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post #26341 of 26352 Unread 03-22-2015, 01:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Why did WalMart stop stocking these dvrs?
After all our group input to Funi, have they ceased making them after the 557?
I'm not sure Funai mfgd the 557, with its radical departure from Funai's long-standing +VR recording system and 1,2,2-1/2,3,4,6 rec modes, etc. Funai had a falling-out with Philips a couple of years ago but its also unknown how that affected their DVDR design/mfg partnership. ("Magnavox" is a Philips brand name licensed to Funai in the past.)

Amazon has been advertising that more 557's are coming in "4-6 weeks" then "2-4 weeks" so it appears they expect more units... it would be "embarrassing" if they were taking orders and nothing showed up to ship.

We live in mysterious times?

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Hello,

Have been reading the forum for years and would like to thank all the people that have posted so much useful information.

I have been using the Philips/Magnavox machines since they first came out and now my wife uses all "my machines".

Since we purchased several MDR-557 machines, one problem I have not been to solve is not having any index pic thumbnails
on burned dvd's once they have been finalized.

Is this a result of Magnavox design changes or are we using the machine incorrectly?

Thanks in advance for your help..

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Make sure to update us when you receive the new unit please? Thanks.
Good news. The 557 is back in stock at Àmazon. I now have delivery date of Friday March 27th.
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Waaay back ~6-7 years ago i recorded a few books on CD i got from my local library.The recordings were done on a Philips 3576 in the SLP mode.I didn't connect the video,just the audio,partly as an experiment to see if i could get more than 6 hrs.on the disc due to the lack of any video being recorded to disc.I figured 'why not'..w/o video there (theoretically) should be more available space....NOT....I think my experiment is still buried somewhere in wajo's help file.

Yesterday i started recording another book on CD.This time using a Maggie 515,again using the SLP mode w/audio only.But this time the result was diff.This time i got 6:39.01 on the disc ...maybe a diff.between machines?? ....the only other diff.i know of is the brand of disk...TY vs Verbatim....both are 8x-r discs.weird....and the recordings from 6-7 yrs.ago still play well.

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Waaay back ~6-7 years ago i recorded a few books on CD i got from my local library.The recordings were done on a Philips 3576 in the SLP mode.I didn't connect the video,just the audio,partly as an experiment to see if i could get more than 6 hrs.on the disc due to the lack of any video being recorded to disc.I figured 'why not'..w/o video there (theoretically) should be more available space....NOT...
SLP is about maximally compressing the original program. Compression effectiveness depends in part on the program source. Brighter more contrasty and/or more dynamic programs have more detail, so can be compressed more because there is more information to start with. The flip side of that is darker less contrasty less active programs require less space originally, so are able to be compressed less because of that relative lack of detail in the first place. A black "program" doesn't have any detail to speak of, and no dynamicism, so can't significantly benefit from attempts to maximally compress.

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SLP is about maximally compressing the original program. Compression effectiveness depends in part on the program source.
Program source is another diff.The old transfers were from disc to disc....the new recording is streamed from YT.
Could it be that there's just less info.from the stream vs.disc,thus allowing for a(substantially)longer record time?
Someone else around here(can't remember who) postulated something very similar to this.It's a possible explanation.
Problem is....a lack of video input should(theoretically at least) produce the same effect,but didn't with the old recordings...so i don't know.

I don't really expect an answer...this is one of those weird things that's more like voodoo than science...

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Amazon just advised my 2 557's are scheduled for delivery on 3/30/15 and 3/31/15.


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Good news. The 557 is back in stock at Àmazon. I now have delivery date of Friday March 27th.
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delivery date for 557

April 1 is my scheduled delivery date. You don,t suppose this is just an April Fools thing
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Anybody know what disc recording error E6 is all about. The user manual wasn't very helpful.
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Anybody know what disc recording error E6 is all about. The user manual wasn't very helpful.
E6 is a "nondescript" error, as listed in this help file.

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My MDR557H (which I just ordered from Amazon on March 22) is currently scheduled to be delivered between April 15 and April 22.
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My MDR557H (which I just ordered from Amazon on March 22) is currently scheduled to be delivered between April 15 and April 22.
My 557 was originally scheduled to arrive between April 1st and the 19th, but is currently out for delivery some time today. Amazon usually beats their expected delivery dates for backordered items. I think they deliberately do that to make themselves look better by exceeding customer expectations.
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