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Question

Am I correct that 720p TV programs will only be recorded in 480p? Are there any true HD recorders out there?

asked 8 months ago
By
JustinCase
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can record H.d. with this machine. Through the antenna only you can do it. First find a show in H.D. then record it to the hard drive then use the hdmi out from the unit to your t.v. and switch the picture size on your t.v.to full.And you can burn the show from your hard drive that is in H.D. to dvd.record in hq or sp for best picture.Now when you play back the d.v.d that you recorded off the hard drive from your dvd player that has a h.d.m.i output or directly from the unit.just make sure the t.v picture size is on full size. I have recorded H.D. on it from a antenna and it came out good. And i burned the H.D. program to dvd and played it back using a regular D.V.D. player with the hdmi out to the t.v.
answered 7 months ago
By
bob737
answer 2
My experience so far (would like Wajo2's input on this# is that the Mag records OTA signals in the format it was transmitted #as anonymous indicated#. I checked the TV info screen as well as the mag info and it showed the same definition. But if recorded to disc, it went to 480p. Then you can use the progressive scan if your tv has the progressive scan option.

The TVIX unit I replied on earlier in this post will record the full HD on its HD. Then you can put that digital file on your PC in full hd or in a network sharing server. But YOU ARE NOT creating a DVD in HD, only a digital file. The mag appears to record to its HD in full HD but there does not seem to be a way to transfer it to a digital file??? The TVIX will not play or write to a DVD as it has no player. So I use the TVIX for my network #NAS) audio/video head unit and the Mag for my cable DVR.
answered 8 months ago
By
Shadowsix
answer 3
Our experience has been that all 3 of our HDD recorders record and play back TV programs in whatever pixel level is sent. We record directly from an antenna and receive broadcast in 720 and 1080.
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
I didn't see any HD coming out of it. Because not enough HDMI for you to use. I had to use RCA wires and with them no HD.
answered 8 months ago
By
Atassm
answer 5
I do not have HD but there are different settings on this machine to record in HD. See if you can get a copy of the owners manual to see if it will answer you question more fully. You should be able to get it on line.i
answered 8 months ago
By
Suz1951
answer 6
I bought the magnavox to replace the Cable DVR, but got this one for all OTA as it records it in HD and for all other media. You won't believe what it can do. Stores and Plays Blue Ray from dogotal files etc.

DVICO TVIX PVR M-6620N Dual Tuner PVR with Wireless Network Media Player at mediaconceptusa
answered 8 months ago
By
Shadowsix
answer 7
Yes, that is true. There may be one or two but you probably wouldn't like the Horrific price.
answered 8 months ago
By
fredbillie
answer 8
The Mag can only record in 480i because the DVD Std requires it.

The Mag's coax circuit is an amplified splitter. On one path, it will pass an HDTV (720p or 1080i) signal through its coax in/out circuit so downstream components will see HD, but anything going thru the tuner or line inputs (the recording circuits) will be downconverted to 480i.

The Mag can upconvert the 480i to 720p, 1080i or 1080p but it will have started as 480i.

Info and help files here... copy link text and paste in your browser's address bar:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/0_10#post_12244086
answered 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

can you record directly from tv to dvd ,or do you have to go through the hdd and then dub to dvd

asked 1 year ago
By
lowesmava
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
7 answers
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answer 1
I currently have the old Magnavox unit that was a VHS/DVD - capable of dubbing in both directions, and even on my unit, I can record directly to DVD.

In fact, I use the DVD, and DVD+R discs to record my TV shows instead of the VCR for a few reasons. (1) I can "reformat" the discs just as I could erase a vhs and reuse them over and over, BUT, they do not break down anywhere near as quickly as actual magnetic tape of a VHS does. (2) If the show ends up being something I want to keep it is already on a DVD and can be played on other DVD units, or on computers, laptops, etc. (3) Using the DVD, I can go in and clip out commercials and such from anything I want to keep around for a while.
answered 1 year ago
By
serloren
answer 2
yes you can record directly to dvd.
it is recording from over the air (antenna), or line in from other devices
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
Yes you can if it is not copy write protected.
answered 1 year ago
By
sooooooohapy
answer 4
If you select the DVD button to record to, it will be recorded directly from the DVD recorder TV tuner to the DVD.
answered 1 year ago
By
NormalWalmartCustomer
answer 5
I've not tried this but the manual says you can. You have to insert your disc and pres the "REC MODE" button to switch it between HDD and DVD recording. And when you're setting up a timer to record, you can also pick your mode there as well.
answered 1 year ago
By
pjhauser
answer 6
Here are help files for recording to the HDD and direct to a DVD... copy link text and paste in your browser's address bar:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12298438

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298483

Other info and help files are here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year ago
By
wajo2
answer 7
Can go direct
answered 1 year ago
By
Me1343
Question

non hd channels

We got the unit for my mom. she lives in a complex where direct tv is sent to each apartment with no box. So I guess it acts like an antenna. ( Much like a hotel) All the Network channels are in HD but the upper channels like lifetime, discovery etc are not. We hooked up the unit and used her tv remote to change to the component. All HD channels are beautiful. The rest look horrible, lines thru them, blurry, etc. She can watch those channels if we switch back to the TV. None of those channels can be recorded. Is that right or did we miss something when hooking it up? We were aware those channels would not record in HD but we thought we would at least be able to watch them thru the component so my mom would not have to switch back and forth from the tv to the dvdr. Help or advice please!!
asked 9 months ago
By
KimOB
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
7 answers
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answer 1
in reference to my original question, we have not been able to get all the channels to work on the component in either digital or analog. I have rescanned the presets under each of the 3 options. I did find out today that the set up at the complex works likes this... There are no boxes in the actual apartments (which is what I already stated) the way direct tv pumps the signals in is different than I would have suspected. They do not send the signals to one big box, then resent to the apartments. Instead they have a box for each channel the entire complex gets. i.e., box 10 sends only channel 10, box 5 sends only channel 5 etc. Is there anyone techy enuf to know if we should still be able to make this work?
answered 8 months ago
By
KimOB
answer 2
It could be different modulation standards. I believe from your explaination they are using an antenna combined with satellite. Try a cable scan, if the other channels show up clear it is because cable channels are slightly off from the real OTA numbers. A real TV may be able to handle the slight change, but a tuner like in the Magnavox might not.
answered 8 months ago
By
mirayge
answer 3
Unlike an antenna, DirectTV is NOT a broadcast service and your mom pays for their service as a part of her rent payment. As such, DirectTV controls bandwidth and content; hence, those premium channels are scrambled so that end users must either pay extra or, in some cases, purchase or lease from DirectTV or whomsoever they recommend, a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and as long as the apartment building owners continue using DirectTV, only the providers equipment will work. My statements may not be 100% accurate buy, you should get the gist of it. Hope this helped.
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
You should be able to see all the TV channels but is not as good as changing the input to TV. It can be your hookups is the problem. I don't have this issue. Reconnect the unit. Swapping the input from recorder to TV is easy.
answered 8 months ago
By
Atassm
answer 5
For the none HD channels try changing the recording-Play format to one of the lower available resolutions.
answered 8 months ago
By
fredbillie
answer 6
I suggest you visit this website:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575

and go to post 10:
CONNECTIONS... CABLES... DIGITAL CLIFF

Your setup is discussed, with diagrams. I found setup was tricky.
answered 8 months ago
By
Mauer42
answer 7
Only things I can think of are:
1. You did the "wrong" type of channel scan #Preset#.
2. Defective un it.

Since you have such an "odd" system... DirecTV like an antenna?... you might have done the wrong channel scan type. The Mag is not like a HDTV that scans all channels, both analog and digital, in one pass and integrates them in sequence in the tuner.

Whatever scan type you selected might have been "wrong" for your peculiar system. I'd try the other type#s# of scans and see if it works better.

Otherwise, return the unit?

Normally, a system with both analog and digital channels, which are only on cable... antenna channels are ALL digital... will show a diff. between the old, 20th Century analog channels and the new digitals, but they shouldn't have lines and blurriness... just a noticeable lower quality.
answered 9 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Independently controlling two MDR515H and MDR537H with 2 separate remote controls

I have two MDR recorders, MDR537H and MDR515H. Both recorders are stacked together on top of each other, next to my TV. My problem is that when I use one remote control, both MDR recorders are turned on/off. I can’t independently use one remote for one MDR recorder and another remote for another MDR recorder. One remote operates both MDR recorders. Only way it is possible if I put MDR recorders far away in different direction.

Is there any way of programming two remote controls so they don’t interfere? I called Magnavox help desk, and theysaid NO. Both remote controller are at same frequency and can't be reprogrammed.

I used to have two same brand of Panasonic DVR recorder (no hard disk) and I was able to program remote separately.

Any suggestions?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Raj
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have two MDR recorders, MDR537H and MDR515H. What I do is to block the remote sensor with a piece of plastic on one while I am using the other. They both can be running, but one must be blocked.
answered 11 months ago
By
Nicknames000optional
answer 2
I believe there is a way to do this.
I either saw it on AVSforums or in the free manual that you can download from magnavox.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DavyBaby11
answer 3
I also miss the Panasonic feature to run three devices. Part of what I do to handle my 5 Magnavox recorders could work for you: Get 2 Nextgen remote extenders ( 1 418 MHz, 1 433 MHz ). An rf transmitter and small battery replace 1 of the 2 normal batteries in each remote.
A flying saucer receiver has an output that sticks over the infrared window that receives the normal infrared signal from the remote. I put electrical tape over each remote to block the IR beam and lean a magnetic backed refrig sticker to block the IR signal in front of the recorder. These extenders are about $50 each from Solid signal.
You could get by with 1 remote extender for 1 recorder and use the IR remote normally for the other.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
prrecit
answer 4
Raj, your question has got me to thinking..if you use one box and set it up as a satellite input, and set the other box up as a vcr or dvd input and do them one at a time it might be able to distinguish them as separate boxes...Not sure if it would work but worth a try..here's the owners manual which might help..

http://www.magnavox.com/product/feature.php?id=117
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
prcombs54
 - Kentucky
answer 5
I should have aded that there's a cheap but good universal remote available at Walmart and Amazon, the Philips SRP Series, as described here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=21775101

If can control up to 7 devices, including your TV. One of it sgreat features compared to the MAG OEM remotes is that it conrtrols TV volume even when using it for controlling the Mags.

You should be able to find the latest model of the Philips SRP Series remotes online and in verious stores... it's a very nice design, more compact and well laid out compared to the OEM remote.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 6
The Mags all have the same unchangeable codes, but you CAN control one unit w/o affecting others by using a KLUGE (Kapturer of Latent User Guidance Energy).:-)

See this help file for info on KLUGES:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/9690#post_18758451

Other info and help files you'll need are here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

DOES IT CONECT TO THE TV WITH A HDMI CABLE?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
bglewis
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It has HDMI out, upscales to 1080 but it does NOT output HD
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
Yes, but your tv must have HDMI connector.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Yugitharpy
answer 4
The manual shows the different types of hookups and HDMI offers the best quality. If your TV has an HDMI port then you should be able to install it via HDMI. Remember to set the HDMI to 1020 (push enter four times for this in setup). If you don't have an HDMI port on your TV then there are several other options.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
TiroUser
answer 5
Yes, you can connect to TV using HDMI, Component RGB, S-Video or composite YWR RCA.

Info & help files are here (you only need to read and bookmark PAGE 1 for 1-click to answers):

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 6
Yes, HDMI is one of several output options on Magnavox HDD/DVD recorders.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BrendaC9
Question

Is everything you need to connect to tv in box or do you need to buy other parts?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
grandma
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I didn't need anything other then what came in the box. It was super easy and took only five minutes.
answered 6 months ago
By
candylady2m
answer 2
My newest one contained one set of analog cables and one RF cable for going from the wall antenna outlet to the recorder. Another cable may be needed for going to the TV set depending on your set and how you connect it. So the answer is maybe. Additional cables are typically not expensive.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
yes, although HDMI would be better
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 4
The cables included are: RF coaxial cable x 1, RCA audio cable (L/R) x 1, and RCA video cable x 1. Page 15 of the manual describes the types of connections. If your television has an HDMI port, an HDMI cable would be better than the RCA cable included. From the manual: "HDMI outputs the video / audio signals without converting to analog signals. No separate audio connection is required. High Speed HDMI cable (also known as HDMI category 2 cable) is recommended for better compatibility."
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
FarmGirl21
answer 5
The only thing you should need extra is cables to connect to your TV. That will depend on how old you TV is. If it's newer it should support an HDMI cable. If it's older you'll need composite cables.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BillS51
answer 6
Everything you need is in the box, except they're not the "best" quality and you might want to replace them later. Comes with short push-on coax and thin YWR RCA cables... you need at least the RCA cables (or better HDMI, Component RGB or S-Video) to see internal Mag stuff like menus, channels, recorded titles, etc.... it's not like a VCR that runs everything thru the coax out to the TV.

A clickable index of help files is here, with lots more info (you only need to read and bookmark PAGE !)
(copy link text below and paste in your browser's address bar:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Set up recording???

If I set up a show once for recording will the device record the show automatically each week or do I manually set up recoding for each time?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
3L
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
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answer 1
you can program just one show, or same time same day every week, or same time everyday, or multiple times,days. can only program one month in advance unless set for daily or weekly.
answered 1 year ago
By
TDNT
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
The timer allows you to set a show up to repeat daily, M-F, M-Sat, or on a specific day of the week.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
WestTNResident
answer 4
You can set up a recording to be one-time, or you can set it to every Monday , or Tuesday, etc., or you can select every weekday or every day. If you set up a recurring recording, you can also go back into the setup to tell it to 'skip' the next recording date, so you don't need to delete the setup and re-enter it next week. The only thing I haven't managed is to set up a recurring show that doesn't start for a few more weeks.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
silverbellz7
answer 5
When you program a recording and the Date field is highlighted, press the down arrow on the remote. Continue pressing the down arrow until you come to the option you're looking for: Daily, Mon-Sat, Mon-Fri, Sat, Fri, Thu, Wed, Tue, Mon, Sun. The recording will continue to take place based on your selection until you change the schedule. If you know your program isn't going to run on any given week, instead of canceling it from the recording schedule, you can choose to turn Skip ON (to the left of the Date field) and then turn it OFF when your program returns.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
FarmGirl21
answer 6
You can set up any of 36 timer programs to record a specific date (one time) or recurring such as M-F, Every Tuesday, etc. The Date box in the menu is key... you press the up arrow to go to a specific date and the down arrow to scroll thru the "recurring" options.

The help file on setting timers is here
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#user_RecHDD6

Info and help files are here (you only need to read and bookmark PAGE 1 for 1-click to answers)
(copy link text and paste in broswer address bar):

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

The product in question is the Magnovox HDD & DVD recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB

Does it have a Coax input?
Does it need to be on the station channel I want to record at the time of recording?
Can it be set to record from different channels at different times during the day while I'm gone?
Can I watch another program on a different channel at the same time I'm trying to record?
Can it record PBS stations?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
dummy
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, yes, yes, no, sure. Consult your owners manual for indepth responses to these questions.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Caddymaran
answer 2
Yes to all your questions.

I have an OTA setup with a converter box for my old non-digital TV. This allows me to watch TV on a different channel while a recording is in process. The input selection is controlled thru the TV not the DVR.

You can set up to 36 timer recordings and send a timer recording to HDD or DVD.

You can also watch an earlier recording or the current recording while a recording is in progress. The current recording can be watched from the beginning or at points in between.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
WestTNResident
answer 3
Yes on Coax

Yes, you can set the recorder to select your OTA signals or L1, L2, L3, connections from devices like DirecTV receivers any time of the day or night.. When setting just don't forget where the movie is from.. OTA or DirecTV, etc..

Yes, you can record PBS stations or whatever OTA TV stations that are located in your area..

I have had many HDTVs and this Mag. box has a great reception.. I'm deep in the hills and a long distance from the TV station.. The Mag that I have pulls them in pretty good..

Hope yours works as great as mine does.. Good luck..
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
JRBlu
answer 4
Yes, there is coax connection, input from wall and output to pass the signal to the TV or to a cable box if you have one. Yes the recorder needs to be on the right channel, but the TV or cable box does not matter since you are picking up the signal from your coax before it gets to the TV. Yes you can set up to 36 recordings in advance so you do not need to be present. You can set them for one specific date, or daily, weekly (Sun, Mon, etc.), or all weekdays M-F. You set up the date, time, channel, and if you want HDD or disc. Yes, you can watch another channel on the TV because you are watching the pass-through signal from the coax output. Not sure about PBS- never tried it. Also, the HDD allows you to watch the same show you are recording from the beginning if you just came in late and need to catch up.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
silverbellz7
answer 5
Correction to my 1st answer:

I think I said the Mag has to be on the channel you want to record. It does, but if you use a timer program, it auto-changes the tuner to the channel you set in the timer menu.

I was thinking only of a "manual" recording where you're there and want to record a specific program you just happen to see at that time.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 6
Yes, it has a coax input.
Yes, it needs to be on the station channel to record that channel's content. It has 36 timer rec programs to do that, or of course, manual tuning and pressing REC.
Yes, it has the 36 timer programs as noted above.
Yes, as long as the incoming coax signal is fed to the Mag either directly or via a 2-way splitter. The coax circuit is an amplified splitter that sends the raw signal to downstream components, like a cable box or HDTV, so they can tune channels independently while the Mag records a diff. channel. You just need a TV that you can switch inputs so you can watch its ANT (coax) input or the Mag's separate line input. All Mag stuff (menus, channels, recorded titles, etc.) go thru a line output, not the coax.
Yes, it can record PBS stations or any others it can tune.

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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can I delete shows, how many can I record at once while watching another channel?

I have a digital TV with an antenna - no cable, no dish, no outside paid service.
1) Can I watch one show and record from a different channel (e.g. watch the show on channel 7 and record the show on channel 13?
2) Can I watch one show and record from two other different channels?
3) Can I record two different channels at one time - or three or four?
4) Can I delete shows from the disk and will the unit record over the deleted area?
5) Are there any restrictions for recording over deleted areas?
6) Will this unit attach to my Panasonic HDMI TV?
7) Can I play purchased or rented DVD movies on this unit?
8) Can I record while playing a DVD movie?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
mddr
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
you can only record one channel with dvr and watch another with your TV
you can delete and record over a full program
if you edit out commercials it won't record in the blank spaces until you delete the program
A big plus with this unit is that it will connect to any TV old or new, HDMI, composite, S-video, even has HDMI & S-Video inputs
Will play purchased,rented & homemade DVD's, although not a great player, it's OK.
I use a good blu-ray player to play my DVD's but you made me curious, so I tried it. Because they are really two separate units you have a HDD button & a DVD button on the remote. I pressed the HDD button & started recording a tv channel, then pressed the DVD button and put in a DVD. The record indicator light went out as soon as I Pressed the DVD button & Played the DVD. When I went back to the HDD I found it was still recording the tv channel. So the answer would be yes you can watch a DVD & record to HDD at the same time, but you only see the info for the DVD, switch to HDD & only see info for HDD.
answered 1 year ago
By
TDNT
answer 2
1- yes
2-no
3-no
4-yes
5-no
6-yes, if your Panasonic HDMI TV has any kind of inputs
7-yes
8-yes
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
1) No as it only has a single tuner containing both analog and digital bands.
2) See above
3) See above
4) Yes
5) No.
6)Should be able to. Consult your manual for the Panasonic. You should be able to connect several different ways: Coax, composit, component or HDMI output cabling.
7) Yes. Page 67 of the Magnavox owners manual shows you what it will play.
8) No.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Caddymaran
answer 4
I have an OTA (over the air) connection but no digital TV so use a converter box for watching the TV on another channel while recording. This is controlled through the input on the TV not the DVR.

I don't think you can record multiple channels at once. Didn't see anything about that in the instruction manual. Also, you get a conflict on the programming if there is a time overlap which would indicate only one recording at a time.

Yes, you can watch a DVD or an HDD recording while making a new recording. You can also watch the same program that is being recorded but from the beginning or points in between.

I haven't noticed any restrictions on deleting recordings from the HDD.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
WestTNResident
answer 5
With OTA antenna you can only watch and record one show/movie at a time with this unit..

If both the TV and the Mag are connected to the Antenna in a parallel connection then you can record one show on the Mag., then using the TV selector for the antenna, tune to any channel that you wish to watch..

My HDTV has a selector with L1, L2, L3, for connections to DVD recorders, etc.. then the TV select for the OTA antenna..
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
JRBlu
answer 6
1) Yes, the coax circuit in the Mag is an amplified splitter that passes the raw antenna signal so your TV will tune channels separately while feeding the Mag's tuner so you can record a diff. channel.
2) No, only one tuner.
3)No, only one tuner.
4) Yes and yes.
5) No.
6) Yes.
7) Yes.
8) Yes, or play a prev. recorded title from the HDD.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Does this play back DVDs that you record r buy?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Mike8837
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Both, but if you just want a dvd player don't buy this.
answered 1 year ago
By
TDNT
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
It will play back, but not record copy protected dvd's.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Walmartisty
answer 4
It plays back DVDs recorded on it and bought DVDs. I had trouble playing back DVDs I made on my old DVR because they weren't finalized. I connected the old DVR into Line 1 and can play them back that way or record them onto the new DVR (HDD or DVD).
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
WestTNResident
answer 5
Yes, it should be able.. To play on a different DVD Player you will need to "Finalize" the DVD that you recorded..

From HDD position select "Menu" .. Edit and select Finalize.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
JRBlu
answer 6
Yes, it plays both.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
wajo2
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