Question about Sony RDR-VX555
THE SONY RDR-VX555 IS A PRETTY GOOD MACHINE BUT IT CANNOT DO WHAT I WANT IT TO DO. I BASICALLY WANT TO RECORD MOVIES OR SHOWS FROM CABLE TV. STATIONS LIKE HBO, CINEMAX AND SUCH CANNOT RECORD ON THIS MACHINE. IT GIVES ME A MESSAGE SAYING THAT YOU CANNOT RECORD COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL. THAT'S WEIRD SINCE I DID'NT KNOW THAT EVERYTHING ON PAY CHANNELS WERE COPYWRITTEN. THE SYSTEM LETS ME RECORD IT ON VHS. BUT IF I TRY TO TRANSFER IT TO DISC, I GET THE SAME ERROR MESSAGE. I SUBSCRIBE TO CABLEVISION IN NEW JERSEY. YOU WOULD THINK THAT IF IT LETS YOU RECORD IT ON THE VHS SIDE OF THE MACHINE IT WOULD LET YOU AT LEAST DO THE TRANSFER.
The government required a chip to be put in the recorders to maek sure we are not pirates
in addition the movie people put a flag of some sort across their signal prohibiting us as well
that law was overturned - as you all know we can make copies for personal use - not for sale
however - it is difficult to figure out which ones have it and which ones don't - and which movie companies are not flagging the recordings
Sony is clueless they are a joke -- i asked about the chip and they never, ever answered my question -- avoided it like the plaque
it is archaic - but i suppose we'll have to carry around an old vhs when we want to watch those premium movies that WE PAY FOR !!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
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