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How to prevent S Video cable from overriding DVD signal?

My (very basic) DVD player is connected to my (also very basic) TV with RCA cables. My laptop plugs into my TV with an S Video cable (so I can watch Netflix streaming, etc). The problem: if the S Video cable is plugged in (even if the laptop isn't connected on the other end) the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the DVD player. My solution is to simply unplug the S Video cable when I want to use my DVD player, but ideally I'd like to keep it plugged in and have some sort of switching mechanism. Is there such a product and if so, can someone provide a link? Thanks!
posted by AONeal79 on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Looking to get a quality disc resurfacing machine...

Tell me all you know about mid- to high-end cd/dvd disc resurfacing machines. I'm in the market and don't know anything. Will be resurfacing 50 - 100 discs per week. Thank you.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Feb 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Wiring an RF modulator from a VCR.

I've pulled an RF modulator out of an old VCR, but I don't know what some of the pins are for on the unit. Help me wire it up to modulate a composite video signal. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

DVD-player-filter: Philips 642 alternatives?

DVD-player-filter: Alternatives to the Philips DVP 642? [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Nov 27, 2005 - 18 answers

I need a DVD player that can work on two different voltages - US and UK.

DC-powered DVD players? I'm living in a country where the AC power is 220 volts, but will be returning to the US, where AC is 110. I want to buy a DVD player that I can use here and at home. [MI] [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Jan 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Do DVDs come in bad batches?

DVD Troubles: For Christmas I received a DVD box set of an 80's tv miniseries that I loved as a young teenager. The second and third two-sided DVDs showed as "bad" in my DVD player. With much sadness, I packed it up and returned the item to Amazon, requesting an exchange.

Today I received the replacement set. I eagerly popped the second DVD into the DVD player so I could finish my miniseries marathon. But it is yet again showing as "bad." I tried this DVD in two players (one cheap, one midlevel), both with the same result. There are no hairs, scratches, fingerprints, or dust. So what is going on, and what should I do?
posted by xyzzy on Jan 12, 2005 - 13 answers

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