The Model 200 came today, but still no joy... won't let the LiteOn copy the VHS tapes, it still stops recording with the "Protected Content" message. So I'm down to trying the Grex that was linked above.
My LiteOn recorder is roughly 2 years old, maybe a bit less, not sure if it's really considered a newer one or not (at least I didn't consider it newer).
I'm starting to think it might be better to just get a new DVD recorder that the macrovision hack works on that's posted on these forums, but I really love the DD A100-GX and have had zero problems with it. It records beautifully off the TV and VCR and plays any format or region I throw at it (short of GMC compression for .avis). The recorded DVDs also play on any other DVD player without having to bother finalizing the DVD.
Will see what happens with the Grex when it comes. I really want to get rid of these VHS tapes bad though and the space they take up.