DVD conected to E-30

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  1. broadhurst

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    I have tried to connect my DVD player to the E-30 with s-vhs leads but I get permanent blue bars across the screen, my camcorder and vcr work fine through the same input so I don't understand what is wrong with the DVD connection or is it just incompatable?
    Any ideas please
     
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    This sounds like macrovision, the copy-protection video messer-upper designed to prevent people copying commercial dvds. But obviously that's not what you wanted to do :rolleyes:

    There are readily available devices to "alter the characteristics" of macrovision (i.e. remove), discussion of which is most likely off limits on this forum.
     
  3. broadhurst

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    NO not bothered in copying films. I have dvd-r's from family in NTSC and PAL format and when writing to this forum before i was told it was possible to copy these by connecting a DVD player. I think it was Malcom who said he did this successfully with a Pioneer player?
     
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    Hi broadhurst. Yes I have been copying via a Pioneer player to the E20 (Not the E30) I don't use the scart connector though. My connections are via an "S" video cable and phono cables for the sound. I am not sure what connections you are using!

    I have just got myself an E30 to go with my E20 instead of the player. So i no longer have the Pioneer player to E20 setup. It is now E30 to E20 set up. Spent today linking all my units together.

    If you still don't have any luck sorting out the problem let me know and I'll set up my Pioneer to record to MyE30 and see what happens.

    Can't do it now as I have a nightmare arrangement of cables which are awkward to deal with under artificial lighting at night.
    At present until i have finished with VHS transferring. I have two VHS videos, Two DVD recorders, A satellite reciever and a Pioneer player all somehow with lots of compromises connected to the TV which only has 3 scarts. To complicate thing even more the VHS machines are composite the DVD recorders set mostly on "S" video and the satellite set on RGB. Oh why do I punish myself like this.:confused: Trial and error has got it doing what I need. Do I understand how it all works! Fraid not.:eek:
     
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    yes I know what you mean about the cables. My trusty torch is often found behind all my AV units. I am using S-VHS leads from the DVD player into the E-30 , I did also try scart. It could be the E-20 Is different from to the E-30 and lets you connect a DVD player?
    Big thanks if you can try connecting your Pioneer to the E-30 would be interesting to find out if there is a difference in the E-20
     
  6. malcom

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    broadhurst. I'll be very surprised indeed if there is a difference between the E20 and E30 accepting "S" video input from a player.

    You refer to your connections from the player as S-Video cables! The "S" video cable that carries the picture only I am using is just a single cable....not cables..

    When you say cables are you refering to the audio connections as well. Malcom.
     
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    Malcom, yes I am using a s-vhs cable from DVD player to E-30 s-vhs and seperate red+white audio leads for audio. The DVD player shows up on screen with blue bars across the film. I use the same leads for my DV camcorder and VCR. I'm sure it's the same connections you described in a previous topic?
    thanks
     
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    broadhurst. I had to find out so I got the torch out and swapped over my "S" cable output to the Pioneer player. Didn't bother with the audio. As expected it copied picture perfect from the Pioneer to the E30 when setting the E30 on AV4.

    I can't really imagine why you are getting the blue bars. pehaps your copying cables are not properly screened to protect against electro magnetic interference. Make sure your mains leads are not crossing over the video cables as they rest on the floor.

    I think prehaps a call to the Panasonic customer care would be usefull. If you go to the Panasonic web site you will find a support e-mail service. Let me know how you get on. Malcom.


    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/support/
     
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    Malcom,thanks for your efforts. I am baffled as I say other units connect fine. I will try to borrow another DVD player,if that does not work I'll call panasonic.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Malcom, Thanks for your efforts. I have tried connecting a Playstation 2 to the E-30 and have had no problems in duplicating my discs, using composite leads. I think the previous problem is due to the DVD player I have which is only a very basic machine with limited menu options. I am looking at getting the new Pioneer player 656 which will give me better picture than the Playstation does.
    By the way how are you getting on with your DVD-r discs? I have used 10 TRAXDATA, 5 FWS, 10 Verbatim, with no problems. Vivastar have been the only ones to give me problems on playback.
     
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    Hi broadhurst. Glad to hear you have identified the problem.

    I have used FWS for several months and apart from the occasional bad batch I rely on them heavily out of all the cheap media available at present.

    I too am using a batch of 10 Traxdata now that I have the E30.
    I have come across a strange problem with traxdata. When I part fill a Traxdata disc and then remove it from the machine to see if a none finalised disc recorded in the E30 will play back in the E20. I am afraid the E20 refuses to read it.

    When the disc is returned to the E30 and finished recording too and then finalized it can then be read by the E20 but it takes about 10 seconds longer and a couple of extra high pitch whines before eventually the menu pops up on the TV.

    So the E20 struggles a bit even when finalized. The E30 is no problem and they also play on my Pioneer 444 player and surprisingly on my very picky computer DVD drive. Why the E20 kicks up a fuss with the Traxdata is a mystery to me.

    I tried the same with an FWS disc and there was no problem.

    As long as the FWS discs keep working ok I think most of my purchases will be them. Malcom.
     

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