I mistakenly put the progressive scan on when I was setting up the recorder...Now I cannot go any further in setting up as the tv screen is just black. Is there any way to start over?
I have tried unplugging and replugging & also holding in the "on"button trying to reset but the progressive light just keeps coming back on and the tv goes black.
Thanks for any suggestions
The solution to hold the pause button for 5 seconds is a winner. Just make sure you press the DVD button first. This doesn't work in VCR mode. This button is on the actual unit, NOT the remote. Thanks for this help.
I tried using the first solution and it didn't work for me using the remote control... so I called sony 1-800-488-7669 and was told to
press and hold the "Pause" key for 5-10 sec. on the DVD player itself, NOT on the Remote control. It should turn off the progressive scan...
It worked for me... hopefully it will work for you too... if not... just call them!
Thanks awesome for the number! i called and customer support said to do the following -
" make sure no movies are in it, have it on dvd mode, and then press and hold the pause button for 5 seconds."
i thought i did that, so just in case i got directions on what buttons to press as if you could see the screen. -
" press setup, press down four times then enter, press down twice then enter, press down three times then enter, press down once then enter."
that should navigate to the progressive scan option and turn it off.
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If your TV has component video inputs then it will work (and give you improved video quality) in progressive mode. If not try leaving it unpluged for several hours to see if it resets itself. Otherwise refer to your owners manual to see how to reset the settings.
That means the DVD you put into it to play has recordings with "progressive scan" mode. You have to change the mode of the DVD and TV which you wants to see to Progressive Scan mode to see the disc content. OK.
If your TV has progressive scan capability, you may be able to view the on-screen setup menu via the recorder - select 'SETUP' press 'ENTER' on your DVD recorder's remote to bring up the menu - with the remote arrow buttons, scroll down to select 'VIDEO' then 'PROGRESSIVE' - highlight it then set it to OFF (you cannot do this with a TV that does not support progressive scan from this unit). Once done, exit the setup menu and it should work fine with all the other settings. If your TV doesn't have progressive scan, connect the DVD recorder to one which does and turn its progressive output off there. I assume you still have the user manual for your recorder (if not, you can download it online for free as an Adobe document - .pdf. Page 73 details the setup steps for this model). I hope this tip helps somewhat.
You will have to reset the DVD player in order to undo the progressive scan option. Since you cannot see a menu to do so...
1. Unplug the dvd player from the outlet 2. Press and hold down the STANDBY-ON m button on the front of the Recorder while reconnecting to the power outlet. 3.Release STANDBY-ON m when ' ' appears in the display. All the information stored in the memory (programs, time, TIMER) will be reset (cleared).
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Had exactly the same problem. You need to reset the DVD recorder to it's default setting. The default is "interlaced".
From the users manual.........
Switching the DVD Recorder
1 Disconnect the recorder's power cord.
2 Hold down the FF button (arrow pointing left) the front of the DVD Recorder while
reconnecting the power cord. 'PRO' (progressive scan) will appear
on the display.
3 If you want to switch back, repeat steps 1 and 2 . 'PRO'
(progressive scan) will disappear from the display. The DVD
Recorder is switched to 'Interlaced.'
I too have tried scanning two different Philips 3390 DVD records with the same results. So far Philips have not come up with a solution. I would appreciate it if anyone out there could shed some light on this problem? It does not appear to be a one off situation. Thanks in advance.
we could go through the setting like, you can see the monitor. using the remote do the following steps: Step 1. press set up button. Step 2. press down arrow once. ( playback) Step 3. press OK. Step 4. press down arrow once. (video (selection)) Step 5. press OK. (progressive scan) Step 6. press OK, again. Step 7. press down arrow once. (progressive scan off) Step 8. press OK you have now turned progressive scan off.
Once the setting for Progressive Scan output is entered,
an image will only be visible on a Progressive Scan compatible
TV or monitor. If you set Progressive Scan to On in
error, you must reset the unit. Pointing the remote at the
player, press the STOP (x) button to stop any disc that is
playing. Next, press the STOP (x) button again and hold it
for five seconds before releasing it. The video output will
be restored to the standard setting, and a picture will once
again be visible on a conventional analog TV or monitor.
To reset to user defaults for mu1 with no video:
1. turn on dvd with no disc
2. press "setup"
3. press "down arrow" 3 times
4. press "enter"
5. press "down arrow" 9 times
6. press "enter"
More than likely you changed from interlaced scan to progressive scan. If your tv does not sopport progressive scan there will be no video.
The default setting is interlaced scan.