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VHS conversion question

Old 12-26-05, 06:24 PM
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VHS conversion question

What's the conventional wisdom on converting VHS to DVD?
VHS/DVDR dual recorder combo, or a separate VCR and DVDR?
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Old 12-26-05, 11:28 PM
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Don't think it matters. Unless there is a macrovision issue, in which case you'd need separate units, or know for sure a combo will defeat MV.
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Old 12-29-05, 02:17 PM
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My elderly parents evidentally bought a Sony VHS-to-DVD-burner standalone machine over the Christmas vacation, thinking to "convert" their huge VHS collection.

I had to tell them via email that they'd wasted their money on a $500 paperweight--that nearly all commercial VHS tapes are macrovision encoded and that such a machine will only work with home-recorded tapes. Thanks, big media.
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Old 12-29-05, 04:12 PM
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Sony's a waste of money, anyway. Tell them to swap it out for separates and a Sima MV defeater.
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