Pioneer DVR-550HX-S 1080p Upscaling DVD Recorder With 160GB Hard Drive And Freeview Tuner £249.99 @ (+5% RAC = 237.49) + Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Main Features
Plays: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer DVD-RAM, CD, SVCD, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX
Records DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual-layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer, DVD-RAM, MP3, WMA (copy to HDD)
Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 160GB
Max. Recording Time (HDD): 455 hours
Recording Modes: 7 modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP and Manual
TV Tuner: Digital (DVB-T) and Analogue
Electronic Programme Guide: Digital and Analogue
Pause Live TV: Yes
Chase Play: Yes
One Touch Recording: Yes
High Speed Copy: Yes
Terminals: 1 x Composite in/out, 1 x S-Video in/out, 1 x Coaxial out, 1 x Component out, 1 x HDMI out, 1 x DV in, 1 x RGB Euro-SCART in/out, 1 x CI Slot
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 75 x 288 mm
Weight: 4.3 kg
Power Consumption (in use / standby): 51W / 0.69W
Media: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual-layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer, DVD-RAM, MP3, WMA (copy to HDD)
Preset Recording Modes: 6 Modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP
Manual: 32step + 1 (LPCM)
Max. Recording Time by Mode XP: 34 hours, SP: 68 hours, LP: 136 hours, EP: 204 hours, SLP: 272 hours, SEP: 340 hours, MN: 34 - 455 hours
Pause Live TV: Automatic Recording: Yes
One Touch Recording: Yes
VPS/PDC: Yes/Yes
G Code: Yes
Variable Bit Rate Recording: Yes
Linear PCM Recording: Yes
One Touch DV Import: Yes
DV2 Stream Audio Downmix: Yes
Editing: Protect disc (VR mode), Accuracy (VR mode), Frame, Input disc name, easy title input, Seamless playback (VOB), Chapter editing, Undo (DVD-R/RW, DVD-+R/RW), Background still picture samples (video mode)
HDD Functions
Group: Yes
Maximum number of titles: 999
One Touch Copy: Yes
High Speed Copy: Yes
Optimized Copy: Yes
Rate Conversion Copy: Yes
Disc Backup: Yes
Recovery Recording: Yes
HDD Sleep Mode: Yes
Media: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer, DVD-RAM, CD, SVCD, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA on CD, JPEG on CD and DVD, DivX on CD and DVD
MP3: Yes
WMA: Yes
JPEG Photo Viewer: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
Virtual Surround: Yes
Advanced Disc Navigator: Yes
Chase Play, Playback with Recording: Yes
Commercial Skip / Back: Yes/Yes
Picture Quality
5-Line Comb Filter Y/C Separation: Yes
Pure Cinema Progressive Scan: Yes
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
Video DAC: 108 MHz / 12-bit
Connections Terminals
Input: 1 x Composite (front), 1 x S-Video (front), 1 x DV (front), 1 x RGB Euro-SCART
Output: 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Component, 1 x HDMI (version 1.3, 1080p scaling), 1 x RGB Euro-SCART
HDMI Interface: Yes
DV Terminal (IEEE1394): Yes
G-LINK (STB Control): Yes
System Remote Control Terminal: Yes
CI Card Slot: Yes

Versatile Media Recorder

The 550HX has an integrated digital (DVB-T) tuner and a 160GB hard disk drive, which will give you up to 455 hours of recording time.

You can play, record and store almost every kind of media format, including DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW and DVD-RAM.

If you frequently download film content from the web, it also meets the DivX Home Theatre certification standard to provide high quality playback of compressed video. You can also copy and edit footage from your digital camcorder via the DV-In.

1080p Scaling: High Definition Regardless Of The Source

The 550HX enables a scaling option up to 1080p via HDMI. So you're guaranteed the highest viewing resolution, regardless of the source.

Time can also be come less of a challenge. If you miss parts of a programme or are interrupted during viewing - the system allows Time Shifting. Pause live TV, or use Chase Play - which allows you to playback the programme you're recording - while you're recording it.

If you use pay TV, you can plug your smart card directly into the CI slot; the benefit is that you no longer require an additional decoder box.

One-touch recording makes it easy to record - but the system also has an Electronic Programme Guide, which allows you to browse through the multitude of TV channels on screen - making it even easier for timer setting and recording the specific programmes you're looking for.

And you can control it all via a straightforward remote control which has an easy-to-understand layout, so you have quick access to the functions you need.
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This seems a lot of money for a fairly old-model - that being said I've had a Pioneer DVD-HDD-VCR for about four years now and it's been faultless so i'm a big fan of Pioneer.

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