While CSS is designed to prevent one from ripping their DVDs, apparently from my experience, the CSS is not the actual issue preventing one from copying a DVD Title to their Lite-On's HDD. It seems like the Lite-On will only copy data disc content to HDD (MP3, MPG, JPG files, etc.) and DVDs recorded in the Lite-On. I have already tried using a DVD authored in a PC (which obviously lacks CSS) and the Lite-On refused to copy anything off this either. :rolleyes:
The main purpose of MV hacks is to prevent the Lite-On from checking for copy-protection signalling in the video stream. For example, if you connect up a DVD player to your Lite-On, put in a copy-protected DVD in the player and try recording the playback on the Lite-On, the copy-protection measure will kick in and the Lite-On will not allow recording of the content or stop a recording already taking place. The MV hack aims to disable this. However, it has no effect on trying to copy from DVD to HDD within the recorder itself.