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vhs copying by dvd recorders

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  1. deloresc

    deloresc Member

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    I have tried to make a copy of a couple of disney vhs tapes that i own from about 10 years ago. When my dvd free standing recorder flashed that they could not be copied, I purchased the Sima ct200. When it only displayed colored vertical lines, the Sima co. could not or would not tell what the problem was.
    Whan I called Panasonic dvd recorder co. they said there is a guard on the dvd recorder which can not be removed.
    I exchanged the Sima ct 200 for a new one, which also did not work.
    Can you suggest a machine that will work?
    I am not trying to do anything illegal, but rather just want all my vhs tapes on dvd disks
    Can anyone help me with this problem?
    Thank you
     
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    Did you ever get your Disney tapes copied? I'm having a problem with the SIMA CT-200. I'm not sure if my hookup is wrong or if I bought a bad unit. I have a DVD/VCR recorder combo and was wondering if I need a separate VCR to do the copying? I'm confused, at this point.
     
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    No, I was unable to copy my disney vhs tapes to dvd.
    I think however you do need a seperate vhs machine. The sima copy guard remover goes between the vhs and dvd machines.
    I have tried several of the sima guard removers and they do not work with my panasonic dvd recorder EH50s.
    I have called all involved companies and they are do not want to discuss it.
    I have located a store in my area that said they could get me a gadget that would work. As of yet , I have not pursued it.
    Good luck.
    Let me know what happens.
    Deloresc
     
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    hi did you get your videos,s copied to dvd
     
  6. Pete917

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    I had a sinilar problem.

    The solution for me, was to connect the VHS player to my PC and then capture through my TC card (has s-video and vhs input) straight to my hard drive. I then used Nero to convert the capture MPEG-2 file to DVD VOB format. Worked a treat.

    If you havent got a TV card then buy a simple A to D converter to capture the video stream and then use Nero.
     
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    Thanks "Pete917" i solved my problme because of you, Thanks a lot
     
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    go to the flea market and get a very old vcr,as the older vcr's do not have the copy guard chip..i have a couple of old rca 4-head vcr's
    and there is not a vcr movie i can not copy.
    cheers..

    a trick,when buying electronic stuff at a flea market...get a a/c converter and a small tv to check out a computer or a vcr or what ever..

    cheers
     
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    Hey Manu23. Glad I could be of help!
    Pete
     
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    I know this thread was started many months ago, but if you need a good in line macrovision remover, this one is supposed to work good. If the ad is correct, you can copy VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS. I built a macrovision remover years ago and it does work either way. I get excellent copies of dvds onto tape when needed. Here is the link.

    http://www.dimax.com.ua.

    Remember these devices go in the video output of the player to the video input of the recorder. Audio is a straight hookup and needs nothing.

    Jerry
     

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