Originally Posted by tomwil
That video filter works with VHS and DVDs. I recently tried it with DVDs
when I was testing the HDMI-to-Composite converter to do a comparison between the two.
If this is true, there should long since have been a friggin stampede to MCM by the hordes of demented newbies who still think its "easier" to do a tedious analog DVD copy than use computer cloning software. MCM has been selling this cheap disposable generic filter forever: if it worked reliably to break CGMS-A it would have been the go-to alternative a few years ago when everyone here freaked out over the Sima discontinuation (especially at $24.95, a fourth what the Sima or Grex cost). Something here is not adding up right: you're either very
lucky with your particular hookup, or MCM is utterly clueless that their cheapo VHS filter can fully compete with a Grex at a fraction of the cost.
I've been recommending this MCM filter almost continually since 2006 for VHS dubbing, but never remotely thought it would work for CGMS-A. I own a couple identical-looking units (inside and out), millions have been churned out by the same handful of Chinese factories since 1993. Mine are definitely limited to clearing VHS MV only: when tested with DVD or protected cable they are very unstable. tomwil, you've got me very curious to try one from MCMs more recent batch to see if I can match your results: if so, I'll buy a bunch then sell off my overpriced Simas. (BTW you're getting real
good at tipping us off to bargains here- I'm still in shock over the two HDMI>Composite converters I got for only $29.95 each based on your "one day sale" Amazon link).