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DMR-EZ48VK - My father is having issues recording DVDs b/c of the copyright protection issue. Is there a "fix" for this? Firmware updates? Workarounds? He's getting messages that he cannot record from just about all of the premium channels (so why have a DVDR anyway?) and what channels he can record from, the picture quality is inferior to the older VHS tapes in his library. Thanks so much for any direction!

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By changing the type of recording from extended play to the shorter ones the quality increases just like on a VHS.

Im not sure why he can't record certain channels because Tivo can and you can transfer those to a computer, he might have to call his cable company there.

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