Machine was working but not perfect then no functions with disc and VHS stuck in the machine only sign of life when powered up gentle throbbing noise and video head rhythmicly moving with judder no response to remote or fascia controls .
is this the end of the machine . power supply or other fault .
was only using the unit to recommision an old b& O tv lx2800 but could not get a FTA channel going thru a stb .
thoughts thanks as the recycle bin is close by
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Most Combo Recorders (VHS and DVD) will prevent you from
recording a Copyrighted VHS tape program onto DVD.
Try recording a TV program onto your VHS tape, then
transfer it to your DVD and see if your new DVD recording
will work or not.
you can try and blow some air into the DVD as the lens of the laser may be dusty. otherwise you may have a bad laser. They used to sell a "cleaner" disc for this reason. Check your local video stor or a big retailer.
Cannot do this on a combo unit. There is a chip that senses copy protection and prevents recording a copy-protected DVD to a VHS and vice-versa.
Solution: Use an outboard DVD player or an outboard VHS VCR and try the recording with the video routed through a "stabilizer" box. The stabilizer (about $30 or less on Ebay) defeats the copy protection on MOST DVDs, but not all.
It works with Netflix DVDs.
Route the audio as usual. Audio is not protected.
Most movies , on VHS , need a small decryption device to get rid of the ( Macrovision) protection, which will not let you record from VHS to DVD. I have one here that I use , works perfectly. It also decrypts from DVD to DVD , in case you need to back up a movie. Kids are allways banging DVD with scratches and it's not to copy the original & give them the copy to mess with, that way you allways have a perfect one in stock. If you ever need a converter , I have one left but works great. emailme:[email protected] if interested?
With a combo machine you are usually stuck making another disk from your VHS tape-unless yours has a hard drive. Or you could make a copy with your computer DVD recorder-much faster by the way.
I don't know about adding music and naration it all depends on what your manual says your machine can do.