Good DVD/VHS player/recorder for price --use clock on manual
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Magnovox ZV457mG9 Quick review. Magnavox has had some above average reliability ratings. This under $200 unit has as many features as units costing nearly $300 dollars (like Panasonic) and delivers same picture quality. There is a flaw with the clock. The Clock does not work properly on the automatic setting. Use the manual setting for the clock and you will not have some of the problems that others have mentioned in their reviews.
Excerpt: If you’re like me and have more VCR tapes than anyone should in this day and age, this is the perfect player to own. This give me the ability of watching either a VCR tape (albeit rarely) or a DVD without having to change cords in the back of the TV or keep track of multiple remotes. Also, this player allows the owner to take a VCR tape a dub it to a DVD with just the push of a single button.
Excerpt: I received this DVD recorder last year for Christmas. I was VERY excited! Until I hooked it up! The VCR part did work, although it took a couple of hours & 2-3 calls to their customer service department. After my migraine settled down, the next day I tried to use the DVD recording part of this unit. A couple more calls to customer service, then I figured it out. So I set it up to tape some programs off of the cable that night. Before the programs started, the clock...
Excerpt: My old VCR combo was on its last legs . I was shopping around for another one to replace it . I went to several stores and compared prices with the feacthers seen alot of different brands and prices . they were all way up in price range and could not afford at the time . I kept on looking in the adds , papers , and flyers that came to my house . I finally decided to look on the computer and compare prices and featchers .
Summary: When I spotted this on the internet I don't remember it saying anything about having to also purchase an RF Modulator in order to hook it up to the older type CRT televisions. Most people are still using the CRT style because the LCD types are to costly and when hooking this up your TV it has to have the RCA hookups on the back as well as the coaxial (F) connector, just thought I'd pass this on other wise it's a great recorder/player or at least it has been for me.
Summary: Just bought this, very easy to set up and go. The instructions are so easy, they are even on the box. Had unit working in 2 minutes. Copied tv shows to dvd and camrecorder cassettes to dvd with ease. Worth the money.
Summary: This works great for us because although we have cable, there isn't a cable box. Plus our television only has the rf connector in the back, so I was never able to hook one of these up to it before. Be sure and use RW dvd's in it if you want to record over the dvd more than once. Have only had this for a couple of weeks, but have used both the vcr and dvd recording features and they are easy to set up and use.
Summary: I tried to program the vcr to record my daily shows, I had my daughter and son-inlaw come over to help me thinking that I was missing something. I called the 800 number twice and finally got the answer why I could not program my shows. I don't have a cable box, but I do have a digital converter, I was told that I could only program one station with the digital converter. Obviously this will not work for me, I plan on returning the vcr/dvr as soon as I get a chance.