20 Most Recent Pioneer DVR-225 DVD Recorder Questions & Answers

Power supply is the problem. If not under warrenty, open the cover and look for blown capacitors. If there are, try replacing those or have them replaced. Might solve your problem

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013

You may download the manual here.

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Mar 08, 2012

You likely won't be able to simply plug the VCR into the DVD recorder and record the tape onto the DVD.DVD recorders require a digital input which was never put onto a VCR due to technology changes and availability when VCR's were made.You absolutely need some kind of software program to send it to your computer,then to a disc.The key is digital input.It simply isn't in a VCR.You cannot even record TV on a DVD recorder unless you have a cable box input or a DVD recorder with a digital tuner to change channels and record from.Unless it is something like home video,you are better off starting all over.If it is something like home video which you want to convert,there may be some certain companies which do it for $ obviously,but I haven't checked for any myself personally so I am not sure about that option.But I have found software at retail stores for perhaps up to $50 which will do that. Good luck,Greg

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Mar 08, 2012

In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD. If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.

The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor. Also in some cases the central motor base can shift and so the distance to the disc can be more resulting in low detection. You can pull up the spindle to come closer.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Jan 19, 2012

Apparently there was a problem with some of the capacitors in these models. Your capacitor definitely is popped.

I had the same problem. The fuse was okay, but two capacitors were blown. One was at location C23 and I think the other at C17. I took it to a local electronics shop and they replaced and soldered the new capacitors on for me. It only cost $16.22. They were a 3300 µF and a 1000 µF.

Check out this information on this site as well.


Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010

I believe it is one of these three:
021, 013 or 048

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010

There might be a firmware upgrade to allow this I would use DVD-R for full compatibility however DVD+R media from Philips is increasing in compatibility with most NON Philips and Sony players.

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010


Thanks for using FixYa. The solution I am sending you will only work for certain Direct TV receiver models. As you have done everything else so now there is also a "clear and delete everything" option. Depending on the model of your DVR, you should be able to find it under >DirecTV>Messages and Setup>Restart or Reset System>Clear and delete everything. Deleting everything you may lose your local channels but they should come back within 24 hours. If still the issue is not resolved then you can call DirecTV and get them reinstated. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010

Is the recorder stuck in the recycling mode?
If it is stuck, try unplugging it for a couple hours press and hold power button while unplugged, wait half hour and plug back in.
You can also try removing the cover, and then take rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab and clean the glass laser eye lens.
If neither solution is helpful, then it is likely the circuit inside the recorder is faulty and will need to be replaced.

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009

A lot of the functionality you are wanting is tied to the remote that you have misplaced. You can go to the Pioneer support site and order a new remote, though it is like $30.

As for wiring options to record, it depends on the inputs and outputs that are available on your television.
- Ideally, connect VCR to TV input "1", connect DVR output to TV input "2", and conect TV output to DVR. This will help you avoid any copy protection issues you run into, but not all TV sets have both audio and video output.
- If you don't have TV outputs, connect VCR out to DVR in, and then DVR out to TV in. This will definitely work, but you will have to have the DVR turned on to watch a VCR tape.

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009

make sure your using either a dvd+ or a dvd - what ever your unit calls for!

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Jan 24, 2009

cable pin is lloosed then change the cable pin

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Jan 22, 2009

the dvd recorder has to be set to monitor the program your watching! you can not copy vhs tapes to dvd this way because the tapes that are prerecorded have a copy protect feature and will nut copy right!

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Dec 09, 2008

no Sir there is nothing to do now because there will be no tracking of data apart from another pioneer dvr-225. Try inserting the disc in a similar dvd player! Please vote me solved Patrick

Pioneer DVR-225... | Answered on Jul 25, 2007

As long as you have a HDMI port you should be able to use it. If you have only one, you won't be able to have any other player plugged in. The firestick doesn't care if the port it is plugged into is labeled 1 or 2 or 3

Pioneer... | Answered on Nov 09, 2019

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