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DVD copy protection

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jimmathie, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Jimmathie

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    Hi,

    I am looking to buy a DVD player in the next couple of months but one of the draw backs is that they seem to have this thing calld Macrovision which stops you “backing up” your DVDs to video. Is there a way of buying or getting a DVD player modified to get around this problem?

    Cheers,
    Paul.
     
  2. Confucius

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    There is, but why would you wish to back 'em up (which I believe is illegal).
     
  3. Setenza

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    Try this site for modified players:

    www.techtronics.com

    Although we can only discuss this issue in hypothetical terms, as otherwise we would be condoning an illeagal act.
     
  4. Squirrel God

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    Forget about Macrovision stopping you "backing up" your DVDs.

    Macrovision can cause no end of problems for loopthrough scarts and projectors. For these reasons, it is definitely worth getting it disabled - whether this is legal or not.

    Some multiregion mods (such as those provided by Techtronics) also add on "Macrovision disabling" and "user prohibitions disabling". There are also cables that you can buy to get rid of the Macrovision protection.
     
  5. Dick Scratcher

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    In my experience Techtronics is the last place on God's green earth that you should be buying a player from. Macro free or not.
     
  6. Squirrel God

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    Bought mine from them. Their customer service may be bad, but the hardware mods are great IMO. I got Macrovision disabled and user prohibitions disabled on my player - couldn't live without either :)
     
  7. Jimmathie

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    Thanks to everyone for their advice.

    I am currently living and working in France and without the people on this forum I would be totally stuck. It looks as though I am going for a sony DAV-S800 from Techtronics. Not sure though.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just be aware that the Sony DAVs don't have RGB output so you'd have to use S-Video.
     
  9. Jimmathie

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    I have looked at the Sony DAV and it seemed to be one the most highly recommend home cinema complete systems. Would you suggest another that offers better performance that the Sony? I am quite new to the DVD scene and I am cautiously looking to buy.

    One of my main hang ups is that it is just a "player" and not a recorder so it looks as though I will still have to use my old VHS machine to record or is it worth waiting for some other format to be released that plays and records. I just don't want to spend all that money on a player when something else might be around the corner. Not that we can look into the future of course!!
     

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