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Pioneer DVR-530H-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size.

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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-530H-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer DVR-530H-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the size.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer DVR-530H-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-530H-S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People really like the usability, whereas there are some critical views about the image quality.

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Russell (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

Rather than focus on adding new features to the DVR530H, Pioneer has instead concentrated on improving quality, hard drive size, and recording speed. ...

XP+ 15Mbps recording mode, 12x DVD writer, dual layer DVD-R compatible, excellent functionality

No DVD+R support, limited connection options

The Pioneer 530H is an excellent recorder, bringing both ease of use and professionalism to the user. Some minor omissions prevent this recorder from realising its truly epic potential.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : CNET Australia (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

This Pioneer DVR has excellent recording quality and many value-added features but lacks a complete set of connectivity.

Excellent recording quality ; Long recording time ; Solid build ; User-friendly interface/menu ; Value-added features

No component input ; No coaxial digital output ; A bit pricey

We also checked out the USB terminal speed by copying 50MB worth of photo files stored in a high-speed SD card connected to the recorder via a card reader and managed to complete the transfer in less than two minutes.

Aug, 2005

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

Don't be misled by its discreet, slimline appearance. The new Pioneer DVR-530H is a fully-fledged digital recorder and much more besides! Of course it reads and writes recordable and rewritable DVDs - dual-layer discs too. And thanks to Pioneer's unique '

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

I have not had any problems it is a simple machine to use

Menus are easy to follow ; Plenty of recording time

They stopped making this model i would love another

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

I'm a Pioneer fan but I am not happy with this product. It just keeps breaking down. The Pioneer guy said it is an inherent design fault.

Easy to use

Spends more time at the service centre than in my living room

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Great machine. Easy to use. Has a lot of great features!"

 
Sep, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Check out this linked detailed review of to-be buyers"

 

This linked review seems to be very paranoid but does have some valid points. http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/DVR-530H-S/index.html

Who the hell needs to control DVD burning speeds? And look at the long list of CONS

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer DVR-530H

 

This linked review seems to be very paranoid but does have some valid points. http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/DVR-530H-S/index.html

Who the hell needs to control DVD burning speeds? And look at the long list of CONS!

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"This is a great product, very simple to set up and easy to use."

 
Feb, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Brilliant DVD HD Recorder."

 

Compared to other recorders of the same price bracket this one is good value. It has excellent features, is a breeze to use and tons of tweakable quality settings as well as the ability to transfer pictures from your digital camera, transfer your music...

Jan, 2006
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