Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bignairy, Oct 15, 2005.
Anyone had any experience with this Pioneer model? Any good as a basic HD/DVD recorder?
I have a 420, but if I was choosing now I'd go for the 530.
530 has GuidePlus - it will control a compatible set top box (freeview, satellite, cable) with an Infra-red transmitter. It downloads an EPG from ITV terrestrial with all the settings for the Freeview/satellite/cable channels (acording to setup) so you set its timer as if it had the tuner onboard. Then it controls your STB. Compatible boxes here http://www.europe.guideplus.com/
Also 530 has 160GB HDD, 433 has 80. With 160 I'd do all timeshift TV recording in SP mode instead of LP. With 80GB at present and using LP I've discovered it's pretty easy to get to over 50% disk space usage.
The 433 remote looks simpler than the 530's, but it has a 'Shift' mode for some functions so turns out a bit more complicted to use than the 530..
You can download Pioneer manuals from http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content...rt/manuals.html
Enter the dayabase and type the number of the model (433 or 530) to search
OK, I didn't get a response about the 433 - but I bought one anyway and its brilliant! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
I'm thinking of buying the 433hs but have read a couple of reviews that it has a noisy fan , is this right? this machine has everything i'm looking for at the moment it would be a shame if it was spoilt by a noisy fan
Can't answer for the 433, but my 530 (only 10 days old) is quiet as one could wish for. Maybe only time will tell.
By the way don't be too put off by what some people say on these forums, including myself, as we all have differing perceptions about equipment and their intrinsic quality and appeal etc.
Let the force be with you.
Thanks for the info HHGTTG Heading for pricerunner as i type..
My 433 is certainly a lot quieter than my Sky+ box! Haven't noticed the fan much at all.
Same to 530
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