Multi-Format DVD Recorder with 160GB HDD with advanced media features

  • Multi-Format Player
  • Digital Jukebox Function
  • PictBridge Compatible


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-640H-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 movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they're recorded you can watch them whenever you want, delete them, or burn them to DVD. The DVR-640H-S, with its 160GB Hard Disk Drive, can hold up to an amazing 340 hours of content (at lowest video quality).

 PC World Best Buy

The DVR-640H-S January, 2007

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.

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.

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 DVD movies, you can play your homemade DVDs containing TV content or home movies (HDD/DVD-R/-RW/DVD-R DL/DVD-RAM/DVD+R/+RW/DVD+R DL Recorder, DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW (Video Mode and VR Mode Recording, Compatible with CPRM3)/DVD-RAM (Compatible with CPRM3)/DVD+R/+RW/DVD+R DL/DVD). 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.

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.


†This unit may not be able to play back discs recorded on other units due to recording conditions, mode, surface dirt or scratches.

* This unit has only an 'analog' broadcast tuner so it will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna, because of the nation's transition to digital broadcasting on that date, as required by Federal law.


PIONEER, the PIONEER logo, and the ELITE logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
PureCinema is a trademark of 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.

  • Yes
  • High-Speed
  • 10-bit/108MHz
  • 24-bit/192kHz
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1 Front Input/ 2 Rear Inputs
  • 1 Year
  • 16-9/16 x 2-11/16 x 12-1/2 (WxHxD)
  • 420 x 69 x 318 (WxHxD)
  • 9lbs. 7 oz.