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Magnavox MDR533HF7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Magnavox MDR533HF7. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Magnavox MDR533HF7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Magnavox MDR533HF7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magnavox MDR533H/F7 HDD/DVD Recorder

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: 17BSHORNET (

records on dvd or HDD


So for it seems to be doing pretty good just like they advertised. I also bought the 2 year service to go along with it.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: FishingPartner (

Great DVD player/recorder


Very pleased with this product, you would not know it had been refurbished. We are senior citizens and perhaps that is why it took us quite awhile to figure out how to connect & set it up. It operates great!

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: SomebodyElse (

Great DVR for general use


This unit works as advertised, just a lousy manual. Simple enough to figure things out, if you are electronics oriented. I do wish it could capture a couple of my digital stations which it won't, still it might be something I need to look into, so I...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: scorpiob (

Better than paying for a DVR with cable company


I bought this refurbished unit to replace a Panasonic unit that had the DVD player failed to record to blank DVD's. So far I have had this unit for about a month and have really enjoyed it. It took a little while to learn how to use but the manual is...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: groberts5500 (

Great product, just what we wanted


We only have antenna reception, not cable or satellite. We wanted to be able to "DVR" programs, just like those "fancy folks". We ordered the Magnavox 533. Could not tell it was refurbished other than the brown box. Hooked up easliy, set up prompts...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: bigwave (

Cut the Cord


We we're finally able to cut the cable cord with this purchase. i'd been looking for a non-subscription based ddr with a built in tuner. We have a projector in our bedroom with a 9' screen and now we can watch more than blu-rays or hulu!

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Joel (

Super DVR


Works great just like my other 2 Magnavox DVRs do, this one was refurbished and a super price. Works like new, as it should!

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Randy1939 (

Great replacement for an old combo VCR/DVD machine


This is a great recording machine with lots of internal disc storage and ability to record to DVD's. We will use it to record shows/movies here at home and take the unit to a remote cottage we have in Ontario, Canada for playback during the 3 summer...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Alan777 (

Excellent DVR and no more VHS tapes


This unit replaced the old VCR for my 75 year old mom. She was very skeptical about trying to learn to operate a DVR at her age but I set everything up for her in about 30 minutes. I used the HDMI port and plugged it straight into the new TV and...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: minirancher (

Records very well.


Good product and value. Sets up quickly, and is easy to use.

Nov, 2013