Frequently Asked Question

Technical Guides to Pioneer DVD Recorder

  • Q: Where is a most suitable location to place my DVD recorder in order to maintain it well?
    A: Use in a well-ventilated room. Place on a solid, flat, level surface, such as a table, shelf or stereo rack. Do not use in a place exposed to high temperatures or humidity, including near radiators and other heat generating appliances. Do not place at a location where the player will be exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Q: Can I play on another DVD player a DVD I recorded using a Pioneer DVD recorder?
    A: Yes, you can generally play finalized DVD-R discs and finalized Video mode DVD-RW discs recorded on Pioneer DVD recorder on any standard DVD player. For VR mode, only players that are 'DVD-RW Compatible' will play the disc.
  • Q: How do I make a high-quality copy using Pioneer DVD Recorder?
    A: For higher quality recording, use the Fine mode or SP mode.
  • Q: What is a PhotoViewer?
    A: The PhotoViewer allows you to view JPEG photos and picture files stored on a CD-ROM/R/RW on your TV.
  • Q: Does Pioneer DVD Recorder allows me to record from my VCR or camcorder?
    A: Yes. Connect a set of audio and video outputs of your VCR or camcorder to a set of inputs on this recorder.
  • Q: What is "CPRM"?
    A: CPRM stands for Content Protection for Recordable Media. It is one of the technique of copy guard protection for recording the "record once only" program.
  • Q: How many times can DVD-RW be rewritten?
    A: About one thousand times.
  • Q: How to distinguish usage of VR mode & Video mode?
    A: If you want to record or edit TV program, VR mode recording is recommended, which has a lot of editing functions.
    If recorded disc is played by DVD player, Video mode recording is recommended because some DVD players do not support VR mode recording.