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
Re: DVD does not work with TV - invalid format error
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
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Perhaps you tried to make a DVD yourself? and most DVD players accept DVD with photographs and MP3 music, but only when you keep yourself to the folder format and file format, described in the manual. When you try to burn a DVD from a MP4 file, you can be sure it won't work.
Can you share what you think should be on the disk you try to play, when the player responds with invalid file format? and can you add the brand an model number in the text, in stead of on top of the question?
What kind of connection (wire) are you using to connect the DVD player to the TV? Is it composite (RCA, yellow), component (3X RCA, blue, red, green), S-video (Mini-DIN, like a computer keyboard or mouse connector), DVI (Like a wider computer monitor connector), HDMI (Wider and thinner but like a USB connector)?
Purchase or borrow an imported DVD. The only real reason to
make your DVD player region-free is if you plan on watching imported
Locate your DVD player's brand name and model number. These
can usually be found on the box the DVD player came in, or on a sticker
close to the video inputs or on the bottom of the DVD player.
Have your remote handy. You will need your remote to enter the input codes into your DVD player.
Locate a Web site that can help you with the codes you need
for your particular DVD player, since all DVD players have different
codes. Try DVD Exploder or Video Help (see Resources below). Both have
an extensive list of codes for almost every kind of DVD player
Enter your brand name and model number when prompted to do
so on the Web site. If your particular model number is not available,
try searching under the brand name. Sometimes you will be able to find a
model number that is close to your DVD player's model number.
Enter the codes into your DVD player with your remote. Be
sure the DVD player's door is open-almost all codes require the door to
Test your imported DVD to see if it works, once you have entered your code into the DVD player.
Problem your tv isnt true 1080p meaning it will not work however when you switch to componet cables goto menu then change the display settings to 720p or 1080i then your HDMI connection should work fine.
it sounds like the vertical hold on your tv set needs adjusting also with your tv and dvd are there a set of three plugs usually red,white and yellow in colour ?? if so connect these with a cable as this by passes the tv tuner hope this helps regards JIm
have you bought the new disc's from stores cause cd's and dvd's come in new format which is forcing people to buy new players if old dvd's worked on dvd player and new ones dont then its the dvd i had to by new dvd player the other night cause im startin my collection dvd's back bought a movie and bam didnt work no disc
you can hook the line direct into a vcr audio and video and it works with out the R.f's adapter
Ran into the same problem with this DVD player and my LG tv. Try this:
Open the DVD tray, with the DVD tray open press the HDMI select button until the proper resolution for your tv is illuminated, put the DVD back in, close the tray and try again. Simple fix -- worked beautifully for me.
I had this very same problem. To fix this problem you have to re-flash your RCA MP3 player with the following file: http://download.rca.com/download/RD1022_...
My RCA Model RD 1072a as worked fine since flashing the player with this file.