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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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albertoromero
Nov. 20th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)
MacroVision
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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