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I have a Samsung DVD -VR 357 combo unit and i can't record

When i attempt to record any TV programs via VHS or DVD i get a message on my TV that says Cannot Record Copy Protected Movie. I tried re-setting the unit and it did nothing.

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  • Christopher Reilly
    Christopher Reilly Nov 21, 2008

    When i attempt to record any TV programs via VHS or DVD i get a message on my TV that says Cannot Record Copy Protected Movie. I tried re-setting the unit and it did nothing.

  • jbier Dec 09, 2008

    In addition to not being able to record any tv programs because of the Cannot Record Copy Protected movie I also get a message: Cannot record copy-protected tapes when I'm trying to copy a VHS tape to DVD.

  • kjsnight Dec 20, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. The unit was fine for a couple of months but now I try to record a broadcast or cable channel onto videocassette or DVD and get the same message.



    When the problem first started, I could reboot the unit and cable (Optimum) and it would work, but only if I continued recording on the same disk. That quick fix no longer works either.

  • krmitbug Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same exact problem...reboot no longer corrects the issue

  • Jordash40 Jan 03, 2009

    I am having the same problem. It won't reset.

  • theshyone702 Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem, can't record copyrighted movie, but it is just a tv broadcast, soap opera and a weekly nbc show, neither works...and the one time it did work the audio track didn't match the video track. I'm currently using dvd-r discs...any suggestions? Oh, and I couldn't find the update firmware section on samsung.com.

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I have the Samsung dvd-vr 357. I have had a couple problems with it but I called samsung and they walked me through fixing it each time. I don't know if you have tried this or not but that is my suggestion. The last problem I had was copying from vcr to dvd. I got audio but no video. Problem was it was on dvd when i started it, it should have been on vrc. It should be set on whichever one you are recording from. Hope this helps someone.

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It seems that if you disconnect the input video from your provider.... the unit will then transfer VHS to DVD...very odd

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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I do not think you would have to worry about a way to disable the copy protection that is on the vhs tapes. you are not going to record over them. You are just going to transfer information to the dvd side. jh

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