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Magnavox MDR515H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Magnavox MDR515H. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, design, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Magnavox MDR515H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Magnavox MDR515H from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Views about the design and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magnavox 500GB DVR and DVD Recorder MDR515H - RefurbishedMagnavox 500GB DVR and DVD Recorder MDR515H - Refurbished

Apr, 2017

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Hard-drive DVD recorder


Experts and users say that DVD recorders with hard-disk drives are the easiest to use and leave owners most satisfied. Unfortunately, most manufacturers have stopped offering these in the U.S. The remaining models, such as the Magnavox MDR515H/F7, fall...

Easy to use, stores up to 620 hours of video, built-in tuner, can pause live TV

No program guide, must be programmed manually

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: sounddude (

I Found The Deck To Replace VHS


As a professional in the television and film industries, I'm pretty demanding. The machines I have in the house are all professional level decks. So when they started to age and I knew that I would eventually have to replace one or both of them, I ...

Multiple inputs & outputs including HDMI, RCA, 500-GB HDD, high-speed dubbing, chasing playback

Deck can lock up, no auto scheduler, no wide-screen

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Maurice (



I happy with this DVR. It works well. On some occasions it has had problems with recordings coming from digital channels. Overall this is a good unit and it has been recording tv shows for me for about three years now. I only wish it costed me a bit less.

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Magnavox 500GB DVR and DVD Recorder MDR515H


This is a great machine but buy new. Bought a referbished model and lasted less than a year. I thought I was getting a deal but got ripped off instead.

Consumer review by: Jimmy (



Works well. Purchased as a tuner for my 46" plasma monitor... quick boot and working good. Was led to believe this was able to view and record two channels at once... not so. The unit is a single tuner with a pass through - allowing you to record on...