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Recording purchased vhs tape to dvd recorder.

I have a vhs tape that I purchased and it wont record> I've tried all the methods of taping over little holes in the box or vhs case and no results. It's probably encoded in the tape itself and it realy ticks me off because I bought 2 more thinking it was an isolated case of that 1 tape. The movie is one that I want in annamorphic and that's why I need to copy it to dvd rather than just buy it on dvd. Any ideas how to get around it. Hell there my tapes. I bought them. I should be able to make a backup to my own tape for my personal use knowing the wear vhs go through. Help me.

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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.

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