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Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder

Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder
alaScore 67

16 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-310S DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Jeremy Roche (

Pioneer DVR-310S


With an easy-to-use interface and a relatively cheap price, Pioneer's DVD recorder makes a compelling case to upgrade the home VCR.

Chase Play functionality ; Good inbuilt tuner

Only supports -R/-RW media

At $899, Pioneer's hard disk-less DVR-310S has a lot of competition in the DVD recording market, including the similarly priced DR4812W DVD recorder from LG. However, chase play is a handy function that gives the DVR-310S a definite edge.

Jul, 2004

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Best ever made


Firewire Both in and out

none found

Jan, 2007

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Unreliable DVD Recorder


Records nicely

Slow, Unreliable

Aug, 2006

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Good overall, but...


I have had my Pioneer DVR-310S for over a year now. Overall, I am pleased, but there are some minor issues with the recorder, including the video encoder. Major Features DVD Video Recording - The major purpose of the DVR-310S is to ...

Best-quality recording is actually quite good ; excellent timer function

Motion flicker and artifacts ; difficult text entry

Apr, 2005

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Good, but be careful


I just got my Pioneer DVR-310S recorder, so I haven't had time to experiment with it that much. However, I've already found a few "problems" that have prompted me to return it. 1) like (probably) all other DVD recorders, it won't let you record ...

Easy to use, good quality

Can't edit after recording.

Jun, 2004

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Technically disappointing in certain ways


I bought one of these units to dub wedding videos from miniDV through a firewire cable into the Pioneer recorder. The problem is, while it claims that you have up to 32 levels of recording, it would never be as indicated. Generally, the faster the ...

Firewire input about 20% better than SVHS

random data transfer rate which drives me nuts

Apr, 2004

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Mar, 2004

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Great unit - and at an excellent price!


Since nobody else has reviewed this unit (and after reading so many horror stories about other DVRs out there) I thought I'd do the honor. This is simply a great, great unit. The picture quality (with 32 settings available between the 2 and the 6-hour ...

May just be the best -R/-RW unit available at any price.

Difficulty in recording older source tapes. Cable-box record quality was a bit less-than-desired. Minor cons!

Feb, 2004

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"Pioneer easy and reliable"


I find this to be a great DVD recorder. Less generic than philips I think it also boasts better quality and the ability to set bit rate .

Feb, 2005

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