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I get a double black-and-white image when the TV is running through the VCR

All of a sudden, nothing works - won't read DVD's and I have a black and white split screen that is distorted.

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I have had that problem before. First reset your unit by holding down the channel up and channel down on your unit for about 10 seconds until it shuts off. This restores the default settings and my get your DVDs to be read again.
The split screen is probably indicating that your Progressive option is On and should be turned Off. Press the Display button on your remote control ----> go to the Video menu ---> go to Progressive and turn it Off.
If you are still having trouble, download the updated firmware from the Panasonic website, store it a cd and put it in your DVD player. (Instructions are on the Panasonic website)
After you run the firmware install procedure you may have to turn the Progressive video option off again. Hope this works for you as well as it worked for me. All the Best - Tamara

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I had this same problem once. Go on your dvd menu and go to settings and hit "reset default settings". That worked for me. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

  • tannboys Jan 02, 2009

    Let me revise my solution. On my dvd recorder the menu features are under the "functions" option on my remote. Click functions, then setup, then select reset default settings. Hope this helps.

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