I know this isn't about a pc, but most PCs have a DVD drive and you guys are a smart bunch so on that basis maybe you can help.
We have bought my youngest daughter a cheap (£25!!) dvd player from Richer sounds for her bedroom.
I half suspected there might be a problem as I have heard about this thing called Macrovision which is a copyright system to prevent copying of DVD to Video.
The problem is that I can't get anything but a monochrome picture on her Philips tv/video combi unit. I have tried the DVD player on another TV and it is fine so I suspect Macrovision is to blame.
Anyone have any idea how to defeat this (I promise not to make 1000's of pirate videos) I know that there are some player 'hacks' that overcome this but I can't find one for this machine (a Tedelex TE-118)
Any help would be much appreciated.
ps I have contacted Richer Sounds and Philips but no joy.
As you are transferring video from one device to another it is most likely to be macrovision copyright affecting the signals. This causes brightness fluctuations to the signal and sometimes switching to B&W. The Philips TV/Video will almost certainly be covered by macrovision. It will not let you input DVD thru a video recorder equipped system.
Dunno if the device from Sonel works or not. They have, however, been in business quite a while. Price has remained the same. Maplin also had one at the same price but were forced to stop selling it. The device from Techtronics.com is around £30 or £40. Haven't checked the latter for some time tho' as their website is very busy and takes ages to load - even on 600k BB.