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My rca video recorder model drc8295n will not record. when the record button is pressed a notice appears on the sceen that states "program cannot be recorded,it has been copyrited". This occurs on everything.

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  • foxbama Aug 06, 2008

    my rca video/dvd recorder model drc8295n will not recrd any show or commerical or anything off the tv. Every time I press the record button a message is displayed on the screen that reads this program cannot be recorded due to it being copy rited. I know every show on tv is not copyrited especially the commericals. I can crecord if I use the timer. This occurs when I do it maniually. I need help.

  • foxbama Aug 06, 2008

    this is a problem that has just started.Like I said, no matter what you try to record, the same box appears on the screen stating that the program you are trying to record is copyrite protected. This can be a movie, commerical, or anything. The machine will not record. The strange thing is that it only does it when I try to record something manually. If I set the timer on it , the machine will record.I repeat I'm not trying to copy something that has been coryrited.

  • foxbama Aug 10, 2008

    I am getting tired of telling you what my problem is and not getting a solution to it. If you can't tell me what is wrong with my problem,please tell me that it can't be fixed so I can throw this junk out and go buy a good recorder. Thank you.

  • foxbama Aug 11, 2008

    I don't think you understand the problem. I'm not trying to copy a program that has a copy rite on it. I';m attempting to record off the tv. I would like to copy anything but I can't be cause everything I attempt to record will not record because it states there is a copy rite on it. This is on everything I attempt to record, movies, the news, commericals, it's on everything. I can use another recorder, not an RCA and it records fine, but when I try to record this same program on this RCA recorder, the screen shows that it has a copy rite on it and cannot be recorded althopugh I just recorded it on another recorder. It has to be something in this RCA. It has just started doing this. It was recording fine up to a week ago. Thanks

  • foxbama Aug 12, 2008

    you guys stink. Thanks for nothing.

  • foxbama Aug 21, 2008

    I really appreciate you answering my question. I wish you had been the one that looked at my problem to start with. I take back my comment that you guys stink. That doesn't apply to you. The trash runs tomorrow so I guess the land field gets two recorders. Again thanks.

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It need to be properly serviced thats all , execpt this everything is ok.if you do not know how to open the unit and service take it to the repairmen and get it properly serviced it will definately work properly.

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I fix these type of DVD recorders for a living, and I can tell you with certainty that you have a malfunction that can not be resolved without having the unit serviced. The biggest problem you will have with this one is that RCA dos not sell parts for these or any of the equipment like this any more. If it is under warranty it must be sent to RCA for repair or replacement. If not under warranty you will not be able to get it serviced if it needs parts. Anyplace can try to fix it, but since you can't get parts for it, it may be a futile effort.

It seems like a microprocessor malfunction but without having it in front of me to troubleshoot I can not say for certain, and if it is not under waranty your best bet is to get a new one. I would stay away from RCA if I were you, another brand would serve you better. They have gotten pretty bad the last few years with how cheap they make stuff.

Try a Panasonic, they are not as hard to get serviced. There are many authorized service centers for them. Sony makes a decent recorder but service would require sending it to Mexico.

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Combines the picture and sound quality advantages of a DVDplayer with the convenient recording and playback options of a videocassetterecorder. Record your own DVDs with this versatile unit that also includes ahi-fi VCR. Uses the DVD-R/RW DVD format for recording, and will play back theother popular format of DVD+R/RW. The multidrive recorders on the DRC8295Nallow you to record onto DVD-R discs or re-recordable DVD-RW discs. DVD-Rcopies of recordings made by the DRC8295N will play on almost all DVD playersand DVD-compatible computers. You can record anywhere from one hour (highestquality) to four hours (VHS quality). The DRC8295N DVD player/recorder from RCAcombines a versatile digital video recorder with a high-end DVD player. Youllenjoy a stunningly realistic picture and warm, natural sound from your DVDlibrary as well as programs you record. The DRC8295N is a powerful addition toyour home theater. In addition to playing a full range of DVDs, the DRC8295Nplays CDs and MP3 audio files, so you can enjoy your favorite music. You canalso view digital JPEG photos from CDs created in your computer with theDRC8295N.
While it now occassionally hangs up due to the high usage Ihave put it through as well as its age-overall it still is a solid machine. Theone minor problem the machine seems to have is that it messes up on R disks ona regular basis but only occassionally does it mess up on RW which you cansimply erase and reuse. So I now only use RW disks with the machine and thushave very few problems! The main feature I like with the unit which I have notbeen able to find on other combination vcr-dvd recorders is the ability to"edit" RW disks. The particular neat feature about this machine isthat( if you record programs off the air or have videos which have commercialsalready on the tape) you can "HIDE" the commercials upon playback. Inother words once the disk has been "edited" and you play it back youcan choose to either watch it with the commercials viewable or watch the diskwith the commercials not viewable (ie hidden). It is quite a neat feature.
RCA DRC8295N DVD+R/DVD+RW RECORDER WITH VCR
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    LORETO LACARON Aug 17, 2008

    Ive owned this DVD recorder for about 2 years. When it was new, it was
    a good unit with some nice editing features not found on other less
    expensive models. I transferred many VHS videos, and recorded hundreds
    of TV programs to disc with great results. For the past 3 or 4 months,
    though, it has been rejecting an increasing majority of blanks as
    having a "disc error" and not accepting them to record. I now have 200+
    blank discs, and cannot record anything. So this is a good machine, but
    dont expect it to function for much more than a year.It's better to buy another unit a Panasonic can last long.

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You should be able to record. I would check the manual and make sure they haven't built something into this recorder that none other has.

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Recent case law has determined that you STILL have the right to record off the TV for your a VHS or if you have the ability to record onto a DVD as well. The courts have also ruled that you have the right to make a backup copy of a DVD that you purchased and in this purchase you have paid the royalties to do so.

You can use a PC and a DVD recorder to make a backup copy of your DVD and bypass the copy protection scheme. A program most people use for this private personal use is AnyDVD or DVD Shrink. You can Google it and get a copy

There are also codes to disable the copy protection chip on your player so long as you do this for home personal private use. You are on your own to find out how to defeat Macrovision on your Recorder.

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Take it to a repairman

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You should be able to record any program or commercial on tv. Is this something that just started happening? If so, there may be a setting for recording copywrited material. Check the settings, and let me know.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 12, 2008

    This is a mechanical failure in the machine. You will have to take it to a service center, no miracle fixes here. With that said, you're so very welcome.

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You can not record stuff that is copyrighted. It's illegal and that is why the machine will not let you.
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lee

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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    Lee A. Aug 06, 2008

    What are you trying to record? if it's a dvd to vhs then no you can't do it unless its an uncopyrighted dvd.
    Thanks,
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    Lee A. Aug 06, 2008

    http://www.retrevo.com/support/RCA-DRC82...\
    There is the manual for your player. Follow the steps to record of the TV. Make sure the tab on the blank VHS has been broken off or you can't record to the vhs. If you need any further assistance let me know.
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