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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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 5 months ago
By
lowesmava
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
7 answers
Answers
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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
Yes you can if it is not copy write protected.
answered 1 year, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 7
Can go direct
answered 1 year, 5 months 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
KimOB
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
7 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Atassm
answer 5
For the none HD channels try changing the recording-Play format to one of the lower available resolutions.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 7 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, 6 months 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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.

Here's an index of info and help files... you only need to read and bookmark PAGE1 (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, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Does this play back DVDs that you record r buy?

asked 1 year, 7 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, 5 months ago
By
TDNT
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
It will play back, but not record copy protected dvd's.
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
JRBlu
answer 6
Yes, it plays both.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

can i record a program at a certain time when im not at home

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
lulu
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Momoftwosmallchildren
answer 2
YES! isn't that grand!!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
donate2yourFireDept
answer 3
Yes, you will have to ensure that you set your clock on the Recorder to Auto Update and indicate your PBS station channel so that the recorder will look to the embedded time signal on the PBS station to keep you recorder clock accurate. You can record a specific show at a designated time or weekly if you want to record a program every week.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
NormalWalmartCustomer
answer 4
Certainly. Check section, "Timer Recording" page 47.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Caddymaran
answer 5
Yes, set one of 36 timer rec programs as described in this help file (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#user_RecHDD6

Other index of help files are here, with lots more info... you only need to read and bookmark PAGE 1 (copy link text 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, 6 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 6
Why of course you can.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
VacationGenie
Question

can you record one station and watch another station like a vcr?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
carla
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I do this with my Panasonic TV and Magnavox DVR. The signal from your antenna is passed through the DVR to the TV so they share the antenna and can tune in two different stations at the same time. Note that when you have the DVR making a recording from channel X . . . it will output the video and audio from channel X as it is recording on the HDMI cable. If your TV is using the HDMI line as input, then you will see channel X. But if you tune your TV to channel Y, you are able to view channel Y on your TV even though the DVR is tuned to channel X. This is because the DVR and your TV have separate tuners.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
W2KBF
answer 2
You DO NOT need a separate coax (or splitter) from your antenna to the Mag to watch one channel while recording a diff. channel.

The Mag's coax circuit is a BUILT-IN splitter that, on one path, feeds the raw incoming signal to downstream components (cable box or TV) AND, on another path, feeds the Mag's tuner.

So, separate paths that allow your TV to tune all the channels it could if the Mag wasn't there, while the Mag tunes its own separate channels with its built-in tuner. Antenna users need a TV with a digital tuner since the OTA signal is all-digital today.

To watch plain TV, switch your TV to its coax/TV (ANT) input, To see internal Mag stuff (menus, channels, recorded titles, DVDs) switch your TV to the input where you connected the Mag... that connection can be via HDMI, Component RGB, S-Video or Composite YWR RCA. Nothing internal from the Mag goes thru the coax.

Info and help files are here (with that info and more)... 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_12244086
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No. We had to run a second coaxial cable to it so we can record and watch something else.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
newtcook
answer 4
yes, the coax connection will run straight thru to your antenna input on your tv. watch that input while recording. you will have to program before hand from one of the other box to tv options.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Briscokg
answer 5
Yes, as long as your system allows the Mag to receive the raw incoming signal, like from a cable or antenna.

The Mag's coax circuit is just a "passthrough" of the incoming signal so a TV or cable box connected to the coax out from the Mag will get the raw signal so it can tune channels independently, with its own tuner.

You just have to switch to the "TV" or other input name your TV has for the straight antenna coax input or the cable box input.

So, while the Mag is recording its own channel that you set, the TV can tune any other channel which you can watch while recording.

You can also "Chase Play" a Mag recording in progress, or play an already recorded HDD title or a DVD while recording.

An index of other info and help files is here (you only need to read and bookmark PAGE 1):

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 6
No - you can only watch the station you are recording - or you can watch a different previously recorded program.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Karens2Cents
Question

can you schedle record

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
el
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
books50000
answer 2
Yes, you can set the DVR to record multiple programs. I haven't tested how many may be scheduled at one time, but there is a page listing at the bottom (I'm still on page 1/1), so I'm guessing at least 12, probably more. (I don't mean you can record multiple programs that are on at the same time, but that you can set the DVR to record, for instance, two programs on Monday, three on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, etc. It can record only one show at a time.)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
LadyCXJ
answer 3
if you know when the show is on, you can set up the recorder to record the time slot, but there is no program guide.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ThunderDan111
answer 4
Yes. but it is set up more like the old VCR's were. You enter the day, start/stop time, channel, and quality.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
thriftyshopper02
answer 5
Yes you can schedule a recording time.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
sartek7
answer 6
Yes, it has 36 timer programs you can schedule for M-F, Every Sunday/Monday/etc, a certain date, etc... lots of other options.

One person used only 6 timer programs to record 35 shows while he was on a 3-1/2 week trip!

Lots of info here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

VCR hookup

I read the manual, and the directions could be a little clearer. I want to add my VHS to this unit could someone out there give me a little clearer directions on how to do this. I downloaded the manual before buying the unit not really clear. All of you give great reviews and I am really interested but I don't want to be up all night. HDMI and S cables confuse me just want the simple way to get the job done. Hey I'm old what can I say.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Jean
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
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answer 1
Just connect the yellow video cable to the video output connector on your VCR and then connect same to the video input of the Magnavox Recorder. Likewise, connect the red & white audio cables to the output of the VCR and then to the audio input of the Recorder. I know you can do it. - I like this Recorder -
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Hons
answer 2
I understand where you are coming from. The manual is counter intuitive at times. I'll keep this short with bullet points...

(1) You will need two sets of the RCA audio/video cables (like I did - my TV is over 5 yrs old) "IF" you haven't connected the HDD/DVD to the TV with an HDMI, component video or an S cable. The HDD/DVD comes with only one set of RCA cables.

If you have connected to the TV with HDMI, component or S cable use the one set of RCA cables to connect the VCR with the HDD/DVD recorder.

(2) Connect one set of the RCA cables to the VCR's video and audio output jacks - in the rear of the VCR (the yellow plug in the yellow output, the red plug with the red output and the white plug with the white output).

Take those three plugs and insert them to the Front input jacks of the HDD/DVD - the yellow in yellow, the red in red, the white in white.

(3) I'm assuming your HDD/DVD recorder is already hooked up to your TV by HDMI, component, S or RCA cables.

(4) Turn on your VCR and TV and insert your VHS tape.

(5) Press your TV/Video/Input button on your TV remote to get to the Blue Magnavox Screen.

(6) Use your HDD/DVD remote and press the (MENU) button and select the "General Setting" and then press (OK). Go to page 56 and 57 of the manual and follow the 6 steps. Make sure you press the HDD or DVD on your remote or on the HDD/DVD recorder itself.

I suggest recording from VCR to the HDD first and then dub to a DVD. I would recommend using the Verbatim 4x DVD+RW Disks. I have had zero problems.

(7) YOU MUST select (L2) Front input on the menu. Press the (Record mode) on the HDD/DVD remote (for the quality of the recording).

(8) Press the (RECORD) button on the HDD/DVD remote.

(9) Press the play button on your VCR.

Now the VCR tape is playing and the HDD/DVD is recording the VCR playback, either to the HDD or to a DVD disk - whatever your choice is.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
RocketRod22
answer 3
There are several ways your VHS could be used with this unit. However I would not suggest that you connect the VHS unit using the antenna in and out connections on the VHS. The recording quality of the DVR is far superior to any VHS recording. That said, you would need to check your VHS unit to see what outputs it might have. If yours has a S-video output. Use a S-video cable to connect the VHS output to your DVR S-video input. Your VHS can then be used as a play back (player) for any old VHS tapes you might have. If your TV set has a unused HDMI input jack use a HDMI cable to connect the DVR HDMI out to the TV's HDMI in put jack.

The hardest connection is the antenna input. It all depends on what kind of service you have. Outdoor antenna, cable TV, or cable tv with a converter box. If you have a cable tv converter box, it should have a antenna input (cable wire) and a antenna output (cable wire) which normally connects to the antenna input (cable wire) on the TV set and you set the tv to channel three to watch any programs.

If this is the set up you have it really limits the use of the DVR as you may only be able to record the same cable channel that you are watching on the converter box as any incoming channel on the cable converter box is converted to channel three. If you want to record a program that you might miss if you are not going to be home this is great.

Any way take the cable out put from the cable converter box and connect it to the antenna input on the DVR and the antenna output from the DVR antenna output to the TV antenna input.

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where you could have a HDTV antenna to connect to your TV to watch over the air TV (see antennaweb.com) Then connecting the antenna wire to the antenna input of the DVR and the antenna output of the DVR to the TV antenna input gives you the ability to use the digital tuner in the DVR to select any channel received to be recorded while still being able to watch any other channel received by using the digital tuner in the TV
set.

Some cable systems that use converter boxes will pass some channels that can be selected with the digital tuner in the DVR. However many of the channels you may wish to select may not be available without the use of the converter box.

I don't know if any of this helps, there is no simple answer. I happen to live in a location where I have two digital HDTV antennas mounted on a pole one pointed north west and the other pointed south. In my area this gives me 43 over the air digital channels that I can watch. So I can record any one of the 43 on my DVR and continue to watch any one of the other 43 on my digital HDTV at the same time.

I was also a TV repairman for 35 years. Before cable TV; some things were more simple. Not as many selections but more simple.
With the current cable TV systems with so many program selections obtained only through the converter boxes much more complicated.

There should have been a Quick Start Guide included with your DVR and on the page numbered one, it shows the many ways of connecting your DVR. By the way all HDMI cables are created equal so do not fall for the sale man story that you have to buy an expensive cable for a good picture a six dollar cable works the same as a sixty dollar one and that is a fact.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
feroequinelogist
answer 4
connect a coax to the magnavox input from your coax output on vcr. set dvr to channel three.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ThunderDan111
answer 5
You need to connect the VHS audio/video OUTPUTS to the INPUTS of the new DVR.
What connection you use depends on what type VHS you have. Use the best available connection method.
Page 15 describes the different data cables and their quality. ( Bottom left corner of page).
Page 55 will give a connection layout.
This is the manual link (be patient and read page 15 & 55) that corresponds to the page numbers:

http://www.m4c.magnavox.com/files/m/mdr535h_f7/mdr535h_f7_dfu_aen.pdf
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
WalMartiniMartian
answer 6
To copy stuff from a VCR, you'd connect cables from the VCR to a front or back input on the Mag, select the input you connected to (L1 front or L2 back) on the Mag, press PLAY on the VCR and REC on the Mag... simple as that.

The gory details are 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#user_RecHDD9

Connection sketches and explanations are here... select the Sketch # that matches your TV system (antenna, cable, sat) and look exp. at the "advanced" sketch that shows a VCR in the system:

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

For a complete list of help files for later ref., go here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

About Functions and multiregion dvd

I wanted to know if these model will work with NTSC system and be able to play any kind of dvds, as region 1,2,3 4 etc with no problems ... I meant if it is multiregion dvd? I will send it to Lima,Peru and there use region 4 dvds disc.
Hope you can help me.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Sylvie
on Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't do it. Walmart sells a region 1 NTSC machine.
You need a region 4 machine.
Multi-region dvd will work.
answered 1 year ago
By
Bigchump
answer 2
It does have a built-in NTSC tuner, from which it can record. As for the region codes, you might want to consult the manual (www.m4c.magnavox.com/files/m/mdr535h_f7/mdr535h_f7_dfu_aen.pdf) or give Magnavox a call.
answered 1 year ago
By
LAViewer01
answer 3
Region 2 only.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
UniqueUserName
answer 4
This Unit has an NTSC only DVD player. For a multi-region DVD player get the oppo Universal DVD player DV-981HD
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Hons
answer 5
YES
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
MSGTUSMCRET
answer 6
It is an NTSC system but it will only play Region 1 commercial discs. DVDs you create in it are coded "all-region" (1,2,3,4,5,7,8) and those can be played anywhere with this or other NSTC recorders/players.

No know "hack" to make it play other-region commercial discs (movies)... players are easy to hack, but not recorders for some reason.

ots of info 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#post_12244086
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
wajo2
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