20 Most Recent Protron PD-800 DVD Player Questions & Answers


Screen is Perfect just Black and White only...No Color

well a dvd player is only going to playback the media it is reading. So if the dvd is a reproduction of a b/w western then b/w is correct but if you play a dvd from the present then it should be in color unless the tv it is connected to is faulty. Try connecting to another tv to see if problem repeats on another tv
12/29/2015 5:07:07 PM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Dec 29, 2015

I have a Protron PD-800

I was having the same problem, what worked for me: put together a cominashion of the same numbers, like 1111,2222,3333 Itryed this and mine worked with 88888. i over write, now i'm using 00000.just in case if i sell my player. holp this works for you.
1/19/2013 11:12:47 PM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Jan 19, 2013

Lost my manual. Displays

hi, I tried to find you a user manual for you to solve the problem but I failed... sorry but without user manual it is hard to propose a solution for your problem since it is spesific issue on that model.. I only recommend to you to go to "MENU" and scrool down on the sub menus to find out a control for this issue that you can alter..... Additionally ,Here is some information I found out about Protron company:

Protron and Spectroniq are the same company. I just visited the Protron web site "www.protronusa.com" it is dead and it has not been updated since 2007. I believe the company is no longer in business and will doubt if you will find a Protron Service Center. If and when needed,You are very lucky to find a repair shop that will attempt to work on the DVD , most will not. The internet is plagued with issues with protron products .

by the way based on google search ;" PROTRON " is being sued by " PROTON " for name brand name -copy right infringement.

Hope this helps! Take care and please Remember to rate/vote for me to continue for Helping out the Community :)

7/3/2011 6:26:53 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Jul 03, 2011

I can't get it to

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4/9/2011 7:01:20 PM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Apr 09, 2011

Someone stepped on my remote and broke it. Where

Hello hgblen:
Here is a site you can try:
Or just : "CLICK HERE"
If this helps just click the thumbs up.
Your FixYa Team member Peter N.
3/29/2011 9:10:07 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Mar 29, 2011

I can't get the remote

The universal remote are very limited in functions for all original electronic devices,only like power on button,play button work only mostly.Try website like Remotes.com to buy the dvd player original remote control.
3/25/2011 12:45:05 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Mar 25, 2011

Need the device code for comcast customs dvr

Comcast Universal Remote - Red OK/Select Button

There are no codes for
Protron DVD player you need to use the search mode on the remote here is how.

earchching For Youour Code
If your home entertainment device does not respond to the remote control after trying all of the codes listed for your brand, or if your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your code.
For example, after trying all of the codes for your TV, you still cannot get the remote control to operate your TV, then:
1. Turn on your TV.
2. On the remote control, press TVTV once. Then press and hold Setup until the TVTV key blinks twice, then release Setup.
3. Enter 9 - 9 - 1. The TVTV key will blink twice.
4. Press and release the digit 1. The TVTV key will blink twice.
Note: Substitute 1 with 0 if searching for a Cable code, 2 if searching for a DVD, VCR or PVR and 3 if searching for an Audio device
5. Press Power and aim the remote control at the TV and press CH + one or more times until the TV turns off.
NOTE: In the search mode, the remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code first.
6. Press Setup once to lock in the code.The TVTV key will blink twice.
7. To search for the codes of another device, repeat steps 1 to 5, but substitute the AUX key for the device you are searching for.
1/23/2011 9:34:02 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Jan 23, 2011

Bought a 800 at garage sale but dont havve the

yes there was,, try


one of the above should work unless its 5 digits then try


one of those is the default..
9/17/2010 4:56:13 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Sep 17, 2010

How to return to default settings on the player...


whatsoever that you have pressed that has caused the wavy lines should be "NTSC". Therefore, press each and every button on the remote of the DVD player as you might undo the wavy lines.

If that doesn't work, then connect the player to another TV, the TV should be a modernized TV. If you connect the player to a more modernized TV, the wavy lines won't display, that is, the display will be normal,. so you can enter the setup and check the display setting to PAL.

I'm sure its because the DVD player was changed to NTSC that's why there are wavy lines.

Good luck.
7/2/2010 3:54:59 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Jul 02, 2010

DVD enter/close works OK. No video. Advise

I am asking the same question. Please advise. Thanks in advance. jan2clint @aol.com
4/26/2010 4:09:27 PM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Apr 26, 2010

I've had this DVD player for a while and haven't

Hello kpohl385,
Sorry to hear you are having some problems with your player, but hopefully I can help you solve the problem. The following are some common reasons why dvd players fail to read discs or give you error messages.

1. The discs are scratched or dirty. If you hold them up to the light and tilt them, you will be able to see smudges, finger prints, scratches, chips, etc. Since your player is not reading any disc (even new ones) this does not sound like the problem, but still needs to be considered.
2. The optical lens that reads the discs is dirty and needs to be cleaned. According to the description you have given of the problem, this sounds like the most likely source of the problem you are having.
Here is a example picture of what the optical lens looks like:
3. The spindle motor could malfunction which will cause the disc to not spin at all or spin erratically. If a disc will not spin properly the laser inside will not read the information on the disc.
4. The optical assembly has malfunctioned and the laser that reads the information is not working.

You can also read my tips and tricks section on the most common reasons why dvd players fail, which will provide you with more in depth descriptions, pictures, and information.

The easiest way to clean the optical lens of your player is by purchasing a dvd cleaning kit. You can purchase this kit at most stores that sell electronics such as Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. They are not expensive. You can also clean the optical lens manually and you will find information on how to do this here. I would also recommend you purchase a disc cleaning kit as well. This will help keep your dvd/cd discs in good working order and help remove dirt and scratches and they are also not expensive (this is totally optional) and can be purchased at the same type of stores I mentioned above. You can also clean your discs manually, but it will not really help with scratches. You can find step by step instructions here.

Here is a example picture of what a dvd cleaning kit looks like:

All dvd/cd devices eventually fail over time, but by far the most common problem is just a dirty optical lens or dirty or scratched disc.
Sorry for all the links, but if I posted all the pictures and instruction on here, it would look like a novel :-).

I sincerely hope that this solves the problem you are having. Please let me know if you need any further assistance and I will be more than happy to try and help you to the best of my abilities. I wish you all the best.

If you would not mind, please rate my help. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You
4/22/2010 8:19:48 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Apr 22, 2010

Always says "wrong disc" and never play


Thanks for using FixYa. To start with try running a lens cleaning disc, if that does not work then you have to open the unit and clean the lens with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. If still the issue is not resolved then the lens should be replaced however, replacing a lens will cost you around $75 and a new one will cost you around $50. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

4/16/2010 4:12:00 AM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Apr 16, 2010

The player says wrong disc.

Player says "wrong disc" send answer to [email protected]
3/1/2010 7:52:10 PM • Protron PD-800... • Answered on Mar 01, 2010
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