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Pioneer DVR550H Region Free DVD Recorder PAL NTSC Secam

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Pioneer DVR-550H Code Free DVD Recorder
New Pioneer DVD Recorder
Records in both NTSC and Pal
Plays all region movies

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.

The World Wide version Pioneer DVR-550H opens your world! It lets you record your favorite TV shows* or home movies on its own internal hard disk memory or onto blank DVD discs. Plus you can do this in any of the World's most popular video formats - NTSC or PAL! Now you now can send DVD movies overseas or make them for domestic use. Imagine recordings that combine tape-free convenience with DVD ultra-clean picture and sound quality! Camcorder owners will love making pristine DVD copies of videos for easy playback, or for sharing with friends and family. Plus, the DVR-550H is a great CODE FREE ALL ZONE DVD player too! Also with progressive-scan output for an improved picture with an HD-compatible TV.

Key Features:

    • HDMI 1080p output

    • Recording and playback in PAL or NTSC- see below under "Recording and Playback" for specific details

    • 160 GB Hard Disk Drive (up to 455 hrs)
    • Dual Layer Disc Recording (up to 24 hrs)
    • High-Speed Copy from HDD to DVD
    • Electronic Programme Guide (EPG GUIDE Plus+™)
    • Digital Jukebox
    • Digital Time Base Corrector
    • USB& i Link (DV) terminal
    • Commercial Skip / Back: Use the CM Skip function repeatedly to jump through TV commercials up to 10 minutes forward. CM Back allows you to jump progressively back up to 3 minutes in smaller steps when passed the end of the TV commercial. The CM Skip / Back function can also be used during edit mode.
  • Time slip function: Chasing Playback Simultaneous Recording and Playback
    Time Slip Roller and Button Control

  • Digital progressive scan for PAL and NTSC

  • Fire wire (i-link) DV input and USB connection - for quick and easy connection to digital camcorders, computers, etc...

  • Hybrid VBR (Variable Bit Rate) recording

  • Rapid Random Access

  • Records in 5 speeds XP/SP/LP/EP/FR

  • 3D Digital Noise Reduction

  • 54MHz/10-bit video DAC

  • 96kHz/24-bit audio DAC

  • selectable interlaced/progressive-scan video (playback only)

  • de-interlacer with 3-2 pull down processing

  • Built-in NTSC M, PAL/Secam BG, I, DK TV tuners

  • auto/manual recording

  • remote (multi-brand for TVs)

  • Dimensions: 420 width x 59 height x 273 depth mm

  • Modified to play "Region 1,2,3,4,5 or 6" coded DVDs

  • Records in "ALL" regions format for worldwide compatibility

  • 110-240 volts 50/60 Hertz dual voltage for use World-Wide

Recording and 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.

  • Plays any region PAL or NTSC DVD-Video/DVD-R/DVD-RW/Dual-layer (DL) DVD-R (Video Mode)/DVD-RAM/DVD+R/DL DVD+R/DVD+RW/CD/SVCD/VCD/CD-R/CD-RW

  • Records in PAL or NTSC (dual layer or single layer) on the following media DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or to Hard Disk

  • Records in PAL or NTSC on DVD-R DVD-+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM - Regular or Dual Layer discs

  • Records PAL to PAL

  • Records NTSC to NTSC

  • Records PAL to NTSC with the use of a

  • Records NTSC to PAL with the use of a video converter

  • Plays PAL on PAL TV or Multi-System TV

  • Plays NTSC DVDS on Any tv

  • This is the perfect model to use with a Pal tv or a Multi system tv to play any dvd from anywhere in the world. To play DVDs that are Pal on a NTSC (USA standard tv) a Video converter is required)

  • Does not Play PAL on NTSC TV, to do this please see our International dvd recorder or you will need to purchase a video converter with this player.


  • Records in "ALL" regions format for worldwide compatibility

  • 160 GB Hard Disk Drive (up to 455 hrs)

  • Single layer Disc/Dual-layer DVD-R (Video Mode)
    XP (FINE): +/- 1 hr/1.8 hrs
    SP: +/- 2 hrs/3.5 hrs
    LP: +/- 4 hrs/7.1 hrs
    EP: +/- 6 hrs/10.7 hrs
    SLP: +/- 8hrs/14.3 hrs
    SEP: +/- 10 hrs/17.9 hrs
    MN: +/- 1-13 hrs/1.8-24 hrs

  • Hard drive (HDD) Functions:

  • Group: The large capacity of the Hard Disk Drive means that there may be many hours of video in the recorder. To help you organize your Hard Disk Drive video content there are four ‘groups'. You can move content from group to group, and rename the groups as you want. You can also use group icons, such as a heart or spade.

  • Maximum number of titles: 999
  • One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD, DVD to HDD)
  • High Speed Copy (HDD to DVD, DVD to HDD)
  • Rate Conversion Copy (HDD to DVD, DVD to HDD)
  • Optimized Copy (HDD to DVD)
  • Disc Backup
  • Auto Replace Recording
  • Resume (by Title)
  • Recovery Recording
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Advanced Disc Navigator (DiscNavi) Playback
  • Seamless Playback
  • Chase Playback, Playback with Recording


  • HDMI for 1080p output

  • Firewire (i-link) DV input - for quick and easy connection

  • Inputs:
    3 RCA (Audio/Video) (1 front and 2 rear)
    3 S-Video (1 front and 2 rear)

  • outputs:
    1 RCA (Audio/Video)
    1 Component Video output
    1 S-Video


  • Remote

  • Batteries for Remote

  • Instruction manual

  • Stereo AV cables