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My dad's DVD player shows a split screen or wavy black/white/gray lines when a DVD is inserted. Tried 3 different DVDS, 2 home recorded and 1 profesionally recorded and got same thing. Any suggestions? No problems on the VCR side.

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Press and hold the Progressive Scan button for more than 3 seconds. It should clear right up.

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The problem probably lies in the analog to digital converter. This is a hardware IC problem usually only repairable by changing the board. In most cases, this is cost prohibitive. My suggestion is to check the back of the unit and see if it has external video in jacks. Or auxillary in , if it does buy a cheap DVD player from one of the big box stores. Also if you do this buy the replacement warranty, it usually only costs $10 or less. Scrivitron

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