The Pioneer DVR-533H-S is a one-stop shop for watching DVD movies, recording TV shows and home movies onto a Hard Disk Drive, then watching or recording them to DVD.
Built-in 80GB Hard Disk Drive - The built-in 80GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record lots of home movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they're recorded you can watch them whenever you want, edit them, delete them, or burn them to DVD. The DVR-533H-S can hold up to 170 hours of content (recorded at lowest video quality - SEP Mode).
Super-High-Speed DVD Burning - When burning your recorded content to DVD from the Hard Disk Drive, an hour-long program recorded in SEP (lowest video quality) mode can take less than 30 seconds to burn - that's approximately 120x (max) speed.
Disc Backup - With Disc Backup, a Pioneer exclusive, you can make a direct file transfer of your home-movie DVD back to the Hard Disk Drive, and from that make as many copies of your home movie as you want, all at blazing speed.
Up to 10 Hours on a DVD - With the recording mode set to SEP mode (lowest video quality), you can get up to 10 hours on one disc.
HELP Button - Stuck in the middle of a task like setting up a recording? Don't know the next step? Just press HELP, and you'll see an on-screen recommendation on what to do next.
Free Interactive Program Guide - Included is an easy 8-day TV Guide On Screen Interactive Program Guide. Just find your favorite programs and select them for recording. And here's the best part: there's no fee for this valuable service. It's free!
Advanced Disc Navigator - This on-screen menu makes all the key functions really easy to operate. Plus, thumbnails from the beginnings of your recordings are shown in full motion with sound.
i-LINK (DV) Camcorder Connection - The i-LINK (a.k.a. "DV" and "IEEE 1394") interface allows you to transfer your DV (Digital Video) home movies smoothly to the Hard Disk Drive. Just connect the DV input on the unit's front panel to your camcorder's DV input, and begin. And if your movies were shot in analog format, inputs for composite video/S-video and Left-Right audio are provided for dubbing them to DVD.
Jump Past the Commercials - SO, you recorded your favorite TV shows and you included the commercials. When you play your shows back, "Commercial Skip" lets you jump past the ads, 30 seconds at a time. Just press the CM Skip button on the remote.
Chase Play: Prime Time Starts Now - Thanks to the Hard Disk Drive, Chase Play lets you watch, stop, or pause a show ? WHILE you?re recording it. Amazing, but true.
Wide Playback Compatibility - Besides regular DVDs, you can play your homemade DVDs containing TV content or home movies. It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm and Kodak discs and CD-R/RWs burned from your computer.
Built-in TV Tuner - A built-in TV tuner is included, so you don't have to connect to another component to receive a terrestrial TV signal.
Smart VBR (Variable Bit Recording) - This recording mode lets you choose the quality level/recording time that best suits you. Choose from Fine, SP, LP, EP, and Auto; Auto automatically sets the optimal recording quality for the time remaining on the Hard Disk Drive.
Sophisticated Video and Audio Playback - PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan gives you a more film-like presentation when watching movies. The 54MHz/10-bit video DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) delivers beautiful video quality. Plus, we?ve included the latest Dolby Digital and DTS Digital surround sound outputs, and a high-end 24-bit/192kHz audio DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) for superb musical performance.
Hard Disc Drive 80GB: Yes - Up to 170 Hrs Recording Time at Lowest Bit-Rate Setting
DVD-R/RW Recorder: Yes - Up to 10 Hrs Recording Time to Single Layer/Single Sided Disc at Lowest Bit-Rate Setting
Dual-Layer DVD-R Recording: Yes - Up to 17 Hrs Recording Time to Dual Layer/Single Sided Disc at Lowest Bit-Rate Setting
MP3 Compatible Yes
WMA Compatible Yes
JPEG Photoviewer Yes
Media Capability: DVD-R (Single Layer/Single Sided & Dual-Layer/Single Sided)/DVD-RW (with CPRM compatibility)/DVD-Video/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/Video-CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG
Purecinema 2:3 Progressive Scan: Yes
Video DAC: 10-bit/54MHz
Audio DAC: 24-bit/192kHz
Chase Playback: Yes
Playback with Recording: Yes
Automated Record Modes: Yes
VBR (Variable Bit Rate) Recording: Yes
Title and Chapter Erase: Yes
Advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface): Yes
"HELP" Onscreen Assistant: Yes
One Touch Recording: Yes
Front DV Terminal: Yes
Composite Video Output: x2
Component Video Output: x1
Dolby** Digital and DTS Digital Output: x1 (optical)
Analog Audio Output: x2 pair
Composite: x3 (1 Front, 2 Rear)
S-Video: x3 (1 Front, 2 Rear)
Analog Audio: x3 (1 pair Front, 2 pairs Rear)
DV-Input: x1 (1 Front)
Warranty: Parts and Labor 1 Year
Dimensions: 16-9/16" (W) x 2-3/8" (H) x 10-3/4" (D)
Weight: 9.1 lbs.