I was using the E10 earlier tonight. It's set to ignore SCMS and does so reliably. Most or even perhaps all of the E-series decks can do that...E12 users also report success. I have the US model. BearBoy, if you want to let that Tapehead person know HowTo, it's just this: Setup Menu > Copy Bit > [Permit]. That setting is deep into the menu. "...maybe not enforced in any J MD model?" If J = Japan, then yes, enforced, as on my JPN MXD-D400. IIRC, the E10 actually strips SCMS, not j