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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-01-2013, 06:59 AM
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Posted By ncody71
I may have to go with Tivo - wouldn't save as...

I may have to go with Tivo - wouldn't save as much money as I need to, but that SD pic was awful on my plasma TV......Time Warner charges $2.50 for the cablecard so $17.50/month vs $8.50/month but a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-30-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
I just can't afford to add a Tivo monthly...

I just can't afford to add a Tivo monthly service plan fee on top of the already outrageous Time Warner Cable charge. I'm trying to cut back somewhere. I mostly would just be using the DVR to record...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
I didn't understand jjeff's suggestion at first...

I didn't understand jjeff's suggestion at first but now I do - I'll get a S-video cable and see what it looks like. Now I know to lower my expectations at least. I think I'm all set now. Thanks...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
Sorry I keep managing to leave out important...

Sorry I keep managing to leave out important info. I'm looking for a recorder with hard drive that ultimately will replace the DVR I now rent from Time Warner Cable - I am trying to avoid renting...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
Thanks for pointing that out about the HQ mode....

Thanks for pointing that out about the HQ mode. I will definitely keep that in mind with my next DVR. I'm leaning towards trying the 535 again to at least try the upconversion in combo with HQ - not...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
So this Mag 535 should provide as decent a...

So this Mag 535 should provide as decent a picture as any other DVR? No DVRs record in HD?

Is the upconversion a simple operation? Does the machine come with S-video cable? Was that the cable I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
I recorded a game showing on TV through my cable...

I recorded a game showing on TV through my cable box. Magnavox customer suppport said the only input possible on the DVR was with the cable that came with the machine - that it was not possible to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-29-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By ncody71
I recorded a game and when I tried to watch it,...

I recorded a game and when I tried to watch it, the quality was extremely poor. I thought the machine was defective so I returned it. Then I thought maybe the terrible picture was because the input...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By ncody71
Thanks for the feedback - guess I will at least...

Thanks for the feedback - guess I will at least try again to figure this out before giving up and returning it.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-22-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By ncody71
I am a cable subscriber and have an HDTV....

I am a cable subscriber and have an HDTV. Unfortunately this all sounds extremely complicated - why in the world would they make a machine that practically requires a PhD to operate? I couldn't use...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-22-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By ncody71
Many channels I want to record are above 99 but...

Many channels I want to record are above 99 but the 535 I just bought doesn't seem to be able to record channels 100 and above. Is there a way to record those channels? Otherwise I have to return...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-15-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,293
Posted By ncody71
Thanks very much for the feedback - didn't know...

Thanks very much for the feedback - didn't know it would be illegal.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-14-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,293
Posted By ncody71
I wanted to know if there are DVD recorders I...

I wanted to know if there are DVD recorders I can connect to the TV that will record whatever shows up on the TV screen. Not sure if I'm in the correct forum for this question since HD is not my...
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