Out of 41 Ratings

Owner's of the Magnavox VCR ZV427MG9 gave it a score of 3.8 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.82 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.85 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.7 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.92 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.62 out of 5
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Recording Playback Editing
Connections Basic Setup Function Setup VCR Functions
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For Recording, Playing Back, and Editing
For Playback only
Description refers to DVD+RW
Description refers to DVD+R
Description refers to audio CD
Description refers to video CD with PBC function
Description refers to video CD without PBC
Description refers to CD-RW/-R with MP3 les
Description refers to DVD-video
If you do not nd any of the symbols listed above under the
function heading, the operation is applicable to all media.
Description refers to DVD-RW
Description refers to DVD-R
Description refers to VHS tapes
Use only cassettes marked VHS ( ).
This unit not only plays back DVD, CD and VCR but also offers features for you to record on DVD and edit them after that.
The following features are offered with this unit.
DVD mode
VCR mode
This unit is compatible with DVD+RW/DVD-RW, which is
rewritable repeatedly and DVD+R/DVD-R, which is available
for recording once. Even if you choose DVD-RW/DVD-R, these
discs will automatically be recorded in the DVD+VR mode.
Also, this unit allows you to record to the cassette tape. You
can choose either one for your convenience.
Up to 12 program recording:
You can program the unit to record up to 12 programs within
a one-month period. Daily or weekly program recordings are
also available.
One-touch timer recording (OTR):
You can easily set a recording time as you prefer. Every time
[RECORD I] or [REC I] is pressed during recording, the
recording time will be increased by 30 minutes up to 6 hours
for DVD, and 8 hours for VCR. The recording automatically
stops when the recording time you set is reached or the disc
and the cassette tape is full.
Dubbing mode:
You can copy a DVD disc to a cassette tape or copy a cassette
tape to a DVD disc. This function will be possible only if the
DVD disc or a cassette tape is not copy protected.
You cannot record on a
cassette tape
when its erase-protection
tab is removed.
Left channel stereo recording:
This unit can record the sound of the left channel monaural
input as left and right channels automatically.
Automatic chapter mark setting:
DVD mode
Chapter marks will be put on recordings as you set before
attempting to record.
Automatic title list making:
The unit makes a title list with the index automatically.
Deleting titles:
DVD mode
You can delete titles which you do not need anymore.
Putting names on titles:
You can put your favorite names on titles.
Setting / clearing chapter marks:
You can set / clear chapter marks on titles.
Hiding chapters:
To keep others from playing back some chapters without
permission, you can hide chapters.
Setting pictures for thumbnails:
You can change pictures for thumbnails.
Theater surround sound in your home:
DVD mode
When connecting the unit to an amplifier or a decoder which
is compatible with Dolby Digital, you can experience the theat-
er surround sound from discs with surround sound system.
Quick search for what you want to watch:
You can easily find the part you want to watch using the
search function. Search for a desired point on a disc by title,
chapter or time.
Virtual surround system:
You can enjoy stereophonic space through your existing 2
channel stereo system.
Playing back MP3 files:
You can enjoy MP3 files which are recorded on CD-RW/-R.
Quick search for what you want to watch:
VCR mode
You can easily find the part you want to watch using the index
search/time search functions. An index mark will be assigned
at the beginning of each recording you make. For time search
function, you can go to a specific point on a cassette tape by
entering the exact amount of time you wish to skip.
DVD mode
Available for playing back discs on a regular DVD player:
Recorded discs can be played back on regular DVD players,
including computer DVD drives compatible with DVD-video
playback. Although DVD+R are playable on other units
without finalization in most cases, it is recommended to
finalize in order to stabilize the performance. For DVD-RW/
DVD-R, you need to finalize the recorded discs to play back
on other DVD players.
Line through output
When an external device, such as cable/satellite box, is con-
nected to E1(Rear) jacks of this unit, the signal from the
external device can be output even when the power of the
unit is off.
Progressive scan system
DVD mode
Unlike conventional interlace scanning, the progressive scan
system provides less flickering and images in higher
resolution than that of traditional television signals.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
You can enjoy clearer audio/video output when connecting
this unit to a display device with an HDMI-compatible port.
Symbols Used in this Owner's Manual
To specify for what disc type each function is, we put the
following symbols at the beginning of each item to operate.
* DVD-RW/-R recorded in VR mode or non compatible
recording format are not playable.
* DVD-RW recorded in the mode other than +VR is not
recordable on this unit unless you erase all contents in the
disc (refer to page 68).
* DVD-R recorded in the mode other than +VR is not
recordable on this unit.
Dividing titles (DVD+RW/DVD-RW only):
You can divide a title into 2 or more.
Putting name on disc:
You can put your favorite disc name.
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