The Picture On My Plasma TV Has Rolling Lines In It When I Play A DVD. Why?

Last Update date : 2012.01.10

 If the picture on your Plasma TV has rolling lines when you play a DVD, chances are the DVD player is transmitting a Progressive Scan signal and you have it connected to an input that does not accept Progressive Scan. There are two ways to fix this problem:

•  If your DVD player has a P. Scan or Progressive Scan button or switch on the front or back, or on its remote, press the button or move the switch before you play a DVD. Generally, if you have a button, each time you press it, you change the DVD player's output from 480i (standard video) to 480p (Progressive Scan video.)

•  Alternately, you can disconnect your DVD player from your Plasma TV and reconnect it using the Component (Pb, Pr, and Y) jacks on your DVD player and Plasma TV. If you choose to do this, make sure you:

o   Connect the Pb out jack on the DVD player to the Pb in jack on your TV,

o   Connect the Pr out jack on the DVD player to the Pr in jack on your TV, and

o   Connect the Y out jack on the DVD player to the Y in jack on your TV.

o   Connect the two audio out jacks on the DVD player to the audio in jacks on your Plasma TV associated with the Component jacks.

Note: If you use the Component connections, you can probably set the P.Scan button to Progressive Scan permanently. Most Component connections accept both 480i and 480p (Progressive Scan).

 

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