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Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder

Record your favorite movies and TV shows with the MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD and DVD Recorder. This DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner records up to 387 hours onto a large 320GB hard drive so you can store all of your favorite television programs. Pause live television while you record the show on this 1080p DVD recorder. Its 1080p up-conversion gives you the best quality picture from DVDs. Play songs; view photos, and enjoy virtual surround sound, with Dolby Digital stream out on this DVR/DVD recorder.
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Questions & Answers for Magnavox Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder

Question

what happens when disk is full

do you record over previous recorded or do you have to free up hard drive space
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
cougareyes
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you run out of space on a dvd it stops, I don't know how you would run out of 387 hours using the hard drive as "temporary storage" as recommended, I would guess it also stops. The manual says "make sure there is enough space".
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
PioneerMan
 - Minnesota
answer 2
You have to delete programs.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
TechGuyInLandenberg
answer 3
When the disc is full, 2 options: 1. Copy programs to DVD and delete that program or 2. Just delete the programs already watched.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Yamabushi
 - Arnold, MO
answer 4
Will need to empty the drive.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
comedyfan721
 - Rockford, IL
answer 5
I delete other recordings to make space. Reminder that if you edit recordings the parts cut out are still on the drive so don't exceed the capacity of the drive or it may lock up.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Erie, Illinois
answer 6
It stops recording until you free up some space by deleting titles or dubbing them to DVD.

A list of info and help files is here for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can you record a series without scheduling each show seperately. Like on DTV, you push the record button twice!

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Jpporter53
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If the show is on at the same time daily or weekly, then you can set up a timer program to record it. However, because it knows nothing about the "schedule" of shows (just like a VCR), it won't automatically "follow" a show through changes in scheduled times.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
TechGuyInLandenberg
answer 2
No, but you can program to record everyday, every mon, etc... just like a VCR. Then if you have DTV, you program your DTV to correspond. Takes a bit longer than other systems but outcome is the same.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Johnte
 - Texas
answer 3
You can set up the timer to record on any day of the week, M - F, M -S, or everyday.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
GaryFromParon
 - Paron, AR
answer 4
This recorder has an instant "Record" button, that once you've selected the proper channel, you push the record button repeatedly, adding 1/2 hour recording time each time you push the button.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Kyleservicetech
 - Wisconsin
answer 5
It can't tell which show it's recording but the timer can be set to record at the same time every day or every week. So, if your show comes on at the same time every day or week then setting the timer once is all you'll need to do to record the program indefinitely. If the show is over-the-air broadcast, digital or analog, the proper channel can be programmed with the timer. I'm not sure about cable/satellite recording. In that case the cable/satellite box may need to be set to the proper channel manually before the show comes on. Possibly someone else can answer that question.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
rob377
answer 6
I think you're talking about a Guide that you can select programs from?

The Mag doesn't have a Guide feature. You set programs by date and time, You can set a one-time program up to 1-month in the future, or a series of programs on Sun, Mon, Tues, etc. or Daily or M-F or M-S.

A list of info and help files is here for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can I watch tv and record at the same time? And, how many shows can I record at once?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
MarqE
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
you can only record one show at a time and you have to watch what you record.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Steelerfanman
 - Simpsonville, SC
answer 2
If your TV has a digital tuner then you can watch one show as you record another. The DVR has only one tuner so it can only record one show at a time.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
DrPepperNotSalt
 - FortWorth,Tx
answer 3
yes...with signal splitter...cost approx.8 dollars at walmart.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
siteing
 - greenville,sc
answer 4
You can watch TV and record at the same time, however, it will only record one show at a time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Yam8310
 - MN
answer 5
Yes. One show recorded at a time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
colodoc
 - Colorado
answer 6
Yes, you can record and watch TV at the same time as long as the Mag is not placed behind a cable box on the coax. The Mag should be 1st on the coax or on one leg a of a 2-way splitter if you order PPV/VOD thru a cable box.

The Mag's coax connection is an amplified passthru, so the raw incoming signal just passes thru to downstream components (STB or TV) for tuning by themselves.

Since it has only one tuner, you can record only one channel at a time.

A list of info and help files is here for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

can I play a dvd recorded on this machine on another player on another tv

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
glot
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. +R/W (rerecordable) discs will work in most other player/recorders. +R discs (write once) will usually need to be finalized unless the other machine is the same brand (Magnavox or Philips).
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
DavG
 - Denver
answer 2
Yes, only if the disc is finalized. The manual tells you how to do this.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Yam8310
 - MN
answer 3
You can, but you first must "finalize" the DVD on this machine after you finish recording which makes the DVD playable on other DVD players. Under general setting, you would select "Recording" then "make recording compatible"
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
aRickJ
 - Houston, Texas
answer 4
Yes, you will need to finalize the recording before playing the DVD in another player.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
GaryFromParon
 - Paron, AR
answer 5
Yes, you can. I'd suggest you only purchase the DVD + R types, not the DVD - R types. Some of the DVD - R types must be finalized before it can be used on a different DVD player.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Kyleservicetech
 - Wisconsin
answer 6
Yes, -R/+R/-RW discs need to be Finalized to play in other branded players/recorders. +RW discs do not need to be Finalized.

The Finalize process is described in this help file:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12327722&postcount=26#Dub8

Here's a list of other info and help files for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

will this record a DVD movie from another dvd player

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
hoagy69
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It can, but the quality will suffer. You can just use the DVD player itself to dub to the Hard Drive then burn to a blank DVD
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Yam8310
 - MN
answer 2
I don't think so.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Johnte
 - Texas
answer 3
It will as long as the DVD is not copy protected or prohibited by the digital block that is on most commercial movie DVDs. So the answer for most retail DVDs is that it will not. If you transfer your home video from your camera to the DVD on this machine, it will make copies of these DVDs.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
aRickJ
 - Houston, Texas
answer 4
No, the copy protection will prevent this. It will not even record copyprotected VHS tapes.
Thanks to BigBrother.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
GaryFromParon
 - Paron, AR
answer 5
I think so. Didn't try it
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
skivt
answer 6
Some movies on VHS tape will copy without a problem, but DVDs usually have "hard" copy protection that prevents copying.

Here's a help file with more info on this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298438&postcount=13#RecHDD11

Here's a list of info and help files for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

i have to use a mini box to change channels how would this dvr work ?

my cable co. is doing these mini boxes for people
that dont have there dvr. so they can get the didital
channels.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
bb1js2
 - lexington
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This machine works just like the old VCR did. You can hook it up to Free antenna TV or your cable box. the machine has a built in converter in it for digital TV. So, hook it up to your old Analog 60 pound TV sets.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Torsdag
 - Lawndale, CA
answer 2
If your cable company supplies you with a "dtv box" you wont need it, If you are talking about channels like 6-1, 6-2, 6-3...... on the "new digital over the air" tv. This dvr has a "dtv" tuner built in.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
PioneerMan
 - Minnesota
answer 3
This will record all the cable channels that you receive; analog and digital.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
NOTaNOVICE
answer 4
This unit has a digital tuner, so it will handle "over-the-air" (unscrambled) digital channels directly. It depends on the cable company whether that's work without the "mini box".
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
TechGuyInLandenberg
answer 5
spider cable to two outs and run co-ax directly through dvr.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
comedyfan721
 - Rockford, IL
answer 6
The Mag can tune cable channels that the cableco doesn't scramble, so you'd first connect the Mag directly on the in coming cable coax, scan for channels and see what it tunes. Anythig it tunes can be recorded w/o the box. aper FCC Rule, tose channels must be the local channels, so you should be able to directly tune and record ABC-HD, CBS-HD, NBC-HD, PBS-HD and some others.

The box is for descrambling the other cable channels, so you can attach it to one of the line inputs on the Mag and tune it to the channel you want to record, and set a timer in the Mag to record that channel.

A list of info and help files is here for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does the magnavox dvd recorder model mdr513h/f7 have a digital tuner ?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Steelerfanman
 - Simpsonville, SC
answer 2
Yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
DrPepperNotSalt
 - FortWorth,Tx
answer 3
Yes. in fact it found digital channels on cable that our tv didn't find.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Edsopinion
 - Macon, GA
answer 4
yes.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Yam8310
 - MN
answer 5
Yes, it has a digital tuner. I can scan for analog and digital signals.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
realist
 - Lake Zurich, IL
answer 6
Yes, it has both ATSC and QAM tuners for digital antenna and cable channels. It also has an analog tuner for analog cable channels, if your cableco has any.

Here's a list of info and help files for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

will it connect to direct tv?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
BOBLYN
 - Johnstown
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
dnjho
 - Byron, GA
answer 2
Yes, no problem. Just like connecting a VCR.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
SigTech
 - Alabama
answer 3
I have my connected to DirecTV and it works fine. Even the recording of programs and movies.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Rcgle
 - Colorado
answer 4
Yes,mine is directly connected via rca cables
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
xvcrowner
 - south vienna,ohio
answer 5
Yes, I have DirecTV and it works. There could be some issues if you want to dub a recording from the HDD to a disc if it is marked record once or something like that on DirecTV's end. I'm not sure, because I haven't tried it, but you could Google if you need more info. I mostly use it to watch what I want when I want, and skip commercials.

Also, you need to program once on this unit and once on your DirecTV receiver to record. I'm used to this, but it is more work than a DVR that you pay to lease from the satellite or cable company, where you can do that all in one step. But with the DVRs from the satellite and cable company, you can't dub at all--not even your home movies that are on tape and you want to transfer to DVD, so besides the lack of a monthly fee, that is another benefit to this unit--being able to convert unprotected VHS to DVD.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
QueenofWalmart
 - WI
answer 6
No standalone DVD recorder can decrypt satellite signals, so the tuner is useless for that.

However, Sketch 4 here shows how to make a "line connection" to your satellite set-top-box (STB) for recording to the Mag's HDD or for offloading DVR recordings to the HDD and on to DVDs, if desired:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298409&postcount=10

With satellite, some people get extra channels by connecting an antenna or cable TV coax and tuning and recording those channels directly, as shown and described in Sketch 4A (Advanced Users) in that same help file. That doesn't "interfere" with the satellite signal in any way... just different paths into the Mag.

Here's some info on recording from sat receivers/STBs, followed by TIPS from users who found ways to do cooordinated timer recording, even if their STB didn't have a DVR, followed by how to copy from a DVR:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298438&postcount=13#RecHDD8

Everything you need to know about this Mag recorder, OR THE NEW AND IMPROVED MDR515, is here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Does it burn to a dvd

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Tob68
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.. you can record to a recordable dvd or the 320 GB hard drive. You can also record to the hard drive and then record from the hard drive to a recordable dvd.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Edsopinion
 - Macon, GA
answer 2
yes
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Yam8310
 - MN
answer 3
I have the 160GB, previous Magavox model, with mine you can copy/burn direct to DVD disc or to the DVR. Also you can burn from DVD to DVR or from DVR to DVD. I love these Magnavox DVD/DVR recorders! I sure hope they last a long time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
JayPR
 - Gainesville,FL
answer 4
Yes but it takes a long time. The manual calls it Dubbing. Then if you want to watch on another DVR player, you have to do something else to it, I think the manual calls it writing. I haven't done that part yet.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Johnte
 - Texas
answer 5
Yes, though I've never used this feature.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
realist
 - Lake Zurich, IL
answer 6
Yes, it can record directly to a DVD of dub (copy) to DVD from the HDD or from external sources, like VHCRs or cameras.

A dub can be in real-time or high-speed as explained in the help file on Dubbing in the link given below.

Here's a list of info and help files for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Will this record from Direct TV

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Travelingman2
on Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Beautifully
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Oldtechnician
 - Norman, OK
answer 2
Yes, that's what I use it on.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Steelerfanman
 - Simpsonville, SC
answer 3
yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
nikeso
 - new Mexico
answer 4
Yes it does. I have directv and works greats
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
crystal6996
 - moriarty nm
answer 5
Absolutely. Hook up the same way you would hook up a VCR. Use those tri-color connectors connect to TV then into DVR
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Johnte
 - Texas
answer 6
Yes, it connects to your DirecTV STB (receiver) via a line input. You can then do a manual recording by setting the receiver on a channel and setting pressing REC on the Mag is you're there, or you can set a coordinated timer in the Mag to record from the STB while your away.

Recording from an STB is described in this help file:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298438&postcount=13#RecHDD8

Most STBs can be set to RECORD even if there's no DVR attached, so you can very likely set the STB to RECORD a show and set a timer in the Mag for that same time period, then both machines will automatically tune and record that show. This is described in the TIPS section of the help file link above.

Here's a list of info and help files for future ref:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
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