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12-17-2003, 02:28 PM
Just purchased a PEGA-VR100K video recorder and a 1gb MS. Anyone know how to record from a DVD to the MS using this thing? Can you plug a DVD player in and record directly? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
12-18-2003, 08:03 AM
I don't think you can't record from DVDs because they are copy protected.
12-18-2003, 08:38 AM
I'll start this by saying that I don't much about the VR100K. Does it have any sort of video/audio in? Or just a coax "antenna/cable" in? Specifically, does it have the same inputs as you would use to hook your DVD player to your TV? If so, you're halfway there. If it just has a coax input, you'll need an RF modulator (they sell for $20-$40 or so).
As jwittman points out, however, [some] DVDs are copy protected. What this means is that the signal cannot be recorded. For example, if I play a DVD to my TV, all is fine. If I hook my DVD player to my VCR and try to record, it looks really bad. If I hook my DVD player to my VCR and then try to play (but not record) through the VCR to the TV, I still get the problems. I can't explain it, but (for the most part) the only way to get DVDs to play correctly is to play them directly to a TV or through an RF modulator.
This suggests to me that you cannot use the VR100K to record because Sony likely made sure that you could not. Sony, of all companies, is sure to have thought of this and ensured that it could not be done.
Of course, there are some DVDs that work just fine and might work.
12-18-2003, 08:46 AM
I checked the specs at Sonystyle and found that it does have line in (audio and video) in addition to antenna input. However, it also says "Note: PEGA-VR100K does not record movie or broadcast with copyright protection signal."
So, I'm guessing the answer to your question is "no," unless the DVD does not have a copy protection signal. Some do not, however I'm willing to bet that anything you want to move to a MS is going to have copy protect.
That said, check out posts on ClieSource to see how you can move some DVD movies to MS via PC-based software.
Note: By doing any of this, you are flirting with the law. Of course, in my opinion, I see nothing wrong with putting DVD movies on a MS if you own the DVD and you don't distribute the MS version to someone who doesn't own the DVD.
12-18-2003, 09:03 AM
i've been through this time and time again, i can't get the actual dvd to be recorded, but the only movie i've tried was daredevil, i'd like to get a number of programs to use so i could find a good program, but i can't. now if you don't have a memory stick drive on your computer is it possibe to use the vr100 as a memory stick reader/writer? oh yeah is there any sort of card that would let me hook up my game cube to my computer so i could use my monitor as the tv? (i love my small-but-cool flat panel)
so basically i just want the movie on my harddrive so i can easily access it, and also put it on my memory stick and watch it can you help me?
12-18-2003, 09:53 AM
Orincarnia, I think you find it in this thread:
12-29-2003, 03:22 PM
The PEGA-VR100k has the usual safeguards for macrovision copyright signal that VCR's normally have. Suffice it to say that some video tapes are and are not copyrighted this way. Perhaps trying a VCR to VR100K dub may work. In addition, the s-video signal is not protected by the macrovision signal as well....
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