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How do I turn off Progressive scan?

I was going through some of the features and turned on the Progressive Scan. My Plasma TV does not seem to work with this feature, it just shows in bold letters across the screen "PROGRESSIVE SCAN MODE"! I'm trying to turn it off, but now the Setup menu is not coming up, just the bold words. The DVD is playing though, I can hear it...but picture. Is there a way to turn this feature off?

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  • RedHeather Nov 04, 2007

    I ahve exactly the same problem with no picture but sound.

    I am connected to Foxtel so I get a message of "no signal' on my screen.

    I cannot undo the P.scan as I cannot get a menu to show on screen.

    My remote does not have a P.Scan button.

    My dvd is also a HDD LG model number RH4820 W

  • donina Nov 04, 2007

    We have a DV1130 and have tried every button. When we moved and reconnected it Progressive Scan Mode came on the screen and we cannot unlock this mode. Our VCR works and we can hear the DVD but not picture on DVD just the words PROGRESSIVE SCAN MODE appears on the screen. HELP... We have unplugged dvd/vcr. We pressed buttons but in the move we lost our manual and don't know what to do.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    hi i have the same problem with the progressive escan mode on my dvd i can turn it off the manu no appear on the tv

  • pennell Dec 27, 2007

    i have the same problem. however i do not have P-SCAN on my remote.

  • steve r Jan 04, 2008

    Lost manual & progressive scan is written across screen. Can't find way to change out of this mode

  • Brownman Feb 12, 2008

    How do I turn off Progressive scan?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    I setup the player. When I turned it on Progressive Scan Mode came on the screen. I can hear the sound but no picture. There's no P-Scan button on the remote or the machine

  • niylah May 25, 2008

    how can i change progressive scan modeon my lg dvd player

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    my scrren has progressive scan mode and i cant see movie but can hear the sound.

  • kimmain2004 Aug 18, 2008

    I also turned on the progressive scan mode by mistake and now im unable to turn it off.Please assist me

    My Make is LG Model # LH-T550SB

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2012

    a small voice told me what to do. Gotta testify!!! Press the stop button and the prg scan at the same time, worked for me imediately. The holey spirit or guiding angels or our own power, knows what will work for each person, in every situation. Listen by faith and by faith Do It.!!!! Thank you Internet!



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Hi, follow the steps it may help !! Press STOP button. ? If playing a disc, press the STOP button twice so that ?STOP?, appears on the display. Press and hold P.SCAN button on the remote control for over 5 seconds. ? Pressing and holding the button for over 5 seconds will select "Progressive Scan" and "Interlace Scan" alternately. ? When you select P.SCAN, "P.SCAN" will appear on the display. ? To set P.Scan mode for DivX discs, press the P.SCAN button on the remote control for more than 5 seconds with no disc in the unit (?'NO DISC" on the display), then load the DivX disc and play. regards sreejith

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None of your ideas worked for me, I have a RCA surround sound system model RTD258...there are no buttons on the remote or anywhere on the system itself. I can see that it is in P-scan mode, because it's lit up on the display, but I can't get into the menu long enough to change it....Does anyone have a clue on how I can fix this stupid problem???

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I have a Sanyo DVD/VCR combo and was playing around. Turned progressive scan on by mistake. Couldn't get back to setup screen. Same situation as above. I went to VCR mode, went into setup and turned off the "OSD". Went back to DVD and was able to get back into setup again to turn off progressive scan. Thank you God for helping me figure this out, before my girlfriend got home and had a hizzy fit. Oh and don't forget to go back into VCR setup and turn the OSD back on. (whatever that is) :)

Posted on Mar 17, 2008


Just press the stop button on your DVD player for a few seconds. Works like magic.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008


Progessive scan DVD
Read the following :-----
Once the setting for progressive scan output is entered, an image will only be visible on a progressive scan compatible Tv. if youset it in error,you must reset the unit. Pointing the remote at the player, press the STOP key tostop any disc that is playing. Next, press the STOP key again and hold it for 5 seconds before releasing it. The video output will be restored to the standard setting, and a picture will once again be visible on analoge TV

Posted on May 09, 2008

  • Marisha Steen Feb 26, 2011

    You guys are awesome. Thank you. Helped me out big time!!!



Stop and hold worked Thank you very much..Thought I would have to contact the manufacturer..

Posted on May 25, 2008


I have a different model...XBV443 DVD/VHS player. Thanks so much for the help. the soultion didnt work, but if your sceen says Progressive Scan Mode, and you have the problems listed above, and you have th model XBV443, just PRESS AND HOLD STOP.

good luck

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Good day! Try to check the rca jack video input.Replace it with new one if defective. Also check the progressive scan features if activated. If it is activated check your TV if supported by progressive scan features, because some TV is not supported by progressive scan.You can deactivate it by turning off or activate the interlace mode.Press the open/close to open disk tray. And press the numeric keypad 1 for few seconds. Hope its help.

When i try using prgressive scan it comes up error why and how can i get progressive scan to work

In order to use progressive scan you must have a progressive scan compatible tv. Check your users manual to find out if its compatible. If it is it should give instructions to turn on the progressive scan option for tv.

I am stuck in the Progressive Scan Mode on my DVD player & cant get it out of the blue screen. I have tried reseting it & even unplugging the player.

If your TV does not support progressive scan, you won't be able to get out of the blue screen. The only way to solve this issue is to connect the unit to a multistandard TV which has this capability, then in the player's on screen menu, look for anything that would allow you to select either progressive or interlace as its video output (or has progressive on and off feature) - and switch progressive 'off'. This should revert the output back to interlace. Then unplug the combo, reconnect it to your original set, and it should work fine after that.

Not impossible to correct, but a real pain if progressive is selected in a DVD player's output and the TV does not have that feature. Some DVD players have progressive output as a default option in their setup. Reverting it to interlace or turning it off so it matches the TV it is connected to should solve this problem.

I pushed the pscaan button by mistake n now I can hear the movie but no picture

This is probably the 'progressive scan' feature for your DVD player.
If you haven't had any other problems with the player, try pushing the button again (a second time). This feature is likely a 'toggle-on, toggle-off, so a second 'push' should turn-off the progressive scan.
If this doesn't correct it, power the unit off, then power-on again. It it doesn't automatically power-up without the progressive scan, try pushing the pscan button again. Hopefully this will turn-off your undesired progressive scan. Good luck!

I can't turn off the Progressive Scan feature on my Sony DVP-NC85H. I tried pressing 3, 6, and 9 while the unit was off but had no success. Apparently I can't use the HDMI connection unless the Progressive...

When your player is connected thru HDMI cable it should automatically detect what your TV's display is capable of. I am assuming that you have the DVD player connected to a HD television. There should be a progressive scan button on the front of the player. But I don't think the button will work when it is connected to HDMI. How do you have the player connected? Is it directly to the TV or does it go thru a switch or a reciever then to the TV? If it is connected this way then that can be the problem. There is a signal that needs to make it to the TV and these devices can block the signal. So verify that it is connected directly to the TV and that the HDMI cable is working. If that is ok then connect another connection to the TV along with the HDMI cable also hooked up. Then change your TV's input selection to that connection. You should be able to get to the dvd menu and set the HDMI output from auto to a format that your TV will accept. Then go back to the HDMI input and see if you have a picture. Let me know if that helps.

Not able to turn off Progressive scan feature-sony dvp nc85h

If it works like my sony RDR-GX315 just press the pause button on the player itself and hold for 5 seconds.

Showing red image

Make sure red is matched up to red, green to green, and blue to blue first. Then, try a different set of YPbPr (component) cables if you have a set available. If it still shows up red, then read this:
If you are using a Progressive Scan TV
(TV must indicate Progressive Scan or
ProScan capability), to activate TV
Progressive Scan, please refer to your TV
user manual. For DVD system Progressive
Scan function, see page 28.
Helpful Hint:
– If your TV does not support Progressive
Scan, you will not be ab le to view the picture.
Press and hold OPEN/CLOSE button and
press ‘1’ to deactivate progressive scan.

Progressive Scan - turning on/off
To select this item, you must set “Video
Output” to Y PR PB and ensure that your
TV has progressive scan (See page 11.)
Follow the steps of “Using the Setup
Menu” and select :
Select this to disable Progressive scan

These are pp. 11 and 28 of your owner's manual for the HTS

If these methods still fail, try turning your TV's progressive scan off or on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

DVD player wont show picture

to turn it off select connection method 3 above and progressive scanning mode, to set the mode, set progressive to off in the display menu so that the p scan indicator light on the front panel goes out. do all of this in interface mode. you can also do this by pressing and holding PLAY > on the front of the unit for more than 5 seconds, still watch for the p scan indicator to go off. this works best when the unit is connected directly to the television.

Turn off progressive scan mode

If you set progressive scant On by accident,you must reset the unit. Remove any disc from the unit and close the disc tray. See that "disc" is displayed on the display window. Now press STOP and hold it for more than 5 seconds before releasing it. The video output will be restored to the standard setting and picture will once again be visible on a conventional analog TV or monitor.
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