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Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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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-633H-S DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Digital Trends Staff (digitaltrends.com)

Pioneer DVR-633H-S Review

 

If you are looking for a digital recorder to replace that aging VCR, then this is one to seriously consider.

Slim profile; burns to dual layer DVD; DTS output; progressive scan

G-Link hard to setup

Expert review by : Melissa Perenson (pcworld.com)

DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder/dvr

 

The Pioneer DVR-633H-S takes capacity seriously: Equipped with support for dual-layer DVD-R and a 160GB hard drive, it can record up to 17 hours of video to a dual-layer disc and up to 340 hours to its hard drive. Realistically, though, dual-layer...

Conveniently, the DVR-633H-S comes with an IR emitter that controls most cable boxes (so you can change channels using Pioneer's remote). The unit also supports Windows Media audio and video formats stored on disc

Dec, 2005

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (cnet.com)

Pioneer DVR-33H-S review: Pioneer DVR-33H-S

 

The Pioneer DVR-533H-S is dual-layer DVD-R compatible; solid recording quality; intuitive, comprehensive menus; free TV Guide electronic programming guide worked properly in our tests; high-speed video dubbing and archiving; custom recording modes;...

The Pioneer DVR-533H-S cannot record to DVD+R/RW or DVD-RAM; TV Guide not compatible with satellite TV and is clunkier than TiVo; crowded remote; no coaxial digital audio output.

With dual-layer recording, a host of conveniences, and a slim look, the full-featured Pioneer DVR-533H-S recorder seems like a bargain.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

An Excellent product in my opinion

 

160GB Hard DriveTen minute transfer to DVD

No TVGOS (but never had it)Need Too many screen selections

May, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

VERY HAPPY

 

Huge 160 GB hard drive Fantastic picture quality

If TVGOS isn't available manual recording can be a pain

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Chock full of features, very difficult to use

 

I primarily purchased this unit to copy old VCR tapes, and possibly edit the commercials, and to record special events, and then go back and record them to disk WITHOUT the commercials (e.g Olympic Games, Super Bowl-although you may WANT those ...

Very strong editing capabilities. Large hard drive.

Almost unbelievable difficult and unintuitive to use.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer DVR-633H-S (160 GB) DVD Recorder

 

Lots of hard disk space, flexible programming options, easy to create DVD's

TV Guide feature doesn't work ; strange audio drop-outs ruin recordings

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good Product, Unusual Quirks

 

I have "taped" a number of shows with the DVR-633H-S to the HD and for the most part I'm happy. But the TV Guide thing is for crap. It is suppose to pick up all the information from your cable box so that recording is simply "click on the program." ...

Lots of hard disk space, flexible programming options, easy to create DVD's

TV Guide feature doesn't work ; strange audio drop-outs ruin recordings

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good Product muffed by the TV Guide feature

 

When first plugged in and for the 1st week the device worked as billed... Then things started going awry. More on that below. What I really like about this DVR is that I can watch something I recorded to the hard drive while it's recording ...

Can watch a recorded program while it records something else

THE TV GUIDE FEATURE

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good for DVR use

 

On DVD Recording Well, as the box claims this thing is a “DVD RECORDER”, I guess I should start reviewing this beast as a “DVD RECORDER”. To put it bluntly, I hate it, as a dvd recorder. I find my wife’s computer (with a DVD R/W ...

NO MONTHLY FEES!!!, Skips commercials easily, plays video from beginning while still recording

Expensive, DVD recording severely limited, remote control crowded with tiny buttons

Jul, 2005

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