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Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

B&H # MAMDR537H Mfr # MDR537H/F7
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Product Highlights
  • Records Up to 1252 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 MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner features a 1TB HDD that can store up to 1252 hours of recorded 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 MDR537H supports 4-way dubbing, progressive scan 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 1252 hours of content onto a 1TB HDD
Supports 4-way dubbing (HDD to DVD, DVD to HDD, DV to HDD, DV to 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)
Parental control for child protection
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 2x Composite Video Input
1x Composite Video Output
2x S-Video Input
1x S-Video Output
1x Component Video Output
2x 2-Channel Audio (RCA) Input
1x 2-Channel Audio (RCA) Output
1x Analog RF Input
1x Analog RF Output
Digital 1x Digital Coaxial Audio Output
1x HDMI Output
1x DV Input
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 MDR537H 1TB 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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    MagnavoxMDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner
     
    4.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great picture quality (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Reliable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home theater (7)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (6), Casual user (4), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

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      5.0

      Solid piece of gear

      By CollingsMedia

      from Canada

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

        I have an earlier DVD recorder by Magnavox that continues to serve me well in my video transfer business. Bought this unit to do video compilations on DVD for clients. Uses the same menu processes as the older model. Easy to set up. Appears to be built solid for commercial applications or daily use.

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        5.0

        A fantastic product

        By Boardhead

        from Kingston Ontario Canada

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clear Audio
        • Clear Picture
        • Easy Controls
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Converting Home Videos
          • Recording Broadcast Tv

          Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          This is a great product for recording digital SD video (480p) from over-the-air broadcasts (no monthly fees!!). Supports wide-screen TV's and up-conversion to HD DTV. I run the HDMI output into my 47" 1080p DTV, and use it for recording my favourite programs as well as for rewinding/pausing live TV. The record menu is easy to use, and pausing live TV is as easy as hitting the pause button. This unit records to the hard disk whenever it is on, and keeps a 6 hour history of the channel you are watching, allowing you to rewind live TV up to 6 hours. It receives HDTV, but records only in SD 480p. However, the video quality is good, and it blows away my old DTV converter/analog-input DVR combination. In SP mode you will get 417 hours of video on the 1 TB disk, and the quality is very good for motion video but not as clear as one would like for pausing a single frame. I haven't tried HQ mode since SP is fine for me and far better than my old DVR. The quality of the 6-hour live buffer is not configurable, and is fixed at SP, so the recording will always be SP if you go back and record from the live buffer (which is a cool feature -- you can decide whether or not to record a program after it has already started, and record it from the start!). The convenience of recording to HD and not having to swap disks all the time is priceless. After recording you can edit out the commercials so you don't have to skip them the next time, then dub the edited video to DVD if you want. This is the perfect set for editing and converting old VCR home movies to DVD format. As far as I can tell, this is the best product on the market for recording TV without paying monthly fees. I would recommend buying one soon before the MPAA gets its way and removes this product category from the north-american market.

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          5.0

          Good buy in my Book

          By KM

          from Collierville,TN

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Clear Audio
          • Clear Picture
          • Durable
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

          • Learning Process

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          Glad to have this dvr recorder to record over the air TV shows. Its not like my satellite dvr but get the job done. The only down side is you don't have the programs to go by so you have to look them up on the internet.
          Mostly what I watch is local channel.
          So good-by to satellite.

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          5.0

          Excellent std def inition recorder

          By TV lover

          from Suburban, MD

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Capacity
          • Very Flexible

          Cons

          • Records One Pgm At A Time
          • Std Definition Only

          Best Uses

          • Any Size Room

          Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

          Records standard definition audio and video to hard drive and then to dvd if you want. Tuner has adequate sensitivity for off the air broadcasts. Records 5.5 hours of programs to dvd in 25 minutes from hard drive. Records one program at a time. Also records audio from external AM-FM tuner throughfront or rear inputs.
          My Magnavox recorders have run for years, unlike Panasonics which have not lasted beyond 14 months or so when recording 4 hours per day.

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          5.0

          Magnavox MDR537H

          By Jer

          from Morgan Hill

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                Excellent DVR with most functions you need.
                Good audio and video, easy to use.
                This is the fourth generation so there are no bugs. Would recommend this for any off air recording.
                The ad does not make this clear, but it does record analog channels as well as ATSC channels.

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                4.0

                Records from Antenna and Cable box.

                By Dinubhai

                from Edison, NJ

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Remote Not Straight Fwd

                Best Uses

                • For Cable And Antenna
                • Record From Cable Box

                Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                I use MDR537H to record TV programs from Antenna and from Cable box ( either previously recorded or being watched)

                Love to remove adverts by using 'Pause' and record buttons.

                1 Terra byte space is good value and allows high capacity.

                Used RCA cables ( Yellow, Red & white) to connect cable box and DVD recorder.
                Have not used Dubbing feature ( record from HDD to DVD )yet.

                Needed 2 hours to get familiar with features.
                Example - Source button for switching from cable antenna or HDD.

                Use title button to review previously recorded on HDD.

                Focus on 'General setting' under Menu button as it has important selections for Display quality.

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                5.0

                I would buy this again.

                By video enthusiast

                from Wausau, WI

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                  The product worked well as a replacement for a VHS/DVD recorder. The quality of the video recorded to the hard drive was superior to recording shows to watch later.

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                  5.0

                  simple over the air digital recorder

                  By Nickname

                  from philly pa

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                    If you are looking for a simple one channel digital video recorder for over the air TV this is what your looking for. Don't compare this to a TIVO its not. This is a simple one channel recorder that will record channel 10 at 9pm on Monday nights. I give this 5 stars since this is the best stand alone device for recording over the air TV I seen that dose not require internet access or costly monthly subscription.

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                    5.0

                    VERY GOOD PRODUCT

                    By ROBY

                    from TORONTO,CANADA

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Dorm Room
                      • Home
                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                      VERY EASE OF USE,

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                      4.0

                      Very Godd, can chase live TV

                      By Peter

                      from Canada

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
                      • The Remote Is Confusing

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Dorm Room
                      • Home

                      Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                      I use it to chase live TV (so that I don't miss a thing even if I suddenly must go to the washroom, etc) ; I use it for 4 way dubs (DVD->HD, HD->DVD.. etc);
                      The one real thing missing is the lack of a USB slot, meaning I can't connect it with USB; this is why I give "4 star" instead of 5 star

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                      4.0

                      This Product Will Spoil Me

                      By wingspar

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Inconsistent

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                      I bought this to replace an old DVD recorder. Having the hard drive means I no longer need to hassle with disks. You can pause live TV. I love this feature. Allows me to zip thru commercials, and I mean this thing Zips thru the commercials. My only complaint about the unit is that once in a while when I click on play after fast forwarding thru the commercials while watching live TV, it will start playing something that was recorded on the hard drive. I've tried to intentionally recreate this, but can't. It's very frustrating, but does not happen a lot.It would be nice if one could record more than one program at the same time, and that is probably the only complaint I have about it.

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                      5.0

                      Outstanding Product Works Beautifully

                      By Bob

                      from Waterford, VA

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                        Having had years of experience with digital over-the-air (via antenna) television, I have found this Magnavox unit beyond expectations. Why? The tuner is very sensitive, and station acquisition is far faster than with any other unit we have in our media stack. Then the enormous hard drive allows recording as much video as we will ever need - in fact we don't save much of this, but it's nice to have room and not be fearful that the machine will stop an un-attended recording because of capacity issues.

                        Getting familiar with this system takes a bit of manual time, and there are a few things I would change given the opportunity, but overall this recorder blows the former EXPENSIVE system right out of the water and I'll be selling it quickly.

                        Thank you Magnavox, for a splendid new product!

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                        5.0

                        Complete satisfaction.

                        By Juan

                        from Miami, Florida

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • High Quality Picture

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                            I use it to record the complete programming of a TV channel and program individually. It really works as expected.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Wyomking

                            from Jackson Hole, WY

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business
                              • Home
                              • Home Theater

                              Comments about Magnavox MDR537H 1TB HDD & DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner:

                              Product does exactly what is claimed - works great for our purposes in recording all our church services.

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