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Long story, but I'm just learning here: Does this machine play Multi regional DVDs on ones TV set, and record DVD fr/VHS ?
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does Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo have a tuner?
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We do not have a cable box. Our able hooks directly to the tv it VCR. Will this unit work with our setup?
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CAN I TRANSFER VHS TAPES TO DVD
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Do I have to have a tv to use this machine to convert vhs tapes tot DVDs ?
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does Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo have a tuner?
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CAN I TRANSFER VHS TAPES TO DVD
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Can I transfer videos from those old camcorders that uses mini tapes?
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We do not have a cable box. Our able hooks directly to the tv it VCR. Will this unit work with our setup?
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CAN YOU RECORD ONTO DVD FROM TV AND VHS
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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
dphotos
 - COSP, CO
Question

Does this VCR have a turner system or will you need to use an external turner?

asked 4 years, 5 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 4 years 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, 5 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, 5 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, 9 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, 7 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, 9 months ago
By
robinblueyes7
 - Niagara Falls ny
answer 3
Yes
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
VidTech
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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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
CLASSICMIKE
 - CA
answer 3
If you use DVD - R discs you can play on another DVD player.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
westernkansan
 - western Kansas
Question

Once you have transferred the VHS on to a DVD will you be able to play the disc on other machines?

asked 8 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 8 months ago
By
ontv
answer 2
Yes
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
MiView
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, 8 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, 3 months 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, 7 months ago
By
Emerson1
answer 3
No. Unit only records program you're watching
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
BigSully
 - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Question

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, 9 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, 8 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, 8 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, 9 months ago
By
Yattaw
Question

Does this unit ZV427MG9 have a coaxial input?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
AZmoviebuff
 - Arizona
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
No!, a Magnavox, MWR20v6 does have co-axe. Walmart carried it for awhile and then quit. It is at wholesaledirtcheap.com
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
AZmoviebuff
 - Arizona
answer 2
NO I USE RCA PLUGS FROM MY CABLE BOX TO THE UNIT AND THEN OUTPUT TO THE TV
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
marketingskeptic
 - Weirton WV 26062
Question

what dvd to use. plus or minus? does it hook up to an outside antenna?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
taxtime
 - Poulsbo, Wa
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
My DVD player wouldn't read DVD+R, but it read DVD-R fine. I'd go with DVD-R.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
pepsi3015
answer 2
I use a DVD R. Will not hook up to outside antenna without a converter box,
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
2552ROSIE
 - CANYON, TX
Question

Can you re-record on DVD's?

Can you re-record on DVD's like you can with tapes? i.e. are DVD's reusable?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Winston Salem, North Carolina
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes if you use a DVD-RW. It has to be RW not R. R will only allow you to record once.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
NCRick
 - Newport, NC
answer 2
yes just but dvds that are rewritable
ie. dvd-rw
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
walmitize
 - new jersey
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