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I put in Snatch... I can't watch it. It flips, the color fades in and out.
I put in fight club.. . I can't watch it... it flips... the color fades in and out.
I just dropped $130 on something that only randomly works... and I have no idea why.

I'm so fucking pissed right now.


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Nov. 20th, 2002 02:11 am (UTC)
See, I thought that might be it... but why does it work with *certain* dvds and not with others? You'd think if the fux0ring was to prevent pirating it would be across the board.
At first I thought it was just dvds of older things that would play. Evil Dead? No problems!
But after this post last night I got the super special double set, 'platinum series' of Seven to play both discs with *zero* issues.

I'm picking up an RF modulator (hehe... I just love that word) today anyway. And if *that* doesn't straighten things out I'm going to go all buggy eyed and mean at people until I get a refund or exchange. ::nods::
Nov. 20th, 2002 09:22 am (UTC)
our dvd player - which is as janky as they come, granted - does the same thing. someone had some reason for me, but i forget. they blamed the dvd itself, anyway.
Nov. 20th, 2002 10:14 am (UTC)
I was hoping that wouldn't be an issue... what you described before sounded like damaged discs. Ah well, you could simply run a standard RCA video cable from the DVD's video out into your TV by placing one of these (or something similar - make sure you match up male to female, etc.) on the end. Two bucks. Try Radio Shack.
Nov. 20th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)
Is the image coming across like as if it was a really old video that had been copied a whole bunch of times? and does it work fine for about 3 seconds then flipp then do the colors? If so it is probably the macrovision copy protection.
You can get around with, as you mentioned, a modulator or do the much better thing and get a video that strips macrovision. Of course that's not what they say it is, it is where the video re encodes the signal before firing it at the tv I believe.

Macrovision sits in a control band which a tv ignores but a normal video interprets. It says "hey this scene is way high in contrast, compensate for it" and so on. A signal received by a device which has that compensator will then "fix" the signal and send it on "fixed". A good vcr however ignores this band and works it out for itself. Phillips make a lot of these vcr's I have one and will fire you the model if you are interested.


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