Macrovision ? Effects you know of

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  1. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    I did a surch and nothing that answered my question was found. I just wanted to now what it means. I am having a problem when I watch TV on DVD disk's like Law & Order :SVU or the Looney Tunes 6 box set I get a wavyness to the top of the picture. Any thoughts if the 3:2 pull down is causing this. I have never noticed the waveyness on a reg movie.
     
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    Do you have the DVD connected through the VCR and then to the TV? If so, the waviness might be due to the macrovision kicking in.
     
  3. Eric Stuckey

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    Nope got Rhino Componte cables going from my Denon 5 disk changer to my Hitichi HDTV moniter.[​IMG]
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Doesn't sound like anything to do with 3:2 pulldown, but here's an article that explains what it is:

    What is 3:2 pulldown?

    M.
     
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    Right, I've seen stuff on the top of the screen always caused by macrovision - thats your culprit. Some TVs are more sensitive to it than others.
     
  6. Eric Stuckey

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    So it's my TV??
    Its a Hitichi 43In 4:3 HDTV ready Monitor.I have not noticed the "Wave" at the top of the screen on anything other then TV on DVD's. I thought it was my Denon DVD 1518 5 disk changer, I even sent it back for a replacement and the 2nd player still does it. Just to clarafy what I mean.
    It looks like if someone took a magnet and was pulling the top of the picture to the right but only for a few sec.
    The two DVD's I was playing when it happins are:
    Law & Order: Season 1 SVU & Loony Tunes 6 disk box set.
    Thanks for all your help!
     
  7. Eric Stuckey

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    Im trying my hardist to find out why on some DVD's I am seeing a strange waveyness to the top pf my tv when I watch TV on DVD's, I.E Law&order :SVU , LooneyTunes 6 disk set King of the hill. It happens most when a bright light is on the screen like on KOTH season 2 In the ep where Hank and Dale are fishing with Crack every time Bill took a picture and the flash went off ..there was the picture wave. I have never noticed this with reg movies just TV shows on DVD. Any thoughts if its Microvision?

    TV: Hitichi HDTV ready monitor
    DVD: Denon 18-15 5 disk changer
    Rhino Componet Best cables
    With cables going from DVD player to TV.
     
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    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    I've never heard of "microvision" but there is a copy-protect scheme used by VHS and DVDs called macro-vision. It can cause flashing near the top of the screen on some TVs.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Eric, please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. I have merged your two threads on the distortion you're asking about, and I've corrected the thread title so that it asks about "macrovision", which is the copy-protection scheme you were told about in the initial thread.

    M.
     

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