I am having trouble using my VHS recorder to convert and copy my PAL video tapes to NTSC DVD, using the LiteOn 5005 DVD recorder. The DVD recorder drops the picture about an inch, resulting in my having a black space across the top of the screen and my losing the bottom of the picture (the problem is particularly noticable with subtitled movies).
The place where I bought the DVD recorder says the problem is the VHS recorder – something about it probably putting out a PAL 61 signal rather than a true PAL signal. The solution, they say, is to purchase a different multisystem VHS recorder.
Is this true, and if so, how do I know what VHS recorder will work properly with the DVD recorder?
Also, I used two different multisystem VHS recorders in creating the PAL tapes – my original recorder died. Tapes created on the original recorder are the ones that literally drop lower on the TV screen. Tapes created on the current VHS recorder fill the entire screen, but they still are missing the bottom of the picture (by the way, when I bypass the DVD recorder and play any of these tapes on a multi-system TV, the picture appears in its entirety on the screen).
any thoughts, suggestions …