Need to copy VHS to DVD. I have a Go Video DVR4200 model
I noticed in the manual that there is a "Copying from DVD to VCR' option.
But I want to do the opposite....copy from VHS to DVD. Help! How can I accomplish this? Does the Go Video DVR4200 capacitate that? Or is there another way to do it with my Go Video, my home PC and my TV?
Please remember I'm a techno-retard and don't understand a whole lot of technological stuff, but if you explain it to me in good layman terms, I should be able to figure it out.
Re: Need to copy VHS to DVD. I have a Go Video DVR4200...
The name of the GoVideo DVR4200 is a bit misleading. It is NOT a "DVR". It will only record DVD ->VCR and any "protected" DVD will not record. There are some hacks out there for this unit but be careful because some of them have been known to kill the DVD player.
The 4200 has been out for quite some time as I had bought one for a family member some years ago.
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1.The VHS/DVD player must have recording capabilities.
2 Connect both players to a television so that you can make sure you are recording the appropriate content. You can also monitor the speed at which the VHS is copying to DVD.
3. Place the VHS in the VHS player and the blank DVD in the DVD recorder. You will need to use your remote and go through the menu options to choose the correct format for recording. The formats should be clearly labeled and outlined in your instruction manual. Choose the option that will read something like "VHS to DVD." You may also have to choose recording speed, which varies per blank DVD that you purchase. Every player is different, and every menu will vary slightly. If you have questions, refer to you individual manual.
4. Select the option that works best for you and hit "Play" on the VHS player and "Record" on the DVD recorder. To play the finished DVD, you will select the playback option.
Read your manual first to make sure the unit will do this.If it does chances are it won't record unless it has a decoder built in.Most VHS tapes have macrovision protection that prevents you from copying them.It will however,record homemade VHS tapes.There are decoders out there you can buy to enable you to copy VHS tapes.
make sure you are using the right input. Also the VHS might have macrovision copy protection to prevent copying. you may need a video stabilizer box if you have macrovision. If its a home movie VHS then its an input setting on your DVD recorder. it may only record from the internal vcr not an external but I am not sure
The write-protect tab on the cartridge is set to "PROTECT" or the disc is protected witht the "DVD Management" settings.
Some video tapes on the market(including rental videos) are copy-protected to prevent illegal reproductions. Copy-protected video tapes cannot be properly recorded.
You cannot use the copying function when the FUNCTIONS window, the Scheduled Recording List screen, etc. are displayed.
I hope this information can be of some help to you all. Ms Tanya 2/12/08 3:54AM CST.
Recording DVDs is a whole 'nother ball game. The data has to be
all prepped and then recorded in one shot. Can't just start and
stop like a tape machine. Half the reason for pushing DVDs on the
market is prevent you from easily recording them. Takes
either a special recorder ($$$) or a computer with a writable DVD