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MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, Black (Old Version)

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  • Records up to 387hrs onto 320GB HDD
  • it has 1080p Up conversion
  • It has 4 Way Dubbing (HDD->DVD, DVD->HDD, DV->HDD, DV-> DVD)
  • It has HDMI Output
  • Built-in ATSC/NTSC Tuner (SD Output)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Magnavox
  • Model Number: MDR513H/F7
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 90 Days Labor, 1 year parts

Product Description

Product Description

HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner.Input/Output Connectors: Analog : 2x 2-Channel Audio (RCA), 1x Component Video, 1x Composite Video, 3x S-Video, 1x Analog RF.Digital: 1x HDMI, 1x Digital Coaxial Audio,1x Firewire.With the MDR513H/F7, you could potentially record a TV show to the hard drive, keep it there and delete commercials with the editing features, then save it to a DVD or simply keep it on the hard drive. For convenience purposes it has one-touch recording (OTR)and 1-button dubbing. There are six recording modes with record times from 64-387 minutes on HDD and 60-360 minutes on disc.

From the Manufacturer

HDMI 1080p upscales to high definition for sharper pictures. Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality. 1080p Up Conversion. Watch, Forward, Rewind or Freeze Live TV while Recording. 4Way Dubbing(HDD->DVD,DVD->HDD,DV->HDD,DV->DVD). Records up to 387 hours onto 320GB HDD. Plays MP3 and JPEG digital camera photos

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Magnavox
Item Weight 7.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.5 x 16.6 x 2.4 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number MDR513H/F7
Color Name Black
Specification Met Energy Star

Additional Information

ASIN B003DPKOKK
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4.3 out of 5 stars 414 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #67,529 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#44 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > DVD Players & Recorders > DVD Recorders
Shipping Weight 10.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available June 1, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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I have had this unit since may because one dept store had exclusive rights to sell it until late July, so after a few months...heres my review on this excellent DVD recorder with 350 GIG hard drive.

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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Although this DVD-R offers some advanced features, it is priced in the range of a casual user and this is a casual user review. There are some good "techie" reviews on Amazon but I don't do anything complicated with a DVD-R and this review is for anyone like me looking for a good, easy to use machine for recording TV and watching movies. In brief, I can say buy it! Here's why - I have gone through two cheaper DVDRs in the last 3 years because the disk insert/read functions of the machine wore out or hosed up. I started looking at this Magnavox initially because of the digital tuner. As the last surviving non-subscriber to cable and with only one TV having a digital tuner, I like having a digital tuner in the DVD-R so I don't have to mess with a rotten converter box on the analog TV. I record a lot of TV because I am often working when my shows are on and I hate commercials and the breaks in the show commercials cause. (I much prefer to record even shows I could watch on the Internet because the Internet access always forces you to watch commercials that I just fast forward through on the recording.) When I realized the Magnavox had a hard drive, I decided to buy it even though some of the reviews implied that you need to be doing a lot of fancy taping/dubbing, etc. to really making use of it. Not so! I just set up all the shows I like in the easy to use scheduler (you can record up to 64 hours with a high quality setting, even more if you give up some quality), record everything to the Hard Drive and watch commercial free at my leisure.Read more ›
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Since the digital switch I have tried to get a digital recorder with a hard drive. I had an analog HDD/DVR and loved the convenience.
Couldn't find a DVR (with digital tuner) for OTA programs, only cable. Got a recorder that used all kinds of disks. Sent it back. Hoped someone would make one with a HDD. I get TV through a rooftop antenna. Would not pay for TIVO or satellite but wanted the benefits.
I'm very low tech and worried that I would have trouble with setup or programing. Recorder arrived last week. One call to customer support for clarification of installation. So simple to set up. Programing is SOO easy! Tech support was quick, polite, helpful and didn't have an accent.
While it's recording you can watch a previously recorded HDD program, watch the currently recording show from the beginning and cut out commercials, watch a DVD or different TV channel while recording
I love this thing and am ordering another today for another TV.
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I researched quite a few on-line sources on information about this product and decided why I want to buy this unit:

(1) I want to transfer from my existing DVDs, VHSs, many of my personal video made in the past, and burn them onto DVDs.

(2) I want to record TV programs buy setting time-shift when I am away, so I can watch them later and burn them onto DVDs.

(3) I want organize various titles together in a meaningful way, and them dubbed them from the Hard Drive(HDD) to DVDs.

(4) I want to edit the titles recorded on the HDD, remove commercials, bad sections of my own video, and add or change chapter breaks into the titles.

(5) I want to make multiple DVDs of the same title to share with family and friends.

If you have similar needs to store, organize and make edited titles before burning them on to DVDs, then this type of equipment maybe what you need.

Otherwise, different type of equipment maybe more suitable and less expensive for you: Such as a 'Standalone' DVD recorder (with or without a tuner) but less the Hard drive; or for just watching a TV program you recorded when you're away, a cable service's Box top unit with DVR maybe easier.

My guess is that because not many people have all the needs as I do, equipment companies are offering less and less DVD recorders with HDD onto the US market in recent years, and some people even believe this type of equipment is a 'dying breed' ie. in the future there would be no more.

Fortunately, I bought a DVDR(different brand that discontinued) with a HDD about 3 years ago and am still using it for recoding and dubbing DVDs.
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