Stuck on either PScan or PAL; can i reset the whole darn player?
I was fiddling with the Setup menu trying to get a certain DVD to play and accidently set the DVD player to PSCan (i think- so my boyfriend tells me; screen is black & white and halfway scrolling on the screen). the manual tells me to simply go back to the Setup screen and choose Interlace (or NTSC, if that's the real issue), but the screen being as it is i can't READ the menu to make the changes. same thing with resetting- i have to be able to read the System menu in order to default back to factory settings. i tried taking apart the player to see if there was an internal "reset" button, but no luck. read through this site and tried pressing "the important buttons," and again no luck (although i do seem to have managed to change the default language to french...) any suggestions? and who is this "protron" i'm supposed to contact? any help would be greatly appreciated!
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PAL is the format of the dvd and there are two main formats for a dvd and they are PAL or NTSC. The NTSC format is mostly used for the United States, and the PAL format is used more in Europe and Asia. An older dvd player will have the format options in the setup menu for the dvd player, and from the setup menu on the tv screen the dvd player can be set to play the PAL dvd's. However if that is not the problem and the dvd player no longer can tell a PAL from a NTSC format then the dvd player either needs a serious lens cleaning or it has a malfunction. Also, the back of the cover for the dvd should say if it is PAL or NTSC.
Possibly in the wrong output mode. (i.e. in PAL-60 when NSTC is needed)
On the remote, press the PAL/NSTC button to cycle through the output modes.
Choices are: NSTC, PAL, PAL-60 and AUTO.
Also make sure the correct TV type is selected in the System Setup menu.
I just had the same problem with the same model but I was able to figure it out after a while.
From the remote control:
Scroll left or right to the PREFERNCES menu.
Scroll down to the bottom until DEFAULT is highlighted.
HIt the PLAY button in the remote while RESTORE or RESET is highlighted.
The DVD player was reset back to factory settings within 10 seconds.