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Magnavox MDR557H/F7 1TB Hard Drive/DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Magnavox MDR557H/F7 1TB Hard Drive/DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and tuner. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the color and remote control.

usability, image quality, price, tuner, size

reliability, remote control, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Magnavox MDR557H/F7 1TB Hard Drive/DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: everett (

Overall a great tool, but with one serious flaw


I love this recorder, and replaced the previous version of this recorder. It does have one greatly annoying feature, and that is how slow the menu is to react to the commands one enters. I believe this Magnavox might be the only recorder available on...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: badgergeek (

Magnavox DVR is Super -


We have been using this DVR for about 5 years and just love it. We don't want to pay for any additional services, Just use it for recording our TV shows. Both the DVR recorder/player and DVD player have worked flawlessly. I give this a big 5 Stars

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: pianoman (

Does do as advertised


The specs on this recorder doesn't shed light on how outdated it is. Magnavox doesn't tell you in the specs it only records to DVD+R and not DVD-R discs which is a totally different format. It also left out until you read the manual that the 1 tb hard...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: DVDUSER (



I also own older Magnavox DVD Tuner/Recorders with smaller hard-drives. The unformatted disks used to be interchangeable between models but not with this model. An unfortunate change. The older model's remotes are much better than the new model & I...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: TonyIsaac (

Good quality picture, great value


This DVR isn't exactly "cheap," until you start adding up the monthly fees you pay for other devices. No subscription of any kind is needed. Setup was easy, all that I really needed to do was set the time and auto-sense available channels. It took a...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: DVRGREATNESS (

Best Tech since sliced bread


Finally a dvr without dvr service charges. I can't imagine how you couldn't get your money's worth from this. Downside : doesn't get all digital channels. Still trying to figure out skip commercials feature. Generally very easy to install and use....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Unicorn (

Must buy BEST DVR for daily TV enjoyment!!!


I purchased my Magnavox MDR557H/F7 1TB Hard Drive/DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner 2 years ago. I was supposed to write a review a while ago but at least I have the Testing Experience. I highlyyy recommend this purchase. Best investment you can ever...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: SanDiegoWatcher (

Single Tuner, Low Def


Watch out: Single Tuner and Low Def Single tuner means you have to choose between recording a show or watching a show with rewind and pause, you cant have both at once. If you want to record a show and watch another show without pause/rewind, you will...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Brainiac (

Like a VHS recorder without any tape


Have enjoyed quite a few of these marvelous no tape recording devices over the years. Subscribed to many cable and satellite services thus far, that offered a data recording device as part of the package, and found them to be super for watching...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Okie (

Very nice recorder.


This DVD recorder & player met all of my expectations. Its description was very accurate. I am not an expert in electronics but I can assure anyone that orders this machine to please read the hand book very carefully. Initial set up is very crucial for...

May, 2015