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Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

B&H # MAMDR535H Mfr # MDR535H/F7
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Product Highlights
  • Records Up to 604 Hours of Content
  • Video, Audio & Still Picture Playback
  • Pause & Rewind Live TV While Recording
  • Fast Forward While Recording Live TV
  • Supports 4-Way Dubbing & Dolby Digital
  • Features Full HD 1080p Up-Conversion
  • HDMI Output & DV Input
  • Multiple Analog A/V Inputs & Outputs
  • Three-Language On-Screen Display
  • Remote Control Included

The Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner features a 500GB HDD that supports up to 604 hours of recording content. You can watch, rewind and pause live TV while recording. You can also fast forward up to the present while recording live TV. The MDR535H supports 4-way dubbing and 1080p Full HD up-conversion as well. There are multiple connectivity options including an HDMI output, DV input, S-video, component video, composite video and more. Convenience functions include a three-language on-screen display and parental control for child protection.

Records up to 604 hours of contents onto a 500GB HDD
Supports 4-way dubbing (HDD -> DVD, DVD -> HDD, DV -> HDD, DV -> DVD)
Watch, rewind and pause live TV while recording. You can also fast forward while recording live TV
Supports Full HD 1080p up-conversion
Maximum 36 programs per month
HDMI output
DV input
S-video input and output
English, French and Spanish on-screen display
Built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner (downloadable rating)
Child Protection: Parental Control
Video
System NTSC
Progressive Scan Yes
HD Upconversion Yes, 1080p
Audio
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility Dolby Digital
A/V Playback Formats
Video DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video
Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
File Formats Supported JPEG, PCM
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 3x 2-Channel Audio (RCA)
3x Composite Video
1x Component Video
3x S-Video
2x Analog RF
Digital 1x DV Input
1x HDMI
1x Digital Coaxial Audio
General
Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
Remote Yes
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.5 x 2.4 x 11.4" / 420.0 x 61.2 x 290.0 mm
Weight 7.50 lb / 3.4 kg
Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries (for Remote Control)
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • RF Antenna Cable
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    MagnavoxMDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Attractive (7)
    • Great picture quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (11)
      • Bedroom (3)
      • Home theater (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Casual user (4), Power user (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Totally satisfied

      I bought this unit to replace my VCR. I bought the optional Pearstone Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - 3' (0.9 m) along with it. I receive my HD signal on...Read complete review

      I bought this unit to replace my VCR. I bought the optional Pearstone Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - 3' (0.9 m) along with it. I receive my HD signal on an HD TV connected to a roof antenna. The unit took about 10 minutes to set up and initialize -- very easy. I was not interested in automatic programming or subscribing to a programming guide. This unit does everything my VCR did, better and much more. The remote and menus are easy to use. DVDs play better than on my other DVD player. I've been using it about 2 months. If it continues to work reliably, I will remain totally satisfied.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      User friendly but not feature packed

      I am using this recorder for cheaper video recording gigs where I don't need any editing and can get a raw cut DVD to the client on site.

      I love how...Read complete review

      I am using this recorder for cheaper video recording gigs where I don't need any editing and can get a raw cut DVD to the client on site.

      I love how easy to use it is but I don't like how limited the inputs are. Even for standard def, it'd be nice to have component in.

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      5.0

      An Excellent Recorder

      By Music Man

      from Cincinnati OH

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Consistent Performance
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

        I have used VCRs and DVD disk recorders for many years to record daily programs to watch later. The Magnavox Recorder with hard drive is the best I have ever owned. It is the first recorder I've had with a hard drive, and I am amazed at the amount of programs it will store on the hard drive. Because the disk space is huge, I can record at a higher quality (faster disk speed).
        I downloaded the manual and read through some sections while I waited for the product to arrive (four days). When it came, I took the remote and programmed it completely in about an hour or so. It was very easy to do.
        There is a market for this type of recorder and I hope they will be available in the years to come.

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        4.0

        works well; steep learning curve

        By laurie

        from Falmouth, maine

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Terrible Manual

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Dorm Room
        • Home
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

        Works well but the instruction manual is terrible.
        I had to pay to have a technician come to show us how to use it.

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        5.0

        Enjoy our Recorder!

        By pencilpusher

        from Mesa, AZ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Consistent Performance
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Picture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          We use it to record programs daily. Also record movies that are on late at night. It works great, easy to install and highly recommend it...

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          5.0

          Extremely satisfied with this product

          By Di

          from Montreal, Qc

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Easy Editing
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Can't Program Weekly Show
          • Slow To Load

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          This HDD DVD recorder allows me to record all TV programs as I wish.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By TennisGal

          from Boca Raton, FL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Can't Auto Channel Change

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          If you know how to read a manual, this product is very easy to set up, and you can refer to the manual to learn how to use it. It does exactly what it says it will do. I have used it to record to the HDD and then dub to the DVD, and I have also used it to record directly to the DVD. It functions like any other recorder with a digital cable box, the digital cable box must be set to the channel you wish to record, and the recorder to channel 3 (or whatever the neutral channel is where you live). You must manually change the digital cable box channel where I live as comcast does not let me have the capability to switch channels with the recorder. I can live with that. I love the product and would definitely recommend it for recording from the television.

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          4.0

          Hard to find item

          By Tom

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

            Video editing easier than most, still takes time but straight forward.
            Does not capture video in high-def, reduces images to standard def even when recording at highest quality.
            Skip ahead by 30 sec. (somewhat adjustable), very nice feature.

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            5.0

            It arrived on time and in excellant cond

            By Dick

            from Horseshoe Bay TX

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Performance
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

              This is a product recommended by a store employee and it was just as described. It arrioved on time and in new condition.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this again

              By Driver 58

              from Pittsburgh PA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality Picture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                I love this, now I don't have to buy so many blank DVD's to record my shows.I didn't have to read the instructions too much, tuned tv channels ( about 10) on cheapy antenna in my basement. I still record from also.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finall found what I wanted

                By robert the lizard

                from North Las Vegas, nv.

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                    I have been looking for a dvd recorder for months that have not only a built in tuner, but, also cable inputs and outputs. Not only did B&H have it, but the sales person was very helpful and the speed which I got the item was very fast. If I have any more needs for electronic equipment B&H is going to be first place I check.

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                    4.0

                    Meets my needs

                    By Ray

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Quality Picture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                      So far, the Magnavox has been operating well. It's similar to my Philips 3575, so I knew what to expect. Very satisfactory for long off-air recordings and VHS transfers to DVD.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      User friendly but not feature packed

                      By OBPbrian

                      from Charlottesville, VA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Low End Input Options

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                      I am using this recorder for cheaper video recording gigs where I don't need any editing and can get a raw cut DVD to the client on site.

                      I love how easy to use it is but I don't like how limited the inputs are. Even for standard def, it'd be nice to have component in.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Magnavox DVD Recorder

                      By kmasoh03

                      from Kettering,Ohio

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • High Quality Picture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom
                        • Dorm Room
                        • Home

                        Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                        I use it to watch t.v.I use it to record on to the HDD and on to dvds.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Totally satisfied

                        By Jack

                        from West Orange, NJ

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Performance
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • High Quality Picture

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                            I bought this unit to replace my VCR. I bought the optional Pearstone Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - 3' (0.9 m) along with it. I receive my HD signal on an HD TV connected to a roof antenna. The unit took about 10 minutes to set up and initialize -- very easy. I was not interested in automatic programming or subscribing to a programming guide. This unit does everything my VCR did, better and much more. The remote and menus are easy to use. DVDs play better than on my other DVD player. I've been using it about 2 months. If it continues to work reliably, I will remain totally satisfied.

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                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            i would purchase this item again .

                            By bbb

                            from nevada

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bedroom

                              Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                              I am really happy with the HDD feature. All of these years I had a DVD player/recorder / VCR combo (that stopped recording). It is great to not have to put a disc/tape in the unit. The remote control functions are also great. I am very happy that I picked this specific unit.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again.

                              By Dstow

                              from Bayside

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Magnavox MDR535H 500GB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                                For recording programs.

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