Circumvention of copy protection is one topic that cannot be discussed in these forums since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits such, even when for your own personal use. My suggestion would be to use your DVD recorder to save the movies directly to disc from now on. If you use rewritable DVDs you may be able to then edit them on your computer as well.
I have a Scientific Atlanta 8300 cable box/ DVR. I record movies on the hard drive with no problem. The problem occurs when I try to record them on a DVD. I receive an error message telling me it cannot copy due to copy protect. Is thera any way around this or am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Robert