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Sony VPH 1031 Problem with DVD pictures

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Nigel Ince, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Nigel Ince

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    Hi, i have a new (trust me) Sony VPH 1031q CRT projector, i know its an older model, but when i put DVD pictures through it the screen goes haywire & it wont play it properly. I think macrovision has something to do with it, as Sky & other things play fine through the RGB scart.

    It doenst do it on all DVD's mainly R1 (but Fargo R1 works fine) & most R2 dvds are ok, but Hannibal weoldnt play.

    Im sure macrovision is to blame, if so any ideas as i dont really want to get rid on my Sony 735 DVD player

    Thanks
     
  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Does your Sony have RGB output capability. If so you may want to try a RGB to VGA(RGBHV) adaptor from John Sim, <a href="http://www.rgbtosvideo.co.uk" target="_blank">www.rgbtosvideo.co.uk</a>

    This will strip out Macrovision I'd have thought.

    Gordon
     
  3. Nigel Ince

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    Hi Gordon, thanks for the help, i dont know what you mean 'has your Sony got RGB output' do you mean input, it has a scart socket on the front marked RGB1 there is a com port type computer connector next to it labeled RGB2 there is no support for S-Video on my projector that i can find - is this what you meant

    Cheers for the reply
     
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    I agree it's a macro vision problem.<br />Macro vison breaks up the sync signal to prevent you linking recorders. However some of the sensitve projectors had the same problem.

    It would be worth giving MarataVision a call, They were the distributors of sony CRT's.

    <a href="http://marata.co.uk" target="_blank">Maratavision</a>

    Tel 020 8348 1496

    They may know of a quick fix

    On a barco it is just a couple of components
     
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    or you could just get a copy enhancer from te likes of lectropacks <a href="http://www.lektropacks.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.lektropacks.co.uk/</a>
     
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    Hi matey, cheers for that, they dont know about the 1031, they never had anything to do with them.

    any ideas where next ?
     
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    Hi all, still having problems here with this unit. All R2's work fine & fargo & dirty dancing, father ted R1's all work fine, but *no* other R1's will work, i just get screen break up image jitter all over the place & sometimes a rolling picture & sometimes nothing at all.

    Has anyone got any ideas at all - i even rang Sony Pro install & they didnt have a clue.

    I was wondering where the vertical hold pot was as this could be the problem ????

    My friend had one of these too & he had the same problem until he got a pioneer DVD player & it had macrovision removed.

    Anyone want to swap a decent pioneer for a brand new Sony 735 in silver

    Nige
     
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    Why not pay someone like Techtronics to remove Macrovision for you instead of changing your player?
     

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