I bought this LVC-9006 just over a year ago and have, in most part, been contented. For my purposes it has been great, because I wanted the record-VHS-to-DVD capability to pirate educational tapes, which almost never have copy protection.
Except when they do. This is frustrating! I can copy/hack DVDs on my laptop with requisite software, but not lame old VHS?
Just did a re-scan of all the best forums that I know of, and came up with the same unhelpful posts I found a year ago. The only potentially useful byte that I found was that if my firm ware is >= XXXX1098 that I can’t apply the ILO/LiteOn macrovision hack
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/152406 [ul]Has anyone successfully applied a MV hack to an LVC-9006?[/ul]
- How do I know what firmware version I have? And, then, does the LVC-9006 have firmware prior to XXX098 out there (or how can I find out)?
- Is there some how to kludge around this frustration, using the other equipment I have squirreled away – a ~2.5 year old Sony DVD player and an ancient >12 y old Samsung VCR?
This feels so strange, hacking DVDs and not being able to hack ancient VHS. So it goes.
Many thanks for any help and for prior helpful responses,