Summary: I have 4 Pioneer DVR's. Two have 500gb hard drives. The Pioneer DVR is no longer manufactured, so if you want on you have to go on the Internet to get one. I lucked out in finding two, both with 500gb HDD. Just sent out another one to get it upgraded.
Summary: I own a pioneer DVR-633H-s and whenever I play a dvd, in the begining before the movie starts the player hangs and you can't work any buttons the player is locked up. The only way to restart it is to unplug the device while it is running and plug it back in. Then still you can't fast forward thru the advertisements. btw I do have trouble with the tvguide thing but I do have a reset number that will work that fine. This will fix it. go to TVGUIDE, SETUP, CHANGESYSTEM..
GREAT ITEM, EVEN BETTER if you DISABLE the TVguide ;o) Here WE gooo !!!
Sergio_Claver_Perú "SC", Amazon
30 May 2006
Summary: Hi people, This is a great DVD recorder, DL, 160 GB, Pioneer DVD quality, editing, DV in, etc, all makes this a great machine, but to have the control to the 100% then you must disable the TV guide that consumes two much time and continuous processing. Here's the answer, made by one guy that called it "The EUREKA Method" To Turn Off EPG Forever with Full Timer Record Available. 1. Reset the recorder 2. Perform Nav Setup 3. When TVG setup screen Appears press HomeMenu 4.
Summary: I read the reviews on this device before I bought it, and quite frankly I was really worried because all the negatives regarding the TV Guide programing. Don't let that stop you, this thing is wonderful! It's true the menu system is not intuitive and the TV Guide system is slow to load (2 days for me) but once it catches up, you don't have to even think about it. You pick a show to record, and the machine handles the record length and time.
Summary: First just a thank you to TechGuy "Jack" for his review. It convinced me to buy it regardless of the other reviews and I'm gald I did. I will start by saying that I had already read about the problems with the TV Guide so I got it anyway knowing it probably would not work. I have a HD/DVR from my cable company already so don't really need it for that. Unfortunately since I record in HD I can only fit about 20 hours on the HDD.