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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-08-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By doswonk1
FWIW, I regularly use one of my Panasonic...

FWIW, I regularly use one of my Panasonic recorders for audio time-shifting, so it has audio but no video going into one of the line inputs on the back. The resulting files are much, MUCH smaller...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-08-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By doswonk1
Actually, $300 for a 557 is a pretty good price...

Actually, $300 for a 557 is a pretty good price in my neck of the woods. I dropped $280 including tax and shipping for an MDR535 (500GB HDD) from Wally World. Throw in local sales tax and the 557...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,112
Posted By doswonk1
Absolutely! You've revived one of mine, and if it...

Absolutely! You've revived one of mine, and if it tanks again, I'll probably send it to you again. The irony is that a technology may be "dead" in the mainstream marketplace and the major industry...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-10-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By doswonk1
Ha! That photo looks like my front hall closet –...

Ha! That photo looks like my front hall closet – where I have rather more CECBs stashed than I actually ended up needing.

The last time I dropped by the AVS CECB sub-forum back around Christmas,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-10-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,112
Posted By doswonk1
Yep. My situation is the same as Church's. I have...

Yep. My situation is the same as Church's. I have a bunch of these machines running, and I use them *every* day. Any problems that I had with them when they were new were solved years ago - mostly...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-22-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By doswonk1
The 3575 is/was regarded as kind of tetchy, but...

The 3575 is/was regarded as kind of tetchy, but once you got a handle on its quirks, it was still a reliable platform. It's just that Funai smoothed out the kinks and added some welcome improvements...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-21-2015, 03:42 PM
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Views: 183
Posted By doswonk1
Yes, you can!

Hi Bruce~ I had to shut off TVGOS on my E85 back in 2009 during the DTV switchover. The manual is a little cryptic, but the key info is at the top of page 43 here:
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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By doswonk1
The Panasonic is a great machine, with great PQ....

The Panasonic is a great machine, with great PQ. If you don't need a tuner, it's a good way to go, especially in view of the recent inflation of the Magnavoxes' prices.

I have an EH59, which I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By doswonk1
Yes, the 557 was quite a surprise - kind of like...

Yes, the 557 was quite a surprise - kind of like the "oops" bundle of joy some older couples get *after* they think they've had their last child ;). The dropping of +VR and the loss of...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-19-2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By doswonk1
End of the road or brief detour for MDR 557? ...

End of the road or brief detour for MDR 557?

Hi gang! Haven't visited here for a while, but rest assured, I'm still running my multiple Philips/Magnavox/Pioneer/Panasonic, just as always. Last...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   08-17-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 88,677
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seatacboy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/986114/magnavox-tb100mw9-initial-impressions/150#post_23635616)

I just acquired one...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-02-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By doswonk1
Only plausible scenario: Somebody bought it new...

Only plausible scenario: Somebody bought it new back in the day, opened the box, pulled the manual to read it, discovered it was dreadfully complicated, put the box on a shelf, lost the manual, and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By doswonk1
Yep, I have machines from the Philips/Magnavox...

Yep, I have machines from the Philips/Magnavox line for OTA recording. If you're recording OTA, it's hard to beat them as inexpensive time-shifting and archiving machines. The editing function was a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-01-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by robboot http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460655/panasonic-dmr-e85h-please-wait-error-change-disc-loop#post_23019435)

The...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-18-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by plplplpl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442612/slim-jewel-cases#post_22963918)

For quickies / giveaways / audio CDs, I often...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-21-2013, 11:13 AM
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Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Westly-C http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,345
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by Church AV...

Quote:Originally Posted by Church AV Guy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1315521/panasonic-dmr-eh69/60#post_22843531)

The theory that doswonk1 has come...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MrHT http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ragu0012 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1451716/does-recording-quality-vary-much-recorder-to-recorder#post_22844613)

I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-17-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MrHT http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-17-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By doswonk1
I can see a business for transferring home...

I can see a business for transferring home videos and camcorder tapes to DVD, though you'd probably have to have a variety of playback machines. But if one runs this as a business, wouldn't you run...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-17-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,345
Posted By doswonk1
Well, don't forget that the first iteration of...

Well, don't forget that the first iteration of our beloved Magnavox had an 80 gig HDD at a time when 120 and 160 gigs were pretty much the standard. And maybe the EH-49 was some sort of captive...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-16-2013, 03:48 PM
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Views: 926
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CitiBear http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452351/pioneer-dvr-550-h#post_22838479)

The best Pioneer remote by far came with the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-14-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,409
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stevebaz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1369230/toshiba-dvr20kb#post_22827644)

How can I get hold of a Funai Owners Manaul...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-12-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 297,550
Posted By doswonk1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chingu808 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/614479/media-deals-this-week/2850#post_22818915)

Sorry this was so long.

Not at...
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