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Can a DVD player go into a DVD recorder/VCR combi?

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16th February 2007 14:15  #1

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Can a DVD player go into a DVD recorder/VCR combi?
Without having to trawl through lots of tech-speak on various sites, can someone here please confirm whether I can directly input the SCART CONNECTOR from my old DVD player into the AV2 (the INPUT I believe) SOCKET on my new DVD recorder/VCR combi, to enable me to record a copy of a compatible dvd disc DIRECTLY  from the original disc playing in my old DVD player or not?  Now I know I can just record from the disc onto a videotape using my DVD recorder/VCR combi, and then from that videotape onto a new, blank compatible dvd disc using the same machine...but is it possible to do a DIRECT dvd disc to dvd disc using the above method?  I appreciate that certain content is "copy-protected" before anyone asks, and this is for copying a disc that has family camcorder footage on it.  P.S.-I'm asking before I try, as my set-up is already like "spaghetti junction"! Thanks.  

16th February 2007 17:24  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
As far as I'm aware, as long as the disc you're intending to copy isn't copy protected then your DVD recorder should be able to copy the disc.

I have a Sony Hard Drive/DVD recorder and have done the following before.

Copied Mini DV to Hard Drive.
Hard Drive to DVD.
Then at a later date copied the DVD back onto the hard drive.

So I can't see why your DVD recorder won't do the necessary for you. Hope that helps.

17th February 2007 12:20  #3

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Thanks I.P.

What I'm still most unclear about though is this: Does the DVD recorder/VCR combi need to be linked by a SCART lead into the Television using the AV1 connection sockets of both, and then does one end of a SCART lead from my old DVD go into the AV2(DECODER) SCART connection socket located on my DVD recorder/VCR combi to achieve a result?  Thanks to anyone who can confirm or deny if this works.

  Note: I THINK I may have originally WRONGLY referred to the AV2(DECODER) Scart connection as an AV2(INPUT) Scart connection.

18th February 2007 12:39  #4

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
All you need to do is link the DVD player to the DVD recorder via the scart socket. Then take a scart socket from the DVDrecorder to the TV. I can't really say whether you should or shouldn't use the AV2(Decoder) scart as that is usually reserved for a Satellite or Cable box if memory serves. I could be wrong. There are others far more qualified than me on these forums that could help you further.

28th February 2007 13:25  #5

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Thanks again I.P.

I'll give it a go.

Quick update...It worked!

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