dealsmagnavox dvd recorder/vcr with upconversion…

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Now Ben's kid's kids can laugh at him wetting himself before his parents blow out the candle....I'm sure he's thrilled.

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What's the model number? Tuner or no tuner? Not enough information on the site.

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I agree, not enough information. Refurbished? Doesn't specify an HDMI port. Googled Magnovox and found one that looks like it at walmart.com for the price mentioned in this ad. But still - not enough information and no tech sheet to see details. Otherwise, might consider it.

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If you do a search on Heartlands site you find the same thing showing "no longer available" with this at the bottom...so my guess is that it is refurb:

"Factory serviced to meet original quality standards. May have slight cosmetic blemishes. "

Here's the link at walmart for tech info (IF it's the same one) retailing for $147:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-Dvd-Player-Vcr-Combo/11319408

If it has 1080p upconversion, I guess you can assume it has a HDMI output.

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Amazon has this for $84 with free shipping
(remanufactured - but I think this one here is too)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TIHQLC/ref=asc_df_B002TIHQLC1104050?smid=A3H89ADJHTH9SN&tag=dealtmp3668-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B002TIHQLC

EDIT: Looks like there are several sellers, found another one for 69 with 12 shipping...

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I called Heartland and was told this product is refurbished and does not come with ANY warranty whatsoever. Heartland has a 7-day return policy, but beyond that, it's an "as is" sale. Never heard of that before - there's usually a 90-day warranty on refurbished products.

She said they have another refurb unit available for $129.99 w/90-day warranty and you can buy an extended warranty on that one, but the extended warranty is not offered on this one.

So buyer beware - if you buy it and it quits working on the 8th day, you're out of luck. Too risky for me.

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Amazon link for better deals...ALL offer the 90 day warranty...check out the tabs that show "new" "refurb" and "used". The NEW are all refurb - so if you click the refurb tab, the same place that has it for 84 w/free shipping has it for 74 w/free shipping...weird...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002TIHQLC/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Sorry for an additional post, can't seem to edit.

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DOES NOT HAVE A TUNER. Only use is to copy VHS, or to watch VHS & DVD. Took me this long to find it doesn't have a tuner.

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IT's TO FRAKing HIGH! Blow this crap up! Now $$59 would be a deal.

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IF this is the same as the Walmart model here are the connector types:

1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 1 x component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ¦ 1 x SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear ¦ 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - front ¦ 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front

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You can get an internal tuner card to do this (for your desktop) for ~$50. Plug in the VCR, record to your HD, burn the DVD. It's one extra step, but I think it's actually more convenient because you don't have this huge VCR-shaped box to deal with. Hauppuage (I always spell that wrong) makes good tuners, just make sure you know the difference between PCI and PCI Express on your motherboard. That got me once.

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This may be "apples to oranges", but this Magnavox DVDR (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-160GB-DVD-Recorder-Tuner/10104532)has a digital tuner, dvd recorder/player, and hard disk drive. You can record directly to the hard drive, which gives you the option of watching once and erasing, or transferring to a DVD. Since you've recorded to a hard drive, you can edit to remove commercials. If you want to transfer from VCR tapes to DVD, just hook up a VCR, record to the hard drive, edit, and record to DVD. For not much more money, I think it's a lot more flexible. J&R Music frequently has factory refurbs for about $160. There's a ton of information from users of this unit at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657