Magnavox H2080MW8 with 80GB HDD and H2160MW9 with 160GB HDD - Virtual Clones of Philips 3575/3576Special Note on 2160A
: There are now TWO fixes for the E19 Finalize/Format/Erase bug, as described here.
Below is a picture of the Magnavox H2160MW9 (2080 identical) but it doesn't even come close to doing it justice! It's a really nice looking machine... best-looking DVDR in my stack of Pio 640, 3575 and 2160... a "yawn" for those but a "wow" for the 2160. This is one of those things you have to see in person to appreciate!Cllick here for help files on features, setup and operation and links to manuals for these Magnavox HDD DVDRs.Good news for multiple-unit seekers or users!
The remote controls for the 3575/3576 and 2080/2160 operate only their designated unit! So, for people wanting two units side-by-side that operate virtually alike, a 3575/3576 and a 2080/2160 make a great pair!
DVD discs created in a 2080/2160 or 3575/3576 CAN be used in the other if you set "Make Recording Compatible" to ON in the Recording menu of both units. See Option 1 in this post for info.
A comparison of the "noteworthy" features of the different models is given here.Special Notes on the Magnavox H2080MW8
The Mag 2080, released in 2007, is the predecessor to the 2160. Virtually same manual and ops as the 3576 but sucky remote. Better-designed 2160 remote can be used. One original HDD installed is ST380215ACE, same Seagate HDD model series as 3576, and it can be replaced or upgraded in the same way as the 3576/2160.
The following 2160 features are missing on the 2080:
1. No HDMI out.
2. No DV input.
3. No digital clock set (assuming, since it pre-dates 3576)?
4. No digital CC recording.
5. No Autorecord buffering.
6. Not sure on STOP button requiring 2-sec press to stop a timer rec?
The 80GB HDD in the 2080 can be easily upgraded to a max. 500GB, as described in the link given above, last item in the list. The 2080 has the same power supply as the 3575/3576 and the 2160.
Pics from the 2160 manual are shown below.
Below are comparison pics of the 3575 insides taken by Dartman and the H2160 insides taken by hugemoth. Only differences I can readily see are the HDD and the USB PCB in front of the HDD in the 3575 pic, missing in the H2160 (no USB port).Philips 3575HMagnavox 2160Magnavox 2160 HDD
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