I’m not interested in piracy as such, I just want to convert all my daughter’s videos to DVD - the whole point of getting a DVD recorder was so I could get rid of my video and DVD player. Plus it gets the whole 3 shelves worth of videos down to just a few DVD’s (working on the principle I can fit 8 hours on a DVD at EP mode, which will be good enough quality given the input source is only VHS quality anyway).
Trouble is when I link my video (also a Panny) to the DMR-ES10, press play on the video then hit record on the ES10, I get a message saying “This material cannot be recorded”. I’ve tried linking them by SCART, RCA-to-SCART (with an adaptor as my video doesn’t have RCA connections) (the yellow/red/white leads), and RF cable only. I’ve tried it on RAM, -R and -RW discs, and I’ve tried putting tape over the write-protect tab on the VHS, to no avail.
Any ideas, or has anyone managed to convert VHS to DVD using the ES10?