20 Most Recent Pioneer DVR-530H-S DVD Player/HDD Recorder Questions & Answers

Before you go through all of that trouble, you might want to go pick up a Maxell DVD cleaning disk. I maintain a few old Laser disk players with DVD and find that this disk works well for cleaning the optics without taking apart the machine. This disk has a small brush that cleans the lens as it rotates and provides some images to show that the disk is reading. I would try this first as it is low cost ($6.00) and can be used over and over.

I hope this helps with your problem.

Pioneer... | Answered on May 28, 2015

Please take these actions before we try yet another universal programmable remote 1. Clean the IR screen on your tv set. It will often appear clear in view with a reflective window which often has a black, blue, or red tint to it 2. Clean the same window on the programmable remote 3. From tons of experience, I've noticed that Sony tends to provide the most compatible remote for replacements 4. Please confirm with me which codes your attempting to use when programming, and type /model number of the universal remote 5. Keep in mind that the remote that does not work as a replacment may very well be exchanged 6. Only use approved batteries for your remote and keep in mind that rechargeable batteries account for 50 percent of electronic errors 7. If your old remote simply stopped working for no reason at all, then we may have a communication problem with the tv combo set itself. 8. Ensure that the tv set is ready and able to receive a signal by setting it to the factory defaults within the settings menu 9. If we know why your older remote simply stopped transmitting the signal, we will acheive a must faster solution 10. Please attempt a fresh set of batteries in the older remote to determine the root cause behind the transmission problem 10. Check your power cord for crimping, dents, or pinched underneath unit. Each of these activities will cause power to stop transmitting to your unit 11. the digital display is not popular for having problems. 12. Ensure that you press the power on button on the digital display firmly at an attempt to power the unit on. 13. If you still have not recieved power, we will continue to troubleshoot the internal portions

Pioneer... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013

ebay has a lot used remotes but it will need to be reprogrammed

Pioneer... | Answered on Aug 27, 2013

I have a Pioneer DVR 530H and I get the HDD error message and freezes
What's the solution

Pioneer... | Answered on Apr 13, 2013

Check the remote control for its infrared emission. If it is found OK, and still your device does not respond to remote control, the infrared sensor inside your device is faulty and should be replaced. Just enter into the following link. You can understand how a remote control can be repaired or cleaned. Do this first.
The remote sensors can be located just behind the infrared sensor window of your device. You have to open your device to access it.

Pioneer... | Answered on Dec 26, 2011


There might be a solution, but you haven't supplied some vital information, so it's impossible to answer your question at the moment. If you can answer these two simple questions, I can tell you what will (and what wont) work.

1. Why you want to connect the 2 devices together - what are you intending to record?
2. What type of cable you are using?


Pioneer... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011

dear madam,

i have DVR-530H-S my file have erased a recorded program can it be recovered, how to make it... very important for me...
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Pioneer... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010

i want the mfd date of HDD S.R. No. 90Z94YRX

Pioneer... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010


Unplug the Unit For Few Minutes, say 30 Minutes and then Turn it ON.If Problem Persists,Try using a cleaning disc a couple of times, as directed. The laser becomes impeded with microns of dust and dirt flying around in the machine at high speeds, and should be cleaned about every 6 months of use.I recommend Maxell, Recoton, Allsop and the like.

If Problem Persists,Take the case off, and with the power applied, have the drawer open, unplug promptly.Keeping drawer open, look for the small laser eye, underneath where the disc rotates when playing.

Wet a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol, and work any thin film of contaminants off the surface of the eye, then taking a clean, lint-free cloth and polishing surface well.Repeat, until no question of pristeen cleanliness is obtained.Test unit out for 16X play, focusing your eye away from the laser eye.If necessary, re-record a segment in 16X to verify.

If Problem Still Persists, more often it Confirms Internal Fault.It could be either a small Malfunction in Circuit Board or Servo Controller or any of the Component Responsible for Speed.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Pioneer... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

The error message indicates that the issue is with the operation of the Hard Drive and requires to be initialized. In this case, you may try using the "ONE Touch Copy" button on the recorder to transfer all the recorded programs to discs before initializing and formatting the Hard Dics. Furthermore, you may also try resetting the unit to the factory default by following the under given steps:

1. Turn on the recorder.
2. Press and hold STOP on the recorder (not the remote).
3. Press STANDBY/ON on the recorder (not the remote).
4. Wait a second or two, then release both buttons.

However, you may look in the manual under "Resettng the Recorder" section to view the exact steps to reset the recorder.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pioneer... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009

check ebay - i got a disc for my 530h on there which unlocked it perfectly

Pioneer... | Answered on Aug 29, 2009

The EPG is the electronic program guide trying to download TV listings.


This is normal for this player. To disable this, you would need to turn off the TV guide function.

Pioneer... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009

Hi, We need some clarification. Are you trying to play from the digital camera?
This question is posted under Pioneer DVD recorder.
Please let us know the Make and model of the camera you are using.

Pioneer... | Answered on Jan 29, 2009

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