N.A.'s first HD DVRs with DVD burners, line inputs, editing, and user-selectable HD/SD rec modes.
Basic info on these first-of-a-kind HD DVRs from Funai, a 55-year-old Japanese company, under the Magnavox brand name (licensed from Philips).
More detailed info here:
Mag info page:
PDF manual (same for all 3), 11.6MB (pdf doc will appear all at once after slight delay or be saved in your Downloads folder):
• 3 models: 865 has single, 867 and 868 have dual digital HD tuners (no analog) for OTA antenna and unscrambled cable.
• Include several "firsts" for a N.A. HD DVR:
-SD DVD burner.
-HD and SD rec modes.
• Recording format: Video mode, like Pioneer, Panasonic, et al
Video compression formats: MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression formats: Dolby Digital, MPEG-2 AAC
• Coax in/out, composite YWR RCA in/out front and back, S-Video in front, HDMI out, digital optical audio out, USB, Ethernet/LAN (867/868 only), wireless LAN adapter (867/868 only), external Reset button.
• Simultaneously tune two digital broadcast video streams in dual-tuner units (867/868) and record to a single drive or to different drives (HDD/EHDD-FT/DVD) via menu selection, as described here... and here.
• Internal HDD (500GB/1TB/2TB) and up to 8 external USB HDDs (EHDD) or fast flash/thumb (FT) drives, min. 32GB to max. 6TB each, one at a time, max. 50TB total storage. See applicable EHDD-FT info for previous Funai DVRs, Philips 5710 and 5750.
• High-speed dub (HSD) to copy or move titles between drives HDD>EHDD-FT>HDD. Create genre or backup HDDs.
• Record to and real-time dub to/from DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW. No HSD with DVDs.
• Copy from external devices (DVRs, DVDRs, VCRs, cameras, etc.) to HDD or DVD via YWR RCA or S-Video+WR RCA inputs.
• Wired LAN and built-in wireless LAN (867/868 only)... no separate dingle-dongle-doodad required. No networking on 865.
• Stream live TV and stream/download recorded titles to iOS and Android mobile devices for viewing in any room with free mobile app (867/868 only).
• Antenna Out settings to select coax passthrough (Old) or no passthrough (Off) when in power-off (Standby) mode. Old (On) maintains power to internal amp so no signal degradation thru coax in Standby but slightly more power usage.
• Editing: Divide/Combine/Delete Chapters (HDD/EHDD-FT/DVD), Divide/Combine/Delete/Rename/Protect Titles (HDD/EHDD-FT). Funai's use of "Chapter" is in their DNA, but not ours. Prior SD units actually set a Chapter mark at each Scene Delete. Apparently, Scene Delete has become Chapter Delete. Unfortunately, NO details in manual except on title delete but it's basically same as or similar to "Scene Delete."
• HDMI CEC (fun-Link) for integrated system control (TV/DVR on/off, auto input selection, etc.). How-it-works (any unit).
• Attenuator setting if signal source is too strong, which causes digital channels to disappear (fall off the "digital cliff").
• Built-in digital-CC decoder. Subtitle Recording option to select whether digital CC get recorded on DVD or not (manual pg 58).
• Pause TV button that starts recording a live program in FHD2 rec mode (manual pg 33). No buffer.
• 100 timer programs. No Guide.
• 2000 titles max. on each HDD/EHDD-FT with custom folders for storing them (genres, episodes of same series, etc.). 99 titles on DVD.
• Auto-titling of recordings from metadata broadcast with each show. Set Auto Clock via General Settings > Clock > Auto Clock Setting menu, then set timer start times for exact start times of shows. See applicable info and tips for older Funai DVR, Philips 5710.
If you can't find good time signal for Auto Clock or you pad beginning of shows before metadata starts, you could get title of prev. show. One workaround for "padders" or other persistent titling problems: while setting timer recording in Schedule Recording menu, as last step, select Folder Setting option (manual Step 8 pg 31) and select named folder for that show (or create New Folder) so every recording of that show will reside there, regardless of title, listed by date in order you select.
• SW keyboard for renaming auto-titles, naming/renaming EHDD-FT, network setup, etc.
• User-selectable aspect settings for the source (how it gets recorded) in General Settings > Video menu. Settings for HDD/EHDD-FT include default 16:9 Squeeze for 4:3 and 16:9 sources regardless of TV aspect or HDMI res. settings, and Auto for DVDs (manual pg 51). Not the same as TV's aspect settings.
• User-selectable standby modes in General Settings > Others: Normal (fast startup) and Energy Saving (slower startup but less power consumption) (manual pg 58).
• Remote with 3 codes for controlling 3 separate units, incl. Mag SD HDD/DVD recorders (Code 1, the default). Menu @ General Settings > Others > Remote Control > Code Select. Set machine code(s) then, for each "wrong-code" machine, press and hold OK button and press 1, 2 or 3 for that machine.
• Clear+ option to sharpen edges of 1080i/p playback via HDMI @ MENU > Clear+ > Old/Off (manual pg 40).
• Simultaneous record/play (867/868 only).
• Rapid Playback @1.3X with audio. Press Play while in playback to turn on and off.
• User-selectable HD and SD rec modes.