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Horizontal rolling solution need more info

SOLUTION: step 1: make sure there is no dvd in the dvd player before you start fixing the problem. Step 2: Press the "setup" button on the remote. Step 3: Once you have removed the dvd from the dvd player it should allow you to go to "preferences" in the setup menu. So do that. Step 4: Go to "TV TYPE" and make sure it's on NTSC. And then exit setup by pressing the setup button once again. And it should work.
NEED MORE HELP: Hi, I'm having this same horizontal rolling problem. When I tried using the remote to fix it, I couldn't tell where to arrow down or across because I can't read the screen while it's rolling. Could you detail the steps so I can do it blind?

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  • tigem908 Feb 08, 2008

    Could you please describe the cables and connections? Cable colors? Connection locations? I don't have the manual. Thanks.

  • tigem908 Feb 08, 2008

    The horizontal hold is not holding.

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Either you should check the manual for the menu navigation to scroll blind or use the composite (rca) outputs of the player first then connect to your the composite input of your tv so you can see the instructions on the tv with out setting it to NTSC or Pal. Then after successfully setting the tv mode, you can reconnect the RGB video out cables...

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Rolling in the sense? what you mean?

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 08, 2008

    Koss Contact Information


    Main support number1-800-USA-KOSS
    Email supportcustomersupport@koss.com

    am trying for manual. mean time ask koss in help line for manual link. they may also help you mean time

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 12, 2008

    i helped him in some way
    but he rated me as inappropriate


    please remove the inappropriate

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How do i change the unsupported format to play a dvd


DVD players have 5 regions. And on the back of every DVD you buy the region code is marked in side a circle ( like a globe ).
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Step four --- Press SHUFFLE
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Turn off the DVD player wait for a 10 seconds and restart. It should work.
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Apple has detailed it clearly on its official site that QuickTime will attempt to open files with file extensions associated with audio or video formats listed as below:

Video formats:
QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, DV

Audio formats:
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More than that, QuickTime can play movies using the following codecs:

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Obviously, Blu-ray (.m2ts) and DVD (.vob) are out of the above mentioned range. Even though you purchase QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component from online Apple Store and install it on your Mac, it is still unable to play commercial DVDs (such as Hollywood movies), because they are usually encrypted with special CSS anti-piracy technology, not to mention the much more strictly protected Blu-ray movies. However, that doesn’t means you are totally banned to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in QuickTime. Actually, an available Blu-ray and DVD ripper for Mac will definitely do you a favor to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a Mac QuickTime Player compatible format. Go to find a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to Mac QuickTime Player supported format.

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Step 1: Free download, install and launch this blue ray ripper Mac.
Once you run it, click "BD/DVD Folder" or "IFO File" to load your BD or DVD files.

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Step 2: Select H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format for QuickTime
Follow "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)":
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Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters
Notice that which parameter to select has close relationship with the hardware configurations of your computer, so before your adjustment, read the following info attentively.

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Recommended hardware configurations for H.264 HD playback on Macintosh:

For 1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second:
[*]1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer

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Now you are ready to set advanced settings according to the hardware configurations of your computer. Our computer satisfies the above mentioned "1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second", so we changed the settings as below:

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Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start Mac Blu-ray ripping.
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Learn more about how to use Mac Blu-ray ripper.

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3. Guarantee audio-video in sync.

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Hi,

Here is how to unlock the HT-DS1000:

Step 1) Disconnect your player from its power source for 30 seconds
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Step 3) Press the Power On button on your remote control
Step 4) Press the Enter button on your remote control
Step 5) Press the 8 button on your remote control
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Step 7) Press the 2 button on your remote control
Step 8) Press the 6 button on your remote control
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AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG4), MPG/MPEG, VOB/ISO, MP4/MOV (MPEG4), RM or RMVB 8/9/10

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Step 2: Select an output format for WD TV Mini Media Player

Click on the pull down menu of "Format" to a WD TV Mini Media Player supported format as output format. Here I select "Xvid AVI" as my choice.

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Step 4: Set destination folder

Click "Browse" button to specify where to export the output files to.

Step 5: Click "Convert" button to start ripping DVD

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ripping100330.jpg

Once ripping work is done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files for WD TV Mini effortlessly.

Additional tips:

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2. Enable users to select specific subtitle and audio track to convert.

3. Guarantee audio-video in sync.

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5. You can use the "Trim" function to select certain DVD clips to convert. And you can also take advantage of the "Crop" function to remove black edges or change the screen size.

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Click on the pull down menu of "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio language.
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Try this advice:

http://remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Display&contents=help_deadremote&uuid=A12954406270641

"Dead" Remotes Can Be Saved How to Re-Start Your "Dead" Remote Control This only takes about a minute and will restart 1 in 3 "Dead" Original Remote Controls. Good Luck!
Step 1- Pull the batteries out of the remote and leave them out until Step 4.
Step 2- Press and release each and every button one at a time on the remote control until every button has been pressed and released at least once!
Step 3- If your remote has slide switches, you must move the switch to each position then repeat the button pushing in Step 2.
(When you're done, be sure to put the slide switch in the correct position to operate the unit the remote came with!)
Step 4- Put the batteries back into the remote, being very careful to install them correctly.
New batteries should be used if you're not sure about the old ones.
Step 5- Try the remote.
Special Note:
If you have a digital camera, camcorder or camera phone you can test the remote to see if it is emitting a signal. Face the remote towards the lens of the digital unit until you can see the front of the remote. Depress any button on the remote. You should see a light (steady, blink or flashing) being emitted from the remote. If you do then the problem might not be the remote but the sensor on the unit.

If it works, Great!
If not, it's time to call 1-800-Remotes or use this website to order a new remote.

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I used to have that same problem with my system. Fortunately for me, I still had the instruction booklets at the time so that helped me to figure it out. step 1: make sure there is no dvd in the dvd player before you start fixing the problem. Step 2: Press the "setup" button on the remote. Step 3: Once you have removed the dvd from the dvd player it should allow you to go to "preferences" in the setup menu. So do that. Step 4: Go to "TV TYPE" and make sure it's on NTSC. And then exit setup by pressing the setup button once again. And it should work. That's how it worked with my system at least. It seemed to switch the tv type by itself from NTSC to PAL which must be a flaw in the system. I thought I was the only one with that problem. Well, I hope that helped you at all. Have a good day.

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