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...But why purchase a refurbished Magnavox 515 from J&R when you can get the same item brand-new for $10 more from walmart ?
I ordered mine last week with the extended 3-year warranty (considering notorious problems/failure rates for parts such as hard drive and optical drive) and so far i have been quite pleased, coming from previously owning a Sony DVR/DVD burner model that lasted me for years of daily usage.
I did find the 515 remote a little "hokie-pokie" and the DVD-ROM drive to be rather slow during initial disc set-up as well as a bit "clunky/noisy", but other than that the unit does indeed seem to offer better MPEG4 codec perfomance than my older Sony model.
Sony XBR-940E, Integra DHC-80.2, Oppo 103, Sound Lab A-1 electrostatic speakers,SVS PC12-NSD subs, InnerSound Electrostatic Amp,, Hafler 220 amp, Harman Kardon PA5800 amp, Pioneer LD-W1, Darbee Darblet, DVDO iScan Mini, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha CR-7, Koss ESP/950, Stax SR-40, Audeze Isine 10, etc, etc.