Hello, I would like to know if I can record my movies from my VHS tape to a DVD using my Samsung DVD-V4600 and how can I do it? if not, can you suggest a product that can record movies from VHS to DVD that is not so much expensive?
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Re: 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
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Depending on the procedure you may be pressing the record button instead of the D.Dubbing or Dubbing button. When recording from VHS to DVD you must first, load the blank DVD and VHS home movies, then play the VHS movies, then PAUSE the VHS movie when you want to START recording... then the only the you have to do is pressing the D.Dubbing button or the Dubbing button. If your VHS tapes starts to play after the Dubbing button is pressed you have been successful in Dubbing.
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.
How old is the VHS tape? I've had success recording older movies, but the newer ones have encryption to prevent duplication of them. I've even tried playing them on another VCR and transmitting the signal with a wireless audio/video transmitter but unfortunately the encryption is still there. If you can copy the tape to another tape, then it may not have encryption. If that's the case, check you A/V inputs to see if you have them setup right.
I just bought at Best Buy the Samsung DVD Recorder & VCR. You can copy your VHS tapes right to DVD and or hook up an external source into the deck and copy them to DVD. I find it working well but many of my tapes have tracking issues which is becoming a hurdle for myself.
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