Help for a newbie

vbimport

#1

I have quite a collection of VHS movies I want to copy to DVD. I’m concrned about the copyright protection on these tapes. Will the Lieton SE DVD recorder do the job, or do I need a seperate recorder and decoder?


#2

Which LiteOn model are you talking about? Most can copy pre-recorded VHS tapes if a hacked version of the firmware is used to switch off Macrovision.

Try the ILO Hacker site at http://ilohacker.tripod.com/

PB


#3

Any other brands will do this deed? I am in need of backing up an old movie that is out of print.


#4

A video stablizer sould help you out


#5

CCRomeo is correct. I have my DVD recorder hacked for MV but I still use the stabilizer for picture quality. If you are interested you can find them at MCM Electronics for $19.99 last I knew. Its called a Digital Video Stabilizer part no. 80-4280.
Hope this helpped you out. This will not work DVD to DVD only VHS to DVD.


#6

The Macrovision hack for the LiteOn recorders seems to work for VHS copying on all but the latest series of recorders - the A740/760 series. Works on my 5055GDL+.

PB


#7

The Macrovision hack works on 50xx models, but works on no models beyond that. FYI the hack also makes 50xx region free and enables 3 hour recording as well.


#8

The Macrovision hack doesn’t always make the recorder Region Free - it justs drops the Region code by 1. If you are in the US then it goes from 1 to 0 (region free) but if you’re in Europe it goes from 2 to 1 (Region 1).

You then need the 2960 hack on the remote to get to Region Free.

The hack reduces the Region Code by 1 because the Macrovision flag gets set from 0 to 1 and so this keeps the file’s checksum correct (otherwise the recorder would reject it).

PB