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1080p DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disk and Analogue Tuner


Versatile media recorder

The 550H has an integrated analogue tuner and a 160GB hard disk drive, which will give you up to 455 hours of recording time.

You can play, record and store almost every kind of media format, including DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW and DVD-RAM.

If you frequently download film content from the web, it also meets the DivX Home Theatre certification standard to provide high quality playback of compressed video. You can also copy and edit footage from your digital camcorder via the DV-In.

1080p scaling: high definition regardless of the source

The 550H enables a scaling option up to 1080p via HDMI. So you’re guaranteed the highest viewing resolution, regardless of the source.

Time can also be come less of a challenge. If you miss parts of a programme or are interrupted during viewing – the system allows Time Shifting. Pause live TV, or use Chase Play – which allows you to playback the programme you’re recording – while you’re recording it.

One-touch recording makes it easy to record – but the system also has an Electronic Programme Guide, which allows you to browse through the multitude of TV channels on screen – making it even easier for timer setting and recording the specific programmes you’re looking for.

And you can control it all via a straightforward remote control which has an easy-to-understand layout, so you have quick access to the functions you need.

This recorder is also available with an integrated digital DVB-T tuner.


Main FeaturesDVR-550H-S
DV Terminal (IEEE1394)Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)420 x 75 x 288 mm
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual-layer
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
  • MP3, WMA (copy to HDD)
  • Pause Live TV: Automatic RecordingYes
    VPS/PDC Time AdjustmentYes/Yes
    Linear PCM RecordingYes
  • Protect disc (VR mode)
  • Accuracy (VR mode)
  • Frame
  • Input disc name, easy title input
  • Seamless playback (VOB)
  • Chapter editing
  • Undo (DVD-R/RW, DVD-+R/RW)
  • Background still picture samples (video mode)
  • HDD FunctionsDVR-550H-S
    Maximum number of titles999
    Disc BackupYes
  • DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual layer
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
  • MP3, WMA on CD
  • JPEG on CD and DVD
  • DivX on CD-R / CD-R
  • PAL/NTSCYes/Yes
    Chase Play, Playback with RecordingYes
    Picture QualityDVR-550H-S
    3D Y/C SeparationYes
    Connections TerminalsDVR-550H-S
    G-LINK (STB Control)Yes
    Auto Clock set upYes
    Main FeaturesDVR-550H-S
  • DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual layer
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
  • MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX
  • Records
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual-layer
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
  • MP3, WMA (copy to HDD)
  • Hard Disk Drive (HDD)160GB
    Max. Recording Time (HDD)455 hours
    TV TunerAnalogue
    Electronic Programme GuideAnalogue
    Digital JukeboxYes
    Entertainment EngineYes
    Chase PlayYes
    One Touch RecordingYes
    Terminals1 x Composite in/out, 1 x S-Video in/out, 1 x Coaxial out, 1 x Component out, 1 x HDMI out, 1 x DV in, 1 x RGB Euro-SCART in/out
    HDMI InterfaceYes
    Weight4.1 kg
    Power Consumption (in use / standby)49W / 0.67W
    Preset Recording Modes
  • 6 Modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP
  • Manual: 32step + 1 (LPCM)
  • Max. Recording Time by ModeXP: 34 hours
    SP: 68 hours
    LP: 136 hours
    EP: 204 hours
    SLP: 272 hours
    SEP: 340 hours
    MN: 34 - 455 hours
    One Touch RecordingYes
    G Code SystemYes
    Variable Bit Rate RecordingYes
    One Touch DV ImportYes
    DV2 Stream Audio DownmixYes
    HDD FunctionsDVR-550H-S
    One Touch CopyYes
    High Speed CopyYes
    Optimized CopyYes
    Rate Conversion CopyYes
    Recovery RecordingYes
    HDD Sleep ModeYes
    MP3 Yes
    WMA Yes
    JPEG Photo Viewer Yes
    DivX PlaybackYes
    Advanced Disc NavigatorYes
    Commercial Skip / BackYes/Yes
    Picture QualityDVR-550H-S
    Pure Cinema Progressive ScanYes
    Digital Noise ReductionYes
    Video DAC108 MHz / 12-bit
    Connections TerminalsDVR-550H-S
    Input1 x Composite (front)
    1 x S-Video (front)
    1 x DV (front)
    1 x RGB Euro-SCART
    Output1 x Composite
    1 x S-Video
    1 x Coaxial
    1 x Component
    1 x HDMI (1080p scaling)
    1 x RGB Euro-SCART
    System Remote Control TerminalYes
    Remote ControlYes
    Channel preset downloadYes
    Power requirementsAC 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
    Main FeaturesDVR-550H-S
    Recording Modes7 modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP and Manual
    Pause Live TVYes
    High Speed CopyYes