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Subject: Re: DVD TO VHS
From: Lalis Ivan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Lalis Ivan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 30 May 2001 11:29:36 +0200

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Flickering and changing colour must be a Macrovision copy protection at
work. Codefree DVD players usually come also with this copy protection
removed (courtesy of region code hackers). This also a case with my player -
I have absolutely no problem to record PAL DVDs on a VHS tape (I use SCART
cable to connect the devices). I cannot do this with NTSC DVDs however - my
VCR does not record NTSC (60Hz) signals correctly. But this is rather a
limitation of my VCR than the DVD,


> Hello all,
> Technically, copying from DVD to VHS is just a matter of
> connecting them
> by a cable.  BUT ...  DVDs are encoded so the signal will not transmit
> clearly to a VHS.  I read this but being an empiricist had to try it
> myself.  The sound transmits and copies fine, but the picture
> is unstable,
> flickering and changing colour constantly.  I suppose if you
> can put up
> with this, you can make copies.  There might be equipment which can
> overcome this, but I can't imaging it would be readily available.
> sorry not to be of more help
> Sandra
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