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Trying to Copy Home VCR tape and keep getting copyright message.

Purchased machine last Christmas to specifically copy our home movies of kids and their sports games onto DVD's for safer keeping. Trying to make a DVD copy of our son's football games and we keep getting the same error message which shuts down the process; copyright protected image! Any ideas?? Thank you.

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  • Amrik Ghallo Jun 08, 2008

    I did following

    1. Inserted VHS and play.

    2. Inserted DVD and Record.

    3. When Tape finished, I did "Finalize" by going to Setup/DVD menu/Finalize

  • helenmaginty Feb 27, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. The tab is on my video tape so that is not the problem. It is as though the recorder thinks the tape has copyright but it is my home videos? I am thinking of taking the machine back but then have the problem of finding another vcr/dvd recorder that doesn't cost me a fortune and won't have the same problems. I did phone Toshiba but they did not offer any useful advice, just confirmed what I said that the machine thinks I am trying to copy a bought video?



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Try replacing the tab on the VCR tape-which may have been removed to prevent VCR eraure [?]

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