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VHS to dvd protection problem?

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by sturoc1, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. sturoc1

    sturoc1 Member

    Nov 20, 2007
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    I have a number of movies recorded from dvd's/VHS to VHS tape. When I go to record them to DVD the Magnavox recorder says cannot record certain movies due to protected or something along those lines.
    But I had no problems when I got them onto tape originally?
    I have 2-4 movies on each tape so as they record it pauses with the above mess.
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Jun 17, 2005
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    Macrovision protection, installed on some commercial tapes activates the automatic gain control (AGC) in the receiving device to mess up the video.

    A tape can play into a TV because the TV has no AGC - some older VCR's did not have AGC either, hence it ignored (but did not remove) the protection.

    To remove the protection you must insert a 'Video Stabilizer' - connecting the 'Video Out' of the player to the 'Video IN' of the recorder.

    In North America they are available on line.
    I don't know if there are PAL and NTSC versions.
    I do know that anyone over thirty knows someone who used one - or purchased it from Radio Shack.


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