Merseyswimmer wrote:The Decca doesn't have have scart sockets however my VCR does, so I can buy a DVD player which I pass through my VCR which will act as a modulator.
Be aware that commercial pre-recorded DVD movies often have Macrovision copy protection. If you connect a DVD player to a VCR SCART socket, you may see the effect of Macrovision on the output. The picture may flicker between light and dark, or disappear altogether every few seconds, making it unwatchable.
There are some ways around this:
1. Use a separate modulator, not one built into a VCR
2. A small number of DVD players have a hidden menu where you can disable the macrovision protection. Some models include Dansai DVD852 and DVD-1010, Afreey LD2060, Wharfedale M5 with "One Firmware For All". These DVD players are around 15 years old and hard to find now. I don't know of any new DVD players that are similarly "hackable".
3. With a PC, DVD writer and software such as DVD Decrypter, it's possible to make a copy of a DVD and in the process remove the Macrovision protection from the copy. Discs without Macrovision should play fine through a VCR SCART socket. Home-recorded DVDs are Macrovision-free.