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Not recording a full film

I have been trying to copy my Christmas films from vhs onto dvd. i purchased the film as new but i now wish to copy them onto dvd as they take up less room. only problem it records ok until about the last 10-15 Min's from the end, most annoying. i am wondering if this may have something to do with guard protection ? i wonder if u can help me please. and by the way the recorder is very good, up till now i a was very pleased. Colin Walton

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Re: not recording a full film

1. Insert disc.
2. Press "DVD" button on remote.
3. Press "REC MODE/REC SPEED" button.
4. Keep pressing until desired recording speed.

I believe your problem is that the movie exceeds the 120 minute limit on the target disc at the default recording speed (SP). Try LP instead.

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What are the tapes that you are trying to copy? are there genuine copies of films? YES THEY COULD BE COPY PROTECTED how they do that? simple they record the tape with the most minimum srength of signal, if you try to copy it you lose signal strength trough the copy process than the video looks a bit scrambled/discoloured and the sound is bad, if it's the case you could buy a video signal booster (if still available in stores) than you have to copy with a VCR that is separated from the DVD recorder so that you can install the booster from the output of the VCR to the input of the DVD recorder.

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Jan 04, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Our Samsung DVD V6500 dual deck will copy from DVD to VHS, but we don't know how to reverse it so that we can record old VHS movies onto DVD.

the samsung dvd v6500 does not copy from vcr to dvd. in order to do this you will need to purchase a dvd burner and hook it up to your v6500

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merry christmas

Dec 07, 2010 | Samsung DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Can I transfer a vhs to a dvd with this recorder/player?

if the tab has been removed on the back of the tape cover it
if you are trying to copy orignal some films have a code inprinted on tape so they can not be coped

Nov 28, 2009 | Emerson EWD2204 DVD Player/VCR

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DVD recorded discs (from VHS) do not play on other dvd players

I called the manufacturer. They admitted to improper instructions. They provided me a fix to their copying protocol and it worked. Also, they game me instructions on how to fix already copied tapes. It works well and I would have to say I was impressed with their customer/technical service.

Dec 26, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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Cannot do this on a combo unit. There is a chip that senses copy protection and prevents recording a copy-protected DVD to a VHS and vice-versa. Solution: Use an outboard DVD player or an outboard VHS VCR and try the recording with the video routed through a "stabilizer" box. The stabilizer (about $30 or less on Ebay) defeats the copy protection on MOST DVDs, but not all. It works with Netflix DVDs. Route the audio as usual. Audio is not protected.

Dec 15, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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This is the link to the ZV420MW8:

Jun 27, 2008 | Funai DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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VHS record to DVD

Insert the VHS and rewind or fast forward to the point you want to begin copying from.
Insert the disc you plan to use and format it if necessary. It will usually prompt you if it is necessary to do so.
Put the television on the channel or input needed to view the recorder on-screen.
Select the DVD drive and set the record mode you prefer - XP, SP, LP or EP.
There are two things you can do:
1. Press and hold the dubbing/copying button on the recorder itself in the direction of the DVD for 3 seconds. If you are using a DVD-R/RW or +R you will receive a message stating to press Play to record without finalizing or press Record to record and finalize. If you are using +RW or -RAM, these cannot be finalized - therefore this message will not display.
2. You can access the Functions menu and go to Copy, then select the copy direction VHS to DCD and select Start Copying.

Apr 01, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

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Record from VHS to DVD

i should imagine so if they are not copy protected films i.e shop ones .if they are tv films on tapes etc then it would be possible to do so.
via insert the vhs tape and insert the blank dvd in to its tray
play the vhs tape and press rec to record on to dvd .
although the manual might give a better guide to doing this .

Online User Manual and Guide for Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD Player / VCR Combo by FixYa, Page #1


Mar 26, 2008 | Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD Player/VCR

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Recording from vhs to dvd

Direct copy VCR to DVD:
- Insert VHS tape you want to copy
- Insert a recordable DVD disc
- Press DVD copy button on front panel or remote control (to DVD).
- To stop recording press the stop button.

IMPORTANT: If attempting to copy copyrighted material the Samsung DVD-VR320 will detect the encoding and will not allow the copy to be made.

Jan 20, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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