Monoux 10:26 14 Apr 2007

I am trying to copy some shop bought VHS tapes to DVD before my VHS player packs up and I can't view them any more. However when I try to copy them using my DVD recorder they give a message that the VHS tape cannot be copied. I have succesfully copied other tapes ( including shop bought ones ) using the same method. It seems some kind of signal is being sent via the scart lead preventing a copy being made.
Does anyome know how I can get round this perhaps by disconnecting a pin inside the scart, but which one?
I will be out now for most of today but will look at this thread again late today or tomorrow hopefully someone will know the answer to my problem

  johndrew 12:02 14 Apr 2007

All modern commercial VHS tapes have copy protection. If your VHS player is giving up, there are still outlets that sell them. You best bet is to buy a new one rather than (effectively) pirate the tapes.

  Fingees 13:01 14 Apr 2007

If you want to copy for your own personal use, you may be able to do it via the RF out, if you have a tuner in your PC.

Otherwise the protection operates as soon as the video outlet is used.
This will normally only give mono sound output.

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