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post #22801 of 25403
Copy and paste of my cart:


Most recently added:
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Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB

Capacity: 1TB

Store Pickup — Free
Ship to Home

Qty: 1

List Price:$399.00

Our Price:$258.00

Include a Service Plan?

Subtotal (1 item):
$258.00
Estimated Shipping:
$3.97
Estimated Order Total:
$261.97

update, now when I go back to my cart it says:
Subtotal: (1 item)

$278.00

Estimated Shipping

$3.97

Estimated Order Total:

$281.97

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post #22802 of 25403
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Old cookies?... still shows 228, 248, 278 here.
Same here.
post #22803 of 25403
Thread Starter 

My cart:

 

 

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Most recently added:

Magnavox HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, 1TB

Capacity: 1TB

·                       Store Pickup — Free

·                       Ship to Home

Qty: 1

List Price:$399.00

 

Our Price:$278.00

Include a Service Plan?

Subtotal (1 item):

$278.00

Estimated Shipping:

$3.97

Estimated Order Total:

 

$281.97

post #22804 of 25403
See my update, now my cart says:
Subtotal: (1 item)

$278.00

Estimated Shipping

$3.97

Estimated Order Total:

$281.97

Very odd, note I've never(or at recently) looked at those prices so I don't think it's my cookies, Oh wait I don't think it's cookies since I'm currently in FF Private Browsing mode.
post #22805 of 25403
When i clicked on that link
I scrolled down the page on the left side--recently viewed items
They had all 3 models at a higher price just like you guys have been saying

Mark
post #22806 of 25403
www.walmart.com

Their local AD

1-18-2013 to 1-26-2013

Today is the 18th.Price change day.They might want to update the ENTIRE web page(s).
post #22807 of 25403
Hi guys, one of the HDD of my Maggys wake up making some noises. Is that a bad symptom? Thanks for any answer.
post #22808 of 25403
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by profhat View Post

Hi guys, one of the HDD of my Maggys wake up making some noises. Is that a bad symptom? Thanks for any answer.

 

I've got a HDD in my old refurb'd 3575 that's been "whining" at startup since I got it years ago. It skipped and froze on 1st three titles, wouldn't do Skip 079, and failed Skip 013 until I persistently filled the disk up with recordings a few times, then it passes everything, it cured itself of its maladies... but it still whines and is noisier than my others.

 

IOW, I wouldn't worry about it until... who knows when! 

 

Someone with titles he can't afford to lose would prob. offload the important ones and install a new replacement ASAP.

post #22809 of 25403
this is just an idea, I would remove the drive & mount it in a desktop then run whatever non destructive utility I could find on the manufacturer's site
post #22810 of 25403
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Originally Posted by profhat View Post

Hi guys, one of the HDD of my Maggys wake up making some noises. Is that a bad symptom? Thanks for any answer.
Have you checked the cooling fan? When my 515 fan started to go it made noise when first starting up.
post #22811 of 25403
The new pricing must be my fault. I looked at buying the 533 two days ago. Came back today and the price went up. It always happens to me! Apologies to all.

Maybe Walmart raises prices on video equipment like this just before the Superbowl?
post #22812 of 25403
535 test

Fringe on 2 hours in HQ on my Magnavox MDR 535H/7 last night.

Last night at 1am.I cut off All the ad's on fringe.Now it's close to 1hr 25 mn.

Put a -R Maxell DVD to record the last Fringe.Recorded in 2Hr.mode.

The HDD looks like 1080 to me.The DVD looks better than 480.

Always use HQ if possible when recording on the HDD.
Test All the recording times of course.Make up your own mind.

Mark
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BTW
If ANY of you get riped off by Walmart.Let us Know.
I won't be buying anything from them for awhile.I Don't like Bait and Switch.
That 535 was the 10th item bought from wally in the last 9 months

Amazon----Even More!!
post #22813 of 25403
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Originally Posted by MarkB49 View Post

BTW
If ANY of you get riped off by Walmart.Let us Know.
I won't be buying anything from them for awhile.I Don't like Bait and Switch.
That 535 was the 10th item bought from wally in the last 9 months

Amazon----Even More!!
You may be expecting too much from Walmart.
Walmart 535: $248
Amazon 535: $293

Put something in your cart at Amazon. Check it for price changes every so often.
post #22814 of 25403
Well
Down in the dirt time.

Joe you and wajo don't think i know how to put something in my
CART after nearly 22 years on the NET
post #22815 of 25403
Seems the sales are going away for awhile.

Didn't the 3 series do this once or twice already.since it's release.

I know it's frustrating--August 2012 you didn't know- if -when or ever there would be a new series released
by Magnavox .
Edited by MarkB49 - 1/19/13 at 2:44pm
post #22816 of 25403
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Originally Posted by MarkB49 View Post

535 test

Fringe on 2 hours in HQ on my Magnavox MDR 535H/7 last night.

Last night at 1am.I cut off All the ad's on fringe.Now it's close to 1hr 25 mn.

Put a -R Maxell DVD to record the last Fringe.Recorded in 2Hr.mode.

The HDD looks like 1080 to me.The DVD looks better than 480.

Always use HQ if possible when recording on the HDD.
Test All the recording times of course.Make up your own mind.

Mark
smile.gif

 

HQ is the 1 hour record mode. If you dubbed the resulting edited 2 hours to a dvd-r, then you went through a real time reencode to fit it onto a single disc. Which means a slight reduction in picture quality from the HQ original.

Or did you mean you recorded the 2 hours in SP mode? Or SPP?

post #22817 of 25403
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Westly-C View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkB49 View Post

535 test

Fringe on 2 hours in HQ on my Magnavox MDR 535H/7 last night.

Last night at 1am.I cut off All the ad's on fringe.Now it's close to 1hr 25 mn.

Put a -R Maxell DVD to record the last Fringe.Recorded in 2Hr.mode.

The HDD looks like 1080 to me.The DVD looks better than 480.

Always use HQ if possible when recording on the HDD.
Test All the recording times of course.Make up your own mind.

Mark
smile.gif

 

HQ is the 1 hour record mode. If you dubbed the resulting edited 2 hours to a dvd-r, then you went through a real time reencode to fit it onto a single disc. Which means a slight reduction in picture quality from the HQ original.

Or did you mean you recorded the 2 hours in SP mode? Or SPP?

 

Could be an "invisible" reduction in PQ, dep. on source!

post #22818 of 25403
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

I've got a HDD in my old refurb'd 3575 that's been "whining" at startup since I got it years ago. It skipped and froze on 1st three titles, wouldn't do Skip 079, and failed Skip 013 until I persistently filled the disk up with recordings a few times, then it passes everything, it cured itself of its maladies... but it still whines and is noisier than my others.

IOW, I wouldn't worry about it until... who knows when! 

Someone with titles he can't afford to lose would prob. offload the important ones and install a new replacement ASAP.

Update: When I was to DUB some tittles to a DVD a screen of error appears (sorry don't remember exactly which one, it's cant' record to disc), so I turned off the Maggy, and when turn on all noises are gone! and I did the dub normally, and now the Maggy is working "fine".

I've cut the power and plug and unplug the Maggy and the HDD keeps silent and working OK.

Well, is this the prelude of a HDD crash?

Thanks for your previous answers.
post #22819 of 25403
Thanks Wajo

I'm in the testing mode now.
Just reporting what i see.

So far REALLY Looking Good.
post #22820 of 25403
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Originally Posted by MarkB49 View Post


Well
Down in the dirt time.

Joe you and wajo don't think i know how to put something in my
CART after nearly 22 years on the NET
Not at all. I worked for Walmart six years. I got my 2160A with an employee discount. You give them too much credit. I'm sure you know how to buy from Amazon. I buy from them all the time. If you had put a 535H in your cart when it was listed for sale (either Walmart or Amazon), you can watch the price fluxuate. It's just the way they operate.

At one time there was one page for the 533, 535 and 537. After they split them apart the HDD selection drop down is still there. They always meet my expectations.
post #22821 of 25403
If you're not in a big rush, maybe wait for GW birthday sale - I'm guessing/hoping that the price will revert to the previously listed low price. Or, if you have a citi card, their price rewind rebate program actually works - they track online prices for 30 days post purchase when you register it with their insurance program. I bought something on sale on "cyberMonday" at a different store, and apparently wally dropped their price for the same item for only one day about two weeks later. Not sneezing at the $79 check I just got in the mail. (Which has inspired me to go shopping again, but I guess I just missed the recent "sale" on the 1 TB model. ) And so it goes...
post #22822 of 25403
I do shop.News paper ads as well.

Fry's last friday 1-11-13 has a 8pg circular on that day everyweek.Usually go online....pg 8 paper ad

Patriot 16 gb Dual mem. upgrade laptop 5X.XX .Apple upgrde.Fits my Toshiba Satellite L755 just fine.
Apples do fit oranges--Sometimes.5-10 years ago different story.

I just hope the Mag 3 series works out ok.

I'm still in the Testing stage on my 535.
I think i'll keep Fringe in there for awhile.Dark shows like that are a good test.

Mark
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post #22823 of 25403
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Originally Posted by rrgg View Post

The new pricing must be my fault. I looked at buying the 533 two days ago. Came back today and the price went up. It always happens to me! Apologies to all.

Maybe Walmart raises prices on video equipment like this just before the Superbowl?

This superbowl thing is a likely a guess as anyone else has had here. It at least sounds plausible.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkB49 View Post

535 test

Fringe on 2 hours in HQ on my Magnavox MDR 535H/7 last night.

Last night at 1am.I cut off All the ad's on fringe.Now it's close to 1hr 25 mn.

Put a -R Maxell DVD to record the last Fringe.Recorded in 2Hr.mode.

The HDD looks like 1080 to me.The DVD looks better than 480.

Always use HQ if possible when recording on the HDD.
Test All the recording times of course.Make up your own mind.

Mark
smile.gif

BTW
If ANY of you get riped off by Walmart.Let us Know.
I won't be buying anything from them for awhile.I Don't like Bait and Switch.
That 535 was the 10th item bought from wally in the last 9 months

Amazon----Even More!!

I too got ~1:25 after I removed the commercials. My end result was very good too. So sad it's over. frown.gif
post #22824 of 25403
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

This superbowl thing is a likely a guess as anyone else has had here. It at least sounds plausible.
I too got ~1:25 after I removed the commercials. My end result was very good too. So sad it's over. frown.gif
I got 1:24:51
But then I did mine on a PC. smile.gif
I've got the whole series collected and I've only watched season 1. Now that it is over I can settle in and watch the whole thing without interruption -- once I finish Heros.

I hate watching a series during the season when they go on hiatus in December. For people that follow Grimm, can you believe they are having a 4 month mid-season break -- Nov to March. Still no hint when Revolution is coming back. And people who want to see the last 4 episodes of 666 Park Ave have to wait until July. This is why I never watch anything serialized until I have the whole season collected.
Edited by Kelson - 1/19/13 at 6:29pm
post #22825 of 25403
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I never watch anything serialized until I have the whole season collected.

I wish I could do that, but with those I'm collecting permanently, I want recordings lacking obvious flaws. If I wait to watch them until after the season's over, it can be an awfully long wait until an opportunity for an unflawed replacement materializes. One such came full circle for me just the past week. Over the past 14 months I've been collecting episodes of my favorite series undefaced by local affilitate ad overlays from regularly scheduled satellite syndication feeds. Repeats of those I acquired originally started repeating only about a month ago. One of my defective saves was scheduled normally for Thursday AM, 50 weeks after I first saved it, and came in as scheduled with the exact same defect. It was repeated with the same defect 21.5 hours later. 3.5 hours after that it was refed again, but this time without the defect. The good copy was refed yet again 23.5 hours afterward. If I hadn't been vigilantly running the recorders, and paying attention to what they caught, I'd likely have missed a good refeed. If you wait to watch, you may never know you missed something that might even be crucial.
post #22826 of 25403
Quote:
Originally Posted by wajo View Post

I've got a HDD in my old refurb'd 3575 that's been "whining" at startup since I got it years ago. It skipped and froze on 1st three titles, wouldn't do Skip 079, and failed Skip 013 until I persistently filled the disk up with recordings a few times, then it passes everything, it cured itself of its maladies... but it still whines and is noisier than my others.

IOW, I wouldn't worry about it until... who knows when! 

Someone with titles he can't afford to lose would prob. offload the important ones and install a new replacement ASAP.
If you're looking for an upgrade drive Newegg has a 400GB IDE Barracuda refurb for $30. It's available at that price today only until 1:00PM Pacific.
post #22827 of 25403
Maybe this is common knowledge, but to those looking to buy soon, I found that Discover has price protection now for 90 days. So if the old prices come back in the next 3 months you can get a credit back. I also found that their ShopDiscover portal gives you 5% cashback at Walmart, if you click through their link.

I was going to use Citi's new "Price Rewind" but their terms state internet purchases are excluded. Discover does not exclude internet purchases.
post #22828 of 25403
Thread Starter 

 

 

My Reminder of Heat-Related Problems

 

I've had a couple of 513's that have had no problems at all in over 2 years of daily use. I had my AV receiver on top of one of the 513's, with extra bottom spacers, and its vents were on top so most heat escaped upwards. It ran that way fine for those 2 years.

 

I recently changed the shelving config of my entertainment center and placed my four DVDRs in two rows of units side-by-side, with one of the 513's on top of the left row. Instead of putting the receiver directly on top of a single unit, as before, I bridged the two top units so, as it turned out, the hottest left side of the receiver was directly over the HDD and PCB's in the 513 on top of the left stack.

 

Yesterday, that left-hand 513 shut off mid-use and I immediately suspected the receiver. I quickly felt the bottom of the receiver and top of the 513 and both were quite hot.

 

These DVDRs don't get hot from continuous operation, proven by several "stress tests," so I think the placement of a heat-producing device over the sensitive right side of the 513 affected its performance. While heat under a unit is an obvious no-no, I'd say heat over the HDD and PCBs on the right side of these units, where the HDD and PCBs reside, can cause problems as well?

 


Edited by wajo - 1/25/13 at 8:48am
post #22829 of 25403
Never stack heat generating units (receivers, amps, power regeneration units (such as PS Audio P5's, P10's, etc.) on themselves or on other low power units such as DVR's. You are just asking for trouble if you do.
post #22830 of 25403
Wajo - thanks for all your great work - w/o your help I believe I would have returned my new 535 by now due to its complexity.

Here's my issue - I've read all your stuff about aspect ratio and settings for same. I set up my Mags downstream form my cable box (time warner) in order to record HD premium channels (sports package).

I set the mags to widescreen aspect but although a HD channel (eg NFL Red Zone) shows full wide screen thru my cable box - when I record it / view it thru my mags I'm getting "shrunken" wide screen - full width but black bars top & bottom. Seems to be proportionally correct but smaller (not full scree)

My cable box doesnt have s-video out - I'm connecting bax to mags w/ coax only

what to do? fixable?

thanks
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