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MAGNAVOX H2160MW9 HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, Black

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  • DVD Recorder with 160 GB Hard Drive
  • Single-Disc Player
  • It Plays DVDs
  • ATSC/NTSC/clear QAM
  • Dolby Digital via digital audio out or HDMI
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Brand NameMagnavox
Item Weight7.5 pounds
Product Dimensions11.5 x 16.6 x 2.4 inches
Item model numberH2160MW9
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
  
Additional Information
ASINB0020ZW8P8
Best Sellers Rank #58,055 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableMay 17, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Magnavox
  • Model: H2160MW9
  • Color Name: Black
  • Warranty: 90 Days Labor, 1 year parts

Product Description

HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

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Customer Reviews

Easy to set up and works very well.
sandym
Now I can record two and watch a third network show at the same time.
Mike W
I wish I'd knew that before buying it.
E. Baranov

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

184 of 189 people found the following review helpful By Jeff4U on September 21, 2009
TIP: read the "original review", then SEE the update history at bottom
** 05/05/2010 UPDATE newly released firmware update to correct the E19 error
** 11/10/2009 UPDATE: "workaround" for the known "Finalize disc bug fix")
** 9/25/2009 UPDATE regarding my defective unit)
--------------------------- MY ORIGINAL REVIEW ---------------------------
The Magnavox H2160MW9 is is a mixed bag of fantastic abilities and a few disappointing failures rolled into one product. My 4-star rating is very generous, considering the negatives.

If you've invested time doing research on HDD recorders, then you know how limited the choices are. With further research, you'll find that the problems I'm having are not isolated incidents. Google the model number and you'll see.

FAILURES:
*** DVD player does not - will not play DVD discs: --> see the UPDATE 9/25/2009 <--
I tried 14 discs - 2 from Blockbuster, 2 from Netflix, 4 store bought, and 6 created on my computer.
Most discs are not recognized and will not load. Magnavox will say "no disc". Some will play up to 30 seconds. The record breaker for me - Star Trek Generations, played for 4 minutes before crashing.

*** If you plan on recording or dubbing to DVD disc, there is a known bug; the DVD recorder cannot FINALIZE a disc IF you have ANY upcoming recordings pending in your "LIST". (like a repeating Thursday favorite weekly program) The Magnavox will give you an "E19" error message. This is NOT a problem until you want to play the recorded disc on a different player, such as a computer or a DVD player at a friends house. This problem can be solved by deleting ALL of your pending upcoming recordings ... OR ...
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By D. Melendez on August 13, 2009
Pros:
+ Record 1 show to HDD and watch a recorded show or a DVD
+ Digital tuner gets most, if not all, channels available
+ Dubbing from HDD to DVD, vice versa, is easy to do
+ You can edit recordings (i.e. delete commercials) before you backup to a DVD
+ Pays for itself (no more renting DVR from cable/satellite)

Cons:
- Doesn't record in HD (only SD)
- Single tuner only (CANNOT record 2 shows at same time)
- annoying auto clock problem (set to manual to avoid this)
- No channel guide to help you set timers

I paid [...] for my unit and even though it is not a perfect device, you cannot beat what it does for the price. You will have to read the manual to get the most out of your unit.

Check out [....] for a great thread if you run into any issues with this DVR...though I doubt you will.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sky King. on September 27, 2009
Excellent unit. By far the best recorder of any type that I have ever owned. It's very intuitive and easy to use. It has all the inputs that I could have hoped for using my sophisticated system. You can watch a previously recorded program even while recording another. If you are recording digital TV without buying Cable TV (I'm using free antenna) this is the unit for you. My only complaint is that the remote control must be used almost directly in front of the unit (the angles far from center just don't work)and less than 16 feet distant. Well worth the money.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. Sternberg on February 3, 2010
I bought this unit after being terribly disappointed with a Magnavox ZV457MG9 Dual Deck DVD/VCR Recorder. Though this unit doesn't have a VCR, it is by far much better for recording TV shows and watching them later...either while they are still recording or while recording something else. That is what I use it for, I have nothing to input about quality and ease of creating and editing DVD's. For my purposes, having a hard drive is the only way to go. everything works so much better and more quickly when recording to a large hard drive than to the DVD's. The remote is better designed too, though still not able to control any TV functions. (That is why I didn't give it 5 stars) Starts recording automatically when you turn it on so you can pause and when you get behind real time can skip commercials. It allows you to choose how many seconds to skip ahead or go back for replays. Can watch what has been previously recorded while recording something else. I am now recording in highest quality instead of lowest as there is so much room. So far my only complaint is that the remote doesn't control any TV functions. Would be nice to be able to turn it on and off and control volume without having the 2nd remote around. I hardly ever buy extended warranties, but I did with this unit as my previous Magnavox was not only a stupid unit from the get go, it started messing up within 90 days too. (fortunately, as Essex technology group refunded my $$) With my new unit I noticed the manual warned about losing things stored on the hard drive if there was a malfunction and recommending recording to a DVD. So, it seems Magnavox is indicating it may well malfunction. Whether you get a warranty or not, I highly recommend this over any unit that doesn't come with a hard drive. I also have a Panasonic dmr-ez17 that worked well for 1 year before having problems (just out of warranty) When it worked properly it was pretty good, though I recorded in low quality to get 8 hours per DVD, and that was fuzzy.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By shep on September 1, 2009
The only game in town (for recording SD on HDD with no monthly fees) until recently was the Philips DVDR3576H DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc and Built-In Tuner, a very good unit (see Amazon's listing for informative detailed reviews, including my own). The Philips has become hard to find and is now usually overpriced. This Magnavox is essentially the same unit, and is very well priced. Go for it!
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