Magnavox HDD, DVR, and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 320GB

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Record media in high resolution with the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder. This HDD DVR and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner lets you watch, forward, rewind or freeze live TV while recording. With a hard drive capacity of 320 GB, you can put an end to disorganized drawers of VHS tapes by selecting media to watch in-menu. Featuring 1080p up-conversion, the Magnavox HDD DVR DVD Recorder provides faithfully high definition recording of your favorite shows or movies. Unlike TiVo, there is no monthly subscription fee and it functions much like a VCR. With 4-way dubbing and Dolby Digital stream out, the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner will become an indispensible part of your TV-watching regimen. A DV-input allows you to connect the device to other electronics for storage so that you can keep recording your favorite shows. If you're looking for a smart digital recording solution, consider buying the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder.

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Record media in high resolution with the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder. This HDD DVR and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner lets you watch, forward, rewind or freeze live TV while recording. With a hard drive capacity of 320 GB, you can put an end to disorganized drawers of VHS tapes by selecting media to watch in-menu. Featuring 1080p up-conversion, the Magnavox HDD DVR DVD Recorder provides faithfully high definition recording of your favorite shows or movies. Unlike TiVo, there is no monthly subscription fee and it functions much like a VCR. With 4-way dubbing and Dolby Digital stream out, the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner will become an indispensible part of your TV-watching regimen. A DV-input allows you to connect the device to other electronics for storage so that you can keep recording your favorite shows. If you're looking for a smart digital recording solution, consider buying the Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder.



Magnavox 320GB HDD DVR and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

  • 1080p up-conversion
  • Watch, forward, rewind or freeze live TV while recording
  • Recording capacity of 320 GB
  • 4-way dubbing
  • Dolby Digital stream out
  • Virtual Surround System
  • DV-Input

Specifications

Remote Control Type: Full
Battery Type: Carbon Zinc
Primary Color: Black
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: MDR533H/F7
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 10.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.5 x 16.6 x 2.4
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 550485132
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8th Generation of Philips/Magnavox HDD/DVD Recorde
9/5/2012

Customer review by wajo2

5.0 stars 9/5/2012 by wajo2
by wajo2

8th Generation of Philips/Magnavox HDD/DVD Recorders: MDR533H/F7, MDR535H/F7, MDR537H/F7 (53x Series) Primary source of info on these recorders is here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086 Manual is here: http://www.m4c.magnavox.com/files/m/mdr535h_f7/mdr535h_f7_dfu_aen.pdf * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Mag 533/535/537 (53x) Series is the 8th, and possibly final, generation of simple, family-friendly, durable, std def (SD, 480i) analog/digital DVD recorders (DVDR) with hard disk drive (HDD) that are yearly improvements of the same basic design and operating system. They're the ONLY recorders, SD or HD (720/1080), available for daily use in North America with: -NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners for antenna or cable. -Easily replaceable hard disk drive (HDD): 320/500/1000GB (1TB). -Easily replaceable DVD burner. -Widescreen (16:9) recording. -Amplified coax and line input. -DV input. -Coax digital audio out. -1080p HDMI upconvert. -36 timer-rec programs. -6-hour autorecord buffer. -Pause & rewind live TV. -Chase play. -Skip/replay. -Simultaneous play/record. -Record while watching diff. channel on TV via coax passthru. -Integrated TV/DVDR control via HDMI CEC-link. -1-2 hour power backup, dep. on whether Auto Clock is off or on. -Simple editing for your archive copies or home movies. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * FOR NEWCOMERS TO DVDRs OR THIS BRAND OF DVDR The 53x Series are standalone units that can record from an antenna or cable TV. They can also record from cable boxes and satellite receivers or copy from DVRs. They're so easy to use they can be operated by the entire family, from kids to timeshifters to gearheads. Timeshifters can reliably record a bunch of named shows, unattended and with NO tapes or discs. Gearheads can upgrade their HDD or create an "HDD farm" of multiple 2.5" and 3.5" external (E-SATA) HDDs with unlimited storage, <1-min. drive swapout, HDD portability, and external power for less internal heat and stress. The DVD burner is also DIY replaceable with a ~$70 OEM unit. For the past 5 years, this same HDD/DVD recorder design has proven to be a simple and reliable way to record your daily and weekly shows on analog or digital channels, completely unattended, so you can go on a long vacation or business trip and you'll never touch a disc! It's the only device you'll need to copy your family's home movies or your DVR recordings to a stand-alone, no-monthly-fee HDD, where you can edit or not, then high-speed dub to DVDs for a perfect mirror-image of the original. You can also record/copy direct to DVD, if you prefer. If you get your TV signal via OTA antenna, you won't need a digital converter box wherever you've got one of these. Fair warning: The HDD will spoil you rotten! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * FOR OWNERS OF PREVIOUS MODELS If you looked at or have one of the previous models in the Philips or Mag HDD/DVD series, you might only need to know that, with the 53x Series, Funai is basically only satisfying a "Primary Wish": KEEP MAKING THE MDR515!. The 53x Manual reads virtually the same as the 515 manual, except they now show 900 titles possible on the HDD instead of 600. One major disappointment, other than the fact that the MDR53x Series doesn't add any new capabilities, is that the remote still operates the older Mag HDD/DVD recorders, the 2080, 2160, 2160A and 513. Users of multiple Mag machines will still have to use barriers to operate a single machine. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ERRORS, OMISSIONS AND MISLEADS STILL IN THE MANUAL Be aware that the 53x manual STILL has several important errors, omissions, and misleads. Three of the worst are: 1. WRONG - SETTING THIS DVDR UP BEHIND A CABLE BOX, pg 19. Makes this DVDR a "slave" to the box! It should be 1st on the incoming cable coax unless you order PPV/VOD thru the box… only then do you need a 2-way splitter on the incoming coax. The coax circuit on this DVDR passes the raw signal thru to the box, so this DVDR can "pick off" (record) ANY unscrambled channel in the signal. It should NEVER be behind a cable box where it can only record the channel the box is tuned to… EVEN IF ALL YOUR CABLE CHANNELS ARE SCRAMBLED (makes no diff.). Of course, you must do an Auto Channel Preset > Cable (Analog/Digital) to make sure your DVDR sees and memorizes the unscrambled channels (if any). 2. OMITTED - MAKING FRONT- AND END-CUTS IN EDIT, Pp 93-94. Frustrates many new users! In the Scene Delete menu, only REW stops on 1st frame and only PLAY and FF stop on last frame. 2160, 2160A and 513 also had a totally confusing and unnecessary auto-Preview after an End Cut that should be IGNORED. At least the 53x Series doesn't have the confusing auto-preview! 3. MISLEADING - RECORDING 16:9 WIDESCREEN AS 4:3, pg 45. This half-truth has caused more misunderstanding than almost anything else in the manual. It's a "deep" technical subject that didn't need to be there! It HAS TO record a 4:3 aspect pic FRAME because the DVD Std was built on the old 4:3 VHS Std, but the DVD std allows a combo of square/non-square pixels, variable horiz. rez, compression and decompression within that 4:3 frame. THAT'S what allows your HDTV to stretch the "non-square" (rectangular) pixels of a WS image inside that 4:3 frame to natural 16:9 WS aspect. You just need to set this DVDR's Video > TV Aspect to "16:9 Wide" and your HDTV on its "Wide" aspect setting. However, this DVDR's DEFAULT setting for aspect ratio is "4:3 Letter Box" so you have to change that to 16:9 Wide during setup or none of your recordings will be 16:9 WS! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * IF YOU NEED MORE INFO OR DETAILS ON THE ABOVE, IT'S ALL HERE (same link as at top): http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Disclaimer: I have never represented or worked for Funai or Walmart in any capacity… and currently don't work for anyone else! -:)

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Gender:Male
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My second purchased of a Magnavox DVR. Love it !!
9/19/2012

Customer review by MajesticWi

5.0 stars 9/19/2012 by MajesticWi
by MajesticWi

Back in February of 2011 I purchased my first Magnavox MDR513H DVR from Wal-Mart and loved it. I contemplated purchasing a second unit since I still had basic cable service for analog VCR recording on nights with conflicting viewing schedules. Unfortunately I waited too long and out of stock they went. When I saw Wal-Mart offering them again there was no hesitation with this purchase. What I will save on canceling cable will pay for this purchase in less than a year. Over the last year and a half my MDR513H model performed flawlessly. Time shift recording is a blessing on busy nights. Hard drive storage puts an end to drawers of VCR tapes that wear out and it allows for easy selection on playback. The hard drive capacity puts an end to worrying about tapes running out while you're away. The ability to hook up a VCR and dub your VHS tapes to disc is an added plus. Unlike TiVo there is no monthly subscription fee since this machine is programmed to record just like a VCR. If you are a frequent VCR user, you'll love these DVRs. Compared to the MDR513H, this model has the same features. Some of the menuing was approved on, but basically it is the same machine. Like my older model, this one comes with a well documented user guide for installation and use. There is no loss of signal when daisy chaining both DVRs to my outdoor antenna. I have found my older DVR to be a reliable and valued addition to my entertainment center and have no doubt the MDR533H model will perform just as well. The only thing that could be improved on is the remote control for multiple machine ownership. Both DVRs can be controlled from the same remote so when programming or using each DVR individually you must cover the remote receiver on the other unit. A two channel remote would be a benefit for multiple owners. Then again, I now have a spare remote if I wear the first one out.

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MajesticWi
Northeast Wisconsin
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
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Usage:Every few days
Best device for TV since..the VCR
9/18/2012

Customer review by IndianaJJ

5.0 stars 9/18/2012 by IndianaJJ
by IndianaJJ

The previous review pretty much sums up this awesome device. I have owned a Philips DVD3575 (purchased at Walmart in-store) for about 5 years and wanted to get a second for those times when I want to record 2 shows, and in case my Philips ever fails. I was very happy to find that the Magnavox & Philips are essentially the same units, however I can tell there have been a few nice tweaks to the Magnavox. It takes a little getting used to, to take advantage of all of its features, but once you do, you are in complete control of what you watch and when you watch it. It does all analog/digital (unscrambled) channels via cable or over the air, I currently use it for OTA only, and it seems to have a very strong tuner, better than my OTA box. Menus are fairly intuitive, and the response of the unit is quick- changing channels is average, but skip/replay or skipping tracks on the HDD is very quick, especially if you record in SLP (lowest quality) mode, which is fine for SD DTV. Also, if you want to burn a show/movie to DVD, it can burn at high speed, again an SLP-recorded show takes about 7-8 minutes to burn an hour of show. Not bad. Based on the almost identical (and still in daily use) Philips unit, I am expecting many years of reliable use. For each scheduled program you can choose from analog channels, DTV, Line1, or Line2 inputs. This comes into play if your local cable company no longer offers any unscrambled analog or digital TV. So you can use your cable box to receive the channel and set this DVR to record from the line input from your cable box. And you can also record another program later from local OTA broadcast if you can receive OTA. The fact that it does receive scrambled cable is not this unit's fault, but the cable company's. And finally, if you're reading this review, do not hesitate to click "buy", after a week of use, you won't know how you lived without it! I never watch live TV anymore, it's always timeshifted to skip commercials.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
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GREAT DVD RECORDER WITH BUILT IN HARD DRIVE!
10/10/2012

Customer review by tstoney

5.0 stars 10/10/2012 by tstoney
by tstoney

This is the only remaining dvd recorder with a built in hard drive still available in North American. Better than a cable dvr any day of the week since you can burn your programs on to a blank dvd unlike the cable dvr's. The Magnavox was unavailable for the past several months with sellers online trying to rip people off by charging over $1000 each. I was so happy when I saw it was available again. This my 3rd Magnavox hdd recorder since 2008. For anyone who records a lot and wants to permanently save certain recordings I highly recommend this Magnavox dvd recorder. One great feature is as long as you have the recorder turned on; you can go back and record anything that’s been on up to the past six hours and you can easily edit out commercials. I've read that the motion picture industry wants to keep these types of recorders off the market and that may happen. The Magnavox comes in 320 GB, 500 GB and now a 1 TB. They start at only $228. I’ve been very happy with mine and I'll probably buy another one in the near future.

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tstoney
San Gabriel, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
CLOSED CAPTION ISSUE
11/22/2013

Customer review by BYGEORGE

5.0 stars 11/22/2013 by BYGEORGE
by BYGEORGE

I bought the recorder from walmart.com and had it delivered free. I’ve only had this recorder for several days, but I feel it’s going to be a great asset. I had a problem at first with recording because my hearing is not as clear as it once was. I like to have the closed captions turned on. It wasn’t showing them and I couldn’t figure out why. I called the tech support line and after asking me what I had already tried, they said it must be defective, and I have tried everything that I could have tried. I already had a few movies recorded and didn’t want to exchange it and start over if I didn’t have to, so I worked with it for another day and finally found the answer, which the manual didn’t mention. I had it configured with an HDMI cable and using hdmi as the input. I found by reading things on the internet that the closed captions info won’t pass through hdmi. I changed the cables to AV cables and it works perfectly for me. I would recommend this recorder to a friend.

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FALLING WATERS, WV
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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AGAIN THIS IS NOT ANALOG TV BROADCAST SIGNAL, BUT DIGITAL. BUT THE SIGNAL STILL COMES VIA MY ANTENNA. was looking at MD 533H/f7. I mainly record educational programing, with an occasional Disney movie. Thanks in advance, Bart
by BART 11/24/2012
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  • A. Yes. I receive signal using an RCA Digital antenna, which is received an recorded by the DVR. {n.b., my old rabbit ear antenna works just as well (in Philadelphia).
    by ajcucchiara11/1/2014
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  • A. Yes this will work with an antenna. It has a built in digital tuner so you can connect the antenna directly to it.
    by Howbya11/1/2014
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  • A. Yes it will work. I am strictly OTA (over the air), with no converter and the DVR works fine.
    by An anonymous customer11/1/2014
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  • A. ues, but it will NOT get all the stations that your TV gets. The tuner is not good enough
    by baddvr11/1/2014
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  • A. Yes set remote to digital
    by east79th11/27/2012
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  • A. Yes it will. I have older units of this model; one on 2 different TV's and I only have antenna. My units work GREAT!
    by burber11/27/2012
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  • A. Yes-there are instructions in the book and fast sheet
    by skepticsam11/27/2012
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  • A. This will work with any antenna that picks up digital signals, and I think they all do.
    by madleader11/26/2012
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  • A. Yes, that's the highest quality signal for this Mag... all digital/HD signal. You'll be very pleased! Here's an index of info and help files with more details (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
    by wajo211/27/2014
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by james 12/7/2012
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  • A. Yes, it certainly will. That's the way I use mine. I don't have cable or dish.
    by Virg1212/11/2012
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  • A. Oh yes. I use it that way and it works great.
    by cacaorock12/10/2012
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  • A. Yes. I use mine with an antenna that receives digital over the air signals.
    by ADHDConsumer11/1/2014
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  • A. The instruction manual shows how to connect a VHF/UHF antenna to a RF coaxial cable, and to input on DVR. Then uses RCA cables to connect the DVR to your TV. If your TV only has antenna input you would have to purchase a RF modulator to connect the DVR to the TV.
    by DigiNerd12/8/2012
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  • A. Yes, I pulled in 35 channels OTA
    by naucturnal12/8/2012
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  • A. I believe it will work with an antenna.
    by OldGuy00712/8/2012
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  • A. Yes, but you must realize although it picks up HD stations, the picture quality is not HD.
    by dddd1014/12/2014
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  • A. Yes. I have an antenna in the attic and use a booster before I split the signal and send it to several rooms. This unit has a digital tuner built in so it can take a raw antenna signal and generate the digital or analog TV channel signals. You do not need cable or a digital converter box with it.
    by act1011/1/2014
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with the HDD, can the recordings be deleted and re-recorderd on?
by Barbie 11/26/2012
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  • A. Yes, and many hours can be put on the HDD. Much more than a DVD which is limited to 6 hours max.
    by pcf4211/20/2014
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  • A. Yes!
    by buffalobilly4511/20/2014
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  • A. Yes, you can easily delete recordings on the HDD just as you can delete a file on a computer hard drive. If you want to keep a recording for the long run you can just dub it to a DVD disk which simply means you record it from your HDD to a DVD then you can erase it from the HDD.
    by OverTheAirRecorder1/11/2013
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  • A. Yes. Easily though the manual doesn't make it obvious.
    by historken11/29/2012
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  • A. yes on the HDD side, or use WR type DVDs
    by schmidtlap11/28/2012
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  • A. Of course. Think of it like a VCR.
    by nofuninthesunduetoUV11/28/2012
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  • A. Absolutley! I set my machine to record certain programs on a weekly basis. After watchinig one program, I simply delete it for the following week's program. If you don't delete your program, eventually the hard drive will fill up leaving no room for new programs.
    by RecordingQueen251/8/2013
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  • A. Yes you can delete or keep any recordings. It holds alot of shows. You can name each show to watch for later or by default it numbers each recording. If you have used a VCR it is very similar to use.
    by weLoveourdogs1/11/2013
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