Re: cannot record to vcr
I should think Macrovision. Im not savvy with DVR as I do not have one yet,
but Ive seen it discussed. I am familiar with all other types of recording
issues. They also suffer from macrovision protection. Its a signal that
the vcr recognizes that in laymans terms means "scramble the signal". Older
VCR's did not have the problem but almost all new ones do. Is a security
thing incorporated by the guys in Hollywood. It helps against piracy. You
can use a modulator (around 20$) that will remove it. It would go something
like this. DVR >Modulator>VCR. Not exactly digital, but I doubt your using
that anyways with your VCR.
Are you talking the same kind of modulator some of us old-TV users
use to generate an RF signal to feed a TV with no other kind of input?
If so, great, we can let the GIH have their paranoia, use a perfectly
legal piece of hardware, protect the digital material producers
against copying (in the strict sense) their material, and get what we
want, an analog time-shifted viewing.