another rf question

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  1. mark laf

    mark laf Auditioning

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    I just purchased a dvd player and am currently running it through my a/v on my vcr.I know that marcrovision stuff causes problems on some dvds but my question is...Does using the rf unit result in a better picture?Thank you much..Mark
     
  2. Bill Kane

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    what!? describe in more detail what's hooked up here. I dont see any DVD player hooked into a VCR then somehow to the receiver. And where the tv in this circuit? Do you mean the cable tv black coax RF cable into the VCR then VCR audio-video cables to the receiver? That's what I do, using the VCR's comb filter which looks better than my tv's.
     
  3. mark laf

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    here what i have..my dvds audio(right and left) going to my prologic receiver..my dvds video output(yellow rca plug) to my vcrs video input..and i set my vcr to a/v mode....My question is..if i use a rf converter instead of my vcrs video a/v mode function with my picture be better.Thanks again
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    mark, I'll back off here cause I've never tried this route...someone else?
     
  5. RobertCharlotte

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    I guess the question to ask is, "Mark, are you able to watch DVDs normally with this setup?"

    When you ask "Will my picture be better?" you have to tell us whether your picture is just fine as it is but you're looking for a way to improve it for the best possible image or whether your picture is suffering from Macrovision interference and you're looking to find out if the RF converter will eliminate that.

    If the first, I have no idea.

    If the second, yes it will ... that's the way you set this configuration up unless your TV has additional inputs you can use.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Mark,

    Either way it's going to be pretty terrible. The nature of the RF signal is simply not that good- so if you're forced to use this as a carrier you're going to be missing out on much of the quality of DVD.

    But, if you're simply looking to get rid of macrovision errors (the endless dimming/brightening of the picture)- then I believe the RF adaptor will work fine.

    However- again- I don't think it will do much to improve the overall quality versus the VCR method, beyond getting rid of macrovision. RF video will always look pretty bad, it's the lowest quality carrier for video signals available.

    -Vince
     
  7. AllanN

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    Mark I unfortunately have the same setup until I get my RTPV this fall. I had my DVD video going into my VCR and then into the TV through the RF connection. With the audio straight to my receiver. It looked like shit (better than VHS) but significantly worse than my friend who only has a composite connection to his TV. I went to the ratshack and got a RF Modulator for $30 it looks significantly better but not quite as good as even a composite connection directly to the TV. So yes a dedicated RF Modulator is better than a VCR in my case but nowhere close to a direct connection to the TV.
     

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