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Convert Panasonic HD-Plasma UK PAL-I to Sweden PAL B/G?

dlinderyd

Standard Member
Hi,
My first post, so hope I follow the rules.

I've recently moved from UK to Sweden and brought my Panasonic Plasma (Viera TH-42PZ70BA Plasma Full-HDTV). Sweden has left PAL some time ago and uses digital trasnimisions. However, my cable operator in Sweden provides around 15 channels for free via PAL B/G. My Panasonic HDTV can only receive 2 of them and the sound is only white noise. Digital TV works fine via separate arial though. I also have a "no-name" £100 LCD and that works fine, with both digital (DVB-T) and analogue PAL-signals.

Now to my main question. Is there a way via some firmware or system menu to get my Panasonic HDTV to receive PAL B/G signals, or is there some box that can do the conversion?

A follow up to that is that I'm planning on getting a full cable subscription soon (can't get it right now, long story) and the box connects via HDMI (or Scart) to my Panasonic Plasma. Will this be a problem with a non-converted TV or will the HDMI-connection take care of the "conversion".

Sorry for the long-ish question. Appreciate any help on this issue.

/Don
 

Legendary

Active Member
There must be a setting in the menu to change colour coding.

Why not use Sky HD in Sweden instead as you can watch in English (Unless you are Swedish wanting to watch Swedish porn or TV)

If input from HMDI it should work fine. If not complain to Swedish Cable company. (Assuming this is right one)

I don't know anything about PAL I or PAL B/G
 

dlinderyd

Standard Member
That's what I thought, but I can't find any such setting. I bet there is one, hidden in some system/service menu that you access through some weird button combination on the remote (like on the Sky-box).

I have managed to get all channels now through my LG DVD-Recorder, which is also bought in the UK. My UK Philips VCR tunes into all channels but the sound is just noise. So, it seems it's a bit mixed on what UK equipment can and cannot receive PAL B/G signals. 2 out of four tested works fine so far. Shall test my USB TV-stick soon too.

If anyone else has any hints on where to find the hidden system/service menu for my Panasonic, please let me know, as it would be a lot more convenient to watch TV throught the TV rather than through the DVD.

A bit off topic, but Legendary brought it up. The Sky box doesn't work in Sweden, as I can't get a signal. What bothers me more tough is tha all the recorded pogrammes and movies that we had on the box are not accessable, as the box doesn't get a signal from Sky to verify that we still subscribe to the service. So if anyone has any idea on how to bypass the Sky encryption please let me know.

Don
 

E9 Smooth

Active Member
Panasonic do have hidden service menu's, but I dont know if they will have the settings your asking for. Maybe you should google it and look for the remote combination or ask the forum.
 

dlinderyd

Standard Member
Thanks for your reply E9 Smooth.

I've found the service menu but can't work out what setting would control the PAL standard.
To access service menu:
VOL- (ON the side panel on the plasma) and press 0 (zero) on the remote 3 times.

Do anyone have any idea on what setting changes my PAL standard to PAL B/G?

Don
 

Legendary

Active Member
Look at Picture settings then colour standard.

On my Loewe TV there is 3 different colours settings.

I don't know what Panasonic menu option are. Why not go to a swedish home cinema store and ask them as they probably have a better answer than us.

Have you got an amp with HDMI input and output.
 

mikimausis

Active Member
Hi,
My first post, so hope I follow the rules.

I've recently moved from UK to Sweden and brought my Panasonic Plasma (Viera TH-42PZ70BA Plasma Full-HDTV). Sweden has left PAL some time ago and uses digital trasnimisions. However, my cable operator in Sweden provides around 15 channels for free via PAL B/G. My Panasonic HDTV can only receive 2 of them and the sound is only white noise. Digital TV works fine via separate arial though. I also have a "no-name" £100 LCD and that works fine, with both digital (DVB-T) and analogue PAL-signals.

Now to my main question. Is there a way via some firmware or system menu to get my Panasonic HDTV to receive PAL B/G signals, or is there some box that can do the conversion?

A follow up to that is that I'm planning on getting a full cable subscription soon (can't get it right now, long story) and the box connects via HDMI (or Scart) to my Panasonic Plasma. Will this be a problem with a non-converted TV or will the HDMI-connection take care of the "conversion".

Sorry for the long-ish question. Appreciate any help on this issue.

/Don

when i set up my panasonic TV, it didnt found a single analogue channel on autotune. even if i swiched from one to another picture systems(i have PAL B/G and TV was set to it. still no goal ). what did the trick, was to SWICH BETWEEN AUDIO SYSTEMS. its stupid an has no logic, but it did work. try this- manual tuning, swich between audio sys. i can check wich audio sys alowed me to get PAL B/G channels later..
good luck
 

Blueearthling

Active Member
Hi,
My first post, so hope I follow the rules.

I've recently moved from UK to Sweden and brought my Panasonic Plasma (Viera TH-42PZ70BA Plasma Full-HDTV). Sweden has left PAL some time ago and uses digital trasnimisions. However, my cable operator in Sweden provides around 15 channels for free via PAL B/G. My Panasonic HDTV can only receive 2 of them and the sound is only white noise. Digital TV works fine via separate arial though. I also have a "no-name" £100 LCD and that works fine, with both digital (DVB-T) and analogue PAL-signals.

Now to my main question. Is there a way via some firmware or system menu to get my Panasonic HDTV to receive PAL B/G signals, or is there some box that can do the conversion?

A follow up to that is that I'm planning on getting a full cable subscription soon (can't get it right now, long story) and the box connects via HDMI (or Scart) to my Panasonic Plasma. Will this be a problem with a non-converted TV or will the HDMI-connection take care of the "conversion".

Sorry for the long-ish question. Appreciate any help on this issue.

/Don
Having exactly the same problem with my Panasonic vt 50. I moved to Sweden and the local area have an analogue signal for about 15 channels for free.

I can get picture for all but sound is just white noise.

I'm guessing I have to change settings to make tv a PAL BG rather than an I.

Any help please?
 

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