The Picture On My Plasma Is Rolling.

Last Update date : 2012.01.10

 Samsung Plasma TVs do not have vertical hold adjustments. However, if you are having a problem with a rolling picture, you still may be able to fix it. Suggestions for fixing the problem are below.

Rolling Picture Problem When Watching Cable or Over The Air Broadcasts

If your Plasma TV is rolling vertically when you watch either cable or over the air broadcasts, try the following:

  • Make sure that all your cables are connected correctly and securely. For example, if you have mistakenly connected a Component output from a set top box to a standard video or AV input on your TV, the resulting picture will be distorted.
  • If you are watching over the air broadcasts, make sure your antenna is aimed so that you are receiving the strongest signal.
  • If you are watching standard cable, make sure that the cable is connected firmly at the wall jack and the back of the TV.
  • If you have a set top box that lets you adjust the output resolution (to 480p, 480i, 720p, or 1080i), make sure that the resolution you have chosen is compatible with the input jack to which you've attached the set top box.

Vertical Hold Problem When Playing DVDs

If the picture on your Plasma TV is rolling 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:
    • Connect the Pb out jack on the DVD player to the Pb in jack on your TV, Connect the Pr out jack on the DVD player to the Pr in jack on your TV, and connect the Y out jack on the DVD player to the Y in jack on your TV.
    • 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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