Pioneer DVR-560HX DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

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This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
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gordon, london 66 year old

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Once you get the hang of it it is simple to use and easy to upload & download DVD's
Bad points:
Poor manual you have to read it several times to get a handle on things but once you have mastered it it is simple to use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser Retired graduate electronic engineer.

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
I like the HDD and at it seems to do in a reasonable time what you ask of it.
Bad points:
Can't seem to get the Pause TV to do anything other than commence recording the currently viewed channel. Trying to start playback requires you to stop the recording process. Hardly Pause TV.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2009

alan, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
ease of use,good quality recordings/playback
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2009

This Pioneer DVR-560HX is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Upscaling Yes
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Connections Firewire
Freeview or Freesat tuner DVB-T (MPEG2)
Number of scart ports 2
Release date 2008-12-24

Also known as: PIONEER DVR560HX


Manufacturer's Description

Connect. Record. Play.

You can store and play almost every kind of media format on the DVR-560HX, including DivX compressed movie files and content from your camcorder.

Copying DivX films, JPEG photos or music files (MP3 and WMA) from the PC to the recorder is easy. Connect your computer via USB and simply drag and drop the required files onto the hard disk.

Gracenote DatabaseMusic CDs can be copied at the touch of a button and stored on the hard disk along with the relevant track information from the Gracenote Database ® installed in the recorder.

The DVR-560HX enables a scaling option up to 1080p via HDMI. So you’re guaranteed the highest viewing resolution.

The DVR-560HX has an integrated DVB-T and analogue TV tuner which enables you to receive and record a host of terrestrial radio and TV programmes in outstanding digital quality. If you use pay TV, you can plug your smart card directly into the recorder’s CI slot, no additional decoder box required.

Have more control over how you watch TV with the pause live TV feature, offering you the flexibility to pause the programme you’re watching and record it in real time. Press the play button when you want to pick up where you left off.

And above all, the system is easy to control; one straightforward remote gives you quick and easy access to all the functions and content. The remote’s Home Media Gallery 3keys function gives you rapid, one-touch access to the DivX films, photos and music you’ve saved on the recorder.

Thanks to the KURO LINK feature you can operate the device’s main functions using the remote of your KURO plasma TV.

This recorder is also available in silver.

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