Magnavox MDV530VR DVD/VCR Combo

Magnavox MDV530VR DVD/VCR Combo

List Price: $169.99


  • Brand: Magnavox
  • Manufacturer: Magnavox
  • Model: MDV530VR
  • Weight: 1036


  • Space-saving DVD player/VCR combo unit with MP3 and JPEG CD compatibility
  • Front-panel audio/video inputs foster easy hookup with a camcorder, gaming console, or second VCR
  • Composite-, component-, and S-video outputs for flexible DVD playback with compatible TVs; single-output DVD/VCR operation (RF, composite)
  • Dolby Digital/DTS surround and linear PCM passthrough from coaxial digital-audio output
  • 4-head VCR offers S-VHS playback, auto-head cleaning, time/index search, trilingual onscreen display


CONSUMER ALERT: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. 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 Web site at: htttp:// ***** Watch movies from VHS tape or from high-quality component-video DVD playback, view digital-image slideshows, listen to audio CDs with crystal-clear sound, or play your homemade MP3 CDs through your living-room speakers--all from one affordable, space-saving device. The Magnavox MDV530VR also lets you record off-air in hi-fi stereo sound and watch your camcorder or hook up your gaming console through its convenient front-panel audio/video inputs. Picture-CD functionality includes one-by-one playback and image zoom.

The VCR's four-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. Its 19-micron heads deliver the clearest possible picture when recording or viewing in EP (extended-play) mode. VCR Plus+ simplifies advance programming, and SQPB (quasi-S-VHS playback) lets you watch S-VHS tapes, which normally requires a special S-VHS VCR, at standard VHS resolution. Other features include timer recording, auto head cleaning, auto repeat playback (great for trade shows and presentations), time and index search, and one-touch recording.

Connections with combo units are often inconvenient, forcing you to use separate video hookups for each section (DVD, VCR), a problem for some TVs. This player has it figured out: a single RF or composite-video connection to a television will display either the DVD or the VCR signal, depending on which format you're viewing. If you want to view DVDs in S-video or in component-video, you'll need to use two separate inputs for DVD player and VCR, however, as the device will not upconvert the signal from the VCR to either of those higher-resolution formats.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel DVD/VCR audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions, and there's a second stereo pair for DVD-only analog out. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output (DVD-only) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. If you don't have a surround receiver or six-channel speaker setup, you can still make every movie night the ultimate experience: the unit simulates surround sound through two speakers (even the stereo speakers on your TV).

What's in the Box
DVD player/VCR combo, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and RF audio/video cable.