Sorry. You can't remove or get around the copy protection on old movies, or Disney. That's there to prevent us from becoming a DVD supplier for friends, relatives and whomever, instead of them buying their own, and the manufacturer losing money. You'll always get the message that the tape cannot be duplicated. If you can't replace with a retail DVD then you're sunk, like me and the rest of us.
In most situations a VCR tape is protected (meaning the image will have lines running through it making the video unrecognizable) as a result of reflective tape being on the side of the tape. If you notice a metalic-like sticker on the side of the tape this is likely the cause. Simply taping over it with black electrical tape will usually do the trick. Good luck.
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You don't state the manufacturer or model number in your question, thus we cannot answer. I will say that many do, but there is a caveat. If the the VHS tape is a commercially made movie, chances are it has copy protection on it. Most machines will sense this copy protection and will refuse to copy the protected VHS tape to DVD. This was done to prevent piracy. Home recorded tapes and non-protected tapes will usually work ok. Do not confuse write protection with copy protection however. Write protection is merely the tab on the tape that prevents re-recording of the tape. Copy protection is recorded right onto the tape itself and is read by the machine during playback.
Are you trying to copy a comercial VHS tape to DVD?
If you are then macrovision copy protection system on either the tape or in the machine is the reason for the loss of colour.
There's not a lot you can do about it. If you want to copy commercial material you will need to transfer it to a computer and get a program to do it. But unless it's unavailable it is cheaper to buy the DVD version I have found and you will get better picture and sound too!
If it does it with a none comercial tape (ie something recorded of the TV). Then it could be a head fault or something else. In which case try cleaning all the heads guides etc first.
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.
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
First hook up the VR357 to the TV with any cable ..
Then put a VCR tape into the VHS player.. get the tape to where you want to start the recording and press stop.
Then put a blank DVD in (-r or -rw is the best)
Then press VCR on the remote
Then press TO DVD on remote
you will see the word COPY come up on the DVD player and the VHS tape will start to play.
When you are done just press stop twice. and you will get a message that says "updating information to disk"
I do not think you would have to worry about a way to disable the copy protection that is on the vhs tapes. you are not going to record over them. You are just going to transfer information to the dvd side. jh