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Magnavox ZC320MW8 DVD Recorder

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  • Progressive Scan Video Out
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  • Virtual Surround System Dolby Digital Stream Out
  • Satellite Link Recording S-Video Input/ Output
  • Line-In through Line-Out when Power off
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Magnavox
  • Model Number: ZC320MW8

Product Description

Records on DVD +R/+RW & -R/-RW Progreesive Scan Compatible Speed x2 to x16 DVD+R/DVD-R Component Video Output S-Video Output/Digital Audio Out (Coaxial)

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B00150NQHI
  • Item model number: ZC320MW8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,779 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at February 28, 2008

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

167 of 169 people found the following review helpful By Xavier Mikes on October 13, 2010
If you're looking to buy the Magnavox ZC320MW8 DVD recorder you are probably looking for a no-frills machine that does the job for a reasonable price; you wouldn't expect a top of the line model with all of the whistles and bells for this price. However, if you are looking for a DVD recorder that will make perfectly good copies from VHS, TV, your home cable box with a hard drive DVD recorder, or from other DVDs, then this machine will not disappoint.

Having read the other reviews for this product, I would make the following observations:

1. The pause function works perfectly well; the BIG red pause sign that is displayed on your TV (but not on the DVD being recorded) for a few seconds is a good enough indicator of the machine's current recording status. If you forget whether or not you pressed the pause button because it is not continually displayed throughout the pause process, I would attribute any confusion more to user error than to a design flaw. In essence, it would be nice to have the pause sign displayed while the machine is paused, but I SERIOUSLY doubt it will be an issue for you.
2. The lack of a continuous 'time remaining' feature will only be a problem if you plan your recording badly. The user sets the amount of recording time on each disc before recording begins, so he should know how much time he has. And after each recording session the disc menu clearly shows how much time is still available on the disc - with even a modicum of planning, this will not be a problem.
3. The machine doesn't make copies of the disc it just recorded, but by repeating the recording process you will have an exact copy.
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65 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A. DELARA on February 5, 2010
Like everyone else, I also wanted to copy my old VHS in DVDs. It's easy to setup, does the job, no problems.
The price was fair and I have had it for more than a year without problems, but no heavy usage either.
Remote is kinda oversimplified. Labeling the titles is like using your cellphone to type text... clumsy.
Pause key is used a lot, so it should be bigger. In a nutshell, the design of the remote is horrible.

You want to make a second copy to send to mommy ? Too bad: the device doesn't make copies by itself, so you have to have your player hooked to it.

No display of any kind, so you have no idea how much time you have recorded.
No pause indicator.. this is worse as it only flashes on the screen for a couple of seconds, so while you mess with the source of program you find yourself unsure if pause is engaged or not.

So, here the pros:
- price/value
- easy to hook up
- does the job
- slim
- your grandma is probably smart enough to use it :-)

- no pause indicator: you will miss this !
- no elapsed/remaining time indicator
- doesn't make copies of the finished disk : you will wish for this
- remote needs to point straight at the unit.. you can live with that
- editing and finishing the disk is kinda of hidden

Recommended for beginners and non techie people or, just as an entry level recorder.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jane Doe on November 18, 2011
Just to clarify I bought this machine from The machine was refurbished and cost me $56.55 after taxes and shipping fees.

I bought this machine because I needed to transfer my 8mm Sony Camcorder tapes to DVD. About two months ago I bought the Diamond One Touch digital converter to convert my 8mm tapes to my computer so I could then transfer to DVD. Bad idea. The Diamond One touch simply sucked and created out of sync audio, choppy and off centered picture, along with black static lines appearing on the picture often. I am so glad I did some more research and opted for hardware that would convert straight to DVD rather than converting to a digital file first.

Magnavox DVD Recorder is simply awesome if you are using for the purpose of converting to DVD. I'm not sure how it plays as a simple DVD player since for the past two days I've been recording only. Thus far I have successfully converted six home videos. The audio and video quality is very good. Keep in mind though that if you are transferring from video, the quality is probably going to only be as good as the video. I played back my DVD's in a blue ray player and viewed on a HD TV and the quality was pretty good for some old 8mm tapes. The color is a little washed out yes, but that's because of the 8mm tapes and not this player. Make sure you are using high quality DVD's that have enough space. Also be sure to read the directions, it took me two DVD's to mess up before I got it right.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ampman on November 24, 2010
I have 2 of these,,,one with the vhs combo and they all 3 do the job. Nothing fancy as far as trying to operate it. (That's what I like about it.) Records nice with a good playback picture. I think Walmart mightta originally sold these. I've had several dvd recorders and these do what you want for a fraction of the Panasonic and Sony's cost.
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