Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

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Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner
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Get a great DVD recorder in the Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner. The Magnavox HDD Recorder features a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner for quick access to HD programming. Additional features of the Magnavox Recorder include progressive scan, DVD +/-R/RW recording and an included Magnavox remote control. The Magnavox HDD Recorder also has one touch two-way dubbing (HDD>DVD, DVD>HDD) and plays DVD Video, DVD-R/RW and +R/RW, MP-3, CD-R/RW, Audio CD, as well as launches JPEG files. Get this Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner and record all your favorite media formats.

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Get a great DVD recorder in the Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner. The Magnavox HDD Recorder features a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner for quick access to HD programming. Additional features of the Magnavox Recorder include progressive scan, DVD +/-R/RW recording and an included Magnavox remote control. The Magnavox HDD Recorder also has one touch two-way dubbing (HDD>DVD, DVD>HDD) and plays DVD Video, DVD-R/RW and +R/RW, MP-3, CD-R/RW, Audio CD, as well as launches JPEG files. Get this Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner and record all your favorite media formats.


Magnavox 160GB HDD & DVD Recorder:

  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • DVD +/-R/RW Recording, one touch two-way dubbing (HDD>DVD, DVD>HDD)
  • Plays DVD Video, DVD-R/RW and +R/RW, MP-3, CD-R/RW, Audio CD, JPEG
  • Progressive Scan
  • Component Video Output
  • Rear S-Video and A/V Input/Output
  • Digital Audio Out (RCA)
  • RF In/Out
  • Built-in ATSC/NTSC Tuner
  • Wireless Magnavox Remote Control Included

Specifications

Depth: 11.4 in
Height: 2.3 in
Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Width: 16.5 in
Supported Digital Audio Standards: PCM, MP3
Media Load Type: Tray
Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-2
Recordable Media: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R
Recording Mode: XP, SP, LP, EP, HQ, SLP
Media Type: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, Kodak Picture CD, DVD, CD, Video CD
Programmability: 36 events / 1 month
Upscaling: Yes
Dvd Additional Features: Progressive scanning, JPEG photo playback
Output Mode: Stereo
Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output
Technology: Infrared
A/v System Recommended Use: Home
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Clock: Yes (digital)
Timer: Record
Type: Internal ,  DVD recorder ,  Remote control ,  Digital tuner
Power Consumption Operational: 33 Watt
Voltage Required: AC 120 V ( 60 Hz )
Reception System: NTSC-M
Connector Type: S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - front Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 pin FireWire ) - front HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear RF input - rear RF output - rear
Model No.: H2160MW9
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 10.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.4 x 16.5 x 2.3
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
Walmart No.: 550049
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12/2/2009

Customer review by Rmdws

5.0 stars 12/2/2009 by Rmdws
by Rmdws

I have been writing, burning, and editing DVD's since DVD's were created. I have owned several DVD Recorders. The Magnavox 160GB DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner is one of the Best Values on the Market for the price. There are a couple of minor problems with the Unit, one involving the clock issue, and the other regarding the finalizing in which you can locate the answers in other posts or on AVS Forum. This is a great product and I highly recommend it. It may take a little time if you are not familiar with a DVD recorder to get to know how to use it fully but it is well worth the price. NOTE: IF YOU ENCOUNTER THIS PROBLEM. The Clock has a setting for AUTO SET. Many posts suggest setting the clock for MANUAL. I suggest turning the AUTO SET to "OFF". There is a problem with the UNIT and the clock issue (the clock will search a TV station to set the correct time each day at noon and midnight which DOES NOT WORK on the units. (and is not neccessary) What will happen is the unit will FREEZE up, the POWER will not come on on the unit. Some posts suggest unplugging the unit and plugging back in. I have read where buyers have returned the units because of this problem (unit will not power back up) and requested refunds, ect. What I have found if this happens to you, UNPLUG the unit. DISCONNECT the INPUT (cable TV input) THEN PLUG THE UNIT BACK IN, and it will power back up just fine. There is a ROGUE signal which comes across the cable trying to set the clock and it will completely lock the unit up. DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT, after you get the unit powered back up, hook back up your INPUT (coaxial if you are on cable T.V.) and go into the setup and turn the AUTO CLOCK setting to OFF. This should cure your problem. As far as recording, as far as a DVR, and as far as DVD burning, I do highly recommend this product, it is the best buy out there for the money. There is a lot of information on AVS forum about this unit if you need to know further information or have questions.

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Rmdws
Tulsa, Ok
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Getting the hang of it...
7/4/2009

Customer review by PghSkier

4.0 stars 7/4/2009 by PghSkier
by PghSkier

I must say that I have loved this DVR and I have been fustrated by it. The HDD works great for recording digital broadcasts - the DVD can be a bit fustrating. I am using this DVR to record over the air digital broadcasts - the digital tuner is fantastic. It is connected to a small antenna in the attic and it programmed all the local TV stations plus others. This exceeded my expectations. The HDD is a breeze to program. It is as easy to use as the VCR that it replaced. I especially love playing back one recording while it records another. Again, exceeds my expectations. Now the DVD recorder. After several 2 hour recordings I became fustrated that several features would not work as described in the manual. I reread the manual several times but it can be vague and confusing to understand. The recordings worked fine but I had difficulty with finalizing a session; splitting titles & using the DVD and HDD simultaneously. I called the Customer Service line for assistance. They were great and very helpful. You can only use specific types of media outlined in the manual. Several brands are listed but I was using a different brand name than listed in the manual. I was also using DVD-R and DVD-RW disks. Customer Service informed me that I should ONLY use those media listed in the manual and specifically DVD+R or DVD+RW. They think my problems stem from using the wrong disks. I have since ordered the correct disks and I will test their theory when the disks arrive. I must add that C.S. provided me a couple pointers not included in the manual. #1-buy a good laser lens cleaner and use it after every 10 hours of DVD use. I guess the lens gets dirty and causes the DVD seek time to slow down. Typical seek time is 4 seconds but a dirty lens will slow it down to 8 seconds! #2-ONLY use +R or +RW disks listed in the manual. Overall I am pleased with the unit. There aren't many DVRs on the market and I would recommend this unit to any 'over-the-air' broadcast users. The digital tuner in this unit is very sensitive.

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PghSkier
Pittsburgh, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Very Happy With Purchase
8/8/2009

Customer review by Winfro

5.0 stars 8/8/2009 by Winfro
by Winfro

Wow, I had no idea this type of item was on the market, basically a digital version of a VCR but much, much more impressive. The built in digital tuner picked up every digital channel available in my area and the HD channels looks great when using an HDMI cable (not provided) in package. The unit also buffers Live TV so you can pause and rewind Live TV without having to record, that is stuff I thought was only avail with the leased Cable and Sat units. I also love the VSkip feature when watching a recording, jumps right through commercials with a breeze, as well as the Chase play feature which allows you to watch a recording from the beginning while still recording. To sum it up, it is an incredible buy at this price it plays and records great, you just have to make sure you are using proper DVD's as decsribed in the manual. I have no complaints with it at this time, I recommend it to anyone looking to step up to the next level in live TV recording, or to fire the Sat and Cable companies and their leased equipment. Hope this helps in your decision making process, you will not regret this purchase believe me.

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Winfro
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Unit does not record in HD
9/30/2009

Customer review by goose24

4.0 stars 9/30/2009 by goose24
by goose24

There has been some confusion in the various posts regarding what format this product records in. Page 42 of the manual states that: "All high definition pictures will be down converted to the standard definition pictures when they are recorded on this unit." It further states on pg 45 that "This unit cannot record images as aspect ratio of 16:9. The 16.9 images will be recorded as 4:3." You can still select your playback of the material to be 16:9, but the image will be stretched to some extent to fill it. Either way, the recording is still digital and will look good, it just won't be HD quality so don't set your expectations incorrectly.

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goose24
Milwaukee, wi
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Outstanding product for those willing to learn!
10/15/2009

Customer review by TalkieTime

5.0 stars 10/15/2009 by TalkieTime
by TalkieTime

I own and use three Magnavox H2160MW9 HDD/DVD recorders. Mine are the original versions manufactured in May, August and December 2008. These recorders provide outstanding flexibility through hard drive recording, editing those recordings and high-speed dubbing to DVD (for material worth preserving). Of course, the Magnavox may also be used as a time-shifting device like DVRs provided by cable and satellite services. With the Magnavox there are no monthly fees. The Magnavox H2160 provides enhanced features and functionality. It is not the right choice for those with the “I don’t need no stinkin’ Owner’s Manual” mentality. Those folks should stick with the “dumbed-down” cable or satellite DVR. Unfortunately, the H2160 Owner’s Manual provides only some of the basic information but omits so much that is essential for a satisfactory appreciation/understanding of this product. After reading some customer reviews it seems to me that some folks do not realize that their choices made in the GENERAL SETTING menu have consequences affecting functional and operational matters. CLOCK menus have three sub-menus, Clock Setting, Auto Clock Setting and Daylight Saving Time. Set the correct time in the Clock Setting menu. In the Auto Clock Setting choose OFF to prevent searching the channels every day at noon and midnight to find and adjust the time, date or year according to often-erroneous “rogue” signals. Pay special attention to the calendar in the Daylight Saving Time menu or set it to OFF. In the VIDEO menu the choices determine Aspect Ratio appearance and related recording preferences. One must understand what the choices are, what the choices mean and choose wisely. Sometimes the terminology may be confusing, i.e., does one want a 16x9 image or a letter box display of a 16x9 image within a 4x3 display or even a cut-out “pan and scan” rendition (for those wanting to see only a portion of the original image). The Video Input menu and the additional menus opening from that menu provide for selective activation of S-Video inputs. HDMI output functionality is activated from the remote control. There are consequences to those choices as well. The RECORDING menu allows one to set the Auto Chapter intervals—be sure to use the ten minute or longer intervals if editing or dividing titles as title dividing and five minute chapter intervals sometimes become problematic. Be sure to set Make Recordings Compatible to ON if unfinalized discs are to be swapped between other Funai-manufactured recorders. (Other Funai-built recorder’s Make Recordings Compatible settings should also be set to ON.) The Owner’s Manual doesn’t provide the front and end cut editing procedures; as well as too little information when considering aspects of high-speed dubbing. What about DVD formatting, erasing, finalizing and dubbing failures when there are timer recordings scheduled with the H2160 “A” models manufactured in 2009? The Owner’s Manual does not address these matters, and Funai didn’t devise the workaround to select “L3” (the DV input) to correct this problem. Owners/users have worked through all these matters and continue to share this wealth of information, advice, tips, tricks and workarounds with other owner/users. Other owners/users often know much more about the Magnavox H2160 than does Funai Customer Service. The Magnavox H2160 provides outstanding flexibility, functionality and reliability to all those willing to learn--type avs h2160--it’s all there just for the reading.

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TalkieTime
Pacific Northwest
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:9 - 10 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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I've noticed that the HDD is running after I thought I had turned the unit off. Timed recording was not set or involved. I could stop the HDD by turning the unit on, then off again. I first suspected a difference between using the remote versus the front panel button, but now I'm not so sure. It might be related to the automatic clock setting. Does anyone have a definitive answer to this? Is the problem solved by using the manual clock setting?
by dman9 2/17/2009
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  • A. Definitely the hard drive. I had checked the fan.
    by dman92/19/2009
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  • A. Are you sure you are not hearing the fan? It's on the back of the unit.
    by McSummation2/19/2009
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  • A. Thanks. I've had the auto clock turned off for three days and the HDD did not spin up. That seems to be the workaround. When it did spin up in auto clock mode, it stayed on, even with the unit in standby. Important to know, since I want to keep the HDD off to extend its life.
    by dman92/19/2009
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  • A. The Magnavox will start up twice a day, at midnight and noon, for the automatic clock setting. The display will remain off when it does this. It will stay on for a minute or so. If there is no channel in your area broadcasting the clock set signal then it will search but should give up eventually. If you set the clock set to manual and the HDD activity continues after you power the unit down then something else is going on.
    by WatchesTooMuchTV2/18/2009
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  • A. The hard drive is running all the time. that is why you can pause live tv. It has a virtual memory. at any time you watch tv,you can pause,rewind,ff and record. page 46 of owners manual explains special recording
    by arnold17342/18/2009
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  • A. AVMogul's answer (below) is accurate. My response is related to OTA sensitivity. The unit can tune all OTA digital channels, and cable channels 1-135.
    by dman93/5/2009
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  • A. It will tune all of them, but the ATSC tuner in the 2160 is not as sensitive as my digital tv's or Dish DTVPal/TR40. Channels that pixelate on the 2160 are solid on the others, with the same antenna feed. The tuner delivers and records an excellent digital picture, but get the best DTV antenna connection you can. I don't know whether this unit is more sensitive to multipath and other effects, so don't know whether an RF amplifer would help.
    by dman92/15/2009
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  • A. Of course the number of channels being broadcast is limited to the number of channels that the cable company is sending out, and the number of over-the-air channels is dependent on the number of basic and sub-channels that the network subsidiaries are broadcasting. The machine itself scans for channels 1-125 for analog then automatically starts searching for DIGITAL over-the-air channels 1-135. It will memorize all that it finds.
    by AVMogul12/27/2008
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  • A. Over 120 - I stopped it as I knew I didn't have any more channels available on my cable system. I looked in the manual, but can't find the maximum number of channels available.
    by SV198012/22/2008
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Supplier Warranty: Funai Corp. will repair this Magnavox product, free of charge in the USA in the event of defect in materials or workmanship as follows: Funai will provide replacement parts without charge for one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase. Certain parts are excluded from this warranty. Funai will provide the labor without charge for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase. This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. A purchase receipt or other proof of original retail purchase is required together with the product to obtain service under this warranty. This warranty is void if serial numbers are altered, replaced, or missing. This warranty covers failures during normal use, it does not cover damage which occurs during shipment, or damage which results from an accident, mishandling, misuse, or from fire, flood, lightning or other acts of God. To locate your nearest Magnavox Authorized Service Center or for general customer service, please call 1-800-605-8610.
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