Customer has a Magnavox VCR/DVD recorder combo model ZV420MWB. They have a Dish Pro Satellite receiver on dishnetwork. They used to be able to record sat programs on an previous mag combo unknown model # by clicking on the program tab in the satprogram guide. I can't find the correct code to do this with the replacement unit. Ideas???
ZNREL, I've done this with Dish Pro before. Setup the Dish remote to control the Mag combo in the VCR position. Press the SAT button and select the guide. Go to the program in the guide and select it. The "record this program" routine should pop up, set it up. Here's the key, make sure the Dish remote has the VCR button selected and that the remote is placed where it can "see" the Mag combo. At the set time, the Dish remote will change the DishPro to the proper channel and then issue s "record" command via infrared to the Mag combo to start recording. DishNet has all of the device codes to their remotes downloadable from their site.
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Hi abracadab628my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network and after reading over your post andthere is a simple solution to your recording questions. You can connect you're Phillips/Magnavox DVD/VCR and run it through the DISH Network receiver and set thetimers up on your VCR/DVD player.
I have a phillips magnavox
Problem with the Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder / VCR Combo
I have a phillips magnavox vcr dvd recorder combo model number mwr20v6 that i have had fo about 2 years and here lately every time i try to record on to a dvd it pops up with error code e454037380.i have cleaned the lens with a disc cleaner and still didnt help,same thing is happening. i am also using the same type of disc that I have been since day 1. Can you help??
We would be happy to help you with that. Here is a list ofcodes that should address your DISH Network remote to your Philips Magnavox DVD Recorder: 801, 766, 556, and 585.
Press and hold the DVD/VCR button located on the top of the remote until allthe mode buttons at the top of the remote light up, then release. Use thenumber buttons to enter one of the codes for your Philips Magnavox DVD Recorder, then pressthe pound (#) button. If the code entered is valid for the remote, the modelight flashes three times.To check that the code works try several different functions on the remote tomake sure it will properly operate your Philips Magnavox DVD Recorder. Keep in mind that somecodes may not be compatible with your equipment. If this is the case, try the other codes listed for that device until you find one that iscompatible with your equipment. We hope this helps and thank you forbeing a valued DISH Network customer!
Phillip Chang DISH Network Customer Service Representative
I have no direct experience but you should note no recording will take place unless the signal format is suitable/compatible. HDMI is a digital signal and your VCR/DVD will probably require an analogue signal.
A tv processes the digital into analogue but sockets at the back of tv sets tend to be input only. A minority of tv sets have two scart sockets, the second one usually providing an output sound and video of what is playing on the tv at the time.
I believe it is possible to buy a box that will convert digital to analogue or vice-versa.
Magnavox ZV420MWB VCR/DVD Combo
The answer is YES YOU CAN! Take advantage of one-touch recording from videotapes to DVD+/-R and RW discs or from DVDs to VHS tapes. A variety of different inputs also let you record from compatible camcorders, external TV tuners or cable boxes.
CONSUMER ALERT: This model does not have a built-in tuner for recording TV programs and will not record copy-protected tapes or discs. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov.