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Pioneer DVR-540

Pioneer DVR-540
alaScore 84

99 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Pioneer DVR-540. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Pioneer DVR-540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ian Calcutt (

Pioneer DVR-540HX


Pioneer only added a Freeview tuner to its recorder range in 2006 but it has made a good job of this one, integrating it alongside the GuidePlus option, so like the Philips, you can also control separate digiboxes. Moreover, Pioneer's recorders have...

Multi-format DVD recording; set-top box control; versatile recording, editing and dubbing features; good AV quality

Lacks HDMI out; no i.Link input

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Pioneer DVR-540HX-S


I love Pioneer equipment, most of my AV equipment is Pioneer and this does not disapoint. Superbly Built. Superbly layed out and excellent user interface.

You cannot watch one channel while recording another. The only options you have is to watch the program you are recording or watch a pre-recorded program. A real snag!

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Pioneer DVR-540HX-S


Will play just about anything. Very well put together.

Menu takes a little getting used to, but with all the computations I didnt expect any different.

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications


Color of product:Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.61 / 0.63
Power consumption (typical):40 / 48

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 12.5 x 2.72 / 16.5 x 12.5 x 3.11
Disc types supported:DVD-RAM
I/O ports:1xSCART in/out\n1xRCA in/out\n1xS-Video in/out\nComponent Video out\n / 2 x RGB Euro-SCART, 1 x RCA in/out, 1 x Component out
Optical disc recording:DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R dual-layer, DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R dual-layer, DVD-RAM
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.61 / 0.63
Power consumption (typical):40 / 48

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP & Manual / XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP, MN, 32step+1(LPCM)

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.48 / 9.92