Removing Macrovision Support
Essentially, Macrovision is a protection against duplicating DVD's onto a video-tape, and it is activated
when you connect your DVD player to VCR, and attempt to send audio/video signal to your TV. A definite
indication that you have Macrovision on is a periodically darkened picture, to the point of being unwatchable.
This can be a serious problem for all of you who (like myself) own TV sets without appropriate A/V inlets
that would enable for direct DVD player-to-TV connection, and thus have no other way of getting a DVD
Audio/Video signal to your TV set but through the VCR.
So, if you own RAITE AV Phile 715 and are not willing to spend your money on a new TV with A/V inlets,
but would still like to enjoy DVD's, here is a sequence that would enable you to override macrovision and
send the audio/video signal from your DVD player to your TV, through the VCR, 'Macrovision Free':
Power up your DVD player;
Load DVD and wait for 'main menu' screen to appear;
Press STOP twice (first time you press it, 'press play to continue' will appear in upper left corner of
your TV screen; press it once again to get 'stop' displayed on your screen);
Press SETUP/SLOW/SKIP FORWARD (>>|)/PAUSE. A single 'M' should appear in the upper left
corner of your TV screen (As it looks like, 'M' stands for 'macrovision');
Press STOP (this overrides macrovision);
Press PLAY twice (first time you press it, 'stop' appears in the upper left corner of your TV screen;
press it once again to start your DVD).
Note: You must use this Key combination everytime you wish to watch a DVD through a VCR. It will
not save the setting to disable Macrovision.