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I JUST PURCHASED A SONY DVD RECORDER MODEL RDR-GX257 EVERYTHING

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I JUST PURCHASED A SONY DVD RECORDER MODEL RDR-GX257
EVERYTHING I TRY TO RECORD I GET THE MESSAGE:

                                       COPY PROTECTED
                                        CANNOT RECORD

THAT'S FROM A TV STATION OR RECORDED VHS NOT A COPYRIGHTED MOVIE.
NOTHING WILL RECORD.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted: 8 years ago via PartStore.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Molinari replied 8 years ago.

It sounds like the TV station is sending out the copyright signal.

A lot of TV stations are using it now.

It's called a broadcast flag, you can read a little about it here:

 

http://forum.videohelp.com/topic269447.html?highlight=broadcast%20flag

 

You can get a device that bypasses it.

 

This is what I use, and I've been able to copy everything ever since.

 

http://www.dimax.com.ua/grex/grex.shtml

 

But it is 89 bucks....