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Can copyrighted vhs be transferred using tyhe ION Audio?

I want to buy a gift for my husband so he can transfer old VHS tapes, mainly dance instruction tapes, to DVD.

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    Thanks for the quick response!

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Just as you can't copy commercially made video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding, the same applies to making copies to DVD. DVD recorders cannot bypass the anti-copy signal on commercial VHS tapes or DVDs. If a DVD recorder detects the anti-copy encoding on a commercial DVD it will not start the recording and display some sort of message either on screen or on its LED front panel display that it detects the anti-copy code or that it is detecting an unusable signal. A DVD recorder can be used to copy any homemade videos, such as camcorder videos and videos made from TV shows, and can also copy Laserdiscs, and other non-copyprotected video material. Also, remember that a DVD recorder also has a built-tuner for recording TV programming directly. The tuner can be programmed to record a series of programs on different days and times, much like a VCR. However, if you are recording a non-copy protected DVD to a DVD recorder you can record any of the video content, provided you click on the menu and start the video segments running and you have enough time space on the disc. DVD recorders function like VCRs in that they can record incoming video signals -- however, they do not automatically copy all the contents of the DVD - for instance, you cannot copy the interactive menu functions of a non-copy protected commercial DVD. A DVD recorder creates its own menu functions, it will not duplicate the function menu from a another DVD. In addition, most DVD recorders also have digital video inputs (IEEE-1394, Firewire, i-Link) that allow users of digital camcorders to digitally transfer their audio and video direct to DVD in real time.

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He will need to buy an external encoder, like the ones here.

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    Ginko Dec 19, 2008

    To copy copyrighted VHS into DVD you need to connect DVD to VHS using a device called external encoder, that connects between VHS recorder and DVD writer.
    You cannot copy them using a single machine.
    see one of the many discussion groups on the topic VHS to DVD - Tech Support Guy Forums

    on how to see Transfer VHS to DVD,

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