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I'm stuck in Prggressive Mode on my RDR-VX515

My TV doesn't have the ability to do progressive. I could see my menus and get picture and sound. Once I switched to progressive mode I lost my picture but still have sound. Since I can't see the menus anymore I have no way of turning the progressive mode off. I've tried unplugging the machine. There appears to be no button on the machine or remote that allows you to turn the progressive mode off. I need help. :(

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Re: I'm stuck in Prggressive Mode on my RDR-VX515

I solved the Progressive Mode problem.
I posted my message on Jan 6, 2008
First, I put a movie and I play it.
As I said before, I tried several times using the holding pause for 5 seconds. Then, on the Video Out, I switch the yellow and the white connections and I get lines on the tv. Then, I switch the white and the yellow to its correct position. I stopped the movie, I did hold the pause and in 5 seconds the Progressive light turn off. I feel happynes know. Thanks to God.

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Re: I'm stuck in Prggressive Mode on my RDR-VX515

Pressing and holding the PAUSE button on the front of the DVD player for 5 seconds. (this is the one that worked for me) Hurray!

pressing the PROGRESSIVE button on the front of the DVD player or P.SCAN button on the remote control to disable the progressive signal.
power off the DVD player and press 369 using the number buttons on the remote control, then power back on the DVD player.
moving the VIDEO OUT switch on the back of the DVD player to the INTERLACED position.

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