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Old 11-25-2001, 10:17 PM   #1
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...so i can't get the elevation dvd to work on my computer, you see...

Here I have this near top of the line computer with a 32 MB DDR RAM video card and a new 19" monitor. For the life of me, though, it refuses to work. DVD 1 flat out won't run. DVD 2 gets to the menu, which animates slower than one can ever imagine, and the video portion flat out won't run. Runs Windows 2000 and DirectX 8.1 on an AMD Athlon 1.33 GHz.

Did I ever mention that I really hate computers now? I know this hardware should work, because it works on my brother's computer, which is slower, has the same video card and monitor, and identical DVD drive. If anyone has had this problem and can help figure this shite out, I'd appreciate it.

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Try this, it makes you feel better:

1)Open up the main frame and place it next to the monitor

2)Find an old golf club and beat the crap out of them

3)Repeat as necessary
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Sorry melon.

I feel your hatred towards computers, trust me. I hate all electronics. It took me all day to "fix" my brand new dvd player because I hooked it up through the vcr cuz my tv sucks and the picture kept fading light to dark dark to light whenever the damn thing played a movie.

Modulator is the key word here.
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Sorry melon.

I feel your hatred towards computers, trust me. I hate all electronics. It took me all day to "fix" my brand new dvd player because I hooked it up through the vcr cuz my tv sucks and the picture kept fading light to dark dark to light whenever the damn thing played a movie.

Modulator is the key word here.
Doesn't Macrovision suck? That's why it was doing all that fading. Macrovision is yet another protectionist scheme, and is only activated when your DVD player goes through anything before it hits your TV. It's made so that you can't use the VCR to record your DVD.

DVDs are really more trouble than they're worth.

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Old 11-26-2001, 12:18 AM   #5
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God damn you're smart... lol.

None of my neighbors or people at any of the stores where I went today to get the modulator seemed to have ever heard of what I was telling them my dvd player was doing. Accept my landlord, who told me to go get a modulator.

Macrovision, yeah! It sucks. I was getting ready to return the damn thing. lol.
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Just keep your DVD player completely separate from any other components hooked up to your TV. Guess that should work fine.

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