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post #24031 of 25403
If you had the chance to upgrade one of your machines using a laptop drive, which would you go with-

WD Blue, or Seagate/Samsung "Momentus"?
post #24032 of 25403
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Originally Posted by gastrof View Post

If you had the chance to upgrade one of your machines using a laptop drive, which would you go with-

WD Blue, or Seagate/Samsung "Momentus"?
I'd probably go with a WD AV-25 drive. Newegg has the 500GB on sale for $67 and the 1TB for $100.
post #24033 of 25403
I'm still sorting through all the posts, but I'm curious if anyone is using the 537 with a projector? I need a tuner to get tv to my epson 3020, and would like a dvr also. The 537 seems to fit the bill, but curious about pq on a 100" screen.

Thanks
post #24034 of 25403
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Originally Posted by 88Driver View Post

I'm still sorting through all the posts, but I'm curious if anyone is using the 537 with a projector? I need a tuner to get tv to my epson 3020, and would like a dvr also. The 537 seems to fit the bill, but curious about pq on a 100" screen.
It's output is strictly SD so it depends on how well your projector deals with SD source.
post #24035 of 25403
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 88Driver View Post

I'm still sorting through all the posts, but I'm curious if anyone is using the 537 with a projector? I need a tuner to get tv to my epson 3020, and would like a dvr also. The 537 seems to fit the bill, but curious about pq on a 100" screen.

 

The Mag's SD quality is often called "DVD quality" so, if you can play a DVD, the Mag's output *might* look like that if the source of recording is digital (like a digital channel).

post #24036 of 25403
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Originally Posted by 88Driver View Post

I'm still sorting through all the posts, but I'm curious if anyone is using the 537 with a projector? I need a tuner to get tv to my epson 3020, and would like a dvr also. The 537 seems to fit the bill, but curious about pq on a 100" screen.

Thanks

Get it from Walmart and you have 30 days to return it if it doesn't make you happy. Nothing to lose except time. What is the source of your content?

post #24037 of 25403
Thread Starter 

Walmart's return policy on recorders is 90 days.

post #24038 of 25403
Wajo,

I tried to return a blu-ray player that was slightly over 30 days old and they stated that WM's return policy for electronics is 30 days (it's 15 days for computers and tablets). I made a big fuss and they eventually relented.
post #24039 of 25403
Thread Starter 

Earlier this morning, I corrected a Walmart poster who said the Return Policy was 15 days. I posted this actual policy statement (scroll down this page), which I have found true several times:

 

ELECTRONICS - 90 days unless listed below

 

The following electronics items must be returned within 15 days of receipt:

  • Computers
  • Computer hardware
  • Camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • GPS units
  • Digital music players
  • Tablets
  • E-Readers
  • Portable video players
     

Computer software must be returned unopened. Televisions can be returned within 90 days.


Edited by wajo - 7/19/13 at 3:10pm
post #24040 of 25403
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Originally Posted by 88Driver View Post

I'm still sorting through all the posts, but I'm curious if anyone is using the 537 with a projector? I need a tuner to get tv to my epson 3020, and would like a dvr also. The 537 seems to fit the bill, but curious about pq on a 100" screen.

Thanks
If cost is a very important issue I'd suggest this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXAE92K/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d3_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_r=1XE3WWZ5VHA50HKT3QC4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939291&pf_rd_i=507846
It's similar to the iView 3500 but has several improvements. It's biggest drawback is you can't play something at the same time your recording. It's full HD and should look great on your projector but note you need to add a USB HDD to use either for a DVR, they start ~$50 in addition to the DVR.
post #24041 of 25403
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Earlier this morning, I corrected a Walmart poster who said the return policy was 15 days. I posted this actual policy statement (scroll down this page), which I have found true several times:

ELECTRONICS - 90 days unless listed below

The following electronics items must be returned within 15 days of receipt:
  • Computers
  • Computer hardware
  • Camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • GPS units
  • Digital music players
  • Tablets
  • E-Readers
  • Portable video players

     
Computer software must be returned unopened. Televisions can be returned within 90 days.


Wajo,

My blu-ray player was NOT a portable.
post #24042 of 25403
Thread Starter 

O.K.

post #24043 of 25403
Just bought a Magnavox 537, hooked it up to my old-fashioned cable system using the instructions you provided in this thread and everything worked great. Big thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a question that I couldn't find the answer to (although I'm sure it's here somewhere!) I recorded 4 programs (titles) on the HDD part to start off with. I have no problems playing each individual one. But how can I have those 4 programs play one right after another without having to get the remote out again? Would creating a chapter of those 4 programs work (granted I still have to read up on what a chapter is). Or is my only option burning those 4 programs to a DVD to get them to play one right after another?

Thanks!
post #24044 of 25403
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by themamayada View Post

Just bought a Magnavox 537, hooked it up to my old-fashioned cable system using the instructions you provided in this thread and everything worked great. Big thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a question that I couldn't find the answer to (although I'm sure it's here somewhere!) I recorded 4 programs (titles) on the HDD part to start off with. I have no problems playing each individual one. But how can I have those 4 programs play one right after another without having to get the remote out again? Would creating a chapter of those 4 programs work (granted I still have to read up on what a chapter is). Or is my only option burning those 4 programs to a DVD to get them to play one right after another?

 

Multiple titles on a DVD play sequentially, with only a slight pause between titles. You can play sequentially from the HDD only by selecting the titles from the main Title Menu, or by selecting the T# (Title #) from the top of the Display menu, as described here, which does require the remote, however.

post #24045 of 25403
I have a question. Is there a way I can get replacement for my remote? I have the 513 and the rewind button won't work anymore. Ugh.
post #24046 of 25403
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Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

I have a question. Is there a way I can get replacement for my remote? I have the 513 and the rewind button won't work anymore. Ugh.

The first post in this thread has the information you seek.
post #24047 of 25403
I have a DivX playback question (I know not a lot of the units support it). The maximum resolutions are 720x480@30fps and 720x576@25fps.

The question is, what would be encoded at 720x480/576? Are they saying this supports anamorphic AVI files? I didn't think that was a legitimate format.
Then again, these units always distort the AR anyway, maybe they assume you won't notice.

If these numbers are accurate, it's only useful if you do some odd aspect ratio or irregular cropping. I would have thought 854x480 and 1024x576 should have been the maximum.

Anyone do any testing with this?
post #24048 of 25403
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Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

I have a question. Is there a way I can get replacement for my remote? I have the 513 and the rewind button won't work anymore. Ugh.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=magnavox+remote+NB820&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amagnavox+remote+NB820
post #24049 of 25403
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Originally Posted by orrin1933 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

I have a question. Is there a way I can get replacement for my remote? I have the 513 and the rewind button won't work anymore. Ugh.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=magnavox+remote+NB820&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amagnavox+remote+NB820

The best wisdom is to use the OEM remote for the 515 and more recent models. As mentioned earlier, all that information is found in the first post in this thread. Here is the ordering information:

515/53x Remote, NC003UD. Works on all Mag HDD models.
- $28.99 ($22.99 + $6 S&H) Funai. Email parts@funaiservice.com or call 614-497-2689 ext. 110 and ask for remote control NC003UD.
- $28.99 Amazon. Free Super-Saver Shipping (with $25 purchase). Sold by Funai, Fulfilled by Amazon.515/53x Remote, NC003UD. Works on all Mag HDD models.


Edited by DigaDo - 7/21/13 at 4:49pm
post #24050 of 25403
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

The best wisdom is to use the OEM remote for the 515 and more recent models.

That is opinion. I haven't used my 515 remote since the week I got it. For editing, it stinks compared to the 2160A/513 remote, which stinks hugely compared to my Pioneer DVR remotes.
post #24051 of 25403
A little more than I was hoping to spend right now, but I guess it'll have to do.
post #24052 of 25403
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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post

That is opinion. I haven't used my 515 remote since the week I got it. For editing, it stinks compared to the 2160A/513 remote, which stinks hugely compared to my Pioneer DVR remotes.
I put my 513 remote away shortly after getting my first Harmony remote. My 515 remote is still sealed in the plastic bag.
post #24053 of 25403
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

I put my 513 remote away shortly after getting my first Harmony remote.
My Harmony is a dust collector (and hair, very literally, as its surface has been degrading into a stickiness as though used by preschoolers to share their half eaten tootsie rolls) used only ...... can't remember its last use. I don't even keep batteries in it. It turns itself on just from being near anything that moves, and quickly wears the batteries down. The 74 button Pioneer programmable I use as system master was made about 25 years ago. Counting it, there are 10 remotes I use daily, and 22 total that I keep batteries in (excluding those outside my primary AV area).
post #24054 of 25403
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

I have a DivX playback question (I know not a lot of the units support it). The maximum resolutions are 720x480@30fps and 720x576@25fps.

The question is, what would be encoded at 720x480/576? Are they saying this supports anamorphic AVI files? I didn't think that was a legitimate format.
Then again, these units always distort the AR anyway, maybe they assume you won't notice.

If these numbers are accurate, it's only useful if you do some odd aspect ratio or irregular cropping. I would have thought 854x480 and 1024x576 should have been the maximum.

Anyone do any testing with this?

720x480@30fps is standard definition NTSC.
720x576@25fps is standard definition PAL.
Although the above are usually SD 4:3 ratio formats – SD Anamorphic widescreen can be achieved.

FYI
The below quote is copied from wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphic_widescreen
Quote:
Anamorphic widescreen, when applied to DVD manufacture, is a video process that horizontally squeezes a widescreen image so that it can be stored in a standard 4:3 aspect ratio DVD image frame. Compatible playback equipment can then re-expand the horizontal dimension to show the original widescreen image.
post #24055 of 25403
Thanks, Super Eye, but that doesn't really answer the question in regards to DivX.
AVI are a 1:1 AR container.
Okay, I know there are tweaks for that, but the point is without rewriting the firmware or using a TVs settings, 720x480/576 would LITERALLY be 1.5:1 or 1.25:1.
post #24056 of 25403
What advantages does the 515 remote have over the 513 one?
post #24057 of 25403
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Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

What advantages does the 515 remote have over the 513 one?

2160, 2160A and 513 remote at left, 515 and newer remote at right:


Edited by DigaDo - 7/21/13 at 9:37pm
post #24058 of 25403
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Originally Posted by poweranimals View Post

What advantages does the 515 remote have over the 513 one?

You really need to compare their layouts side by side to determine which makes better sense to you. For me, the channel button is badly out of place in the motion control section, stuffing replay/skip pair over/under instead of the much more logical left/right straddled by the CH/frame skip back & fwd as on the 513. The only button I like the placement of better on the 515 is pause. Buttons on the heel like the 515 has for recording make me crazy.
post #24059 of 25403
Ahh. So it's just the layout then? Still irritated that the rewind button just stopped working. Is that normal for these things?
post #24060 of 25403
^^ All remotes wear out. Some faster than others and not always the most-used buttons.
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