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of Led Zeppelin: the Song Remains the Same- 1973 video concert. This is the first time I have tried this. One great thing about the Sony Betamax recorders- evidently they had no CGMS or Macro BS. That's probably why those recorders sell like hotcakes on Ebay.

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Hi Houston Guy,

I have many store bought concerts on VHS and was suprised to see that they were not copyguarded. I was able to copy to HDD on the E-80 with no problems.

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If you think Beta tapes had no copy protection try making DVDs of the Key Video Sherlock Holmes beta tapes. The Macrovision is so heavy on them that you can see the brightness in the picture flashing on and off! And the Panasonics will NOT copy them without a copy-buster. (Luckily, restored DVDs will soon be on the market!)

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Hold it- I thought the copy guard stuff came from the VCR circuitry. Need some wisdom on this from one of the Gurus.

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BTW - my back up of Led played resolutionwise on the xp-30 like an original dvd - and it went into all 6 speakers when I had the amp in surround mode. Not discrete of course since it was a 1985 stereo beta tape but the sound from six speakers sounds great. Nirvana

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If you like The Song Remains the Same, you will LOVE the new Zep DVD! The concerts are MUCH better and re-mastered, and you get to see Zep in their prime also, right before Bonzo's death. A must for any true Zep fan!
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Hold it- I thought the copy guard stuff came from the VCR circuitry. Need some wisdom on this from one of the Gurus.
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The original copy-guard schemes were embedded in the tape. The earliest type actually weakened the vertical sync (many viewers had to keep their fingers on the vertical control just to get through a viewing of the first release of "Superman."

Then came the pulsing little demons that tried to confuse the recording VCR's AGC circuitry. This led to many devices that either masked the macro-vision or generated a new sync signal altogether.

You are correct about Beta machines; I was ready to put one to the curb when a friend suggested eBay; It sold for well over a grand!

Happy Recording!
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Ditto on LD. A friend dumped his LD collection on me and I bought a Sony MDP-500 (flipper) for $20 from a pawn shop. The discs play flawlessly. Waiting to set up the stereo for playback of the Criterion Bladerunner which with all probability will never be released again in that version (only the "Director's Cut" version is available on DVD) as well as the original versions of Star Wars, which I also own...
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