DVD Player Problem....???

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  1. Jeremy Scott

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    a buddy of mine gave me his friends dvd player to look at. for some reason, when you play a dvd, the picture is up about 3 inches from the bottom of the screen and it is in black and white.

    i think it is a cheap player, the maker is Norvent.

    what could cause this to happen?
     
  2. Jeremy Scott

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    anyone?
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    You don't have the player connected to a VCR, do you?
     
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    Yes that might occur due to macrovision if you are not connecting the DVD player's output directly to the TV's video input with nothing in-between.
     
  5. Jeremy Scott

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    the inputs are going directly from the dvd player into my jvc tv.
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    Then what kind of connection is it — S-video? Component video? Composite video/audio? If component, is it connected correctly?

    Otherwise, the player simply may be on the fritz. Those ultra-cheap things are not noted for their ruggedness and longevity (DVD players as a whole are rather delicate and prone to short lifespans, and all that goes double for the $40 specials).
     
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    With component video, if only the Y connection is made (Green connector) and the other two (red and blue) are bad connections that would result in a B/W picture only. Check the connections and try a new component cable.
     

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