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Dvd with analog tuner work when swithc to all digital signal next

I have a phillips dvd recorder with hard drive and ntsc tuner. will this unit work when we switch to all digital signals next year

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This unit will only work if you have a digital cable connection box. If you get cable service you will have this service if not you will need to buy a digital to analog converter box. This can be purchased at any large electronics store, like Fry's or the Micro Center. You can also purchase them on line. Use you favorite search engine and plug in Television digital to analog converter boxes. The search engine will bring up places to purchase them. I hope this information help you with your problem.

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If you are going to record OTA signals, you will probably need a digital to analog converter. If you are recording from a cable or satellite system set-top box, you need to set the channel on the box and then record on Line In. (Analog cable should record directly.)

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If you mean OTA, make sure that you are correctly choosing Digital channels with the DTV/TV button unless you have analog channels still broadcasting in your area. Also check if the antenna signal is strong enough to be seen by the tuner. The digital signal is either enough to be tuned in or you get "no signal". If you split the signal to record and watch different programs, you may reduce the signal below that needed by the tuner. (Different tuners have varying sensitivities. So the TV might still get enough signal when the recorder doesn't.) Amplified splitters can resolve this but when they fail give more problems.

The manual for the is available from Manage My Life: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/27010/MAGNAVOX-DVD-VCR-Combo-L0908672 . All recordings are in SD.

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The manual for the DMR-E85H is available from Panasonic here: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMRE85H.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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The manual for the Magnavox ZV457MG9/F7 is available here: http://download.m4c.magnavox.com/files/z/zv427mg9_f7/zv427mg9_f7_dfu_aen.pdf . The unit was manufactured for Magnavox by Funai; thus another link to the manual is http://www.funai-corp.com/6pdf/om/ZV427MG9.pdf .

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