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if im playing the vhs can i record it to a dvd
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Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9

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Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9

Dust off those video tapes and enjoy VHS movie formats with the Magnavox DVD Recorder ZV427MG9 with Line-In Recording. This Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR features 1080p up-conversion and 2-way dubbing, so you can record VHS tapes to DVD, or vice versa. Plus, the Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR can record for up to six hours — so sit back and enjoy the show. The DVD and VCR recorder is also equipped with an HTMI output. The Magnavox DVD Recorder ZV427MG9 with Line-In Recording has multiple functions and is great for utilizing your entire movie collections.
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Questions & Answers for Magnavox Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9

Question

Does this recorder have a digital tuner?

ZV427MG9 Magnavox DVD recorder
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
reillyboy
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
4 answers
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answer 1
it is confusing, but the 427 does NOT have any tuner (i just got one by mistake) is the 457 that does
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
lushpuppie
answer 2
Yes, and here is the link from Magnavox. Not sure where cueball got his information, but he is mistaken.

http://www.magnavox.com/p/spec_player.php?id=28
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
NUKE2222
answer 3
I don't know where the other person (who answered this question) got his information from, BUT, this unit does NOT have an ATSC Built-in Tuner. Whatever unit you are looking for, if it does not have an ATSC built-in Tuner, then it will not receive a TV Video signal. PERIOD! If you connect through a Cable box, that may be a different story.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Cueball703
answer 4
I went to the Magnavox site and they state this model ZV427MG9 has a digital tuner and records Built-in ATSC/NTSC Tuner (SD Quality Output, C-QAM).

So yes, it does.

dphotos
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
dphotos
 - COSP, CO
Question

Can I watch a different channel than I am recording? Can I record a show on one channel and then record a show on a different channel?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
aa11ee
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately -- NO. It does not have its own tuner so it records only the channel the TV is set to. The TV can be on or off but you can't watch one channel and record another.
Also, this means that the unit cannot 'change' channels as we all grew up having VCRs do. You can set up a series of programmed recording events, but unless you're there to manually change the channel, it can record ONLY the channel the TV is on. If you have a cable box #or dish# this is the unit you should buy because even if you have a unit that does have a tuner #as most of the VCRs I'm still using do#, it will not be able to control the channel as your cable box is doing that -- not your TV and a VCR's tuner controls only the TV, not the box. If you have a box of any kind, you're stuck with this situation.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
SAWarner
 - St. Peters, PA
answer 2
Yes, you can watch a different channel. As long as you have the recorder set up correctly you can record a show on one channel and then when that's finished, it will start to record the other program.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Emerson1
answer 3
No. Unit only records program you're watching
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
BigSully
 - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Question

I seen on some reviews that the dvd that you record might noy play on other dvd players, but would they playback on other magnovox players

Also can i record dvd from tv with this unit again I am seeing you can and then you can't
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
debnana
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
They play fine, Just have to finalize the dvd when you are done recording.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
CLASSICMIKE
 - CA
answer 2
They play fine, Just have to finalize the dvd when you are done recording. I have recorded tv fine and i have saved show on my verizon dvr that i have recored to dvd. This Magnovox unit work graet just read the book.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
CLASSICMIKE
 - CA
answer 3
If you use DVD - R discs you can play on another DVD player.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
westernkansan
 - western Kansas
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Does this VCR have a turner system or will you need to use an external turner?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
rocketcitylady
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
DPHOTOS IS WRONG ZV427MG9
DIDN'T HAVE A BUILT TUNER
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
yankeess7
 - Newnan
answer 2
Currently, there are NO VCRs or DVD/VCR combo Units out there that can record from the TV to the VCR... regardless of whether the unit has a built-in ATSC Tuner. The VCR can NOT record the Digital Signal. ONLY the DVD/DVR can.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Cueball703
answer 3
This model ZV427MG9 has a digital tuner built in and does not require an external tuner.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
dphotos
 - COSP, CO
Question

I will like to know if you can record from the tv

Please let me know if you are able to record from tv or if I can record programs from the direct tv program please I love the features of this dvd vcr but I will also like to record programs for my kids from direct tv specially their favorite cartoon shows [lease let me know, because I really love it to record my old videos to dvd , but as I mention before will also like to record programs from the tv and or cable. thanks. IPG

i will also like to
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
ileana13
 - rialto CA
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
If the machine does not have a tuner, as this one does not, you would have to have a digital cable box or satellite connected to your tv for this one to record a show. There is another model in this brand on this web site that is about 25 dollars more that does have a built in tuner so you don't have to worry about it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
stephrx
 - Omaha
answer 2
we couldnt get it to pick up ANY station for recording from TV...we ended up returning it
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
robinblueyes7
 - Niagara Falls ny
answer 3
Yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
VidTech
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Once you have transferred the VHS on to a DVD will you be able to play the disc on other machines?

asked 6 months ago
By
builder1
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
on my DVD burner you have to finialize the disc first then you can play on other machines
answered 6 months ago
By
ontv
answer 2
Yes
answered 6 months ago
By
perselle
answer 3
Of course. Other DVD players including your computer will play the DVD's as long as you "Finalize" them with that DVR. Otherwise what would be the purpose of this option?

Previous person(s) were looking to copy Purchased VHS tapes onto a DVD? This would be what is known as Pirating which is totally illegal!!!

You can't copy Software or Movies. How would anyone make any money if everything could be copied?

So No worries with the exception of an occasional BAD Disk in a batch of DVD's...
answered 6 months ago
By
MiView
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When i record DVD'S, they don't play on other DVD players. Do I have to use cetain DVD'S? Plus or Minus?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
harmony101
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
3 answers
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answer 1
Your DVD recording MUST be 'finalized', before it will play in other DVD players. I was confused, at first like you. Then, I found the statement about 'finalizing' your DVD for it to play in other DVD players, in the manual. Since then, I have had NO problems. This unit will record on both DVD-R and DVD+R blank discs. One thing, that I haven't figured out is which 'format', DVD-R or DVD+R is better? }:o)
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
MmeMoxie
 - Rome, GA
answer 2
Sometimes after you record to a DVD you have to finalize it before you can see it on another DVD player.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Pene1
answer 3
The other players you are using must play both - or + dvd's. Some DVD players will not play recorded DVD's in them as they are in a different format. I have one older player that will not play my self recorded DVD's either.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Yattaw
Question

Can this be hooked up with a coaxil cable

I have an older tv and do not have cable or satellite.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
You will need an RF converter (like Philips 3-Way AV Selector that Converts AV signal into coaxial (channel 3/4) signal for TVs equipped with an RF (coaxial) input).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Turkman143
 - Maple Shade NJ
answer 2
There is no connection for a coaxil cable. Only RCA jacks (red, white, and blue jacks) and a HDMI connection (hi-definition)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Sawinsky
Question

I have comcast, will this unit work on my tv, and will I be able to record from it and will I need a tuner,if so where can I purchase one from.

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
wordin
 - boston ma
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
I have no digital service with Comcast and thus no "box". My coax cable plugs directly into the TV and used to plug directly into my old VCR and from there to the TV via a coax. This Magnavox unit will not work with my system unless I switch to Digital service with Comcast. I called Magnavox Customer Service and found out that an external tuner will not help me connect this unit. I am not going to spring for the extra money for getting Digital service and thus I am going to return this unit.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
lovebasenjis
answer 2
since comcast is similar to cable, that is actually your "tuner" I'm assuming you have a box or dvr from them? If you do, then run the wires from the out video & audio of the box/dvr to the in video & audio of the dvd player then, unhook the out to tv wire from the box/dvr & hook it to the out to tv on the dvd player. (if you don't have a box/dvr & only have a cable wire coming from outside straight to your tv, then unhook it at the tv, hook it to the in from cabel/satellite on the dvd player then hook another wire from the out to tv on the dvd player to the tv) this should work. However, when you are not recording & just want to watch tv, if you have the dvd player on, you will most likely have to have it (dvd player) on channel 3 or 4 to watch or just turn it off & don't worry about it. When recording, it (dvd player)probably has to be on channel 3 or 4, whatever shows on your tv screen, is what it will record. hope this helps
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
UhhOh
 - Woodville, TX
Question

Can I record TV shows to the VCR ?? or Does it only Record TV to the DVD part ?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
jrose49
 - Virginia Beach
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes you are supposed to be able to record to either or make a copy of one to the other. TV to DVD, TV to VHS, DVD to VHS, and VHS to DVD. HOWEVER... if the program has any kind of copyright protection signal, the unit will stop and give you an error. In my 12 hours experience with the unit, every movie and every show has been blocked. I wasted my time buying it. I can't even record my own home movies to DVD. So good luck! I am taking mine back.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
BobbyB123
 - Albertville, AL
answer 2
Haven't ever tried it, but i would assume you could, if you have it hooked to a cable or satellite box. You would need to use the remote & press the vcr button, then use the channel up & down buttons til it shows the picture of the show from your cable or satellite box. More than likely, it should record whatever is showing on the tv, but you'll have to watch that while it records, should you change the channel of the cable or satellite box, it will record whatever you change it too.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
UhhOh
 - Woodville, TX
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