15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
High Quality and Intuitive to Use,
This review is from: Pioneer DVR-440HX-S 80GB HDD DVD Recorder - Silver (Electronics)
We've had one of these for a couple of months now, and love it. I wanted to replace all the other boxes under the TV with one simple piece of equipment, and this fits the bill perfectly.
Build quality is superb and setting it up was very easy. The menus are all very intuitive and I've barely referred to the instruction book.
Record quality is plenty good enough. The one-touch record facility from the programme guide is simplicity itself, and the 80Gb hard drive is more than adequate. Copying programmes onto a CD is also incredibly easy.
There are just two weaker points that I could highlight:
1. The box can only record to +R and +RW in real time (no 'fast copy')
2. Only one digitial tuner means we can't watch another channel while recording.
There are two "extra touches" that impressed me particularly:
1. Video In sockets on the front to connect other devices without shifting the box (such as a digicam)
2. Ability to connect a VCR and transfer old tapes onto DVD - again, so easy...
For a straightforward, high quality machine, this really is outstanding and we highly recommend it.