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Magnavox MDR537H/F7 HDD/DVD Recorder (Black)

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  • Records from HDD to DVD
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Technical Details
Brand NameMagnavox
Item Weight7.3 pounds
Product Dimensions11.5 x 16.6 x 2.4 inches
Item model numberMDR537H/F7
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
  
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ASINB009L0409C
Best Sellers Rank #45,676 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 3, 2012
  
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  • Brand Name: Magnavox
  • Model: MDR537H/F7

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Product Description

Hard disc drive recorder and DVD recorder combination all in one

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It is very easy to use.
Dr. C.
TIMER PROGRAMMING: This works like the VCR did, you put in the date, time, and channel of the show to be recorded.
Doctor S 457337
Easily replaceable DVD/CD drive for burning DVDs and playing DVDs and CDs.
wajo

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249 of 259 people found the following review helpful By wajo on October 5, 2012
The MDR537H/F7 is one of three in the 53x Series of std def (480i) HDD/DVD recorders... 533 and 535 are the others. This 537 has a 1000GB (1TB) HDD while the others have 320GB and 500GB HDDs.

More info at avsforum.com > Forums > Video Components > DVD Recorders > Magnavox 537, 535, 533, 515, 513, 2160A, 2160, 2080 & Philips 3576, 3575.

Page 1 there is the only page you need to read and bookmark.

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The Mag 533/535/537 (53x) Series is the 8th, and possibly final, generation of simple, family-friendly, durable, std def (SD, 480i) analog/digital DVD recorders (DVDR) with hard disk drive (HDD) that are yearly improvements of the same basic design and operating system.

They're the ONLY recorders, SD or HD (720/1080), available for daily use in North America with:

-NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners for antenna or cable.
-Easily replaceable/upgradeable/expandable HDD.
-Easily replaceable DVD/CD drive for burning DVDs and playing DVDs and CDs.
-Widescreen (16:9) recording.
-Amplified coax passthru w/unit on or off.
-Amplified coax and line inputs.
-DV input.
-Coax digital audio out.
-1080p HDMI upconvert.
-36 timer-rec programs with pre-titling.
-6-hour autorecord buffer.
-Pause & rewind live TV.
-Chase play.
-Skip/replay.
-Simultaneous play/record.
-Record while watching diff. channel on TV via coax passthru.
-Integrated TV/DVDR control via HDMI CEC-link.
-1-2 hour power backup, dep. on whether Auto Clock is off or on.
-Simple editing for your archive copies or home movies.
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134 of 139 people found the following review helpful By AaronAbasolo on November 15, 2012
Update 3/1/2013: This item can now be had for only $279+tax, with free shipping site-to-store (at 'Wall-Mart' site).
Amazon current has TWO listings for this IDENTICAL item, the other is even pricier than this listing. Sellers here are STILL overcharging for this DVR, beware! Maybe when Amazon itself finally offers it, the price here will drop, but don't hold your breath.

This is a great DVR for over-the-air TV recording, and it allows you to edit out commercials and copy your shows to DVD (in SD, but it looks pretty good in the SP or HQ mode via the HDMI output), but don't buy it here unless you get it for $280 or less, with FREE SHIPPING.

The list price for this item is NOT listed on this page, so see below.
Note that this unit is available with THREE different hard disk capacities:

MDR537H: 1TB, List Price: $399.99, you should be able to get it for at least $100 less.

MDR535H: 500GB, List Price: $349.99, you should be able to get it for at least $100 less.

MDR533H: 320GB, List Price: $299.99, you should be able to get it for at least $70 less.

Don't get taken to the cleaners, do your homework before buying!

And, to Magnavox / Funai, I'm still waiting for a full HD version of this unit, with a 3TB HDD and a Blu-Ray burner or at least AVCHD to DVD capability!
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113 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Dadeo on October 26, 2012
First, this is a standard definition DVD recorder centered around a 1 terrabyte high density hard drive recorder. It is designed to be used with over the air digital and analog broadcasts and unscrambled digital and analog cable systems. While the picture is not high definition, it produces the best quality enhanced definition 480p picture that is possible with the DVD standard. And it upscales to 720p, 1080i and 1080p for HDTVs thru its HDMI connection.

Pros:

HUGE 1 TB hard drive. Storage capacity is really limited only by the number of titles its software can deal with: 999. It stores well over 200 hours at its highest quality setting. Over 1000 hours at its lowest quality.

Records off Internet streaming devices like a Roku with a very nice SD picture. No it is not HD, but no other DVR that I know of allows you to record off these devices in any definition. You can also edit out commercials and save on a DVD for viewing on a device that is not connected to the Internet. And since most streaming or pay per view content is available only for a limited time, this unit allows you to keep something permanently.

Dubbing: You can record from a DVD to the Hard Drive and from the Hard Drive to the DVD. The recording seems like an exact copy.

Editing, Editing, Editing: Once recorded you can edit out commercials (or any length of video you want) permanently. If you re-watch something, you won't have to skip the commercials ever again. This is FANTASTIC feature for those who like keeping programs and re-watching. If you are a live concert fan there are lots of concerts available on the internet. But many of the streaming services have ads.
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81 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Gardener's Hubby on December 9, 2012
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I bought this unit to bring HD signal to my older 55" TV that does not have HD capability. It works great for this by sending the signal to my TV using the HDMI connection. Excellent picture and DVR replay quality is also excellent.
One really nice feature about this unit is that as long as you have it on, you can replay anything you've watched that day even if you haven't put it on record. Then it dumps everything when you turn it off (unless you've recorded it of course).
This unit has the potential to be outstanding. But:
1) The DVR does not search for programs, you have to program it for start and stop times like old VCR's. I knew this before buying it. But it sure seems like a $325 DVR should have that feature. The DVR interprets all the incoming signal and give all the program information. But it doesn't know enough to record it.
2) The remote can only be used for the DVR. It can't be used for anything else, like turning on the TV.
3) The menu's are very complex and are not very intuitive.
4) Whenever you use the replay feature, the information overlay comes on automatically. It's really annoying. It can be turned off during replay, but I don't know how to make it default not to do this.
5) While recording, you can not change channels while watching TV through the DVR. If you have an HD TV this is not a problem because you could feed signal to the TV and change channels from there.
I haven't used this unit to record to a DVD yet, but the 1TB hard drive performs well.
So overall, this unit does what I bought it for and I like the fact that I pay nothing to play, record, replay in HD quality.
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