I Just Bought A DVD, VHS Recorder, But Some Not All VHS Tapes Are Blocked And I Can't Record To A DVD. Is There A Way Around This.?


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Larry Patterson Profile
Larry Patterson answered
I think you bought a combination DVD/VCR, which allows you to play and watch both VHS tapes and DVD disks.  But usually with these combos, you can only do VCR recordings, not DVD.

I am not sure what you mean "VHS tapes are blocked".  Do you mean that some DVD's are protected and you can't play the DVD and record it on VCR?
thanked the writer.
Israel  Nunez
Israel Nunez commented
It records DVD's from VHS. I already did a few movies, but some are blocked.
Larry Patterson
Larry Patterson commented
Pardon my error. But many VHS tapes (purchased movies) are also protected and I think I first encountered that more than 10 years ago.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Your up against macrovision,  Its a signal that is embedded on VHS tapes, When it is decoded by a DVR it   stops the DVR  from recording copy protected VHS tapes.
You will have to use a analog video capture device to create a AVI file, then when you have the AVI file you can then encode it to a DVD file & burn a DVD using Nero or similar.  This is a long winded process but will work.
andrew  lockwood Profile
andrew lockwood answered
No if the tape you are trying to copy onto dvd says copy protected some tapes are copy protected some are not its pot luck

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