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post #22771 of 25403
Only HDMI upconverts. That's to bad but I guess it is cheaper to make with one less conversion. Thanks for the info.
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Just so I'm clear on this part ... SPP is the lowest quality setting that saves the full 720x480 "HD" frame? Seems to me I was getting half frame (352x480) at LP and lower when experimenting with playback quality.
AFAIK on a Magnavox only HQ and SP are full D1 resolution, even dropping to SPP will be 1/2 D1 but note many people including my father are fine with SPP but notice the big drop going to LP. If I were recording on a Magnavox I'd probably stick to SP but thats just me smile.gif
 

 

While this "advice" is often given by you, it's neither the whole truth nor up to date.

 

Even my 1st-gen 3575 does a good job at ANY rec mode depending on the source and content. The "HQ/SP-only" rule you and other tout may only be true for analog sources or football games.

 

The NEW 53x Series models, with their new tuner, are said, by owners of previous units, to be "sharper," "clearer," "stronger" and other "better" adjectives.

 

Curious people can read my take on  the "Craptastic D1 Fallacy" here, which I wrote based from experience with the 1st-gen 3575, not the new and apparently better 53x models.


Edited by wajo - 1/14/13 at 1:08pm
post #22773 of 25403
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Why? Why not use the Magnavox as your digital converter box and record directly to the Panasonic? Wouldn't that save one record-playback operation.

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Why? Why not use the Magnavox as your digital converter box and record directly to the Panasonic? Wouldn't that save one record-playback operation.

That's what I would do, use the Maggy as the tuner, and record on the Panny. No conversion loss at all, one real-time step eliminated.

I did not want that post to go forever. I tried many alternatives before settling on what I am doing. The issue became escalating complexity with multiple programs on multiple channels, and having to maintain the same program information on the 515 as in the Panasonic. In the end, using the method I describe, it was much simpler. The difference in picure quality was minimal using HQ quality on the 515, even watching parallel playbacks on my tv with POP pictures, side-by-side. Since it is the same proceess I have been using with me DirecTV DVRs, it was a natural transition.

In any case, I would recommend you go with what works for you. smile.gif

The RW tests turned out to be a total failure!
post #22774 of 25403
Got a 537 for Christmas and have been happy so far.

There is one annoying problem I have encountered - wondered whether this is a "feature", or perhaps I have a defective machine. On back-to-back recordings (e.g. 9:00-10:00, then 10:00-11:00), the second recording continues using the same channel as the first recording - it does not switch to the specified channel of the second recording.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
post #22775 of 25403
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Got a 537 for Christmas and have been happy so far.

There is one annoying problem I have encountered - wondered whether this is a "feature", or perhaps I have a defective machine. On back-to-back recordings (e.g. 9:00-10:00, then 10:00-11:00), the second recording continues using the same channel as the first recording - it does not switch to the specified channel of the second recording.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

 

I've read of two other people who've seen this happen but no specific reason or solution was found.

 

I think I'll report this to Funai and see what they say?

post #22776 of 25403
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Originally Posted by norm54 View Post

Got a 537 for Christmas and have been happy so far.

There is one annoying problem I have encountered - wondered whether this is a "feature", or perhaps I have a defective machine. On back-to-back recordings (e.g. 9:00-10:00, then 10:00-11:00), the second recording continues using the same channel as the first recording - it does not switch to the specified channel of the second recording.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
Hi. This may mean nothing, but what are/were the channel numbers?
post #22777 of 25403
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Hi. This may mean nothing, but what are/were the channel numbers?

The first time it happened, the first channel was 9, and the second channel was 49.

The second time, the first channel was 27, and the second channel was 9.
post #22778 of 25403
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The first time it happened, the first channel was 9, and the second channel was 49.

The second time, the first channel was 27, and the second channel was 9.
Perchance were these analog or did you drop the decimal? What are the call letters of channel "9"?
post #22779 of 25403
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Perchance were these analog or did you drop the decimal? What are the call letters of channel "9"?

These are analog channels on Time Warner Cable in Raleigh. "9" is WTVD, the local ABC affiliate.
post #22780 of 25403
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These are analog channels on Time Warner Cable in Raleigh. "9" is WTVD, the local ABC affiliate.
Sorry. I never use analog channels so I'll have to bow out. WTVD would be on channel 11.1 if it was digital (virtual and physical).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTVD
TWC is not known for being digital friendly. Have you looked for alternative channel numbers for WTVD? Sometimes a scan can find you a digital version. But your help is appreciated since now wajo will know this is an analog issue.
post #22781 of 25403
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Curious people can read my take on  the "Craptastic D1 Fallacy" here, which I wrote based from experience with the 1st-gen 3575, not the new and apparently better 53x models.

 

I think the more appropriate word here would be "supposedly", rather than "apparently".


Edited by Rammitinski - 1/15/13 at 8:41pm
post #22782 of 25403
The 535 is in the house!!!!!

I orderd on 1-14 got here in 3 days from walmart.

Recording slp HDD on Bonanza on metv 2.2 channel in atlanta.
The Tuner scaned under 3 min to pick up 69 channels.

When i press the info all the info looks like my Toshiba 430.

Thanks Folks for All the info on Magnavox recoders for several years.


Mark B
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post #22783 of 25403
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The 535 is in the house!!!!!

I orderd on 1-14 got here in 3 days from walmart.

Recording slp HDD on Bonanza on metv 2.2 channel in atlanta.
The Tuner scaned under 3 min to pick up 69 channels.

When i press the info all the info looks like my Toshiba 430.

Thanks Folks for All the info on Magnavox recoders for several years.


Mark B
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69 channels OTA. That's pretty good. Have fun.
post #22784 of 25403
Hello All:
Going to give this (537) a shot - at replacing my DHG-HDD500 - which I believe will stop working very soon as TV Guide data and clock set functions will soon end. Quick question tho - what exactly is coax pass through - is it a seperate line from 537 to monitor? Will be using either component or DVI to my 720P monitor. Am I correct there is no optical (toslink) out of the537 but there is coaxial digital connection out to AVR receiver?

thnx for your response and thoughts.

Been a number of years now - and quite satisfied with about 35 digital over the air channels. Currently just not in the cards to set up a broadband connection or for that matter a cable tv acct either or both of which would be needed to accomodate Tivo or Chanel Master 7400 -both of which would keep us in high definition. Hoping the 537 will be acceptable.

Barry
post #22785 of 25403
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Hello All:
Going to give this (537) a shot - at replacing my DHG-HDD500 - which I believe will stop working very soon as TV Guide data and clock set functions will soon end. Quick question tho - what exactly is coax pass through - is it a seperate line from 537 to monitor? Will be using either component or DVI to my 720P monitor. Am I correct there is no optical (toslink) out of the537 but there is coaxial digital connection out to AVR receiver?

thnx for your response and thoughts.

Been a number of years now - and quite satisfied with about 35 digital over the air channels. Currently just not in the cards to set up a broadband connection or for that matter a cable tv acct either or both of which would be needed to accomodate Tivo or Chanel Master 7400 -both of which would keep us in high definition. Hoping the 537 will be acceptable.

Barry
Coax (rf) pass through means that the rf in passes to the rf out. Slighly amplified with the 537 while power is applied. Using component or DVI is fine but you will need an adapter for the DVI same as the DHG. Audio out is stereo except from DVD if the DVD has DD5.1.

The 537 is very acceptable. Neither the TiVo or 7400 require broadband. They just work better with it.
post #22786 of 25403
I have a Gray-Hoverman antenna on the wall.
It is more of a power house than i 1st thought.

www.diytvantennas.com

Mark
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post #22787 of 25403
I set up the timer to record 2.1,for the Last Resort.I put it on Thursday 8:00 pm to 9:02 pm.
It's just like my Toshiba set-up.If you put it on a day like Thursday it will do that day every week
till you Delete that day.

I have my 535 set-up.I have it on 5.1 news.If i leave it on will it go to 2.1 to record on HDD.
I'm testing today.I put on 5.1 for 8 pm tommorow for 2hrs..The Fringe is on for the last time.

Mark
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post #22788 of 25403
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I set up the timer to record 2.1,for the Last Resort.I put it on Thursday 8:00 pm to 9:02 pm.
Mark
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Next week is the end. ABC is stupid.

Please use the "quote" button to avoid confusion. Thanks.
post #22789 of 25403
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I have my 535 set-up.I have it on 5.1 news.If i leave it on will it go to 2.1 to record on HDD.

Yes, it will change the channel. If you are watching it you'll get a notification popup on the screen telling you it's going to change the channel.
post #22790 of 25403
Thanks Ken

The reason i ask,My Toshiba won't record yet my ole Sony 257 would pick up the
time and record.
Both would give a warning that they were ready to record.

The Timer Set-Up looks exactly like my Toshiba 430.Except the 535 has skip.

My lap top is also 500gb HD.I used freecorder to record music and a few movies.
The 16 gb Flash drive didn't take as much room as i thought for a movie.

And i did notice no USB on the 535.No big deal.
I have them all over the place--that is the 2.0 variety.

mark
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post #22791 of 25403
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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

 

$228, 248, 278.

 

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post #22792 of 25403
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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

$228, 248, 278.

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Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe it's tracking the Amazon prices? $272/284/329
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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

$228, 248, 278.

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Guys, I am on the Walmart site and they have the 537 at $258. Where are you getting your prices? confused.gif Anyone have any problems with the 537 so far?

Wajo, Can you reply with a link as to how to do the eSATA modification so that I can use the same box without having to burn off as much as I have to right now. Thanks!
post #22794 of 25403
537 is as Wajo stated... http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-HDD-and-DVD-Recorder-with-Digital-Tuner-Choose-Your-Capacity./20710259
this is the 1 TB model

Please post your link, I returned my 533 - DOA and will order now if your price is right
post #22795 of 25403
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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

$228, 248, 278.

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Guys, I am on the Walmart site and they have the 537 at $258. Where are you getting your prices? confused.gif Anyone have any problems with the 537 so far?

Wajo, Can you reply with a link as to how to do the eSATA modification so that I can use the same box without having to burn off as much as I have to right now. Thanks!

 

I'll show you my link if you show me yours:

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-HDD-and-DVD-Recorder-with-Digital-Tuner-Choose-Your-Capacity./20710259

 

You might be calling back an old cookie?

 

Here's the help file section on setting up a Dock-and-play system. If that's not what you're asking, see jump list at top to see if the subject is in the list. If not, have to come back here for specific questons.

post #22796 of 25403
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Guys, I am on the Walmart site and they have the 537 at $258. Where are you getting your prices? confused.gif
Thanks!

Trick. Go to walmart.com. Enter tivo in the search field. The page you get has a tivo remote and all the Magnavox units. Items on the "recent" panel are not updated.
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post #22798 of 25403
Guys, You are right, when I ordered the 537 I got an update price of $278. Ordered it anyway, I have a small DVR farm of 515's, but need at least one backup. Will use the new 537 as the main work horse and keep my oldest 515 as a back up.

Wajo, Will check out the link later today.
post #22799 of 25403
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

$228, 248, 278.

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My screen clicking the above link or even Wajo's show:
$218, $228 and $258 confused.gif
post #22800 of 25403
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Walmart has changed their pricing again:

$228, 248, 278.

frown.gif

My screen clicking the above link or even Wajo's show:
$218, $228 and $258 confused.gif

 

Old cookies?... still shows 228, 248, 278 here.

 

Put one in your cart and see what happens.

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