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Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo, HDMI 1080p Up-Conversion, No Tuner

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  • MAGNAVOX ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder / VCR Combo LINE-IN RECORDING (NO TUNER)
  • 1080 Up-Conversion, Progressive Scan Video Out
  • Five Speed for up to 6-Hours Recording, Dolby Digital Stream Out
  • 2-Way Dubbing (VCR>DVD, DVD>VCR), Satellite Link Recording, S-Video Input / Output
  • HDMI Output (rear), Remote control, Plays DVD Video, DVD_R/RW (VR format), DVD-R/RW (Video format), CD-R/RW, Audio CD, MP3)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Magnavox
  • Model: ZV427MG9
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Description

Dust off those video tapes and enjoy VHS movie formats with the Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR. It features 1080p upconversion. 1080p Up conversion and 2-way dubbing. No tuner means that a separate tuner would be required to record live TV.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • ASIN: B008Q60VZ4
  • Item model number: ZV427MG9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,712 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 24, 2008
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Customer Reviews

Works great & is very easy to use.
Mike
It can play VHS and DVD and record VHS and DVD and copy a tape to DVD and DVD to tape.
GLWolf
How do I return the one I received and get a refund?
Darnell Wilson

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450 of 460 people found the following review helpful By Doyle on August 13, 2010
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I just got this refurb model a few days ago and could not be happier. First, I like refurb units because it means someone had a problem with the unit when new, that now has been resolved. The one I got looks like a factory new model. The one touch dubbing is exactly what I was looking for. I have a lot of old home movies, TV shows, etc... on VHS. I pop in the tape, pop in the DVD ( I use DVD RW but this unit does R+ and R- as well)hit the dubbing button and come back in a few hours. The DVD copy actually looks cleaner than the VHS original. The DVD RW plays in every DVD player I've tried. I think the compatability problems others have talked about is because they didn't finalize the disc. With the DVD RW you don't have to finalize, with other formats you do. I got this unit for under $70 including shipping. The exact unit at a nearby store sells for $149. This is a solid machine that performs just as stated. I think you'll be happy with it.
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276 of 286 people found the following review helpful By J. Molinaro on March 2, 2010
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I, like most people, have always been skeptical of "remanufactured" products. However, this one is definitely worth the price (and then some).
I was in need of another combo unit when the one I had died and I hadn't transferred all tapes to DVD. I didn't really want to spend that much for a unit, but the "remanufactured" option was within the budget.

I have to say that this was money well spent. Not only to do you get a quality 4-head VHS player/recorder, but you also get a stunningly-versatile DVD player/burner. With 6 months of life left in my old combo unit, the VHS tapes played back with lines through the screen; hardly a quality you want when transferring tapes to DVD. Some of the tapes weren't even played that much, and sure "tape" over time will continue to degrade, but you should still get a decent picture from a tape in good condition. The 4-head VHS player brought the quality of the tape back to life.
Perhaps the best feature I'm crazed about is the DVD chapter editing feature. Of course when you record a program, chapters will automatically be added per your selected setting options (every 5...10...15min) from the menu; however, prior to finalizing your disc, you can review the chapter markers and edit them as you choose (add, move to new location or remove completely); something my old unit didn't do.

Finally, when I purchased this item, shipping was slated for at least 5-7 business days since it was coming from a third-party distributor. I ordered it on 1/25, it was shipped on 1/26 and I received it on 1/27 -- SWEET!! The shipping time enabled me to receive the unit, set it up, review the features and had me recording and dubbing by the weekend.
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375 of 393 people found the following review helpful By L. Gildart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 30, 2009
UPDATE: SINCE I WROTE THIS REVIEW THE ITEM DESCRIPTION INCLUDING THE MANUFACTURER HAS CHANGED AND THE refurbished MODEL ATTACHED TO THIS REVIEW DOES NOT HAVE A TUNER ON IT. A refurbished VCR - DVDr combo with a tuner that appears to be the newer version of my model (which is still working great a year later) can be found here : Magnavox ZV457MG9 Dual Deck DVD/VCR Recorder

I bought this after returning a similarly-priced tunerless player-only combo product made by Samsung. That one would only output VHS over the composite line. No component. No HDMI. Apparently some upscaling or signal processing is involved in making the VHS play over those outputs, but the Magnavox outputs VHS over all three types of cables. I don't need to use two inputs on my tv, and I don't need to find my tv remote to switch inputs if I want to watch a tape.

Picture quality is excellent for dvd, VHS, and the cable-box signal I'm running through the player. The VHS picture is not as good as dvd, but I didn't expect it to be. It's still a high quality four head VCR/VHS player that looks tons better than my now dead one from 2001.

I tested the recording functions, which I don't generally use, and they work great, even with cheap dvds. Set-up was easy, and I didn't have any trouble figuring out the remote.

The long and short of it is that I was able to replace my dead vcr at a reasonable price with something that suits my current needs and home entertainment configuration.

Please note that I ordered this model refurbished. The manual that came with it indicates that it is a class A. I recommend that you contact the seller to make sure that you're going to get the A model.
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328 of 352 people found the following review helpful By Claire NY on February 2, 2010
If you want to copy your tape to DVD and to use this DVD in other units, I sincerely suggest you not to buy this product. I have 3 DVD players at home: Panasonic, Element Electronics and Curtis, I cannot play any DVD I copied from this machine in these 3 units.

I followed the instruction P.27 using Sony and TDK DVD+R, P41-42 dubbing Process and P.44-45 Finalizing a Disc, but it did not work. After 6 times try and error, called customer service 3 times, they finally told me "We cannot guarantee the disk you copied can be used in other units."

I would definitely not recommend this product.
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By GLWolf on May 13, 2011
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I received the item quickly. However the DVD drawer was inoperative. A phone call to the vendor yielded an apology and a return ticket via email in 10 minutes or less. They paid for the return. Two weeks later I received a replacement unit. Hey, things happen. They made good very quickly. In a perfect world everything works all the time - even me!
I admit, it can be a little daunting to use. It can play VHS and DVD and record VHS and DVD and copy a tape to DVD and DVD to tape. With all those features and the portocalls they all require expect the directions to be involved and the remote to have more buttons than a clown suit. There is no other way.
I bought it primarily to record my tapes to DVD. It's a job that it does very well.
But you need to read the instructions and follow them carefully. To those that it may not seem intuitive to when you transfer a TAPE to DVD it is called DUBBING not recording. There is an inportant distinction. If you don't understand this you will wind up ruining your tapes as record over them thinking you are transferring.
Another thing to keep in mind is that DVD's need to be FINALIZED. There is a process in the machine that is outlined in the manual that needs to be done. Otherwise the disc will only play in this machine and not another. Your computer does this automatically when you go to eject a disc that you have burned on your computer but it needs to be manually done, by selecting the menu option with the remote, on this machine.
If people would just read the manual and follow the instructions carefully it would avoid the negative comments that this machine has garnered.
As to how long it will last ... I'll see, but I have no complaints. For the price this is a good deal.
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