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Sound but no picture

I just bought this and upon hooking it up, i get sound but no picture... i have 2 seconds of picture until the progressive button lights up in the corner of the dvd burner... is there a way to shut that off so i can see the picture, or does that have anything to do with it?

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Apparently your TV doesn't support the progressive mode (480p). You should be able to turn it off by pressing the pause button on the recorder for about 5 seconds, untill it turns off I guess. Hope it works

Posted on Jun 15, 2006

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Press the Pause button on the DVDR unit (not using the remote control) for about 5-10 seconds. This will remove progressive scan.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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Approach 1: Try unplugging the DVD player from the wall for an hour, then plug it back in. It may or may not reset to the factory default settings, which might put it back to "interlaced" output.

Approach 2: When a DVD player is switched to progressive scan, it uses outputs different from the coax cable "TV out" and the COMPOSITE outputs (often yellow, white and red RCA jacks. If you have the proper cables, you can connect them to both the DVD player and the TV, then cycle through the AKAI TV's "source" settings to switch the TV to the new cable input location.

For example, if the DVD player has "component" outputs (marked Y, Pb, and Pr) hook up RCA plug cables between those jacks and the AKAI TV's Y, Pb, and Pr jacks. Connect the Y to Y, the Pb to Pb, and the Pr to Pr, of course. The LCT3285TA has two sets of these jacks. Either will do, but note if you use YPbPr1 or YPbPr2. Once this is done, push the source button on the side of the TV (or on the TV's original remote) until it shows YPbPr1 or (...2 if that's what you connected). If the DVD player is on, you should now see the DVD menu or the picture from the DVD. Now you can use the DVD remote to switch back from progressive to interlaced video. The picture may go blank at this step.

Now push the TV's source button again until you see "3" or whatever channel you had been using in the upper left of the TV screen. You should see the DVD output picture (menu) again. Back to normal.

If your DVD player doesn't have YPbPr connections, it may have a HDMI or DVI jack.
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