I need some advice and when researching information on products Ithis great and informative web site kept appearing, the AVS Forum so here I am.
Our situation is this, we have an older LCD Tv with no digital turner built in, purchased before the "great change" .
Right before the change we purchased an Accordian HDTV turner through radio shack, which has been great but dying a slow death.
It has lost one over the air channel the other tv's receive, rescanning does not help.
We set it to turn on in the morning as an alarm clock and to go off every night. It turns off but will not come on in the morning, resetting the
clock is no help.
The power button on the remote will not opperate, has been over a year (all other buttons work)
Lastly the power button on the unit failed two days ago, turns green but takes hours to turn on
So our choice was to buy a new TV or something with a turner built in, then I though why not an HD recorder. We already have a Panasonic VHS-DVD dual recorder with analog turner, so the DVR-R part is a non issue
I was looking at the Magnavox MDR533H/F7 at Walmart, great price on these and that has been talked about elsewhere on this site, people seem to love it. But if I am reading right it seems NOT to record in HDTV and I got to thinking what is the point of that. Also I can not find out If not recording is the output actually in HDTV?
So next step was to look into HDTV turners that do not require a subscription or cable. What I have found has surprised me, this unit and the channel master are the only 2 sold in the county that fit the bill?
So does anyone know what the video output is is on the DPH it it 480 or 720 or 1080?
It would solve two problems for me replace a dying turner and provide a HDTV recording device. Why watch HDTV and down grade it to
and old format by recording it to DVD.
Just a side question but why are there so few recording devices offered to over the air viewers, every cable or dish commercial I hear pushs a recording device, I am sick of hearing about the Hopper.
B&H photo has it for 249, with a 250 HD is it really a 250GB or a320?