I tried the Radio shack $30 modulator for VHS to DVD-r and it didn't work.
I was going to buy the "video clarifier" from facetvideo.com but it is backordered till Friday. It is half the price of the Zorillo filter and boasts S-VHS connectivity which the Zorillo filter lacks for Panasonics.
I found the place in UK but it was almost $150 after shipping with the money conversions so it was the same as Zorillo.
I tried going through the ATI Radeon in my computer but it still passed the Macrovision.
Full solution including DVD to DVD the $150 filters may be worth it and the Clarifier for $89 is a great deal if it works. But I sure wish one of the Hong Kong $25 black boxes would work for VHS and then I would get the Apex for DVD conversions.
The $25 black box found here
is dvd to vhs not vica versa
I have checked everywhere and the cheapest I found is the facetvideo. If I don't find anything else before Fri I will order it and let you know how it works