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Transfering vhs to dvd

It will record for about 25 to 30 min.then go to prosessing --it will not start record or play back or finalize--it is frozen--only way to remove dvd is to cut the power

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Is the vhs tape copy protected? I think you can only copy your own vhs tapes or what you record on tv. I could be wrong though.

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