Toshiba SD-210 EB: disabling macrovision?

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  1. Bert Coules

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    I see from a search on these forums that it's possible to disable macrovision on the Toshiba SD-210 EB. Is this a feasible DIY job? If not, are there any recommended dealers or repairers who will carry out the mod on an already-purchased unit?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Always a hassle and costly if you havent bought a ready chipped mulitregion toshiba player straight off.

    You will probably have to use techtronics.com who do offer this service. Theyre not the greatest of vendors but you don't have that many options im afraid.

    hth
     
  3. Bert Coules

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    If you've already purchased the player, you may be better looking at an external unit, such as the one from lectropacks.

    Take a look here

    at the Stab Video Copy Enhancer, £34.95.

    As long as your only copying to VHS, this is fine (composite only).

    If you need S-Video (S-VHS), then you'll need the CM1 at £59.95. This also allows adjustment of sharpness/colour etc.

    There are other similar units from other manufacturers.

    You can then use the unit with any player.

    Cheers

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  5. Bert Coules

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    Laurel, thanks for the thought. My main need is to be able to dub to VHS, so a separate component-only box would be fine.

    Or does disabling macrovision make so noticeable an improvement via the higher-quality outputs that it would be worth having for ordinary viewing too?

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    No, you won't notice any difference on normal viewing. Macrovision only affects the recording device i.e. VCR, as they are designed to do this.

    Cheers

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    Bert

    Yeah - that should do you just fine.

    But dont forget;

    ;) :D

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
  9. Bert Coules

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    Oh damn. There goes that idea, then...

    Actually, I do approve of the copyright laws in general, having lost (and continuing to lose) a certain amount of income myself through people flouting them.

    My own reasons for wanting to disable macrovision don't involve anyone else but me seeing the copies - and I've already paid for the discs...

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    CPC have a selection of Macrovision tools eg, part#AVO3420@£34.10.That is only one of many.hth
     
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    Another reason to disable macrovision is that some tv's cant handle region 1 discs very well( the picuture bend at the top of the screen).
     

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