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Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8

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Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8

This model can record on DVD +R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs from an external video source, such as a cable box or a VCR (non-copyrighted tapes only). Highlights include progressive scan playback on HDTVs, component video output, and a digital audio output for connecting a surround sound system. Includes wireless remote control. Note: This recorder does not have a built-in TV tuner so it can only record from external video sources connected to its S-video or composite video inputs.
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Questions & Answers for Magnavox Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8

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does the recording start at the end of a previous recording?

on this DVD recorder that i'm looking at, after it records like for an hour, and you watch it that same day, but your going to record tomorrow, does it pick up where the last recording stopped or does it start a the beginning of the disc?
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
By
sugarbabies
 - SA Texas
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
It starts where your last recording stops. In other words it will not "tape over" what you have already put on the disc. If you have DVD-RW discs, you can erase shows and then it will record back at the start of the disc. Otherwise, it can hold up to 6 one hour shows on the disc.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
By
bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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can I record from a vhs recorder to this dvd recorder

asked 6 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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Yes, it is very easy to hook up either from the front or the back. However this will not copy Disney movies. I have been able to copy many of my VHS to DVD using this unit and have been pleased with the results but not everything will copy (and there are ways around that if you google Sima CT-200 or Sima GO-DV 2000).
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
By
bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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Does this DVD recorder come with a remote?

asked 6 years, 7 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - Missouri
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
Yes, it has a remote and it comes in VERY handy.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
By
bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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Can you record from a camcorder?

asked 6 years, 5 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
yes, you can even use a older one like a sony handycam, even if it is not digital
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
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moneysaver34
 - illinois
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Will this record tv shows from basic cable without a cable box?

The cable service I have is Time Warner Basic and I only get 78 channels. I do not have a cable box. The cable just goes directly into my tv. Will this recorder work for recording tv shows on those channels?
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
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bhilto71
 - maine
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
I do not have a cable box and can record shows just fine like Monk, House, etc on any cable channel up to channel 99.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
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bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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Can you set a chapter-mark to whenever you want on the disc?

For example if I want to make the first chapter at 2min20sec, then I want to make the next one at 4min30sec, then another at 15min10sec, etc.

Is this possible? Or are the chapter breaks put in automatically at around say every 5 or 10 minute mark?

Also, will the chapter-breaks on recorded discs work on OTHER DVD players (I read of another model where they didn't work on other players)?

Thanks.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
By
NeedSomeDVDHelp
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
It says in the manual you can set chapter marks. It also says you can "make edits compatible" to see effects on another unit. I haven't tried it though, so I'm not sure how it works.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
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blackjade
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can you also play dvds as well as record?

asked 6 years, 7 months ago
By
majh66
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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Yes, this will play DVD's and record them. Works like any normal DVD player
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
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bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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Does this have a TV tuner or not?

The specifications show that it has a tuner and all the channels it can receive. However, the initial description of the product shows that it does NOT have a tuner. So does it or doesn't it???
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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I don't think this one has a tuner but I have my cable hooked up thru it and it picks up all my channels (it is in my daughter's room without an HD box). I can get all the channels just fine in her room. Could not figure out how to get it hooked up to HD box in living room. There is another unit that is a step up above this one, costs a little more but it does say it has a tuner. Personally, I would get the one with the digital tuner.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
By
bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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does it have a hdmi plugin?

asked 6 years, 6 months ago
By
hatelimitation
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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answer 1
No, this unit has component hook ups. No HDMI.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
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bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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Copying VHS tpes

I have family home movies that I want to convert to DVD. I have a VCR so is there a way I can do this?
asked 6 years, 6 months ago
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Merry6319
 - Alabama
on Magnavox DVD Recorder, ZC320MW8
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Yes. This is why I bought it too. Connect the VCR to the front inputs (or back, I picked front because it was easier). Use the instruction manual to see what channel to turn to to see what you are looking at (I think front input is E-2, the back E-1). I converted our home movies DVD and had no problem. If you buy this the user manual will explain everything on how to hook it up. You can also use this like a VCR and program it to record your favorite shows.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
By
bridgesbunch
 - Panama City, FL
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