1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

removing macro vison.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by GalacticaActual, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,549
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +199
    Hi all,
    dont know if anyone can help, but a mate of mine wants to transfere some old VHS tapes to DVD. They are prerecorded and have macro vison anti copying signal on them. Its for his own use and not to resell. I dont have a recorder so I dont know if they suffer from macro vison problems. I I dont really know what to suggest to him. However I thought that I may get result here.

    Any help , or point in the right direction would be appretiated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave.
     
  2. Malky1903

    Malky1903
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,908
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Ratings:
    +64
    You can buy a scart lead with built in macrovision removal. I had one a few years ago and cost £23 back then but did the trick.
     
  3. unique

    unique
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    9,365
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,212
    depending on the dvd recorder, you might not have a problem here. at www.dvdrhelp.com there are hacks that might let you disable macrovision protection or bypass it. i have a liteon 5005 and you can bypass by starting the recording when a non protected source is displaying, keeping the recording on pause so you don't record anything, then swap the source tape and unpause and it records fine as it only checks for protection at the start. unlike vhs - vhs there is no "spoiling effect". with other recorders i think you can disable the protection alltogether.

    also, when transferring my old tapes across, mostly music vhs tapes of concerts etc, i found that most of them didn't have any protection in the first place, but i'm sure it's a different case with movies
     
  4. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,549
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +199

    Any idear where from?
     
  5. unique

    unique
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    9,365
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,212
    you used to be able to buy "image stabalisers" a few years ago that stripped out macrovision, but i think a law was passed to prevent the sale of them so the likes of maplins had to stop stocking them. you might need to get one "under the counter" or from outwith uk
     
  6. celtic1967

    celtic1967
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,060
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Luton
    Ratings:
    +34
    I,ve got one. Used it to transfer kids videos to dvd. PM me if you are interested in buying it as I no longer use it.
     
  7. Malky1903

    Malky1903
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,908
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Ratings:
    +64
    There's one here
     
  8. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,549
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +199

    NIce link, bit concerned that you cant see a picture of the product though, still I was pass on the info :smashin: :smashin: :smashin:
     

Share This Page

Loading...