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I'm interested in possibly buying one of these units and would like to know if I can screw my cable directly to the unit and record tv programs right to a dvd or vhs tape

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Unless there is a copyright infringment software block on the show or in the dvd recorder the answer is yes. There have been occasions when certain channels ar programs were not allowed to be copied but most are allowed. Talk to the salesperson who is selling you this unit and ask them if they are aware of any blocking software on the unit.

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It appears that there is a gap in the recent technologies. It appears most of the VCR/DVD-R combo's you can purchase will not allow you to "timer record". There are a few from a few manufactures that do allow this but they are the more expensive units with integrated digital tuners.

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