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How to reset recorder

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

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    the progressive light remained on

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    me also faceing a same problem.plz any body heplp me..

    with best regard's

    Khurram shujaat



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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.

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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!

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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.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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Call 8002227669 or 8884766972 to have Sony tell you how to correct the problem.

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