I was having a problem playing only standard dvd's (blu-ray discs were playing fine) in my Sony BDP-S300. I would get a "mode not supported" message. To fix it, on your remote control select the "Video Format" button and choose the "auto" choice.
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Good day! Try to check the rca jack video input.Replace it with new one if defective. Also check the progressive scan features if activated. If it is activated check your TV if supported by progressive scan features, because some TV is not supported by progressive scan.You can deactivate it by turning off or activate the interlace mode.Press the open/close to open disk tray. And press the numeric keypad 1 for few seconds. Hope its help.
If the DVR is dead it could be the primary fuse.Typically its a 1.25Amp fuse.But remember a fuse does not blow with out provocation, there might be a short circuit else ware esp: the regulator chip. After replacing the fuse turn it on with a 40 to 60 watt incandescent light bulb in series. On turning it on if the bulb remains glows full bright -- indicates a short circuit further up. Most probably the main switch mode supply IC must be at fault.
SAFE is the same as PROTECT in other models. It means that an incorrect voltage has been detected, and the unit has been forced to safe mode (forced standby) to prevent further damage to internal component.
Safe mode can be triggered by a bad connector as well as by a blown component inside the player. Check all cables connected to the unit and disconnect power cord for about ten minutes. If that does not work, then the player must be repaired by a technician or replaced.
Combos are getting more and more expensive and difficult to find. This kind of unit is usually worth repairing.
Try first the general troubleshooting steps suggested above. Here a link resuming the basic procedure (protect and safe mode are the same): Unit in protect mode.
Try to make use of the yellow video cable, the cable that is part of the RCA cable and try to set the TV to AV1 as soon as the video cable is connected from your BD player to your TV. Turn on your Bd player and you can now set the TV to its correct resolution. Best thing also to reset oyur bd player back to its factory settings.
It sounds like you may have enabled the progressive scan output on your DVD-VHS combo. This is a correct setting if your TV support it. However most DVD players that support progressive scan will not support an interlaced signal and a progressive signal at the same time.
It would appear that you are using a composite type cable (3 RCA ends. 1 for video and 2 for audio) for this hook up. This means you have two choices.
#1 Look in the manual for the unit for the FACTORY Reset option. Its usually a combination of plugging the unit in while holding the power button or something similar to that. Without a model # I can't help any further with this option.
#2 Use a component video cable (3 RCA red/green/blue) to plug your DVD/VHS player into a compatible input on your HD TV. Your TV will pick up the progressive scan output from the unit and give you back your on screen display. At this point you can go back into the menu and disable progressive scan. And now just reverse the process to plug the DVD player back in using the composite cable.
It should be noted that if you have a progressive scan TV which HD TV's support you will get a better picture if you use the Component video cables instead of switching back to the composite cable. If you decide to use the component cables you will still need to run audio cables though.
You must use the remote to toggle the player OUT of HDMI output mode to use the s-video output. The device displays black screen by default, so not possible to see the menu if using s-video. The manual states to press the 'Progressive' button to change modes. Unfortunately, you can't see what mode you're toggling through until you hit the right one (Toshiba blew it here!!). Power on the device WITHOUT a disk in (you can't change modes during DVD playback mode). There are four output modes, so press the 'Progressive' button on the remote and wait for 3 to 5 seconds for the player to switch output modes. Repeat this up to four times to cycle through the available modes. During one of the modes, you should see output to your screen through the cable hookup you've physically attached. You will also notice the led's on the front panel go on and off during the process at times. Good luck ~ and don't bother calling Toshiba support ... friggin waste of time talking to a recording that's dumber than Sh#@!!