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


An entertainment engine in your living room

The 555H has a 160GB hard disk drive, which is enough to hold more than 455 hours of your favourite films, music or digital photographs.

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, or even connect your USB device and copy content directly to the hard disk. Versatility in connectivity.

High definition regardless of the source

The 555H 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.

Control from a single remote

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. The 555H also features KURO LINK, which means that you are able to control the recorder with your KURO flat-screen TV remote control.

This recorder is also available with an integrated digital (DVB-T) and analogue tuner.


Main FeaturesDVR-555H-S
• DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual layer
• DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
• MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX
• 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
Recording Modes7 modes: XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP and Manual
TV TunerAnalogue
Electronic Programme GuideAnalogue
Digital JukeboxYes
Entertainment EngineYes
Pause Live TVYes
Chase PlayYes
One Touch RecordingYes
High Speed CopyYes
HDMI InterfaceYes
DV Terminal (IEEE1394)Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)420 x 75 x 288 mm
Weight4.1 kg
Power Consumption (in use / standby)42W / 0.67W
• DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R dual-layer
• DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R double layer
• MP3, WMA (copy to HDD)
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
VPS/PDC Time AdjustmentYes/Yes
G Code SystemYes
Variable Bit Rate RecordingYes
Linear PCM RecordingYes
One Touch DV ImportYes
DV2 Stream Audio DownmixYes
• 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-555H-S
One Touch CopyYes
High Speed CopyYes
Optimized CopyYes
Rate Conversion CopyYes
Disc BackupYes
Recovery RecordingYes
HDD Sleep ModeYes
• 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
MP3 Yes
JPEG Photo Viewer Yes
DivX PlaybackYes
Advanced Disc NavigatorYes
Chase Play, Playback with RecordingYes
Commercial Skip / BackYes/Yes
Picture QualityDVR-555H-S
3D Y/C SeparationYes
Pure Cinema Progressive ScanYes
Digital Noise ReductionYes
Video DAC108 MHz / 12-bit
Connections TerminalsDVR-555H-S
Input1 x Composite (front)
1 x S-Video (front)
1 x DV (front)
1 x RGB Euro-SCART
1 x USB (version 2.0)
Output1 x Composite
1 x S-Video
1 x Coaxial
1 x Component
1 x HDMI (1080p scaling)
1 x RGB Euro-SCART
Remote ControlYes
Auto Clock set upYes
Channel preset downloadYes
Power requirementsAC 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
HDD FunctionsDVR-555H-S
Maximum number of titles999