Macrovision and other copy protected tapes do that and more to stop you from copying them to tape or DVD.
The only tapes that seem to fly across are from camcorder or over the air tapes.
I recently purchased Sony's RDR-VX555 VHS to DVD burner. I have been burning some talks from VHS to DVD. The VHS tapes are 3 years old. On playing back the successfully burned DVDs there is a buzzing/hissing noise that only gets louder the louder I turn up my tv volume. So a few questions:
What is causing this?
How do I fix it?
Is there a way to burn in mono?
Would that make a difference?
By the way, I just recorded on a new VHS and then converted it to DVD using the Sony machine and there is a still some buzzing/hissing but it is much less.
Thanks for the help