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No vertical hold

When using the PD-800 to play DVDs, the picture scrolls up as though there is no vertical hold. This is an intermittent problem, nearly constant with some DVDs, nearly absent with others, but I have this problem with all DVDs to some extent. With some DVDs, using the Zoom mode can sometimes stabilize the image.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    pushed every botton on the remote

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Do you have it hooked up to a VCR? If so, it's the Macrovision kicking in.

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