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When I try dubbing from VCR to DVD the machine will only record about half of the VHS to the DVD. I get the following message...Recording Error - this program is not allowed to be recorded. The cause stated in the manual is "The recording function encountered the copy prohibited program". These are our own family movies we video taped ourselves, there is not a "Copy Prohibited Program" on these tapes. I have tried 2 different tapes with different DVDs and the same thing happens. Any suggestions?

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  • janesweet36 Mar 08, 2009

    $200.00

  • almaysohio Apr 04, 2009

    When I try dubbing from VCR to DVD the machine will only record a small amoun of the VHS to the DVD. I get the following message...Recording Error - this program is not allowed to be recorded. The cause stated in the manual is "The recording function encountered the copy prohibited program". These are our own family movies we video taped ourselves, there is not a "Copy Prohibited Program" on these tapes. I have tried several different tapes with different DVDs and the same thing happens. My husband called the tech support and they told him to - put dvd in, switch to vhs mode, push play then pause quickly, got back to dvd mode, then hit the dubbing button.......needless to say, we still get the error at least one to five times during recording. When you watch your dvd at the completion, it has a long pause where the error message occurs. I hope someone can give me some solution, because I still have a lot of transferring to do.

  • randydonalds May 11, 2010

    Hey ButtFuzz,

    Do you have any suggestions for a macrovision remover that you speak of in your solution? I am having the same problem with converting my homemade VHS tapes to DVD. Can you list some brand names, makes models, etc? Which do you use and recommend? Thanks.


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The DVD AGG (automatic gain control) is somehow being fooled into thinking the non-commercial tape has macrovision (copy protection). Is this a relatively inexpensive machine?

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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    Rob Mar 09, 2009

    Hmm, I see this unit advertised on the internet for $77 to $109. Perhaps you would have better luck with a more expensive unit. If it is still under warranty, return it. Only sure-fire way is to purchase a macrovision remover, and that is typically as much as your DVD recorder.



    And yes, I do understand these tapes are not copy protected. But your unit sure thinks they are...

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