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Pioneer DVR-640H-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Pioneer DVR-640H-S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-640H-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-640H-S from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer DVR-640H-S DVD Recorder with 160GB DVRPioneer DVR-640H-S DVD Recorder with 160GB DVR

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Pioneer DVR-640H-S


This reasonably priced recorder writes to almost all media, offers jukebox features, and comes with an exceptional remote.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Just TWO things missing (for the price)


Good HDD/DVD Recorder with GOOD quality and very useful features. It would be nice, if they would have put a "Tray-IN/OUT" button on the remote..! I do a lot of work with a (Sony VX-2100) Camcorder and copy/edit the MinDV Tapes to DVD via "FireWire...

Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, High Quality Picture

NO FireWire Connection, NO Tray button on remote

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

With a big 160GB Hard Disk Drive at your disposal, you can record your favorite TV shows, plus hours and hours of home movies, into temporary storage. Then, you can view them, edit them, or burn them to DVD as keepers. And of course, the DVR-640H-S puts on a great show playing regular DVD movies as well. The built-in 160GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they're recorded you can watch them whenever you want, delete them, or burn them to DVD. The DVR-640H-S, with its 160GB Hard Disk Drive, can hold up to an amazing 340 hours of content (at lowest video quality). With Disc Backup, a Pioneer exclusive, you can make a direct file transfer of your home-movie DVD back to the Hard Disk Drive, and from that make as many copies of your home movie as you want, all at blazing speed. With the recording mode set to SEP mode (lowest video quality), you can get up to 10 hours on one disc. Stuck in the middle of a task like setting up a recording? Don't know the next step? Just press HELP, and you'll see an on-screen recommendation on what to do next. This on-screen menu makes all the key functions really easy to operate. Plus, thumbnails from the beginnings of your recordings are shown in full motion with sound. SO, you recorded your favorite TV shows and you included the commercials. When you play your shows back, "Commercial Skip" lets you jump past the ads, 30 seconds at a time. Just press the CM Skip button on the remote. Thanks to the Hard Disk Drive, Chase Play lets you watch, stop, or pause a show - WHILE you're recording it. Amazing, but true. Besides regular DVD movies, you can play your homemade DVDs containing TV content or home movies (HDD/DVD-R/-RW/DVD-R DL/DVD-RAM/DVD+R/+RW/DVD+R DL Recorder, DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW (Video Mode and VR Mode Recording, Compatible with CPRM3)/DVD-RAM (Compatible with CPRM3)/DVD+R/+RW/DVD+R DL/DVD). It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm and Kodak discs and CD-R/RWs burned from your computer. A built-in TV tuner is included, so you don't have to connect to another component to receive a terrestrial TV signal.

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CD Recorder

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

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Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer

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TV Tuner

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