newbie ? re: all region player

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  1. AmandaL

    AmandaL Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I have an inexpensive all-region player and for the most part I'm happy with it & pleased with the quality. But there is a problem. Some region 1 and some region 2 discs won't display properly. They play, but they fade and darken continuously as they do so -- almost like an unperturbed sine wave pattern. I can live with it, but it's incredibly distracting and I'd like to get rid of this "feature" if possible.

    Is there anyone who can help?

    Any help appreciated,

    Amanda
     
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    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    How do you have the player hooked up to your TV? If it is running through a VCR, this sounds like Macrovision.
     
  3. AmandaL

    AmandaL Auditioning

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    Thanks for the reply -- I am using a vcr as a go-between because that's the only way I could manage with my various cables & plug options.

    The TV I have has no s-video, all it has is the conventional cable-style plug.

    Is there a faq somewhere I could utilize to help me on alternative hookups?

    Any help appreciated, as always.

    Amanda
     
  4. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    Amanda:

    If your TV only has the RF input (the cable style plug you mention), you can get an adapter from Radio Shack or Best Buy for about $20. You connect the outputs from the DVD player into the RF converter, then the output from there to the TV. This will eliminate the problem you are having which is, indeed, from Macrovision copy protection.

    SMK
     
  5. AmandaL

    AmandaL Auditioning

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    Thank you both for your helpful replies, and in particular your patience to this newbie. :)

    All is now well, thanks to your help.

    Amanda
     

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