Toshiba SD520 - How to turn Macrovision off?

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  1. Argento

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    Its affecting my picture on my projector - does anybody know how to turn it off?

    The picture on my Pany AE100 "pulses" light and dark.....


    Please help folks - Its driving me nuts!

    Rich
     
  2. MarkE19

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    Macrovision cannot simply be switched off!
    It is put there to stop people from making copies of their DVD's.
    To get it disabled you either need to get your DVD chipped or put a box in the signal path that removes it.

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    Quite simply ,call me Mr Obvious, but that shouldn't happen.

    I can only see this hapenning if you are playing your DVD via the Video player.
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    Not quite true.:nono:

    Macrovision can affect Front Projectors, rear projection sets, video recorders and some dvd recorders. It's there primarily for copy protection but as an undesired consequence it does directly affect projectors.

    Simplest way is to have your DVD player modified to get rid of it. You can buy things like "in line scarts" but that won't be helping you as you got an AE100 to connect to.
     
  5. Argento

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    Yeah - my problem is I connect to the AE100 projector via component. I know you can buy RGB and Scart Macrovision strippers, but that would force me to use a connection that would make me loose my progressive scan......

    Anybody else any Ideas?

    Rich
     
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    Some of the multiregion chips also disable macrovision.
    Might be worth talking to one of the companies that can mod DVD's and see if their chipping would cure this.

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    Yep - they can help - but only if you buy their special scart cable - and like I said, I need to connect via component.

    Rich
     

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