Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder

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Magnavox MDR-513H/F7 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder
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Record your favorite movies and TV shows with the MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD and DVD Recorder. This DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner records up to 387 hours onto a large 320GB hard drive so you can store all of your favorite television programs.

Pause live television while you record the show on this 1080p DVD recorder. Its 1080p up-conversion gives you the best quality picture from DVDs. Play songs; view photos, and enjoy virtual surround sound, with Dolby Digital stream out on this DVR/DVD recorder.

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Record your favorite movies and TV shows with the MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD and DVD Recorder. This DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner records up to 387 hours onto a large 320GB hard drive so you can store all of your favorite television programs.

Pause live television while you record the show on this 1080p DVD recorder. Its 1080p up-conversion gives you the best quality picture from DVDs. Play songs; view photos, and enjoy virtual surround sound, with Dolby Digital stream out on this DVR/DVD recorder.

Magnavox 320GB DVR and DVD Recorder, MDR-513H/F7:

  • 1080p up-conversion
  • Plays back DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW
  • Plays back MP3 and JPEG file formats
  • 320GB capacity
  • Dolby Digital stream out
  • Virtual surround system
  • Built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner
  • Freeze live TV while you are recording
  • Magnavox 320GB DVR and DVD recorder includes remote control
  • Parental lock
  • 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
    Media Format: NTSC
    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
    Upscaling: Yes
    Video D/a Converter: 10bit / 108MHz
    Dvd Additional Features: Progressive scanning, JPEG photo playback
    Output Mode: Stereo
    Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output
    A/v System Recommended Use: Home
    Parental Lock: Yes
    Features: Simultaneous recording and playback
    Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
    Clock: Yes (digital)
    Timer: Record
    Power Consumption Operational: 33 Watt
    Voltage Required: AC 120 V ( 60 Hz )
    Reception System: NTSC-M
    Type: Fluorescent ,  Remote control ,  DVD recorder ,  Internal ,  Digital tuner
    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
    Electronic Program Guide: Digital EPG
    Model No.: MDR513H/F7
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 10.55
    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.: 525569
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    The BEST DVD Recorder with Hard Drive
    6/10/2010

    Customer review by GmanIV

    5.0 stars 6/10/2010 by GmanIV
    by GmanIV

    For 2010, this is simply the BEST DVD Recorder you can buy. It has a massive 320 gig Hard drive, that gives you almost 400 hours on the lowest setting (which looks like a VCR recording) the next setting up looks very good and has almost 300 hours. You can record a tv show to the hard drive and keep it there, EASILY delete out commercials with the Edit feature, then save to a DVD or just keep it in the hard drive, I mean with 400 hours, its not like your gonna fill it up. The manual that comes with it at first seems daunting, but the best way to fig this unit out is just plug it in and play with it. It didn't take me long to figure it out. It was a easy 1 button record (otr) and a quick 1 button Dubbing (Hard drive to DVD or DVD to hard drive). Works much like a old style VCR but just all Digital and much better picture quality. It has a tuner that picks up Digital and old style Analog cable/satellite channels. This magnavox system is a gem! It's a almost like having a Tivo but without any monthly fees. I would deff recommend this unit to a friend or anyone wanting to buy a DVD recorder or to replace a old VCR or just tired of Tivo.

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    GmanIV
    South Carolina
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    I have no regrets.
    9/25/2010

    Customer review by SpockTekkie

    4.0 stars 9/25/2010 by SpockTekkie
    by SpockTekkie

    This product is definately the best buy you can find, especially since I got it on sale. The 320GB HDD is quiet and holds as many hours of video as specified. Mine has worked flawlessly. It records and plays everything I throw at it. The HDMI 1080p upconversion is awsome, at least on my 1080P 42 in Vizio LCD TV. The recordings are crisp, clear, and sharp on digital channels and not so bad on analog channels. Surround Sound is awsome on surround sound system. The TV Tuner on this DVR is great. Timer settings record accurately. It has a lot of neat stuff, like recording a timer setting whether on or off. You can do about any type of editing you want, erase sections, hide chapters, etc. Now, lets address some issues. It doesn't record on DL dvds (dual layer - 8.7 gb vs std 4.7 gb discs). But it doesn't claim to and you are not paying for a High End DVR. Maybe you could replace the recorder with a dual layer recorder, but the software probably wouldn't support it. But you can split a 2 hour high quality movie between two STD dvds. One hour on each disc. It doesn't have a usb port for copying or playing usb drives or usb hd drives, but it doesn't claim to have one. Yes, the remote is hard to read in dim lighting, but it is not bad. So are a lot of other remotes. At least it is a good solid remote. Buttons are of various shapes, sizes and positions. Critical buttons are different colors, Red for recording, dubbing and power on/off. At least the layout is nice and buttons are not tiny, but medium sized for easy use. Directions are a little complex, but setup on screen is pretty much menu driven and user friendly. Just go though each option. But I had a Magnavox DVD recorder before, which is basically this machine without a HDD. Even the remotes work with the other machine. It can only record one channel at a time and only view that channel. But you can watch another recording or a DVD while it is recording. It only records in a 4:3 format, not a 16:9 widescreen format. Which is okay for me. It records analog channels fine, digital channels fine, and it records Hi Def channels as digital channels. But they are pretty sharp and at least it pulls them in. It does a fine job of converting analog and digital. It can be a digital converter or you can watch analog channels clearer on a digital LCD screen. Note: For best results watch DVDs through HDMI cable on HDMI Aux channel on LCD TV and watch analog and digital channels through component cables on Component Aux channel on LCD screen. The formatting is better and quality is better. Also, buying this new is a lot better buy than buying something used and cheaper, or used and over the internet. Used electronics, older than 3 or 4 years , are usually a waste of money because they break down or most of the life span is gone. Summary: All in all, even though this is not a state of the art, expensive machine, it is very good quality at a decent price. If taken care of properly (not abused) it should last a long time. But typically, electronics probably have roughly, a 3-5 year good life span if used a lot. I would recommend it to anybody in a heartbeat. I have no regrets buying mine. I am a computer programmer, computer technician, and computer geek and I approve of this message.

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    SpockTekkie
    Denison, IA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    BYE BYE TIVO/CABLE DVR
    3/12/2011

    Customer review by navado2

    5.0 stars 3/12/2011 by navado2
    by navado2

    I have been looking for a device to record HD channels as well as SD. I have a Tivo series 2 that only does SD TV and a 160GB philips dvd recorder that also only does SD being they have no HD turner built in. I first thought of upgrading my tivo to their premier box for $479 with lifetime sub. since i have been a customer for years. Then I noticed i would have to get a cable card for a monthly fee and a wireless adapter for $59. The goal was to be rid of any subscription fee and not break the bank in doing it. I also thought of buying a pc tv tuner card for $130 but found this 320gb was selling for only $199 which is $70 less than what i paid for my 160gb years ago. The other reviews posted on this website and others failed to specify that this DVR will record in HD and also pause live HD TV which was the most important feature i wanted. Ordered my unit and recieved it the next day for $22 more and so far it does everything i want. The features are different from the philips unit so I am still getting the hang of it but all I can say is the picture quality is great on both SD/HD TV.

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    navado2
    ORLANDO FL
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Almost a great product
    6/24/2010

    Customer review by Actionjacq

    5.0 stars 6/24/2010 by Actionjacq
    by Actionjacq

    Hi Guys, I bought this Magnovax mainly to be able to record my favorite games, world cup soccer. Here are some great things about it: 1- very easy to set up, record, edit, delete 2- This magnovax is by far the best one out there for US consumers. 3- It has a digital tuner (very useful) There's only one thing that I'm not happy about - HDMI supposes to give you a great picture quality (HD upconversion) although it's ok but not as good as I was hoping for. Overall, if you're looking for DVR for home use, this one is very good & affordable. Highly recommended!!!

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    Actionjacq
    Bloomfield, CT
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:A few times per month
    Complicated but worth it!
    10/24/2010

    Customer review by colodoc

    4.0 stars 10/24/2010 by colodoc
    by colodoc

    This is a remarkable device that does much more than I, and probably most people will use. But, it takes a lot of effort to set it up and solve the inevitable problems that arise. The following are some random comments that I think many will find useful. The supplied manual is very helpful and essential to setup and use, but is lacking in that it is not very detailed and often uses terms that are not defined or are readily understood. Some familiarity with digital tv and computers is essential to setup and problem solving. Some examples: we have Comcast cable and were told by the Magnavox customer service representative that we could only use this unit for over the air signals which is false. After much trial and error, and re-reading the manual, we were able to get the digital and analog signals that Comcast supplied to be viewed. No cable box was needed, though I think that would be an easier setup than ours was. Initially, I set the date and time without carefully reading the manual. It did not work (the time changed incorrectly on a daily basis) and from reading other reviews, they likely did not read the manual either resulting in much frustration and some returns thinking the unit was defective. A couple of minutes reading the manual will reward those who do. This includes proper setting of time zone, daylight saving and auto update and the local channel to update the time. Connection to the TV is easy with HDMI, but not if you use RCA plugs or component input. It is easy to make the connection, but selecting the proper program setting can be a challenge. Recording for time shifting, dubbing recordings to DVD and DVD to the hard drive are relatively easy and the steps are intuitive as are the menus. In summary, this is a full featured unit that will do more than most will ever need, but it takes time and careful attention to the settings to get it right. The manual could be even more detailed but already people have complained about its length. Do not purchase this recorder expecting to plug it in and play it without devoting considerable effort learning how to set it up and use it. There are so many settings and potential for error that it is impossible to predict where another individual will encounter a problem, but likely one will arise. What is important is that the owner solve the problem with help from the manual and much trial and error. Prior knowledge and a little luck would not hurt.

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    colodoc
    Colorado
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Can I hook this up to an older TV that doesn't have High Def but will use a Comcast cable box?
    by an anonymous customer 11/5/2010
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    • A. Actually, you can record one show and watch another. My genius cousin walked me through a million miles of cables. I also have my combo DVD/VCR hooked up too so I can convert all my old VHS home movies to DVD. The cable companies will tell you that you can't but that is only because they don't want you recording the On Demand shows or the Pay For View movies. It's all in how you hook it up and then use your L1 L2 and then on your TV...oh...I bought a new Magnavox TV from Sam's to go with my new DVR HDD. On the TV I'm using the different HDMI and TV buttons to switch between watch and record. It can be done but not on the old TV that I had.
      by MJApple11/28/2010
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    • A. Yes
      by Oldtechnician11/24/2010
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    • A. yes you can.
      by Steelerfanman11/23/2010
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    • A. Yep
      by EclecticSelectic11/9/2010
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    • A. Yes and you will also be able to see additional digital channels as the Magnavox also has a digital tuner but will output to your TV in standard definition. Note that the Magnavox records, stores and outputs in standard definition. Note that with a cable box (assuming that you change channels using the remote for the cable box) you probably won't be able to record one channel while watching another channel or to setup recording for multiple programs that are on different channels.
      by Mark23511/8/2010
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    • A. yes
      by comedyfan72111/7/2010
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    • A. Yes. If the TV has RF (coax) and at least YWR RCA connectors (or even just YW for mono audio), you're OK without any other devices. If the TV is so old it only has an RF/coax conector, you'll have to use an RF modulator in between the Mag and the old TV. All Connections are described in this help file: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12298409&postcount=10 A list of other info and help files is here for future ref: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
      by wajo211/6/2010
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    Does this include an on-screen guide to indicate what is on TV?
    by an anonymous customer 11/19/2010
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    • A. Oldtechnician, Let me refer you to this article... in the past (the late 90s/Early 2000s) there was TVGuide Onscreen Programming, it did read your local information via antenna or cable after you set it up via Zip Code, Signal ETC http://www.crutchfield.com/S-M98jrzfq5IQ/learn/learningcenter/home/tvgos2.html Just as a TIVO does.
      by justcub4/8/2011
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    • A. no. this is the only thing I miss from my converter box. Well, if there is a channel guide, I don't know where it is. Maybe if you had cable or satellite. I am just OTA. With my converter box, I could tell what would be on after the program being watched, and what was on other channels. With the 513 you can display program info on the program being watched...that's all. But that's the only thing I miss with this unit. It is super. When my Panasonic dvd recorder with a 2 to 6 hr RAM died, I was heartbroken. i bought the Magnavox 513 and wouldn't trade it for anything.
      by E55Addict11/28/2010
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    • A. No. It knows nothing about the incoming signal ... it just records the video+audio (and close-captioning, etc) at the start & end times specified. Thing of it as a VCR -- without tapes -- and with a DVD player-recorder attached.
      by TechGuyInLandenberg11/28/2010
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    • A. Unit can't know what system you are using it on so it cant possibly have a channel guide. Your channel guide comes from your signal source.
      by Oldtechnician11/24/2010
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    • A. If you use it with a cable company or an antenna it does and you can even program the channels into the built in tuner. If you have satellite then no you can't use the program guide.
      by Steelerfanman11/23/2010
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    • A. No guide. If used with an antenna and your station is sending the current program information, that will display on the screen just like a digital TV. Some cable systems also send that information, but not all. Think of it as a digital VCR with no fee and no tapes.
      by jakustra11/20/2010
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    • A. IF GUIDE INFO IS AVAILABLE, It has a multi-line Program Guide for the digital (DTV) channel you're tuned to, and shows the first 6 lines in the DTV Display screen, with any additional lines scrollable. However, I've never seen such info in my Broadcast Basic cable TV system. Others have reported they see some info but it's NOT the multi-day, multi-channel TVGOS or similar system... prob. just today and maybe next day (?) info for the channel you're on. Everything else you need to know on this MAG recorder AND THE NEW AND IMPROVED 515, is here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12244086#post12244086
      by wajo21/17/2012
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