Progressive scan problem (RP56)....please help.

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  1. Richard_E

    Richard_E Agent

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    Something weird is happening, and it's probably something real simple/basic, but I'm a newbie, so please forgive the ignorance.

    When I press in the button for "progressive output" on the Panny RP56, the TV is only showing it in 4:3 mode...so what I end up with is grey bars on the side (to get 4:3), then black bars on the top and bottom within that (to get the widescreen look). If I depress the button again to turn off progressive scan, it goes to widescreen.

    It's happening on Gladiator. My TV is Sony KP-57HW40 HDTV.

    I think it worked fine before, so I must've changed something. Please help!

    thanks.
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Richard,

    When this happens, press menu on the TV remote, toggle over to Wide on the menu screen and check to see what it says under Wide Mode. If it says normal, try switching it to Full. With the set on Full and the dvd player setup properly, Gladiator should fill the screen side to side, with black bars at top and bottom.

    I have the same set, and it sounds like it's going to Normal (gray bars on side) mode when you turn the player to progressive for some reason. I don't think the player can generate gray bars, so doubt if that's your problem.

    The Sony doesn't lock on full when fed a progressive scan signal, only when fed 1080i by an HD STB.
     
  3. Richard_E

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    Thanks for the help for a newbie. That did it. Apparently someone switched it to Normal even though I usually keep it on Full. I was thinking something was wrong with the DVD settings...never thought to check the TV.

    Thanks again.
     

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