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  • The Pioneer DVR-550HS Multi-System, Multi-Zone DVD-Recorder combines functionality and versatility, with abilities to record your favorite TV shows or home movies onto a slew of DVD formats, or up to 455 hours on the internal 160GB hard disc drive. Your current DVD library will look and sound better than ever before, because the DVR-550HS is a Progressive scan player capable of upconverting your DVDs to a (720p/1080i) high-definition experience.
  • Moreover, the DVR-550HS offers incredible features that will be hard to match. Enjoy the awesome power of Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding, one second quick-start recording, DV (IEEE) input, and HDMI output. With world-wide features, connectivity to various A/V sources, TV Guide On Screen, TV tuner, and multiple recording


Key Features

Internal 160GB Hard Disk Drive

The DVR-550HS\\\\\\\'s internal hard drive offers up to 45 hours of XP-Mode (high-resolution) recording time, and up to an amazing 455 hours of SEP mode (low resolution) recording time.

Recordable DVD Media

Record your favorite shows onto DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM DVD discs. The DVR-550HS is also compatible with DVD+R Double layer media and provides up to 14 hours of media recording.

Multi-Format Player

Don\\\\\\\'t worry about limited playback capabilities, the DVR-550HS can play DVD, DVD-RW (VR Mode), DVD-RW (Video Mode), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, VCD and CD-DA discs. Also, you can play your favorite songs from CDs or MP3 files, and JPEG images.

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

If you\\\\\\\'re looking to pump high-definition DVD playback into your HD displays or projectors, the DVR-550HS will do the job. It has a high-bandwidth processor capable of transferring 720p or 1080i through the HDMI outputs. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.

Progressive Scan

The DVR-550HS is a progressive scan DVD player, capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they\\\\\\\'re etched onto the screen.

DV (IEEE 1394) Input

Simply connect your digital video camera to the DVR-550HS\\\\\\\'s DV input terminal, and you\\\\\\\'re ready to record images onto the internal hard disk drive or a DVD recordable disc.

Quick Start Recording

Thanks to high-speed quick-start, with DVD-RAM disc, you are ready to record just 1 second after switching on the power. Being able to record almost instantly means that you will never miss the Monday night kick off!

High-Performance Outputs

With playback specifications that meet the standards of professionals, the DVR-550HS features a component video output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback, and an optical digital audio output for high-quality audio playback.

The DVD made on this model will be all regions you can play it on any DVD player in the World, even on PAL DVD players. You can send the DVD made on this recorder to a PAL or NTSC country.

  • Records PAL to PAL
  • Records NTSC to NTSC
  • Records PAL to NTSC with the use of a video converter
  • Records NTSC to PAL with the use of a video converter
  • Plays PAL on PAL TV or Multi-System TV
  • Plays NTSC on NTSC TV or Multi-System TV
  • Plays NTSC on PAL TV with the use of a video converter
  • Plays PAL on NTSC TV with the use of a video converter
  • Records in PAL or NTSC on DVD-R (DVD) and DVD-RAM**
  • Records in "ALL" regions format for worldwide compatibility
  • Dolby Digital and DTS Sound
  • The DVR-550HS offers built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders capable of advanced 24-bit processing and an outstanding sampling frequency of 192 kHz.



  • System PAL - NTSC
  • Region 1 - 6
  • Hard Disk Drive 160GB
  • Progressive Scan Output Yes
  • HD Upconversion Yes


Format Compatibility

  • DVD Recording Media DVD-RW
  • DVD-R
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD-R DL
  • DVD Playback Media DVD-RW (VR Mode)
  • DVD-RW (Video Mode)
  • DVD-R
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW
  • CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Digital/DTS Yes/Yes
  • MP3 Playback Yes
  • WMA Playback Yes
  • Picture CD/JPEG Yes/Yes
  • SACD/DVD-Audio Playback No/Yes



  • Built-in Decoder Yes
  • HDCD Decoding No
  • Audio D/A Converter Yes, 192 kHz/24-bit
  • Virtual Surround No
  • Bass Management No



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