Custom Retailer Excite Award   September 2005 - Custom Retailer Excite Award
The Elite® DVR-633H-S has Recieved an Excite award from Custom Retailer Magazine for excellence in Custom Installation Technologies and Products.


With a big 160GB Hard Disk Drive at your disposal, you can record your favorite TV shows, plus hours and hours of home movies, into temporary storage. Then, you can view them, edit them, or burn them to DVD as keepers. And of course, the DVR-633H-S puts on a great show playing regular DVD movies as well.


King-Sized 160GB Hard Disk Drive

The built-in 160GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record tons of home movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they’re recorded you can watch them whenever you want, edit them, delete them, or burn them to DVD. The DVR-633H-S, with its 160GB Hard Disk Drive, can hold up to an amazing 340 hours of content (at lowest video quality).


Super-High-Speed DVD Burning

When burning your recorded content to DVD from the Hard Disk Drive, an hour-long program recorded in SEP mode (lowest video quality) can take less than 30 seconds to burn — that’s approximately 120x (max) speed.


Disc Backup

With Disc Backup, a Pioneer exclusive, you can make a direct file transfer of your home-movie DVD back to the Hard Disk Drive, and from that make as many copies of your home movie as you want, all at blazing speed.


Up to 10 Hours on a DVD

With the recording mode set to SEP mode (lowest video quality), you can get up to 10 hours on one disc.


HELP Button

Stuck in the middle of a task like setting up a recording? Don’t know the next step? Just press HELP, and you’ll see an on-screen recommendation on what to do next.


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Free Interactive Program Guide
Included is an easy 8-day TV Guide On Screen® Interactive Program Guide. Just find your favorite programs and select them for recording. And here's the best part: there's no fee for this valuable service. It's free!


Advanced Disc Navigator

This on-screen menu makes all the key functions really easy to operate. Plus, thumbnails from the beginnings of your recordings are shown in full motion with sound.


i-LINKTM (DV) Camcorder Connection

The i-LINK (a.k.a. “DV” and “IEEE 1394”) interface allows you to transfer your DV (Digital Video) home movies smoothly to the Hard Disk Drive. Just connect the DV input on the unit’s front panel to your camcorder’s DV input, and begin. And if your movies were shot in analog format, inputs for composite video/S-video and Left-Right audio are provided for dubbing them to DVD.


Jump Past the Commercials

SO, you recorded your favorite TV shows and you included the commercials. When you play your shows back, “Commercial Skip” lets you jump past the ads, 30 seconds at a time. Just press the CM Skip button on the remote.


Chase Play: Prime Time Starts Now

Thanks to the Hard Disk Drive, Chase Play lets you watch, stop, or pause a show — WHILE you’re recording it. Amazing, but true.


Wide Playback Compatibility

Besides regular DVDs, you can play your homemade DVDs containing TV content or home movies. It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm™ and Kodak® discs and CD-R/RWs burned from your computer.


Built-in TV Tuner

A built-in TV tuner is included, so you don’t have to connect to another component to receive a terrestrial TV signal.


Smart VBR (Variable Bit Recording)

This recording mode lets you choose the quality level/recording time that best suits you. Choose from Fine, SP, LP, EP, and Auto; Auto automatically sets the optimal recording quality for the time remaining on the Hard Disk Drive.


Sophisticated Video and Audio Playback 

PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan gives you a more film-like presentation when watching movies. The 54MHz/10-bit video DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) delivers beautiful video quality. Plus, we’ve included the latest Dolby® Digital and DTS® Digital surround sound outputs, and a high-end 24-bit/192kHz audio DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) for superb musical performance.




PIONEER, the PIONEER logo, the ELITE logo and PureVision are registered trademarks of the Pioneer Corporation.


In the United States, TV Guide and other related marks are registered marks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or one its affiliates.


FUJIFILM is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.


KODAK is a registered trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.


DOLBY DIGITAL is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.


DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.


i.Link and the i.Link logo ar trademarks of Sony Corporation.



  • Yes - Up to 10 Hrs Recording Time* to Single Layer/Single Sided Disc at Lowest Bit-Rate Setting
  • Yes - Up to 17 Hrs Recording Time* to Dual Layer/Single Sided Disc at Lowest Bit-Rate Setting
  • DVD-R (Single Layer/Single Sided & Dual-Layer/Single Sided)/DVD-RW (with CPRM compatibility)/DVD-Video/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/Video-CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG
  • No
  • 10-bit/54MHz
  • 24-bit/192kHz
  • Yes
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • Optical
  • 2 pairs
  • 3 (1 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 3 (1 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 3 (1 pair Front, 2 pairs Rear)
  • 1
  • 1 Year
  • 16-9/16 x 2-3/8 x 10-3/4 (WxHxD)
  • 420 x 59 x 273 (WxHxD)
  • 9.1 lbs.