Do USA Oppo 971H's work in the UK?

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  1. Scottyyy

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    Just wondering, because mine arrived today and I can't get it working. I've set the player to region free (Setup - 1920 - region 0) but I can't play PAL DVD's. The picture is like split up -- I think it's called "picture rolling". The manual says it's the wrong video system, PAL isn't supported by my TV apparently. :(

    Any idea what is wrong?

    I'm connecting it via a DVI>HDMI cable and the TV is a Panasonic TX-32LMD70. It's plugged into HDMI2. (although I've tried both).

    Also, I can't get sound either. I've plugged the supplied audio cable into all of the Oppo red/white outputs and tried all of the TV's red/white outputs but I can't get sound with any combination.

    Thanks for any help.

    edit: I can get sound, but only on the AV3 channel. So there's no way to see the video and audio at the same time. :rolleyes:
     
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    in the setup menu have you selected auto for tv type?.
     
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    Yes. I tried PAL, NTSC and auto.

    The DVD I'm trying to play is The Bourne Identity PAL.

    I haven't got any NTSC DVD's to try.
     
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    Hi.
    Have you tried setting the Oppo to region 2?
    Maybe the disc is one of those RCE discs.

    Sorry, I see you get a rolling picture.
    Is your TV set to PAL, or AUTO?
    It sounds like it's set to NTSC.
    Is it a UK spec TV?
     
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    Hi, I tried it on region 2 and region 1.

    I don't know how to change the TV settings for PAL/NTSC. It's not in the picture or system settings. I've tried all 3 options on the Oppo though.

    The TV is a UK spec yes.

    I tried it on my grandma's Samsung R87 and it worked perfectly. So it's definitely something to do with the TV I think. I'll have to figure out how to change the settings to PAL or auto.

    Thanks
     
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    Hi.
    What you described is what you would see if your TV was incompatible with a PAL signal, but it isn't applicable to HDMI/DVI, I think.

    Have you tried to change the resolution? It's the bottom left button on the remote. Maybe the player is set to one which isn't supported by your TV.

    To change between say 720p and 1080i, you need to stop any disc that's playing and press the button labelled "DVI". This could be why your picture is rolling. Just a guess. I hope it helps.

    Also, your TV is multi standard, so you shouldn't have any problems with the Oppo.
     
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    Sorry mate!
    I've just had a look at the manual for your TV.
    It says you should use HDMI 1 for a DVI connection, and in the settings for sound, set the option for HDMI sound to analogue.
    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks mate.

    My bro is playing Halo 3 right now so I can't use the TV at the minute heh.

    Will try it in a bit though.
     
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    Problem fixed. :)

    Switched it to NTSC via the P/N button and it played fine on all resolutions. My TV is 1366x768 native, so I should be using 720p right?

    Now, should I be using "Video 1" or "Video 2"? Video 1 is for 3:2 pulldown for NTSC video right? And Video 2 is 2:2 for PAL, correct?

    Well I'm using NTSC as the video format, so which should I use? Stick to Video 2 as it's a PAL DVD or what?
     
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    Hi.
    You said it all already!
    Use Video 2 for PAL.
    And I think the 971 handles 720p best anyway, so you're all set.:thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks a lot mate.
     
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    Glad to help for a change!:smashin:
     

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