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Prerecorded VHS

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by roadtorode, Dec 20, 2002.

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  1. roadtorode

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