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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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Time Shift Recording

I am curious to know if this recorder (DVDR3576H/37) supports the time shifft recording.
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
Yes it does.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
By
RockIceWater
 - Vancouver, WA
answer 2
If you mean, can you pause live TV like Tivo, yes it does that. If you're watching a program through the recorder, you can pause it if you get interrupted, it starts recording right away.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
By
NEOhioan
 - Ashtabula, OH
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How long can you pause live TV?

asked 6 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
I assume you mean leave the machine on pause while it is still recording. About 10 min. If that is not long enough for you you can just start it recording and when you are ready to watch use the title button and select the show being recorded. Choose play from the beginning and watch while it is being recorded. This is actually better because if you use pause live TV the darn thing won't let you save the show if you want to. It automatically deletes when you cancel.
answered 6 years ago
By
Bulfrog
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Which model is newer-- The Magnavox or Phillips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder ? thanks.

asked 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years ago
By
campcar
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i heard this unit can save a Movie on hard drive but converting back to a DVD for personal use, it cant burn the WHOLE movie?? is that right??

example: If i want to take a 2hour movie and save to the Hard Drive, then burn it back to a disk to remove from its hard drive and view later, this unit isnt good for that??
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
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leedee3
 - la
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
I'm not sure where you heard that, it would depend on your original recording speed. If you recorded it at the highest resolution (HQ) then a 2-hour movie would not fit onto a DVD because the limit on the DVD for HQ is 1-hour. I never run into that problem because I record everything in SLP and it still looks better than the old VCRs. For much valuable information, check out this forum: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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AVMogul
 - Silver Spring, MD
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Can you record from a cable box?

asked 6 years 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 6 years ago
By
campcar
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Do you have to pay a monthly fee to use the DVR feature of this product?

asked 6 years ago
By
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 6 years ago
By
campcar
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will I still need a digital to analog converter box if I do not have cable

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
No, You connect this just like a VCR as before and you will be able to receive all over the air digital stations. you will be able to record the program and easily edit them and download to DVD.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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sunnyman
 - San Jose, CA.
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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 6 years ago
By
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 6 years ago
By
sidewasekitty
 - Minden, Nevada
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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 6 years 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 6 years 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 6 years ago
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an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
No.

You have to press the Pause Live TV button on the remote.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
WatchesTooMuchTV
 - Kansas
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