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We have had a DVD recorder together with Sky satellite for several years and have been able to record any TV program we wanted.

We now have a new DVD recorder and when we try to record some TV programs we get the message "cannot record due to copyright protection". This is not all programs just some of them.

Does anyone have any idea why this is and how we can overcome the problem?
 

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Because there are some tv content that come with anti copy protection. And this is done at the broadcasters end.

If using a HDMI cable between the two, try a scart cable between the two instead, as it does seem to be HD content that I have seen this happen on.
From the satellite box to the DVD recorder I am using scart to AV input (3 phono type plugs) - this new DVD recorder does not have a scart socket. The previous DVD recorder was scart. I then have a HDMI connection from the DVD recorder to the TV.

I don't have a problem recording Spanish TV which uses the aerial input on the DVD recorder.

I have thought of buying an RF modulator (I think that is what it is called) to go from the scart on the satellite box (Ferguson Ariva 102E) to the aerial socket on the DVD recorder. Do you think this would work?
 

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Yes that should workm but the image quality will be lower then the component / scart option.

Just thinking, I had a client who had a similar problem...and the problem was the image settings on the box - RGB / PAL / NTSC / Auto - the box was set to one, and the recorder was set to another - and it brought up some anticopy page when recording...?
 

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Yes that should workm but the image quality will be lower then the component / scart option.

Just thinking, I had a client who had a similar problem...and the problem was the image settings on the box - RGB / PAL / NTSC / Auto - the box was set to one, and the recorder was set to another - and it brought up some anticopy page when recording...?
Any idea where I might be able to buy a RF modulator? I have tried Media Markt and they don't sell them. I think I need a more specialist store. Any ideas?

Edit: Also, do you know what I need to ask for in Spanish?
 
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