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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By PCdoc7
I was afraid but I went ahead and unplugged the...

I was afraid but I went ahead and unplugged the Unit - waited a few mins and plugged it back in.
It was OK and came back alive. I am too afraid to experiment with unplugging it during Record or...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-16-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By PCdoc7
I bought a 515 Refurb several months ago. Had...

I bought a 515 Refurb several months ago.
Had a power outage and it "died" . . . "deader 'n a doornail" - no LEDs came on either.
It was plugged into a rather pricey surge protector as is the rest...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By PCdoc7
jjeff - if the Svideo added lines of resolution...

jjeff - if the Svideo added lines of resolution will make a difference that the human eyes can detect - then I want one.

As a side note - too bad us PPV recorder guys (Disclaimer - for personal...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By PCdoc7
Thanks Wajo - I now am able t edit the Titles...

Thanks Wajo - I now am able t edit the Titles with ease.

Question 1 - Skip 123 shows this refurb has 220 hours on the Hard Drive - acceptable ?
It says nothing about the Laser.

Question 2 - I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-31-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By PCdoc7
Wajo - Thanks for your helpful and non-defensive...

Wajo - Thanks for your helpful and non-defensive response. For $13 the Phillips is definitely worth a try - it has legible lettering, and I am near a Walmart. You know, I have a Harmony 1100...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By PCdoc7
My Pioneer DVR 640HS died, and after researching...

My Pioneer DVR 640HS died, and after researching here I decided to get a Mag 515. I want to be fair here as I know a lot of people love the mag. But I have had my new Unit for a few weeks now and it...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,879
Posted By PCdoc7
OK thanks - well I do see that the 515 has...

OK thanks - well I do see that the 515 has larger buttons and a nicer layout.
I assume they both have similar capabilities - but the layout and button size is important.

OK I did it - just...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-02-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,879
Posted By PCdoc7
Question - I have heard the 515 Remote is nicer...

Question - I have heard the 515 Remote is nicer than the 513 remote.
Any truth to that? And if so - what is it that is "better" ?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By PCdoc7
Thanks for the advice. Mostly I record and play...

Thanks for the advice. Mostly I record and play shows on the hard drive, and have NOT upgraded my Cable to High Def so that I can record anything. I do play DVDs from time to time, and used to burn...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By PCdoc7
I realize time is running out - although Used...

I realize time is running out - although Used units will be available for many years.

Anyway - I see the various Magnovox recommendations (wajo and others) - but do not know which is best.
I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-31-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,628
Posted By PCdoc7
I noticed this in the evening when I turn off my...

I noticed this in the evening when I turn off my Onkyo Reciever and leave everything else on - when I walk by the various units there is now a running sound that I was never there before. It must be...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-03-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By PCdoc7
For the quick and dirty Polaroid hard drive, the...

For the quick and dirty Polaroid hard drive, the recommendation was for one of these kits. I bought two of them, but in my case it was for the power supply only. They come with a special power...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-03-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,598
Posted By PCdoc7
I just picked one up for $348 at...

I just picked one up for $348 at http://www.hypeaudio.net/item.aspx?pid=103093 - they have them in stock.

I am not even going to unbox it - it is going straight to Pioneer technical services for...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-24-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By PCdoc7
I would think that if they did make it an...

I would think that if they did make it an easy-to-access, fully upgradeable drive - that although it would cause users to keep the unit for a much longer time before buying another . . . it would...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-23-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By PCdoc7
We talked about how you can do it with the...

We talked about how you can do it with the Polaroid model. Then I told him I heard that you cannot upgrade the Pioneer drive, or any other drive from the major manufacturers. I asked him if it was a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By PCdoc7
The guy said that: - DivX only plays on...

The guy said that:

- DivX only plays on CD's because the unit only reads Video DVD's - not data DVD's

- the burned DVD's do not Autostart and that is the way ALL of the Pioneer DVD Recorders...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-21-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By PCdoc7
I am just about ready to buy this unit, and...

I am just about ready to buy this unit, and thought I had better ask just to make sure.

- one poster on another site said that DivX actually does NOT work on DVD discs, only on CD's. Pioneer's...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-21-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,026
Posted By PCdoc7
Quote:Originally Posted by rgazzara...

Quote:Originally Posted by rgazzara http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Whatever you decide to buy, you'd better do it quickly. The HDD DVD...
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