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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 over the air digital tv channels?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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answer 1
Yes! Once you do a channel scan to allow the tuner to memorize all the channels, you will be able to program the machine just like a VCR to record all your favorite programs from over-the-air digital broadcasts.
It does take a while for the scan because it goes through (scans) 125 analog channels and the 135 digitial channels. This could take up to 15 minutes.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
AVMogul
 - Silver Spring, MD
answer 2
Yes.

The Philips a digital tuner that will receive OTA digital stations and some unscrambled cable digital channels. It also has an analog tuner but it won't be much good for OTA TV after the digital conversion is complete but will work on many cable systems.

The digital tuner is standard definition but will upconvert to near high definition for playback on an HDTV.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
WatchesTooMuchTV
 - Kansas
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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, 10 months ago
By
DVRuser
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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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, 10 months ago
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mrcarstereo
 - Indiana
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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, 10 months ago
By
FlyGirlRN
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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The Phillips will do the job but she will have to record using timer recording.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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flydragon
 - Milwaukee, WI
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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, 10 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, 10 months ago
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sidewasekitty
 - Minden, Nevada
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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, 10 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, 10 months ago
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TVoholic
 - Cincinnati, Oh
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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, 9 months ago
By
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, 7 months ago
By
AVMogul
 - Silver Spring, MD
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Can you record from a cable box?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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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, 10 months ago
By
campcar
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Do you have to pay a monthly fee to use the DVR feature of this product?

asked 5 years, 11 months 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 5 years, 10 months ago
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campcar
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Phillips DVDR 3576H/37B

I referenced the latest version out there (per Phillips website.). After you record a show onto the hard drive, can you then later watch that show directly off the harddrive without recording onto a DVD-RW etc. disc first?
Thanks,
Pat
USN/SS Ret.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
Fastboats
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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Hello, Pat. Thank you for your service to the USN. To answer your question: Yes, unless you want to archive a show to DVD, you never need to touch a disc. Due to working a straight night shift, I record all the prime time shows during the week onto the hard drive and then watch them at my leisure directly from the hard drive, EVEN WHILE ANOTHER PROGRAM IS RECORDING. Great machine!
Of course there are some times when there are 2 shows scheduled at the same time, so I also bought the Magnavox H2160WM9 (also available at Wal-Mart) which is a clone of the Philips, so I can record two different channels at once.

Gary
USA, Retired
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
AVMogul
 - Silver Spring, MD
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How long can you pause live TV?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Philips 160GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion
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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 5 years, 11 months ago
By
Bulfrog
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