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I want to record my old VHS movies onto DVD, but some of the tapes are protected. Is there a way to bypass this security?

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  • roydmercer Feb 17, 2008

    What can I use to remove copyright protection when trying to copy vhs to dvd on my Samsung VR 357?

  • csandberg Mar 03, 2008

    when I load a pre-recorded VHS movie Disney and try to copy to DVD, nothinng happens

  • Dan12020 Mar 03, 2008

    I just bought a Samsung DVD-VR357 dvd recorder and would like to transfer some of my VCR tapes to DVD. However, I cannot get past the security protection on the factory VCR tapes. Is there a way to bypass this? I only want to do this for personal use. Some of the VCR tapes I have are not available on DVD, and, as you know, the VCR tapes will not last forever.

  • PHAESTOS May 06, 2008

    I recently purchased from ebay a Samsung DVD VR357 region 1(US.CANADA) the problem is that i live in GREECE that is region 2 and therefor it doesn't play nor records in my region Q: is there any way to resolve this problem ...or it's wasted money?

  • bagim948 Oct 24, 2008

    Trying to convert all my VHS movies into dvd but due to copyrights blah blah it won't let me, how do I solve this? Anybody?

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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.

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Dan 12020,

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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A time-base corrector device will do the job....accordianman

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