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Pioneer DVR-630 H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Pioneer DVR-630 H. 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 really like the design and image quality. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the price, while comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, image quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-630 H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pioneer DVR-630 H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-630 H from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the image quality. The size is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

size, image quality


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

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DVR-630H-S Ultra slim DVD-R / DVD-RW Recorder, 250 Gb HDD - SilverPioneer DVR-630H-S Ultra slim DVD-R / DVD-RW Recorder, 250 Gb HDD - Silver

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jeremy Roche (

Pioneer DVR-630H


Pioneer's flagship DVD recorder can store up to 24 hours of video on 8.5GB dual layer discs and 455 hours of television on its internal hard disk.

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Aug, 2005

Consumer review (

Pioneer DVR-630H


Amazingly BAD!

Average Tuner

Crappy HDD

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Pioneer DVR-630H


A great DVD recorder, all the needs I need to rid my collection Of VHS tapes and record them onto DVD. The only negative thing/s about it to me, is the fact that when you record onto DVD from HD (The programmes stored onto HD), if you choose to record...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

"Good picture and sound reproduction. But, alas, poor quality HDD."


I bought this model DVR-630H-s in June this year, after going through various reviews in the internet. Settled to this choice because of large HDD capacity and i-Link connection. Initially I was satisfied with my choice and was able to put up with...

Easy connection and easy operation. Good picture and sound reproduction

Only 1 channel viewing when recording ; Poor HDD quality

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

"Pioneer has gone backwards on this model by removing the "create chapter" facility on the remote"


The previous models 520 & 620 which had a lesser time to record on the HD had a button on the Remote to "create a chapter" or to make a mark on the HD so that if you were watching a movie & wanted to return to the position where you were a few days...

Easy connection and easy operation. Good picture and sound reproduction.

Only 1 channel viewing when recording.

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Excellent machine


I purchased this Pioneer DVR-630H-S DVD recorder 2 months ago as an update from the Pioneer 420 (wanted a bigger hard disc drive)....

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications


Color of product:Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:711

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.93
Power consumption (typical):49

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:711

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 10.7 x 2.32
I/O ports:Input:\n1 x SCART\n1 x RGB\n2 x RCA (Audio/Video)\n2 x S-Video\nOutput:\n1 x SCART\n1 x RGB\n1 x RCA (Audio/Video)\n1 x Component Video\n1 x S-Video\n1 x Optical Digital Audio
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz


Power consumption (standby):0.93
Power consumption (typical):49

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP (FINE), SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP, MN
Max DVD recording time:24


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
SmartCard slot: No


Progressive scan output: Yes

Weight & Dimensions