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I carefully re-designed my Home Theater.
Tight budget, using existing equipment, upgraded to component cables, and an awesome Auto Switch-box which supports component cables.


Macrovision issues did not cross my mind when designing it. This has cause some grief in my house since the weekend is hear and no movies were viewable, even when connecting my DVD directly to the cheap LCD TV. I have no recording equipment & no intention of pirating or "backing up" media.


I cannot find any hacks for my MaxPlay DVD player (ClearPlay), which I must keep (MN: DVD-MP1001). Made by ISP Services, LLC., (now IntegraCore?) -- It doesn't appear to be a relabled brand.


Is there any cheaper solution to defeating Macrovision problems other than the $79 video stabilizers? Even on ebay the shipping raises the devices to over $80.


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I don't know why you have to keep that paticular DVD player...but...I wouldn't have something in my house that edited anything or movie that is watched...I'm a parent of 3...and I say what will be viewed...not some machine that I have to download some type of on demand filter scheme...


My advise is to loose the Max Player...and get something that up converts SD over component...The are several inexpensive players that can do this...and should give better results.. This is just my opinion of course..


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...I'm a parent of 3...and I say what will be viewed...not some machine that I have to download some type of on demand filter scheme... ...loose the Max Player...and get something that up converts SD over component...The are several inexpensive players that can do this...and should give better results.. This is just my opinion of course..

If I were to type out how and why we use it I know you'd agree.. your post does not recommend a product name or any direction.

Back on topic: I'm asking if anyone is aware of a solution under $80 that competes with DVD-Red-Pro.


This is pipe dream, but thought I'd throw this out there for experts.


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My understanding is that the devices available today are same thing (maybe not as good) as TimeBase Correctors from the old days.


TBCs can be found at sites like Ebay and they handle macrovision type copy interference without question - connect the same way - player video output into the TBC and output into the TV.


However, I don't understand why a tv would be affected by Macrovision but I am not very sharp in this area. I always thought the reason Macrovision didn't affect content viewing on a television is the tv strips off the control track sync data (where the Macrovision is) and overwrites with new sync data.


Since recorders don't do that it's why the simple Macrovision worked in its' day though some old tvs did worse than others handling and screening Macrovision tainted images.


Now if you don't mean the old Macrovision and mean instead modern commercial dvd encryption copy protection then a video image stabilizer won't help you with that.


I'm sure no one suspects you would want to pirate anything.

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Originally Posted by idjut /forum/post/12875798


If I were to type out how and why we use it I know you'd agree.. your post does not recommend a product name or any direction.

Back on topic: I'm asking if anyone is aware of a solution under $80 that competes with DVD-Red-Pro.


This is pipe dream, but thought I'd throw this out there for experts.


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Have you looked at all the players listed here on the compatibility list?

http://http://www.xdimax.com/dvd/dvdredpro.html


Here's something from that might interest you I found here.... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=704101


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