dvd to vhs?

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lisaa7002

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Hey guys,

Saw similar message here so I thought I'd ask...

My Mother -in- law is laid up in bed for the next couple of weeks was wondering if we could copy her dvd's onto vhs so she can watch them upstairs. She has one of those tv's that has a dvd & vhs player attached, but it weighs half a million pounds & no one is looking forward to trying to get it up the stairs....She has a tv & vcr in her room.. I was just wondering if anyone knows if you can make a vhs copy while playing the dvd ( same machine- same time) I didn't know if both things would work at the same time.

& before u say " why didn't you just try it??" We've had a cold & the other kids didn't want to break anything in trying it.

Thanks in advance!
 
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In addition to any help you get here, I suggest you check out the forums at this link :

http://forum.digital-digest.com/

The macrovision protection on commercial discs can make normal viewing an unsatisfactory experience therefore it may take quite a lot of work.

Some time ago my friend purchased a standalone DVD - but his TV had no scart socket - so connected his DVD scart to VCR scart and the VCR to TV with RCA plugs or whatever - but the image flashed noticeably. This was a consequence of the copy protection which you are in effect trying to bypass.
 

lisaa7002

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OOOO ok! Thanks. I guess Hubby & his brothers get to lug that thing upstairs! Oughta be interesting! lol
 

TKL

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Hi Lisaa7002,

You CAN copy DVD to VHS. I do it all the time with no problem. It depends on what DVD player you own. Most of the "Chinese" brands can bypass macrovision. For example, I have an APEX DVD player (can buy less than $ 50 U.S at any major retailer) and in it is a "secret" menu to disable macrovision. Perfect copies, looks like an orginal when you recored at the slowest speed. If you have any Japanese brand DVD players, you are most likely not going to be able to do it.

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TKL or anyone else, which model of APEX Dvd player do you use that has the secret menu and do all of the APEX players have the "secret" menu to disable the copy protect? How do you access the menu? Thanks

mick
 
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