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VHS movies are doomed to stay VHS movies? Please tell me there is a new technology to transfer them to DVD! Answered

I have a vast library of VHS Movies.  It would cost thousands of dollars to buy, just my favorites, in DVD.  Please help!

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FriendOfHumanity

3 years ago

It may have been said already but these VHS to DVD combinations go for around £100 on Ebay and allow you to transfer directly onto DVD.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PANASONIC-DMR-ES30V-VHS-VCR-DVD-Recorder-Combi-Combo-Copy-Video-to-DVD-MP3-JPEG-/222229521414?hash=item33bde96406:g:1bgAAOSwIgNXvwB~

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rickharris

3 years ago

By far the easiest way is to re-film them from a HD screen. Then transfer to DVD.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/vhs-to-dvd-converter-for...

transfer boxes do exist for DIY transfer- Google.

Many many companies will do the transfer but if they will transfer a commercial movie I don't know.

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Quadrifogliorickharris

Answer 3 years ago

No on the commercial movie, it would be considered bootlegging. Ah for the days of VHS where I could fast forward through all of the dire warnings and commercials for their other products.

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Vyger

3 years ago

Nobody mentioned the easiest way. It's very simple. You need a VCR and a DVR. Put the tape in the VCR and plug the output of the VCR into the input of the DVR. Hit play on the VCR and record on the DVR. You can plug a TV into the DVR so you can watch the progress and edit out what you don't want.

There might be one problem though. For a while they did make VCR's with copyright protection so if you tried to copy a tape it would be scrambled. But I don't know if that is an issue with a VCR to a DVR.

As I recall one way around the problem was to output to a TV first and then have that input to a DVR. I don't remember completely. Thinking about it I think another way was to punch out the security tab or cover it with tape. I don't remember which.

An issue that might also be a problem is that you can't record in a fast speed. You need to play and record in normal speed. That might take a while if you have a lot to convert.

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

About 6 years ago we already had VHS/DVD player that could also record directly from VHS.
There are also a lot of services available that transfer them for money.
By far the best option is fully digitally and frame based.
Here the video is digitally cleaned picture by picture before it goes on the disk - but this is not just premium it also costs premium.