Is there a way to make a VHS tape from a DVD? An easy way, like through the dvd player, vcr, and television? I have some dvd home movies of my son that I would like to send to my mom, and she only has a vcr.
You wont be able to just hook up the dubbing cables & record. A little thing called Macrovision Copy Protection will prevent you from making a good VHS copy of a DVD. It also prevented me from sending the DVD video thru a video distribution system. That's why I bought & installed a Macro disabler chip kit for my old Denon/Panacronic DVD player. Works great, no more screwed up video.
True, DVD home movies probably wouldnt have Macrovision, But like most things technical,you just have to try it & see if it works(dubbing from DVD to VCR, that is). Buying Mom a $50 DVD player may be a solution, but getting her to learn how to operate it would open up a whole new can of worms!