DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

VHS conversion question

Old 12-26-05, 06:24 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1
VHS conversion question

What's the conventional wisdom on converting VHS to DVD?
VHS/DVDR dual recorder combo, or a separate VCR and DVDR?
ctm1975 is offline  
Old 12-26-05, 11:28 PM
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 6,831
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.
Spiky is offline  
Old 12-29-05, 02:17 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,460
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.
adamblast is offline  
Old 12-29-05, 04:12 PM
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 6,831
Sony's a waste of money, anyway. Tell them to swap it out for separates and a Sima MV defeater.
Spiky is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.