What's the difference between Pioneer 433 & 530

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  1. stormjai

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    Hi,

    Still trying to decide on a DVDR, after watching these forums for months!! :confused: .. me and hundreds of others..looking for the elusive"perfect" recorder for reasonable money..!!

    Thinking of Pioneers..

    1) iLink
    2) maintain aspect ratios/ chapters on transfer to DVD
    3) reasonable editing/ ?Quiet

    was thinking of 530, but is 433 identical except for smaller HDD ( 80 rather than 160)
    any other obvious differences?

    Thanks

    Any other suggestions?

    mainly want to back up from Sky+, and edit family camcorder footage (hence iLink)
     
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    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 iis timer as if it had the tuner onboard. Then it controls you STB. Compatible boxes here http://www.europe.guideplus.com/

    I have the 420 and main operation is the same. Aspect ratio control always works on HDD. DVD transfers depend on recording mode. This is a DVD spec limitation - not Pioneer. Rough guide is DVDs in LP mode don't get A/R setting
    Chapter settings transfer as you set them in high speed copies; in real time you get automatic chapters every 10 or 15 mins or not at all.

    iLink OK According to AVLAND
    http://www.avland.co.uk/pioneer/dvr530/dvr530.htm

    You can download Pioneer manuals from http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/support/support/manuals.html
    Enter the dayabase and type the number of the model (422 or 530) to search
     

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