Summary: I bought this because our DVD went out and needed also a tuner because of the analog/digital switch. The tuner went out in less than 2 years. Everything else works fine but now the TV attached to it is limited to movies. If you're looking for a VCR/DVD combo this could be good - don't count on the tuner to be there for you (when it did work, it still took well over a second to get from one channel to the other).
Summary: I purchased this digital monster (ZV450MW8) and I hate it. In order to use it with the satellite system that I have, I have to use an old unit that no longer records along with this one so I have an actual on-board tuner and not the digital. Otherwise I can't program it to record when I'm not here. I'm not sure the problem. The satellite technician came to the house (actually 3 different guys came at different times) and tried to resolve the problem.
Summary: I have had my for a little over 2 years now, and it still works great. After reading several reviews, it is clear some people expect too much and others do not know how to use it. It will NOT make copies of your VHS to DVD or vice a versa if they are coded that way. Older movies, on both VHS and DVD can be copied if the anti-pirating code is not on them. It makes great VHS copies from TV from any channel, and excellent DVD copies from TV on unblock channels.
Summary: The transaction went smooth as silk. I wish I could say the same for the unit. We've owned several Magnavox recorders over the years and this one is just cryptic. If you want to record on a DVD you should be in great shape since EVERYTHING is pushing you in that direction. Recording to a tape and playing it back is another story altogether! The manual is not as helpful as it might be. There are a few eccentricities to say the least.
Summary: Bought at WM so wife could record her shows when we were on vacation. 1 year warrenty expired, 7 months later so did the digital tuner. There are no analog channels anymore so this is a piece of junk. Not even worth fixing. I'm going to take it out to the field and put it out of it's misery with the 12 gauge. Magnavox used to be a good name, not so anymore. Where's the quality and pride in products. A word to the wise, check the web before you buy.
Summary: This DVD/VCR combo, with a built-in digital tuner and crystal-clear picture and sound, is, like much electronic equipment these days, crammed with features, cheaply made, and worked well for two years until it broke. Use a learning universal remote control instead of its dark remote with laughably tiny buttons. I bought this model for its digital tuner.
Summary: We (my wife and I) first purchased this equipment at Walmart in March 2008, and connected it to our LCD flat screen in the living-room. With more than 2 years of very satisfactory and reliable performance from this equiment, we decided to purchase another one, to accommodate a recently-purchased LCD, installed in our bed-room.
Summary: I couldn't be happier with this Magnavox DVD VCR Combo with Digital Tuner. I wanted a VCR/DVD with a tuner as like to record using an old fasion atenna. I just can't bring myself to pay for something that I can get for free. It works great both the VCR and the DVD and it's easy to use and has plenty of In and Out connections to hook-up to my other video and sound equipment.
Summary: I so apologize to myself for not coming here (or any review site) first before buying this piece of virtual junk. I thought it wasn't going to be high quality... But I got no output no quality. :( why two stars then? well I can watch vhs and dvd... I just can't use the product for its main purpose... recording from VHS.