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Can you hook up a DVD player through a VCR?

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All VCRs that feature RCA outputs, most commonly colored red, white and yellow, allow for hooking up any standard DVD player. There are caveats whether sound and picture transfers through the VCR, however, as there are several anti-piracy measures built into every DVD player.

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Almost all DVD players include some form of Macrovision anti-piracy protection, which inserts lines, bars, visual noise or other annoyances in the picture when a DVD signal is played through a VCR or other recording device. Not all manufacturers include the copy protection, and there is no online registry that outlines which DVD players have anti-copy protection built-in and which do not without trying them out individually.

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