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VHS to DVD - D-VR4XSU

When I try to dub "home made" VHS tapes to DVD-R, after about 30 minutes of copying I receive the message "Cannot record, protected image". I have tried different home-made VHS tapes and even different DVD-R manufactures but I always get the "Cannot record, protected image" message after 15-30 minutes. NOTE: The "auto chapter" is turned off because I thought that maybe it was causing the error message but it wasn't. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated ..... theallde I have magnavox model mwr20v6 after dubbing for about 2 mins a message comes up that says this program is not allowed to record and it is a vhs that I recorded of a dance

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  • buster baby Apr 01, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Tried another VCR run through the front input connectors, but that had the same result.



    It worked fine when I recorded directly from a video recorder.

  • happyhussy Apr 01, 2008

    I would love know how to get a manual I have tried that also but when I go to down load it shows the front page and than says file damaged could not be repaired by adobe

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    I can't record a home VHS to DVD with the D-VR4XSU if there are gaps in the recording. I can't get it to add more to the DVD once it stops at the gap. Can't finalize and unfinalize to get it going again even with the DVD-RW disks.

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I can't record a home VHS on the D-VR4XSU if there are gaps in between recordings. It stops and I can't get it started again.
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Have u tried the seting on the vcr, you know how u can change the lenght of recording on the vhs

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