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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-17-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By wajo
Have you set the Video > Video Input to the...

Have you set the Video > Video Input to the correct type of cable? Hearing only audio is a classic symptom of an incorrect video setting.

Set for "S-Video in" if using S-Video (L1 or L2, whichever...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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Views: 323,004
Posted By wajo
Maybe something to try...

Maybe something to try (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/106-dvd-recorders-standard-def/940657-magnavox-557-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575-a-839.html#post24366374)?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By wajo
Philips HD DVR...

Philips HD DVR (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/42-hdtv-recorders/1498196-philips-hdr5710-5750-dvrs-antenna-cable-streaming-int-ext-hdds-33tb-storage.html#post23915094).
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By wajo
You should be able to copy from the DVR if you...

You should be able to copy from the DVR if you use a converter between the DVR and the Mag, as described here (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=20556041).
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By wajo
You can get the same 2:10:00 of SP mode on a DVD...

You can get the same 2:10:00 of SP mode on a DVD if you record from one machine to another... a Real-Time Record (RTR).
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By wajo
Much more "attention" is paid in shooting and...

Much more "attention" is paid in shooting and producing a high-quality master for a commercial movie compared to a regular TV series show. PQ starts with the original source.

There is no HD Mag...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By wajo
High-speed dub (HSD) can fit ~2:10:00 of SP mode...

High-speed dub (HSD) can fit ~2:10:00 of SP mode on a DVD.

Chart is here...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By wajo
My 513 also had similar problems and I found it...

My 513 also had similar problems and I found it was caused by my AV receiver's "hot spot" being right on top of the HDD area (right side). When I moved the receiver to bridge two units, placing the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-14-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By wajo
I guess you'll never know for sure and he'll only...

I guess you'll never know for sure and he'll only know if he tries it. :p
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-14-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By wajo
In theory, he probably won't need the coax but,...

In theory, he probably won't need the coax but, if it were my box/system, I'd try both coax and YWR RCA for recording and compare the difference, then decide which to use. With cablecos, odds are the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-14-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By wajo
All are correct, including no need to scan for...

All are correct, including no need to scan for channels as long as the box has YWR RCA output you can connect to the Mag. The Mag's line inputs (L1, L2 etc.) are the ones you'd set for manual or...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By wajo
What you're describing is One-Touch Recording,...

What you're describing is One-Touch Recording, which normallt requires multiple presses of the REC button, which adds manual recording time in 15-min. increments (557) or 30-min. increments (533). It...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By wajo
Hmmm, interesting problem. I'm wondering if...

Hmmm, interesting problem.

I'm wondering if the Philips 5710 or 5750...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By wajo
If you're trying to record to the Mag's HDD......

If you're trying to record to the Mag's HDD... not a DVD, which is more problematic than the HDD... that most likely means that Comcast has added strong CP protection. If that's the case, you'll need...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 713,170
Posted By wajo
I had lag and slowness with my router until I...

I had lag and slowness with my router until I learned that certain channels were better for non-interference, etc. Expert articles recommend Ch. 1, 6 or 11.

I switched from Auto channel selection...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 34,679
Posted By wajo
Although they don't say "you don't connect...

Although they don't say "you don't connect directly to your TV," the Walmart description has two places suggesting "casting" vs direct connection to a TV (bolded here);

Tablo is a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25,821
Views: 2,901,742
Posted By wajo
As DIgaDo suggested, make sure you're keeping it...

As DIgaDo suggested, make sure you're keeping it powered at all times, even when off... no power strips with on/off switch.

Check your Display > OSD Language menu and make sure it's set on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 34,679
Posted By wajo
Probably the same copywriter who wrote that the...

Probably the same copywriter who wrote that the Magnavox 53x models provide "faithfully high definition recording of your favorite shows or movies"?

I couldn't get them to change that.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By wajo
If you're going to look at a Magnavox, I'd...

If you're going to look at a Magnavox, I'd recommend the newest 557 model...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 34,679
Posted By wajo
Walmart has both 2- and 4-tuner Tablo...

Walmart has both 2- and 4-tuner Tablo (http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=tablo+tv&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=3944) now $219 and $299.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By wajo
All 9 generations of Philips/Magnavox HDD DVDRs...

All 9 generations of Philips/Magnavox HDD DVDRs...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25,821
Views: 2,901,742
Posted By wajo
ROTFLMAO ! :D (Strange SW, had to enter this...

ROTFLMAO ! :D

(Strange SW, had to enter this text to get all caps above!?)
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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-04-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25,821
Views: 2,901,742
Posted By wajo
I can't see any advantages gained from the new...

I can't see any advantages gained from the new 557 over a 53x unit for your specific usage scenario... you won't be using any of the "better" features... at least, today!

I'm partial to Walmart...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-03-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 50,877
Posted By wajo
Heads-up for cable users: There is a problem with...

Heads-up for cable users: There is a problem with opening the Title List while the DVR is on an analog channel when viewing via HDMI... you have to be on a digital channel before opening the Title...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-31-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25,821
Views: 2,901,742
Posted By wajo
:D Walmart has finally got the MDR557H/F7,...

:D

Walmart has finally got the MDR557H/F7, $298.00. (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-MDR557H-F7-1TB-Hard-Drive-DVD-Recorder-with-Digital-Tuner/36246088)

(I wondered why Amazon had...
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