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Unit placed in progressive mode by mistake. Unable to view any picture and / or menu to change out of progressive mode. Is there a way to reset to factory settings?

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  • Lavine Jan 26, 2009

    Holding the pause button for 5-6 seconds worked and removed the progressive light.

    Thanks a million.



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Just press and hold the pause key on the unit for about 5 or 6 seconds and the progressive mode light will go off and the picture will come back.

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    thank you so much!!! it worked!!!


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Put unit in standby mode, press 3, 6, 9 button on its remote, press power button.

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I selected the progressive botton on the menu and locked the whole System, please gime some tips so that i can solve this problem

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According to the operating instructions (page 97), Progressive Scan can be cancelled (or turned off) by pressing and holding PAUSE (on the main unit) continuously for 5 - 10 seconds, until the progressive indicator goes out, or turning it off in the setup menu. Your recorder should now be back to normal interlace video output. I recommend that you check your setup menu after this procedure to make sure nothing 'AUTO' is set, that shouldn't be set, and subsequently turning off any function that isn't required.

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