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Picture going dark then brighter

I have an older Ge than this model however this one looked the closest. the DVD is hooked through the VCR and when played the picture gets dark for about 10 seconds then gets light and then back dark again. It continues in this cycle throughout the movie. This only happens when the movie is palyed not when you are in the menu screen.

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I had a similar problem on a different DVD player and found that if I plugged it into the TV the problem went away.

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This is due to the copy protection on the DVD that prevents perfect copies of DVD onto VHS. By hooking it up directly to the TV, of course it will go away because it's not going through a VCR.

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