Macrovision

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mattdyson7981, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Mattdyson7981

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    I am very new to dvd players as you can tell what does it mean when it states no macrovision

    thanks
     
  2. Corbin

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    Hi Mattdyson7981

    It generally means that if macrovision is disabled then you can record a DVD onto a video tape.
     
  3. Kirk

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    Corbin is right, Macrovision provided the standard CSS software encryption standards which all DVD players and pre-recorded media must adhear to.

    What it basically does is scramble the image being output when the software believes that you are attempting to make an illigitimate copy of the source material.

    Now, this can also cause problems in some legitimate situations such as with some projectors and when devices are connected in complicated methods etc, so, people have hacked players firmware to circumvent these issues.

    In my opinion, the only real reason to have macrovision disabled is if you are using a projector and expect that you may encounter issues with playback.
     
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