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Magnavox MDR537H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Magnavox MDR537H. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the size and reliability.

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reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Magnavox MDR537H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magnavox MDR537H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Magnavox MDR537H from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the design and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magnavox MDR537H/F7 HDD/DVD Recorder (Black)Magnavox MDR537H/F7 HDD/DVD Recorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: BILL B. (newegg.com)

WAS A GOOD DEAL

 

If it were still available, we'd recommend it.

We purchased this to replace a decrepit but still functional VCR. Although this unit was a refurb, it looked new and functioned out of the box. It has plenty of features and does the job

No cons to report at this time

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: BILL B. (newegg.com)

WAS A GOOD DEAL

 

If it were still available, we'd recommend it.

We purchased this to replace a decrepit but still functional VCR. Although this unit was a refurb, it looked new and functioned out of the box. It has plenty of features and does the job.

No cons to report at this time.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: DANIEL F. (newegg.com)

MAGNAVOX MDR537H

 

- Programable like a DVD-VCR; numerious entries for daily, weekly, and future dates/times. - Can view a previous recording and copy at the same time. - Can edit pre-recording program whie unit is recording.

Has so many functons and it take time to learn what you need.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

MAGNAVOX MDR537H

 

Programable like a DVD-VCR; numerious entries for daily, weekly, and future dates/times ; Can view a previous recording and copy at the same time ; Can edit pre-recording program whie unit is recording

Has so many functons and it take time to learn what you need

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

nice machine

 

This is a nice machine, huge HDD, but this is a no-frills machine - no fancy menus or editing effects, just straight-forward simple editing and recording of video/audio signals. I would have liked some other features, like CD burning, but this works...

Records and edits fine - works as advertised Nice button layout Remote easy to use

software kind of clunky but usable am finding some issues with outside copyguard signal interference - some channels will blank out for a second or have giant pixels from the anti-dubbing efforts used by cable companies or certain channels or (not yet...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Mark M. (newegg.com)

Reburb dvd/Hard Drive Recorder

 

You always take a chance with refurb products. But I have had only had one lemon in 10 purchaces so far. I was able to fix it myself. The price advantage is worth the risk.

Came packed well for a refurb unit. Fired right up. Set up was easy. DVR quality is great. With an antenna only setup I was looking for a unit with a built in tuner to record HD off air programming. This unit fit the bill perfectly. I use the second...

Cannot play and record at the same time on DVR like some units can.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: William K. (newegg.com)

Does what it Sopposed to do!

 

Great forum support at - avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575#post_12244086 Here you will find all the tips U need to enjoy this 537.

Came adequately packed in bubble wrap- in like new condition- Complete manual (Not stapled or photocopied) and a Quick start guide I hooked mine up with a coax splitter with a separate cable to the TV and one to the 537 then HDMI for the TV input....

A little tedious to program but easy enough!,

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Chris A. (newegg.com)

worth it

 

This is the only recorder out there with a TV tuner built in that allows for HDD recording. This allows you to record your shows without paying your cable/sat provider for a monthly DVR unit. The one oddity I don't like is that the tuner does not do...

1 Tb of HDD storage, ONLY way to record shows in HD without paying for a DVR from your cable co. Magnavox generally good quality.Real time stop and play on programs.

Digital and Analog Channels separate

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Roger A. (newegg.com)

Magnavox Home Theater DVD Recorder

 

Upon opening the box, I found the item was wrapped with very little bubble seal and looked like it had been tossed in the container. It was scuffed / scratched and also came with a re-print of the original manual that was stapled together. I knew I was...

Feb, 2014