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Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion

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Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion

You can record directly to the hard disk drive and then make DVDs of the programs that you want to keep. It records on records on both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW media. A built-in TV tuner receives both analog and digital stations. The HDMI port upconverts DVDs to nearly HD quality on compatible HDTVs. It can also play MP3 and WMA music recorded onto CD-Rs, as well as JPEG photos. Firewire and USB ports provide even more options for playing media from various audio/video devices and computers. Analog/digital TV tuner plus HDMI, Firewire and USB ports. Wireless remote control included.
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Questions & Answers for Philips Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion

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Can you record one channel, while watching another?

Can you watch one channel while recording another? Will it be complicated for 80 year old woman to operate after being used to a VCR?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
sizzlin
 - Florida
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
This unit only has one tuner, so no. From the reviews I have read it appears the instructions, and the remote are not as user friendly as other productions on the market. My guess is that if your VCR is an older model and you are used to setting the programming NOT by putting in the VCR+ code, then you will be fine.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
mrcarstereo
 - Indiana
answer 2
no unless you have anew type tv and split your signal to dvd and tv
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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wwgrove
 - Maryland
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Does this work with a coaxial cable only.

My daughter lives in a dorm that has campus cable only. She cannot get Direct TV or Tivo. She wants a DVR that will record her favorite shows while she is in school. Which standalone is the best DVR-Recorder for this type of situation.?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
FlyGirlRN
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
The Phillips will do the job but she will have to record using timer recording.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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flydragon
 - Milwaukee, WI
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Does it record HD TV and playback in HD?

Does this record over the air TV in HD and then play it back in HD?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - Chicago
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
No. It records it as standard and then up-converts it to the HD format.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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TVoholic
 - Cincinnati, Oh
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Can you record from a cable box?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
Yes. Just connect a cable from the cable box to the external input and record from E1 instead of a TV tuner channel. You can even do timed recordings from the cable box but the cable box would have to be on the correct channel.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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campcar
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Do you have to pay a monthly fee to use the DVR feature of this product?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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bandrews
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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No. Recording to the HD is no different than using a VCR except you have about 60 hours of SP recording space. You can also watch a program that was previously recorded while recording a new program or you can watch the program you are recording in a time-shift mode.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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campcar
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Which model is newer-- The Magnavox or Phillips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder ? thanks.

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
jimbo002
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
Last year there was a 160GB Phillips but only an 80GB Magnavox. The current model 160GB Phillips and the 160GB Magnavox came out about the same time I think. The Phillips plays DIVX but I don't believe the Magnavox does. Both recorders have ATSC tuners and do a pretty good job picking up OTA or digital cable channels and sub-channels but they only save(record) the picture in 480p. It is not a bad picture but you can see that it is not 720p quality when you play back the recording. I have both the Phillips and last years 80GB Magnaox and pleased with both.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
campcar
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Closed Caption

Can Magnavox or Phillip DVR handle closed caption correctly? I bought a RCA DVR several years ago, it can not handle closed caption very well.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
DVRuser
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
I assume you are referring to recording. I did some research on this. These units appear similiar, however, in this area, very different. If you turn on the CC during a recording, the Magnavox will record it. When you play it back, it is there. You cannot turn it off. The Philip's, however, will not record it, and you don't have the option to view CC for recorded material.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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mrcarstereo
 - Indiana
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does this dvr has the time shift buffer (TSB) feature?

some dvrs has the TSB which can store up to 6 hours of recordings temporarily, so you can rewind without pressing pause live tv
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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No.

You have to press the Pause Live TV button on the remote.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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WatchesTooMuchTV
 - Kansas
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can you watch a pre recorded show while taping something else

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
Yes... that's one of the great things about this product. And you can also watch from the beginning a show that is already in the process of being recorded... i.e., a show that you set to start recording at 7 PM, and now it is 7:20 PM and you decide you want to go ahead and watch it from the beginning is totally possible! I love it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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praiseworshipdancer
 - Kentucky
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Does it upconvert hard drive?

The ads say it upconverts your DVD program/output. When you watch a program from the hard drive, is it upconverted to 1080i/p?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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09876543
 - Lakeland, FL
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
If you are using the HDMI, or the RGB component output from this unit, then all signals from this unit, HD, DVD, or tuner, will be upconverted to the highest resolution that your TV will allow.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
sidewasekitty
 - Minden, Nevada
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