Simple DVD and TV questions

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  1. Jordan K

    Jordan K Auditioning

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    I took my Panasonic DVD to my girlfriends place to watch DVD's on her crappy TV. There are two A/V plugins on the front of the set, one video, and one audio. My first question: Is there a converter available that can combine both, or is her TV a mono, and unable for that to work.
    Second question, when playing DVD's the picture has an odd throbbing effect every 15 seconds or so switching between light, and darker brightness. I am defiantly not an expert when it comes to this stuff, so help would be appreciated.
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  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    1) Her TV is MONO. You can get a y-adapter which will allow you to plug both channels into the mono jack, if you feel that's necessary.

    2) The pulse is macrovision. You cannot hook a DVD player up through a VCR, it will kick in macrovision copy protection. If you need the VCR to convert to RF type signal to hook up to the tv, you can get a RF modulator from Radio Shack for 0 that will do the same w/o getting macrovision problems.

    -V
     
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  4. Jordan K

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    Thanks for the response
    Does a modulator have any effect on picture quality
     
  5. PaulT

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    Jordan, 'picture quality'? What, compared to what you have now with the throbbing light and dark picture, or what you would expect from S-Video or Component?

    Yes, because a conversion is taking place I suspect there is some effect, however you are watching it on a
     

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