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October 3, 2005

DVD Recorders - What Can You Do With Them?

Thinking about getting a DVD recorder, but not sure what you can do with it? Well, our friend Robert over at has a great DVD recorder FAQ to help you out. One of the great FAQs is:

Q. Can I make a copy of a DVD that I made from HBO?

A. HBO and some other cable and Network programmers are beginning to copy-protect some of their programs on a random basis. The type of copy protection that is being used allows an initial recording (such as to a hard drive of a DVD recorder/Hard Drive combo or direct to DVD or VHS), but will not allow the initial recording to be copied again (such as making a copy from a DVD recorder hard drive to DVD or from DVD to DVD or DVD to VHS). Unfortunately there is no way around this with consumer equipment. This would be the same no matter what brand or model of DVD recorder you have. It is simply the luck of the draw as to which programs are copy-protected. You will see an increase of this practice, especially as HDTV becomes more popular and HD-DVD and Buy-ray High Definition DVD recorders reach the consumer.

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Posted by William Hungerford at October 3, 2005 12:06 PM

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