I just got a panasonic dmr-es30v for the sole intention of copying my vhs collection to dvd. 1st tape won't work, the message says "copy protected".
Are there any options to complete this task? Do I have to connect the old vcr to the inputs and record that way? Get a gadget, although I would imagine that won't work on a combo unit. Kind of seems to defeat the purpose and the advertising angle of "Copy your vhs collection to dvd" when you really can't.
I can understand to some degree the reasons for not wanting people to exploit the medium and make a fortune for themselves, but since I already own the legally copyrighted material on vhs, why can't I copy it to dvd so that I can have a more dependable and longer lasting copy. I could make a copy to another vcr for example.