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Pioneer DVR-560

Pioneer DVR-560
alaScore 86

25 reviews

Oct, 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. Reviewers are impressed by 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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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 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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, 2017

Expert review by: . (

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: Confirmed purchaser (

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 (

Pioneer DVR-560HX


ease of use,good quality recordings/playback


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: gordon (

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

MD System

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Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

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