I know nothing about the xdimax products. I am sure they will allow your copy guard compliant DVD recorder to record, but I am not sure how much of the Macrovision mess it will filter out.
Most compliant DVD/VCR recorders have to follow a rule of not recording if it detects HDCP here's a link for more information on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection
If I attempt to record a video tape with Macrovision copy guard protection on it, the machine simply throws an on screen error code and refuses to record the video. Every unit sold in the US has to abide by this Governed rule or it can't legally sold in the US.
To add to this dilemma, they mess with the video gain control of the recording device by adding noise that causes your machine's gain control to go nuts. The result is a flashing effect and color saturation, one moment the video is very dark and the colors bleed or its very bright and the colors are completely bleached out.
The object of the device needed would have to know when to change its status to stay ahead of the noise impulses. That's not easy to do since there is no set pattern to follow.
You may have a gem there, but I personally can not offer a knowledgeable answer about either of those xdimax devices.
Truth be told, not even my unit removes severe traces of flashing and it is very annoying and hard on the eyes to say the least.
The laws do state you are allowed to copy what you have paid for as long as it for your own personal use, however they sometimes leave you with no choice but to buy it again already on DVD disc or blue-ray and in 16:9 wide screen.
To answer a question you have asked me--the Magnavox ZV427MG9 does not have any adaptable USB capabilities. I also just looked and see that it is currently out of stock. Now I am wondering why all the stores have stopped carrying these units-- yes I realize Blue-ray is taking over the market and so is soon to be the end of media on discs all together, but there should be a sizable market out there of family related VHS home movies that need transferring to DVD.
If you was to use a USB device you could purchase an adapter that could fulfill this ability, I would search the web and see what options are available.
These are the only inputs and outputs this machine is capable of:
Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear
S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear
Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear
HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear
S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - front
Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front
Edit: Better aligned the text above for clarity.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 26 March 2013 - 04:52 AM.