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I just purchased my first plasma! but having dvd trouble...

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I finally grew tired of waiting to here something official on the next generation comsumer model so I broke down and purchased a Panasonic TH-42PD25U/ P today. I just finished setting everything up and popped in the Star Wars DVD and all I can say is WOW! I could not be happier with my decision. I borrowed settings posted from someone here that used AVIA to calibrate the same model but I plan on going through my DVE disc this weekend to make sure everything is just right.

One thing that is bothering me however and I don't believe this has anything to do with the TV. My DVD player is stuck on interlace mode. It is a Sony model 5 disc changer that is part of my dream system HTiB. The manual says once connected to a TV that can accept a progressive signal just select it but it will not allow me to change it. The player and TV are connected via component video cables which I believe are acoustic research from BB. Are the cables causing this? Is there such a thing as prog cables and interlace cables? Or do I need to change a setting on the TV. As great as it looks now can't wait to see it at its native 480p res.

Thanks for replies in advance.
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Odds are it is much simpler. The most likely thing going on here is that your DVD player won't let you change resolution while it is currently displaying something. Re-read the user manual, but the likely thing you have to do is Stop the current DVD disc, or even remove it from the disc tray before the player will let you change resolution between interlaced and progressive.

Problem fixed...There was a switch on the back of the reciever that had to be switched from interlace only to selectable.

Now seeing DVD in it's native resolution on this set I could not be happier with my purchase. Now I just need to find the time to go through my 300+ collection to see all of the films in OAR glory.

Thanks to those in the forum which made my choice of a Panny even easier...
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