"PlayStation hackers have discovered a second way to use the
console to bypass the DVD industry's strict regime. The first
hack overcame the games machine's DVD regionalisation software, and
now users have found out how to circumvent its DVD copy protection
"Sony built in the industry-standard Macrovision copy protection
system to prevent just such analog to analog recordings.
Macrovision's system works by modifying the output signal. On a TV,
the picture will look fine, but when it passes through a recording
system, the Macrovision modulation interferes with the picture
signal making it unwatchable."
"The Japanese sites have published schematics of a device that
they claim can strip out the Macrovision signal. The box
essentially converts the RGB signal to an NTSC (the US analog TV
standard) composite signal, but appears to negate the effect of
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