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Philips dvdr 3320v picture freezing

Recently, when playing dvds the picture has been "freezing." i have tryed to resolve this by ejecting the dvd and turning the power on/off, yet the point at which the dvd froze is still shown on screen and i cant reload the dvd. the only way i have found to solve this is by switching the mains power off then on. though this does not solve the problem as it reoccurs when playing another dvd

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Re: philips dvdr 3320v picture freezing

Be sure there is plenty of space around the DVD player. I place mine on top of the cabinet without anything on top if it. Being enclosed seem to affect some DVD players. Also, dust frequently...

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1) The 4:3 / 16:9 option only optimises playback for that particular type of TV. The 4:3 setting also allows you to set the output between:

  • 4:3 PS - expands the picture vertically and horizontally which gets rid of the black bars, but you also lose the left and right edges of the picture.
  • 4:3 LB - Letterbox format, displays the full picture from the disc, with black bars top and bottom.
The PS option loses the bars on 16:9 widescreen DVDs, but may still leave bars on true cinema widescreen DVDs, which are 21.7:9
This is normal.
  • 16:9 - Optimises the picture for a widescreen TV. Again True cinema widescreen DVDs will still have black bars.
2) All of the external inputs will show "No signal" until there is actually a signal playing into them.
EG to copy VHS to DVD, you will need to select the relevant scart or phono input, and press play before the recorder will register a signal and allow recording.
Some bought VHS videos have copy protection, and may cause problems when copying to DVD.

3) Greenish playback maybe caused by colour setting on TV being too high. Also check Hue or Tint settings on the TV, if it has them.

4) For some reason, in their infinite wisdom, Philips omitted the Video Plus facility from this model.

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