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Pioneer DVR-540

Pioneer DVR-540
alaScore 81

182 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 182 reviews)

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Pioneer DVR-540HX review

 

Pioneer's DVR-540HX features an impressive specification with user-friendly functionality and fine recording performance -- but an ordinary design and average DVD playback mean there are some better alternatives

Full range of features ; Complete disc compatibility ; Fuss-free functionality ; Excellent recording performance with high quality modes

Cumbersome design ; No HDMI or DV connectivity ; Average DVD playback performance

You also need to remember that this device is going to operate as your main DVD player too -- that's where the DVR-540HX falls short of its class leading competitors like Panasonic's DMR-EX75 or Toshiba's RD-85DT. Detail is not as solidly defined,...

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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

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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