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DVD playback color

Have a Philips DVP642. When we put a store bought DVD in the player it palys normal color a few seconds then everything turns red. Few seconds later back to normal, then red again
How do I correct this?

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  • pigiron1951 Mar 16, 2008

    Its plugged into a VCR

  • mustibabu Jun 26, 2008

    From the last 2 days, an hour or so into using my DVP642K, the colors start flickering kind of, and in a few seconds they get completely inverted (like the skin becoming green, the sky yellow, etc.). The unit had been playing perfectly well for the past 2yrs, in the same place as it is now (if heating or adequate air-circulation was involved). I need to turn it off and unplug from the mains, and let it cool. Then the next day, it starts off with proper colors, and lasts that way for about an hour only. When its acting up, even the welcome screen has off colors, which implies it isn't the DVD/CD (or the video file on it) being played that's causing the issue. Any help on this will be highly appreciated

  • James Martin May 11, 2010

    IS the dvd player plugged in through the VCR or any other device other than the TV



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When passing the video signal thru a VCR on the way to the TV, you are activating the DVD's "Macrovision" copy protection.  You need to hook it directly to the TV.

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