I just bought a Magnavox 533H which has a DVD, HDD and Digital Tuner. I am using it over the air with a good quality amplified antenna. (Antenna has worked great with my HD 42 inch TV for the past year – 48 channels).
My problem is this. Because I am using an OTA antenna, I have to do multiple auto scans to populate the tuner with all the available channels at my location, while changing the antenna direction after each scan search. Each time I do a new scan search I Ioose the channels from the previous search. It doesn’t allow me to do a Channel Add- On Search, which would keep the channels from the previous search.
Does anyone know of any available firmware updates which will solve this problem?
There is nothing on the manufacturer’s website.
There are cheap outdoor antennas marketed as "omnidirectional", but they tend to have very low sensitivity, and are generally only useful if you're very close to the transmitters in all directions.
If your antenna is a set top antenna inside, same thing-- you'll need to have a second antenna on top of your set and use the combiner method above, which I think is impractical for indoor use.
The dedicated forum for discussing your DVD recorder is here: