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post #22111 of 25453
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Originally Posted by canda View Post

On a MD513 can't dub DVD to HDD from a commercial DVD. D.Dubbing does nothing. When I press "Title" on the remote, all I can ever get is the top menu to display and it's not on the 513 title screen. I thought it might be copy protected, so I tried copying it on the DVD drive of my PC using Nero 6 software and it copied perfectly and the copy gets the same results as with the original. Am I making a mistake or is there some level of CP on that DVD that blocks dubbing onto the 513 HDD? Is there a workaround?

Also, the 513 manual is a killer. Besides the "12 top errors in the owner's manual" is there other documentation about manual errors? I thought I saw in an earlier post that someone had written a corrected manual for the series so owners would know how these things really work.

 

Here's an index of clickable info and help files on these uinits.

 

Dubbing home-made or other non-protected DVDs with internal drives is described in Section 6.

 

Dubbing (commercial) DVDs with copy protection (CP) requires an external player with a filter/CP stripper in between units like those described in Section 4.h.

post #22112 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Here's an index of clickable info and help files on these uinits.

Dubbing home-made or other non-protected DVDs with internal drives is described in Section 6.

Dubbing (commercial) DVDs with copy protection (CP) requires an external player with a filter/CP stripper in between units like those described in Section 4.h.

CP stripper !!?

What a wonderful item it is!
I want to have it.
Please let me know the name of device and apploximately cost.

Thank you.

I hate it but Japanese is a strict race.
Once government or public opinion define any regulation, most of us attempt to keep it as much as possible.
Otherwise, we do not releasee any product to a market.
Most of Japanese does not like strict control of CP. Especially, I think user shall be able to copy commercial DVD to HDD for his convenience and resk hedge of disc broken.
In our society, even people have such opinion, we must not disclose it to public area.
As a result, at the moment when Apple developped iPod (ripping CD to potable device), SONY developped the latest copy protection technology.
No Japanese manufacturer considered to make such ripping device.

234
post #22113 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Here's an index of clickable info and help files on these uinits.

Dubbing home-made or other non-protected DVDs with internal drives is described in Section 6.

Dubbing (commercial) DVDs with copy protection (CP) requires an external player with a filter/CP stripper in between units like those described in Section 4.h.

CP stripper !!?

What a wonderful item it is!
I want to have it.
Please let me know the name of device and apploximately cost.

 

Here's some info on just a few of those available.

 

You can Google "Video Filter" or "Video Stabilizer" for many others.

post #22114 of 25453
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Walmart.com has lowered the price of the 535 and 537:

 

535 = $249.

537 = $299.

 

533 is still $228.

 

I think they still have a 7-day price-adjustment window  (in case you just bought yours).

 

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post #22115 of 25453
My walmart web site still shows 278 for the 535.

On another note, after lurking here forever I just bought the 533. I nursed my Panasonic eh85 forever replacing caps once. It went down again and the quote to fix was almost as much as the 533. I would have preferred another Panasonic recorder, but my big driver was the tuner. Cable went out one night and my DVR missed recording some shows we love to watch. With the inernational panny not having a us tuner the choice was simple, so i ordered the 533. Should arrive next week. The eh85 goes in the garbage.
post #22116 of 25453
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

My walmart web site still shows 278 for the 535.

The old price may be from a previous search. I show 228/249/299 as wajo posted. There's only one walmart.com in San Bruno, CA. Free shipping varies also.
post #22117 of 25453
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

The old price may be from a previous search. I show 228/249/299 as wajo posted. There's only one walmart.com in San Bruno, CA. Free shipping varies also.

yea, you're right. But I still would have just sprung for the 533 had I seen it. with my use 320 is fine.
post #22118 of 25453
I attempted to order a 537 at the new price $299 but was not offered the 3 yr Walmart Care Plan. Is there a problem with the Walmart website or a problem with the 537 ???

My order is on hold until I have an answer as I want the extended warranty.

Dale
post #22119 of 25453
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I attempted to order a 537 at the new price $299 but was not offered the 3 yr Walmart Care Plan. Is there a problem with the Walmart website or a problem with the 537 ???

My order is on hold until I have an answer as I want the extended warranty.

WalMart's plans can be purchased up to at least 90 days after purchase. At least, that's how it worked when I bought my first 2160A.

Likely you just hit a site glitch. Do a separate search for it, and it should be smart enough to make the connection, or let you do it manually.
post #22120 of 25453
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I attempted to order a 537 at the new price $299 but was not offered the 3 yr Walmart Care Plan. Is there a problem with the Walmart website or a problem with the 537 ???

My order is on hold until I have an answer as I want the extended warranty.

 

Walmart made some changes on 10/29 to limit Qty of units in cart to 5, then they reduced the prices and the automatic screen for ext. warranty that used to come before seeing your cart on the 537 was lost.

 

Here's their separate page for ordering the 3-yr ext. warranty. You can add it to your same cart with the machine. It applies to any device with receipt showing price under $300. You can buy a plan up to 30 days after buying a product (with original product receipt).

 

P.S. Their warranties are not related directly to a specific item or SN until you send it in for repair or replacement. I contacted walmart.com to see if they can add the warranty plan back to the  product Add to Cart process.


Edited by wajo - 11/2/12 at 6:41pm
post #22121 of 25453
Thanks MRMAZDA and WAJO for your replies.
I'll submit my order now based on your posts.
Thanks again.

Update: 537 with 3 yr extended warranty now ordered. The link to the extended warranty page clinched the deal.
Once again thanks!! biggrin.gif
Edited by DALET75 - 11/2/12 at 8:45pm
post #22122 of 25453
I know that this question has been answered here before however I could not find it but can someone tell me the main difference between the older 515 and the newer 535? Thanks
post #22123 of 25453
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I know that this question has been answered here before however I could not find it but can someone tell me the main difference between the older 515 and the newer 535? Thanks

 

Only 4 differences:

1. All new FW.

2. New tuner.

3. More stable platform from 1 and 2.

4. 999 titles on HDD vs. 600.
 

post #22124 of 25453
as I've posted in the past..... I love this website..... and Wajo is a God..... but I'm wondering..... and it's probably right in front of my face somewhere although for the life of me..... I can't find it if it is.....

is/are there any post(s) that show the difference(s)..... if any..... between the Magnavox 535 and the new 537 other than the HD size of 500GB to 1TB?.....

the 535 I currently have is more than ample for me..... although I'd like to add a second unit for the obvious reason..... so if there's been improvements or additions..... of course I'd spend the extra dollars..... if not..... and it's just a larger HD..... I wouldn't have the need to.....

in any case..... thanks for reading this..... and when I grow up..... I want to be just like Wajo..... although since I'm 62..... the odds of me growing up are about the same as Walmart giving me a unit for free.
post #22125 of 25453
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Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

Okay, I have another question. Is there a way to hook a laptop up to the recorder? I wanted to see if I could record HD straight from my laptop.

The recorder does a "down-rez" of everything coming out of the tuner, so that even if the received program was in HD, it won't be any more.

This recorder is a standard def device only. Anything it puts out is in Standard Definition.

There's no way to get High Def off this machine.
post #22126 of 25453
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as I've posted in the past..... I love this website..... and Wajo is a God..... but I'm wondering..... and it's probably right in front of my face somewhere although for the life of me..... I can't find it if it is.....

is/are there any post(s) that show the difference(s)..... if any..... between the Magnavox 535 and the new 537 other than the HD size of 500GB to 1TB?.....

the 535 I currently have is more than ample for me..... although I'd like to add a second unit for the obvious reason..... so if there's been improvements or additions..... of course I'd spend the extra dollars..... if not..... and it's just a larger HD..... I wouldn't have the need to.....

in any case..... thanks for reading this..... and when I grow up..... I want to be just like Wajo..... although since I'm 62..... the odds of me growing up are about the same as Walmart giving me a unit for free.

 

Just like me!? Many people here would hope not.

 

Anyway, there is no other diff. between any of the 53x Series except HDD capacity... same FW, same Tuner, same manual, etc. Essentially, all updates of the 515.

post #22127 of 25453
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Originally Posted by DALET75 View Post

Thanks MRMAZDA and WAJO for your replies.
I'll submit my order now based on your posts.
Thanks again.

Update: 537 with 3 yr extended warranty now ordered. The link to the extended warranty page clinched the deal.
Once again thanks!! biggrin.gif

You TERA-ist, you! tongue.gif

Congrats. I still haven't taken that plunge.
post #22128 of 25453
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Here's some info on just a few of those available.

You can Google "Video Filter" or "Video Stabilizer" for many others.

Waj-

Is the guy who made the "real" "Video Filter" still around? I'd heard the web page disappeared and nobody has heard from him for a while.

I'm satisfied with the two different filters I use, but would still like to know if he's still out there somewhere.
post #22129 of 25453
Just bought a Magnavox 535 DVD recorder because of the work and support the AVS Forum provides. You folks should be proud of yourselves and I hope Magnavox appreciates your efforts.

Thanks - 13bbg
post #22130 of 25453
Regarding the new tuner in the 53x units, is there any improvement in performance or it a wash for OTA?
post #22131 of 25453
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Originally Posted by cwhitla View Post

Regarding the new tuner in the 53x units, is there any improvement in performance or it a wash for OTA?

 

I don't want to "jinx" things by being "specific" but people who post Reviews and Comments seem to think the new tuner is better.

post #22132 of 25453
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You TERA-ist, you! tongue.gif
Congrats. I still haven't taken that plunge.

Well, I hadn't thought of that but I guess you are right. As soon as the delivery man comes I will become a TERA-ist.

The 537 will be a nice addition to my 513 and 515. I find myself archiving a lot of material and the 537 alone could see 200 vhs tapes go out the door. The biggest question is, will I live long enough to watch everything I have saved???rolleyes.gif

Take the plunge, the water is nice!! biggrin.gif
post #22133 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Only 4 differences:
1. All new FW.
2. New tuner.
3. More stable platform from 1 and 2.
4. 999 titles on HDD vs. 600.


 

Thanks for the fast reply. Can you give me a better idea on the difference between the 515 and 535 tuner? I figure that the newer 535 should be better than the older 515 tuner but I just don't know what is better about it. Just wondering if it is worth while to upgrade my older 2160 to the newer 535. I don't really need more HD space since I don't store videos on the HD but would upgrade for the new tuner if it is a lot better. Thanks
post #22134 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Only 4 differences:
1. All new FW.
2. New tuner.
3. More stable platform from 1 and 2.
4. 999 titles on HDD vs. 600.


 

Thanks for the fast reply. Can you give me a better idea on the difference between the 515 and 535 tuner? I figure that the newer 535 should be better than the older 515 tuner but I just don't know what is better about it. Just wondering if it is worth while to upgrade my older 2160 to the newer 535. I don't really need more HD space since I don't store videos on the HD but would upgrade for the new tuner if it is a lot better. Thanks

 

I only know what I read from others' experience and the only complaint tuner-wise (or otherwise!)  is that it isn't HD... it's not noted in the product name on Walmart.com, which seems to be about all many people read. A few others have noted they have the older unit(s) and the new tuner is doing a great job quality and channel wise.

 

You'll have to wait for someone with the new and old models to comment directly, I guess.

post #22135 of 25453
I have looked for the answer to this in the manual and on this forum with no luck. In the Timer Programming list, some of the entries have a DVD icon in upper left with a slanted line through it, and a small fat arrow pointing toward DVD from upper left. I have recorded a lot of shows, both timed and also by pushing REC, and have never seen this icon before. I have never recorded anything onto DVDs.

I was recording a Bewitched marathon (using the REC button) onto my Mag 515 hard drive last week when it first happened. And then it happened again yesterday during another similar marathon. I’d stop the recording at the end of one episode and quickly restart it so as not to miss the beginning of the next one. When the marathon was over and I looked at the Timer Programming list, every single one had that same icon.

I have tried to replicate this without success, and it’s only ever happened during those two marathons. Did I hit a wrong button or something? Thanks.
Edited by ud346 - 11/5/12 at 1:09pm
post #22136 of 25453
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I have looked for the answer to this in the manual and on this forum with no luck. In theTimer Programming list, some of the entries have a DVD icon in upper left with a slanted line through it, and a small fat arrow pointing toward DVD from upper left. I have recorded a lot of shows, both timed and also by pushing REC, and have never seen this icon before.

I was recording a Bewitched marathon (using the REC button) onto my Mag 515 hard drive last week when it first happened. And then it happened again yesterday during another similar marathon. I’d stop the recording at the end of one episode and quickly restart it so as not to miss the beginning of the next one. When the marathon was over and I looked at the Timer Programming list, every single one had that same icon.

I have tried to replicate this without success, and it’s only ever happened during those two marathons. Did I hit a wrong button or something? Thanks.

 

Those are titles that have copy protection (CP) in them, of the "copy-once" variety. Thy're allowed to be recorded on your HDD but not on a DVD.

 

You can try to dub one of those titles with the internal drives but it will likely throw a "can't copy" error. However, you CAN get them on a DVD if you play them to a DVD in an external player/DVDR, with a filter/converter between the two machines, as described here.

post #22137 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Those are titles that have copy protection (CP) in them, of the "copy-once" variety. Thy're allowed to be recorded on your HDD but not on a DVD.

You can try to dub one of those titles with the internal drives but it will likely throw a "can't copy" error. However, you CAN get them on a DVD if you play them to a DVD in an external player/DVDR, with a filter/converter between the two machines, as described here.

I will most likely be deleting them after we watch them. Thanks so much for your reply. I never would have figured that out without your help! smile.gif
post #22138 of 25453
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...I’d stop the recording at the end of one episode and quickly restart it so as not to miss the beginning of the next one...

To make things easier on yourself after this (when recording marathons), I'd suggest NOT stopping the machine and restarting it.

Just let it run the whole length of the marathon, and then go back and divide the recordings at the appropriate points. That way you get EVERYTHING and miss NOTHING.
post #22139 of 25453
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Originally Posted by gastrof View Post

To make things easier on yourself after this (when recording marathons), I'd suggest NOT stopping the machine and restarting it.
Just let it run the whole length of the marathon, and then go back and divide the recordings at the appropriate points. That way you get EVERYTHING and miss NOTHING.

Thanks for your suggestion! The way I have been doing this is a lot of trouble, and all the little segments take up room on the title list (although it is easy to delete them as we go).

I don’t know what you mean by “divide the recordings . . . .” When recording something that’s too long to watch at once, I’ve been editing the name after each viewing session to include the number of minutes into the show where we left off (in case the resume command doesn’t take us back to where we were, as sometimes happens). I’d appreciate knowing how to divide the recordings. That sounds better than what I’m doing.

Also, if the marathon is 4 hours, and I want to record a little extra at the end for good measure, I seem to remember reading that trying to record more than 4 hours at a time creates some kind of problem (I wish I could recall the details). Thanks so much for your help! smile.gif
post #22140 of 25453
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I’ve been editing the name after each viewing session to include the number of minutes into the show where we left off (in case the resume command doesn’t take us back to where we were, as sometimes happens). I’d appreciate knowing how to divide the recordings.

Title dividing is in the same menu where you select to edit the title.
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