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Pioneer DVR-533H-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Pioneer DVR-533H-S. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the price.

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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-533H-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer DVR-533H-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-533H-S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good views, but there are some critical reviews about the price.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Disappointing product

 

This was my second DVR so I had a good idea what to expect when I bought this Pioneer DVR. I bought it to replace a Toshiba RD-XS32 that began to fail in burning new DVDs after about 15 months, but the Pioneer failed in burning new DVDs right out of...

Hmmmmm.... I guess it looks nice.

Poor features compared to competitive models...Defective right out of the box...Indifferent customer service...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Disappointing product

 

Hmmmmm.... I guess it looks nice.

Poor features compared to competitive models...Defective right out of the box...Indifferent customer service...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

This Technology Changes Your TV Viewing Habits

 

A great time-saver because you watch what you want, when you want.

Getting used to the menus and functions can be quite frustrating at first.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

This Technology Changes Your TV Viewing Habits

 

I've used this recorder four months now and it's the greatest thing since all season tires. To my mind, the greatest benefit is how it changes TV viewing habits. Instead of sitting through commercials and repetitious news items one can speed through ...

A great time-saver because you watch what you want, when you want.

Getting used to the menus and functions can be quite frustrating at first.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Best Invention this Decade!

 

Easy to record/watch/find shows, lots of great features, good manual, great value for the money

download time, TV Guide has room for improvement

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Best Invention this Decade!

 

I'm a techno-junkie, always on the lookout for the next cool gadget. After seeing TIVO at an friend's house in the US, I was eagerly waiting for it to come to Canada, even though you have to buy the downloads by subscription. I did some research and ...

Easy to record/watch/find shows, lots of great features, good manual, great value for the money

download time, TV Guide has room for improvement

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A decent DVD R (too many features?)

 

I was always one for buying brand name, main stream units. I bought this unit with the intention of copying all our old VHS family based videos onto a DVD format, since VHS is becoming somewhat a thing of the past. As far as the unit doing what it's ...

Excellent quality and does what it's supposed to do

Poorly worded menu, like bad streets signs. Where do I go next?

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A decent DVD R (too many features?)

 

Excellent quality and does what it's supposed to do

Poorly worded menu, like bad streets signs. Where do I go next?

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very functional

 

I did a fair amount of research before requesting the dvr-533-h-s as a Christmas present. Not sure where it was purchased or for how much. My main reason for wanting this particular unit is the inclusion of the Mini-DV input on the front for direct ...

Performs several functions very well, including Mini-DV input.

No TV Guide support for satellite users, no digital coaxial audio.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very functional

 

Performs several functions very well, including Mini-DV input.

No TV Guide support for satellite users, no digital coaxial audio.

Jan, 2006
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