My girlfriend got a DVD player for Christmas. My tv has a vcr built in.
When we try to play DVDs with macrovision enabled (almost all of them!) we
have to watch the the picture fade between very bright and very dark.
I don't want to buy a new tv just to watch DVDs.
I know that they make "macrovision disablers" and "video enhancers" but I
don't know how trustworthy they are.
I was thinking that if I bought a tv tuner card for my PC, I could route
the macrovision-ized video signal into my tv tuner, which would process it
like a tv and not like a vcr. I could then send the signal out through my
ATI Rage Fury Pro tv-video out jack into my tv-vcr.
Does anyone out there have any idea if this could work?
Would it work with some tv-tuner cards but not others?
I use linux, if that makes a difference.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, along the lines I was thinking or
otherwise. I want to spend the least money possible. We own an dvd player
and we own a tv so we shouldn't have to spend any more money just to watch
our DVDs. Its kind of frustrating.
I don't know if it's rude to post to so many newgroups, and if it is I
appologize. I'm frustrated and I've been looking around for ideas but am
unsure of what to do.