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Hey guys, thanks for info in advance!

My moms TV/VCR combo died. She only cares about recording her soaps and other programs. She doesnt want Cable, or Tivo.

So to just get basic channels and record them, playback, with easy menus for old people, what would be good to get her?

Ive lived in the UK the past 6 years so am not up to speed with the whole digital conversion in the states, but I think I understand that there are no more analog channels and you need a converter if you dont get digital?

She bought a TV and DVD/VCR from Sears but said the VCR couldnt get a signal? I figured it was the converter or lack thereof? She returned them both, so I want to get her something.

I was thinking of skipping VCR and just getting her a DVR to record to.
Make life easier, right? Again which brand has easy menus and setups?
Do they still make old TVs that I could buy for her, she wont care about HD, nor being flat or small... just a nice 40 inch tv for NTSC...Nothing fancy.


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can anyone please help?
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Click #1 in my sig. for info on the ideal machine for her: the Magnavox MDR515H/F7. It's a std def HDD-DVD recorder with some DVR-like features. Esp. important to your Mom is pre-titling of recorded shows thru the timer rec menu. Many more excellent new features in the 515.
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There never were very many 40" CRT's in the first place. Only a couple that I can recall off the top of my head - an SD Mitsubishi and an HD Sony. Might have been a couple more, but I never saw them personally.

You could probably find a used, 36" one on Craigslist around your area pretty easily. Plenty of those were made and sold. But they stopped making analog CRT's over 20"-24" long ago.

www.craigslist.org
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Cheers guys!

Wajo, do you work for them? I read all your posts, and wow... either you are extremely obsessed or work for them

either way thanks for all the info!

whats so important about pre-titling the program?
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Cheers guys!

Wajo, do you work for them? I read all your posts, and wow... either you are extremely obsessed or work for them

either way thanks for all the info!

whats so important about pre-titling the program?
On pre-titling, when you go to your Title menu with 6 index pics and "title" per page, you can immediately see which title is which show. W/o that, you'd have to be correlating date/time to your favorite shows since the index pics most likely will start with promo or commercial, not the show title (which comes later).

It's a certified BFD!

I don't work for or represent Funai. In fact, I don't represent or work for ANYONE anymore!
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