What's the difference between Pioneer 433 & 530


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Nov 15, 2003
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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?


Any other suggestions?

mainly want to back up from Sky+, and edit family camcorder footage (hence iLink)
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

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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