Xbox 360->DVD Recorder = purple screen

ianpwilliams

Active Member
I'm trying to use my Xbox 360 as a DVD player. I recorded a TV programme to DVD-RW using my DVD recorder, and now I want to play the finalised DVD-RW on my Xbox 360, into my DVD recorder, so I can record the programme to DVD-R.

But when I connect the Xbox 360 SCART lead to the back of the DVD recorder, the screen is all purple. To begin with it was flickering too, but I solved that by changing the Xbox 360 output setting to PAL-50. But I still have a purple screen. Does anyone know what could be causing the problem?
 

StevieBuck

Well-known Member
It would be a lot easier to transfer the video from DVD-RW to DVD-R with a PC, rather than the way you're currently trying to do it. Doing it that way means you will get an exact copy of the original disc and the video quality will be exactly the same. Doing it your way will lead to a certain drop in video quality.

Do you have access to a computer with a DVD burner to do it that way instead?
 

JimboJambo86

Active Member
sounds to me like some sort of copy protection in the 360,
seen as it works directly connected to the tv but not through the dvd recorder.
 

StevieBuck

Well-known Member
Problem is I was hoping to take the ads out.

There are free editing tools out there which you can use to cut out the ads after copying the DVD video to your PC. After doing that all you need to do is re-output the video to a DVD structure and burn (i.e no re-encoding required).

Just an option for you to consider if you can't get it working with the xbox.
 

ianpwilliams

Active Member
Yeah there is that option. I'm not too keen on it (my PC isn't very good), but I'll consider it. I'm getting a replacement AC adaptor for my PS2, which may also do the trick.

Thanks for the help!
 

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