problem resolved - one of the members here PM'd me the solution, posted below - i had assumed the "X"s on the dip switch selection chart were an indication that switch's position was not critical - it could be a little clearer on the video filter's web, but in case for anyone else new to the video filter, below is what made it possible to dub netflix shows:
"Switches 1 and 4 must be used together to set the input/output ports. Switches 2 and 3 are used independently to set the output aspect ratio and copy protection level.
Input/Output - Switches 1 & 4
Composite - 1 UP, 4 DOWN
S-Video - 1 DOWN, 4 UP
Aspect Ratio - Switch 2
16:9 - UP
4:3 - DOWN
Copy Protection - Switch 3
Copy Always - UP
Copy Once - DOWN"
Basically, the first three switches in UP position, the last or 4th switch in Down position sets the video filter to remove all CP code and for composite connection.
but an easier or more logical way to understand the dip switches, 1 & 4 relate to connection type, 2 to aspect ratio and 3 to CP strippingI haven't tried it but this would probably have made the Roku's purchase unnecessary but to be frank, the speed of the Roku's interface and processor (ie the speed that it loads a movie or any selection) makes it a keeper. I might return this one, as it's a refurb and last night it kept "rebooting", maybe 6-7 times in the course of 2 hours of viewing, but only return it for exchange or upgrade to a new one.
Last edited by larryccf; 07-13-2014 at 08:06 AM.