20 Most Recent Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder/ VCR Questions & Answers


It claims to play -RWs finalized in DVD-VIDEO format, not VR. If a disc is recorded/finalized on a different recorder, not all players can play it. This is the price we pay for the convenience of the digital system.

Magnavox... | Answered on May 09, 2017


e22--will not finalize DVD-R disk (due to dirty lens, I think)
*unplug unit and replug after 20 minutes
*restore settings if needed, and reset clock
*insert & run/play a DVD lens cleaner disk
*dub video from the HD to a NEW BLANK DVD
*finalize after dubbing is finished
THIS WORKED ON MY MAGNAVOX MDR 533H/F7

PS: make sure that the new blank DVD disk is from the same pile of disks that you were able to finalize before.

Magnavox... | Answered on Feb 13, 2016


It's not loading correctly. You need to open the cover (unplug first) and get familiar with the loading mechanism. You can get the tape out by rotating the loading motor wheel.

Magnavox... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Unlock procedure and to override the password lock to many popular brand TVs are given.

Magnavox... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015


The version of the ZV427MG9 sold in the U.S. only supports NTSC video files. Thus it won't play a PAL VHS tape.

If you find a similar version sold in Europe, that would probably play PAL videos. However, if you used the tape to DVD dubbing feature, the DVD would still have the PAL format. I'm not even sure that a video capture device with video conversion software on a computer would do what you want to do.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(The video would also matter. If you are trying to convert a commercial video (ex: a movie) to DVD, the dubbing feature doesn't work due to copy protection.)

Magnavox... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


If they are +RW discs they cant be finalized and can only be played on +RW compatible players. Use +R, -R or -RW if you need a wider compatibility (DVD-VIDEO). Finalizing is quite easy following directions in the manual.

Magnavox... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015


The VCR portion is connected to yhe TV via yellow-end cable(video) from "video out" to TVs "video in" and red and white-end cables(audio) from "audio out" to TVs "audio in". The DVD plays via HDMI cable from "HDMI out" to TVs HDMI in. S-video cable can be used if no HDMI terminal is available on TV. External tuner in (cable TV, Satellite) is connected to the video and audio in terminals or better yet if S-video out is available on the tuner box.

Magnavox... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015


Sorry if this is too elementary an answer for you but: first press the DVD-button and then "eject".

Magnavox... | Answered on Jun 30, 2014


No, most DVRs do not allow copies to be made to disk, etc.. Some like Dish, do allow you copy to an external hard drive for back up storage and viewing through the DVR.
You need to check with the mfg. of your DVR or service provider.

Magnavox... | Answered on Jun 12, 2014


To connect the VCR to the TV use the far right VIDEO OUT, AUDIO (R for RIGHT, L for LEFT) jacks to connect to TVs VIDEO IN (yellow) and AUDIO IN jacks.

Magnavox... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


I hope you have resolved this by now but in case you haven't: The only thing I can think of is that the disc was not compatible. Make sure to use one of the discs listed in the manual.

Magnavox... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013


if the movie you recorded ? was copy protected. then your dvd prob did not record

Magnavox... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013


I am thinking hard... So any tape (different tape?) it will not play or record for but 17 seconds?

Magnavox... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013


Is there a tape in now? Get back to us.

Magnavox... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013

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