:16.5

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