Prerecorded VHS



Are there any copy protection mechanisms out there on pre-recorded VHS tapes ? Given my youngs daughters ability to wreck the things, and decorate her bedroom with tape, I attempted to make a copy and store the master, but the result was not unlike a copy of a macrovision DVD ?

AV Junky

Active Member
Yes, they are copy protected. Can't remember what the system is called, as I don't play VHS much these days!

It quite often states on the box which copy protect system is used.


Distinguished Member
The copy protection can be easily defeated though if you purchase a copy enhancer/stabiliser from somewhere such as Keene.


The copy protection method used on VHS tapes in called Macrovision. It's been in use since the late 80s.

It's also used on DVDs;)

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