DVD Recorder / Video Combi questions

  Jon2907 11:32 06 Jan 2009
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My Aunt has hundreds of old VHS videos of old BBC TV series and would like to convert them to DVD to save space. She's planning to buy a new DVD player soon and I was wondering if with a DVD recorder/video combi she could record her videos onto dvd. I've also seen models with an internal hard drive - can these be used for copying the videos?

Hope someone can help! Thanks

  Technotiger 11:37 06 Jan 2009

Simple answer - Yes!

  tims31 11:47 06 Jan 2009

Not quite so simple answer - Yes if they are recorded off of the TV but if they are original bought versions then they may not record. I have tried with a few films and series' but they fail to record if they are originals.

  Stuartli 13:30 06 Jan 2009

The query clearly lists "..hundreds of old VHS videos of old BBC TV series"...:-)

  Stuartli 13:31 06 Jan 2009

Would imagine it would take quite some time to undertake the conversions...:-(

  tims31 13:37 06 Jan 2009

Stuartli

Yes it does....but does not state whether they are recorded onto a VHS tape through a TV signal or whether they are bought on VHS tape from a shop. If they are bought from a shop and an original series there is a copy protection on the tape which the hard drive recorder does not allow to be copied.

As I said I have tried with original pre-recorded VHS tapes and my Sony hard drive recorder won't allow it.

I was trying to provide additional help to the query!!!

  Jon2907 13:50 06 Jan 2009

Yeah they're all mainly box sets bought from a shop so from the responses so far it looks like the copy protection will hinder me. I think I'm going to have to find some torrent sites...!

Thanks to all those who replied, it's very much appreciated.

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