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Turn off progressive scan without progressive tv?

Ok. So. I used to have a progressive scan TV with this combo hooked up, but I no longer have the TV. I'm trying to hook it up by s-video but i can't see the menu to turn off progressive scan. Any help? If someone could tell me the buttons to press on the remote to change this option, please do. (i.e. "menu, down, enter, down, down, enter, left, etc.")

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  • bob harry Mar 20, 2007

    Alright! Someone in another forum reminded me that I could reset the player. With a little bit of help from the manual I found online, the best plan of attack was to reset the player.

    For future reference, to reset the player, hold both the REW and FF buttons on the front panel down for 5 seconds.

  • sf-randwulfx Feb 15, 2009

    Nice! Thanks for that wonderful info. Now I can change my output to S-Video
    (S-Video is the best option, right?)...TV in the living room has S-Video input :)

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Zenith xbs444 player stuck in progressive mode



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This is not a solution but it is a big thank you to whoever posted the 3/20/07 solution to getting progressive scan OFF. I tried holding REW & FF in for 5 sec. and it worked. Thanks Again

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