Originally Posted by jhb50
I'm very satisfied with my 633...once I found how to disable the EPG.
I have not pursued Pioneer to upgrade me to a 640, but I am wondering what features on the 633 I would lose if I did. I know about the extra features on the 640 but what 633 features other than the EPG were removed with the 640?
Can you point me to another post?
Beware: disabling the 633's TVGOS using Eureka is not permanent, and when "EPG" returns you can miss recordings.
Upgrading from the 633 to the 640 you lose:
- TVGOS EPG (Hurray!)
- Optical digital audio out (replaced by digital coax audio output)
- The ability to adjust audio levels on inputs.
- Gamma & Detail video adjustments are only available for playback, not for recording. (I'm not sure, but I think they were there for recording adjustments too on the 633...if they even applied.)
- Remote buttons: Open/Close, TV controls, and many buttons hidden by sliding door. Commercial Skip on the 640 Remote does not work for finalized recordings, but using the 633 remote on the 640 it does! (If you exchange, keep your 633 remote...Pioneer let me do that.)
- XP+ recording mode
- No IR blaster
- +R/+RW +R DL & RAM compatibility (-R is still best...more FF/RW speeds)
- Slightly improved PQ overall and higher 720x480 resolution up to LP mode.
- Easy Timer (Select start/stop times for timers using a grid.)
- Music Jukebox
- USB ports for importing/playing/printing music and photos
- Much more accurate clock
- Very quiet even when recording and high-speed copying...silent when off
- Fast startup...about 8 seconds
- Divx support (limited)
- Autorecord mode on L1 (If you have a sat/cable tuner that doesn't output a signal when in standby...most do which renders Autorecord useless.)
- When entering titles, defaults to CAPS on
- Reliability! (I've never missed a timer recording. Can't say that for the 633.)
Did I miss anything?