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Recording DVDs in 5.1 surround sound

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Andrew2112, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Andrew2112

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    Hi

    I want to buy a recorder that allows me to record pre recorded dvd disc to dvd-r. Does anyone know if the panasonic or jvc recorders allow you to capture a recording in 5.1 surround sound.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bobby
     
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    No current dvd recorders will record in 5.1,even if you did get the correct equipment to get round copy protection.
    The only way is to get a PC writer and something like DVDXCOPY which replicates discs completely,including region codes and menus.
     
  3. Andrew2112

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    Thanks for the info.

    Do you know if the jvc or Panasonic recorders will record pre recorded discs or is there a copyright issue?
     
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    The Panny is especially sensative to any copy protection signal included in the program.

    You can easily overcome this by using macrovision-stripping scart leads from sonel.com. However, you will only be making an analogue copy of a disc; PC based digital extraction would probably be a better way to go...
     
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    I personally would'nt normally bother copying, especially if your going to loose the 5.1 surround sound.
    I've picked up a lot of pre-recorded 2 disk DVD's last year for 3 for £20. I just had to wait between 6 months and 12 months after release.

    Steve
     
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    There are tools like DVDShrink, DVD2One, Nero Recode and several others than can rip just the main movie, select which soundtracks you want, remove region and macrovision protection etc. .. very useful for eliminating copyright warnings, forced adverts etc. Can also be done on-the-fly using other tools.

    DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink are needed to break the encryption and both can copy the movie unaltered .. both are freeware. :)
     
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    Not that I've ever looked into it, but hasn't the HS2 got the ability to record Dolby Digital in XP mode?
     
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    Not 5.1
     

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