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DVD does not work with TV - invalid format error

Brand Name: RCA Model Number: DRC286 Comment: This DVD player has been working fine since we got it and we have been very happy with it. It is connected via HDMI cable to a Sony Bravia TV KDL37M4000. Yesterday we tried to play a DVD and all we got was an "INVALID FORMAT" message on the TV. I have tried different inputs on the TV - no change. It appears that the DVD player's Video Output mode is stuck on progressive scan. The manual says this can be changed by simultaneously pressing the open/close and play buttons on the front of the player, but it always says "PS ON" after I do this. (The TV uses 1080i). I have also tried unplugging the unit to reset it. No matter what I do, it seems like I cannot change the video output mode from PS ON. Does this unit need repair or does it need to be replaced? Thanks, Scott Miller

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Make sure that there are no discs in the player.

1. Turn it on
2. Press "Setup" on the remote
3. Press the down button twice on the remote
4. Press the right button once on the remote
5. Press the up button once on the remote
6. Press "Ok" on the remote

You should now be back into interlace mode.

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