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Sudden split screen

The screen is split with black line between the two identical pctures but the sound is clear

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Re: sudden split screen

Your dvd player is in progressive mode, and your tv isnt capable of playing progressive mode.  To fix this, look on your remote for a button called "Progressive", and press it.  If you dont have a button like that, then look through your service manual for anything that says progressive mode, and it should give instructions on how to set it back to interlace mode.  This is a very common problem I come across when servicing DVD players, as inadvertently pressing the wrong button the remote will cause this.

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