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    I have a panasonic DMR-ES46V dvd/vcr recorder and a Proscan dvd player is there a way to view a dvd from the proscan and copy to the panasonic i have tried alot and no luck
    i have both going to a hdtv with a cable box

    thank you
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    A commercial dvd with copy protection... I kinda doubt it. A home-made dvd.... then yes. Hook up the output cables from the player to the input plugs on the recorder. Choose the proper INPUT on the recorder, then record. A better way would be to simply make a copy of the disk with your computer using a disk copy program like Nero.

    Making a copy of a commercial DVD/CD is illegal unless you own the dvd/cd in the first place. If you own it then it is called 'making a backup'.

    Making backups of your own home-made dvds is, like I said above, better if done with a computer instead of a dvd player then recorded to another disk. With the computer disk copy routine you loose no quality if the files will fit onto the blank media. With the play/record method you will more than likely take a hit in quality.

    Good luck.
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  4. jamdj,

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    thanks for the reply

    sorry i am new to this site and dvd recording on a standalone unit i have one on my computer.

    does the good ones have a hard drive so you can rip a dvd to the unit and record to dvd
    i dont even know if this one has one
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  6. If you insist on just making a backup of the main movie, you would need a box like the Sima color corrector between the player and the recorder. The Panasonic 45/46V have circuitry to detect copy protection and stops the recorder if it detects it. The Sima or similar has a side effect of removing the signal used in preventing the backup process.

    If you want a near perfect backup with menus, etc. then yes a computer backup would be better. The Guides on this site are very helpful in this regard.
    Panasonic DMR-ES45VS, keep those discs a burnin'
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