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Progressive scan I have not been able to get the progressive scan to work on two different 3390/37 recorders. The cables are correct and I have put it on the right setting. Any suggestions?

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I too have tried scanning two different Philips 3390 DVD records with the same results. So far Philips have not come up with a solution. I would appreciate it if anyone out there could shed some light on this problem? It does not appear to be a one off situation.
Thanks in advance.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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