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Magnavox MDR533H/F7 320GB HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, Refurbished

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Magnavox MDR533H/F7 320GB HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, Refurbished
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The MDR533H/F7 Magnavox 320GB HDD DVD Recorder makes it easier to watch your favorite shows on your schedule. If you have two shows that are on at the same time, you can watch one show while recording another. With a 320 gigabyte hard drive, the refurbished Magnavox DVD recorder has room for up to 371 hours of content. You can also record content to DVDs to watch later. With 1080p upconversion, this device records shows in sharp definition.

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Volts: 120 V
Color: Black
Is Remote Control Included: Y
Audio Track Codec: Dolby Digital
Condition: Refurbished
Manufacturer Part Number: RBMDR533H/F7
Connector Type: 2 x Coaxial Digital Audio, 1 x Component Video, 3 x Composite Video, 1 x HDMI, 3 x RCA Audio L+R, 2 x RF (Coaxial), 3 x S-Video
Model: RBMDR533H/F7
Brand: Magnavox
Features: No
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 14.00 x 17.00 x 3.50 Inches
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by nnyela 7/26/2013
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  • A. Yes. Daily, Weekly, 6 days a week, 5 days a week, 7 days a week. But not 4 days a week for the Jimmy Kimmel show.
    by sidkap11/12/2014
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  • A. Yes. You can set up to record daily or weekly, AND you can even go in and have it skip a particular week if your show is in reruns or is pre-empted by the World Series or whatever.
    by Cheaptechfan11/12/2014
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  • A. You can record a series based on time and channel, daily or weekly- with the timer setting. But this cannot "find" programs on a built in schedule and record the series like a DVR
    by PDPiper11/12/2014
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  • A. It's not a series recording, you have to select daily or weekly. So if you are trying to record a show that switches days of the week, the product may not be for you.
    by bigfalcon1111/12/2014
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  • A. I know you can record weekly, I set it very Monday for a show. It's programmed into the hard drive, so I never need to put a dvd in, it just records it automatically, until I delete it. You can also sent it for daily, mon-fri and mon-sat.
    by jaris1611/12/2014
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  • A. yes
    by gem65411/12/2014
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  • A. Yes. You can set up to 36 timer programs for a specific date in the future, or any repeating times, like M-F, M-S, Every Sun, Every Mon, etc. One person went on a 3-1/2 week trip and recorded 35 shows using only 6 timer programs! So, you'll have plenty to spare!! Info on timer recording and lots more in these help files... 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
    by wajo211/12/2014
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by mmt 6/7/2013
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  • A. Yes it will. Tune to the channel and them go to programming and the channel you want will be the default choice. To change channel touch the up or down arrow.
    by sidkap11/15/2013
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  • A. The built in tuner will tune in DIGITAL channels (such as 7.2). To set up a recording, you just punch in 7 (dot) 2 on the remote. It's fairly intuitive. It will not, however, record in high definition. The digital tuner is standard def only.
    by Cheaptechfan11/10/2013
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  • A. it scans fro stations and stores what it finds.
    by GeekGrandpa7/16/2013
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  • A. Yes,I think so, at least it suppose to. I cuoldn't get to work.
    by chotus6/15/2013
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  • A. Yes, it records HD sinals but it has to downrez it to SD 480i as required by the DVD Standard. DVDs have to be produced in SD 480i, and the Mag is a DVD recorder with a hard disk drive (HDD) as an alternate (main) medium to record to. It has both analog and digital tuners for antenna or cable, so it shows analog channels normally (7, 8, 9, etc.) and digital channels in their main-subchannel format, like 7.1, 7.1, 7.3, etc. The Mag has 125 analog channels slots and 135 digital, so any channel numbers beyond that used by cable systems (only) will be re-mapped to the Mag's 125/135 channel numbering systems. HDTVs will show main-sub numbers with a dash, while the Mag uses a period, and it may remap high-numbered CABLE channels to different numbers with identical content. Antenna users have none of the cable "nonsense" to contend with, except the dash/period difference. Lots 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
    by wajo211/18/2014
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7/16/2013

Customer review by GeekGrandpa

5.0 stars 7/16/2013 by GeekGrandpa
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Distinguishing Features: * Tuner * Editing is simple and versitile * Titling is simple for chapter or disc * HDMI out up-conversion to 1080p * DVD+R/RW fast transfer from HDD in SLP mode * Full-featured for the enthusiast Cons: * no component input (RGB) * negative reviews likely from technically challenged reviewers EXCEPT for defects (read on) * no HDMI input I/O: There are NO COMPONENT INPUTS - Rear: only composite (VIDEO/L/R) FrontL DVI and another Composite The Rear output is HDMI or Composite or Component (R/G/B) Overall Rating: 5 stars - outstanding product Aw Shucks: Get this unit while you can, last of its kind, you will be forced to go to computer-based PVR if you do not get one - read on to find out my theory as to why Recommendations: 1. get the 3 year extended warranty, as the peace of mind is well worth it because you will likely use this every day. 2. I recommend +RW discs - no finalization required, no coasters ever, Memorex discs WILL NOT WORK (!). Check manual for compatible discs. I am reviewing the refurbished 350 GB model of this HDD/DVD recorder/player/editor. The unit is made by Funai and customer service from the manufacturer is fairly easy to deal with. I know, because this was my third unit - each of the first two had different problems, so if you want the "deal" that is the refurbished model, brace yourself, as the QA may not be the best. I am going to guess that this is because most of the units are returned because consumers cannot deal with the complexity of operating a product such as this - as a result of receiving one defective out of every hundred returned, Funai likely grew very tired of throughly testing the returns. As the likely result of this hypothesis, these recorders will be discontinued (fact) next year, sending all non-TiVo consumers to the computer-based PVR [personal video recorder] solution. Great for TiVo, I guess, but what most people do not realize is that the editing capabilities of this machine make it very unique. You can edit scenes - start and end delete You can title chapters You can title discs You can select the thumbnail displayed for each chapter You can also roll-back the streaming video (it runs all the time) and retroactively begin a recording. How cool is that? The unit well suited for home video enthusiasts who do not want to deal with computer interfaces or software or those who believe in dedicated devices vs mutlifunction. The device is guaranteed to transform the way you will watch TV, particularly with the programmable interval skip forward - say goodbye to AFLAK!

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GeekGrandpa
NYC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Excellent, We Love It!!!
8/27/2013

Customer review by jaris16

5.0 stars 8/27/2013 by jaris16
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We can't say enough good things about this. With the hard drive, this is truly a 'set it and forget it' kind of thing. You can program it up to a month ahead of time, and forget it---you never need to remember to put a dvd in, it just records it! And you can record on it while you're watching a dvd, and vice versa! No more stopping what you're watching because you have it set to record.......We don't have cable, and we record a lot so we always have things to watch, and this works great! It's very easy to use too. The menu's walk you right through it. I know some people who record on it all the time, and they never could figure out how to use a vcr--that's how simple this is! It's also great for when you'll be away because you can record hundreds of hours with no tapes or dvd's to change!

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jaris16
Quakertown, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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Works Well but Has Limitations
9/12/2013

Customer review by bigfalcon11

4.0 stars 9/12/2013 by bigfalcon11
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What I like about the product: *Has a huge hard drive that can record hundreds of shows on the lowest quality setting. (and the lowest quality setting still provides a clear picture) *In depth directions that are easy to understand. There were at least four different directions for every set-up including connections to a vcr, dvd player, antenna, and cable box. I initially hooked it up to a cable box and after our cable expired, hooked it to an antenna. *Program setting is very simple and nearly idiot proof. It will tell you during programming if there is a scheduling conflict. It has several options for daily, weekly, Monday through Thursday (etc.) and other programs. The channels are automatically loaded into the tuner during set up, so it's easy to select the correct digital channel. *Very easy to make compatible recordings on DVDs. We taped several shows onto a DVD that played in our minivan. What I do not like: *DVR recordings are difficult to organize and identify. I bought the product a month ago and have read the manual from front to back. It's not possible to place your programs in folders. So if you are accustomed to cable company DVRs, this one will be disappointing. *Menu interface is not intuitive; however, there are shortcuts on the remote that make it easier to get to the program menu or the recordings listed on the hard drive. *Renaming the programs is possible, but requires using the numeric key pad on the remote in a similar fashion to texting on an old cell phone.

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bigfalcon11
Columbus, OH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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7/8/2013

Customer review by tjc1773

5.0 stars 7/8/2013 by tjc1773
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Dont have to pay the cable comp. a monthly charge to rent thier DVD player. It pays for itself

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tjc1773
parma, oh
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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Simple Pleasure
9/17/2013

Customer review by PDPiper

5.0 stars 9/17/2013 by PDPiper
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My second Magnavox MDR. My wife loves them. Tossed all the other VHS/DVD recorders. First was so reliable and convenient we bought one for a second TV. We record on the HDD and transfer anything we want to keep or watch on another screen to the DVDs. Have had great luck with Radius DVD+RW discs.

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PDPiper
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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Usage:Every day
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Fits our needs
6/11/2013

Customer review by Coldweathervictim

5.0 stars 6/11/2013 by Coldweathervictim
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It is really hard to find a player/recorder that also has a tuner. This machine is a good solution.

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Coldweathervictim
Iowa
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
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8/18/2013

Customer review by gem654

5.0 stars 8/18/2013 by gem654
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We finally are free of Directv!!!!!! Have to do a little more than push one button to set up recordings, but the savings are worth it. We had gotten spoiled. We are not it the city, so we were told antennas wouldn't work for years here. Antennas have come a long way. We get 19 channels, that includes all the major networks. So this recorder was all we needed to be free. We can record one show while watching another. It takes no time to set it up. If you ever used a VCR with your TV years ago, all you need is a refresher course, which the enclosed instruction book provides.

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gem654
Missouri Ozarks
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Didn't work straight out of the box.
11/21/2013

Customer review by L7DB

1.0 stars 11/21/2013 by L7DB
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The product is defective and was missing a cord that was supposed to be included, according to the manual, so we had to use a spare we had on hand. Refurbishers and packers obviously not on the ball. Was iffy from the very beginning, but tonight we decided it is not our ignorance, that we understand and are following the instructions, that it is truly a faulty product and has to go back. It will not read a disk, although it did attempt to briefly once or twice in the beginning but then didn't respond at all. It records to the hard drive just fine but will not record to a DVD, neither something that was already recorded to the hard drive nor straight from the TV to a disk because it doesn't recognize that one has been inserted. The Toshiba DVD recorder online was rated very poorly, so I bought this one. No other brand choices except for a TiVo which doesn't record to DVDs and some brand I've never heard of, which evidently is the place who refurbishes the Magnavoxes because it's name is all over the shipping box and instruction manual. Very disappointed in the lack of choices available anywhere, not just at Walmart, although still a lot of choice in DVD players out there. Doesn't anybody make homemade DVDs of TV shows anymore?

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L7DB
Atlanta, GA
Would recommend to a friend? No
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Usage:Every few days
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So easy to use!
10/4/2013

Customer review by CHKfla

5.0 stars 10/4/2013 by CHKfla
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I am soooo please with this new digital video recorder. I have never seen one so easy to use. And best of all, you can set it to record the same show every week PLUS when you take a bit of extra time to enter the program title--it picks up that title for all future recordings. Very glad I bought this!

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CHKfla
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Good product for the price.
11/9/2013

Customer review by Cheaptechfan

4.0 stars 11/9/2013 by Cheaptechfan
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Because I bought a refurb, I still have concerns about product's longevity. Out of the box, it meets all manufacturer's standards. Also, on Standard Play the HDD seems not to have as good fidelity as a DVD recorded at the same level. HQ play is satisfactory.

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