Bought one of these today after returning the RCA 8030 HDD unit.
(Messed up analog tuner and cant make one dubbed DVD without them freezing)
Got this Magnavox cause it dropped to 134.87.
Definitely Philips has touched this unit as was said here in posts.
Well after 10 mins with this featherweight, it initially scanned the QAM channels fine but slow to tune and change channels. Have to say that the TV Aspect works GREAT-- Panny EZ17 sucked in this regard and so does my Samsung AR650 - which I may keep. Dunno yet.
No clock display? NADA seen on front of this unit?? time??
The tuner looks fine-- however sloooooowwwwwwwwww as stated above
Now- it is not holding the channels any longer....just says "now scanning" and then goes all light grey. All are gone-- just the 4.1 etc is left.
So did a auto search again and they are back and now its starting over again.
Sounds like similar issue with Philips 3575 HDD unit-- I think I read the earlier ones did this.
I actually have a 3575 too but I cannot get ANY QAM channels with it and with the Magnavox-- I can. hmmm.
Holds them a bit then they are gone and thats what this unit will be doing tommorow. Too bad. I kinda liked the tuner for the 2.5 minutes it worked
So far I have tryed this week:
Lg787T-- too hot hot (tried 2 from BB)but liked the RAM chasing playback
Panny EZ17/27-- Like the RAM DVR use with these but the pan and scan didnt work nor any TV aspects
Magnavox ZC352MW8-- as above
RCA 8030-- as above
Samsung AR650-- seems like a keeper though I have lotsa +RWs and cant use them but I have RAMs and use them in it-- Its very quiet and fast exc. for the TV aspect thing--- I cant get it to work correctly.
In Wally World today -- I saw many Philips 3505s with the "LN2" serials--- I think this AM I read that was the one to get on another posting.
Guess tommorow I will try it but it seems like a more $$ version of this same Magnavox though with some more features obviously.