I recently purchased a Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD recorder and I am now transferring some personal video to DVD. The DVD-RAM feature allows me to do some non-linear editing. Once the editing is complete, I would like to transfer the final product back down to S-VHS however the VCR does not recognize the signal from the DVD Recorder. I am certain this is some kind of built-in copyright protection in the DMR-E20 and not Macrovision as these are my personal recordings. I have found that if I use an old VCR I can connect the audio/video using the input jacks on the back of the unit and I am able to transfer my DVDs to regular VHS however this a hassle as I have to disconnect/connect the cables each time I want to do this and there are some other related problems; 1) the audio is mono because there is only one audio input. 2) when connected to the DVD recorder, the VCR only receives the signal from the DVD that is being played... it does not receive the normal cable broadcast (not even the signal coming through the DVD recorder). I would appreciate any guidance as to what is happening and if anyone knows a way for me to work around it. I understand not being able to transfer copyrighted material, but again, these are my personal DVDs I am trying to copy. In advance, thanks for your help.