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When I dub a vhs tape to DVD-R I'm getting a consistent

When I dub from a home tape, there is no white noise. When I just "watch" the VHS movie, no noise. This appears only to happen during the dubbing mode. What could be causing the issue with "bought" VHS and not "home made" VHS tapes? Will this happen on all my "bought" tapes? There are no issues with the video, only the audio portion.

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  • KellyBrown Jun 23, 2008

    I understand that they are copy guarded, but I have a Macrovision converter and that is not the problem. It actual "picks up" the noise within the dubbing device. Someone suggested that I use a surge protector since the noise might be within the electrical going from the tv to the dubbing machine, but that didn't fix the issue. The dubbing machine seems to be picking up something from the "bought" tapes that aren't reflecting on tv but are on the recorded product. In a nutshell, I have the Macrovision converter and a surge protector, but am still obtaining interferrance during recording of bought VHS tapes, but not home-made ones. I just want my VHS store bought movies to sound and look as good as using a VCR and watching the movie.

  • KellyBrown Jun 24, 2008

    It is a single machine with the VHS and DVD player all in one. I have the Macrovision converter between the television and the VHS/DVD machine. It "views" just fine, but the end recording has specific interval "noise" every couple of seconds. I don't know where the recording is picking this up from.

  • KellyBrown Jun 24, 2008

    Alright! Both of these make sense, since I have the separate video in and out for both the DVD side and the VHS side.

    I will try both and let you know the results! Thanks.



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The 'BOUGHT VHS TAPES" have a copy guard on them- your home made ones do not

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  • zimcloud Jun 24, 2008

    What type of dubbing machine are you using? Is it a single machine with two VHS drives in it? Or is it two seperate machines? Are you placing your microvision converter between the playback and recording machine, or are you using the TV out on your TV , then the microvision black box, then the recording machine. Are you putting the black box between the player and the TV, then record from the RCA video out on the TV? let me know.

  • zimcloud Jun 24, 2008

    Ok, Here's your problem-and maybe a soultion.

    The only combo unit(like you have) that I know of that will kill the microvision signal, is the Go-Video from about 8 years ago.

    You might be able to work around this problem two ways.

    1) On the back of your unit you might find seperate video outs and ins for both the VHS and the DVD recorder. Put the black box between the video out, on the VCR side, and the Video in on the DVD side. Then DO NOT use the 'dubbing' button, but see if you can record to DVD that way-I give this about a 30% chance of working.

    2) Get a seperate VHS player. Put the 'Black Box' between the player video out, and the video Ins on the back of your 'dubbing' DVD machine. - That is really the best way to do it. I give this methiod a 99.9% sucess rate. Use as short a video cable as you can-to avoid ghosting, interferance. Audio cables can be any size, and don't have to be expensive.

  • zimcloud Jun 24, 2008


    There is a third way to try-but it still requires two VCRs. If the above doesn't work, let me know. Remember solution #2 is your best bet.



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