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NTSC/DVD black & white playback

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by ma6235, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. ma6235

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    I've just received a copy of "The 10th Kingdom", region 2, NTSC. When I play it, the picture alternates between black & white and colour every second ! I have a Sony DAVS500 connected to a Sony KV28FX65 using an S-video to scart cable connected to AV2. Has anyone got a clue how to fix this problem ?
    Cheers.
     
  2. Doubledoom

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    Sounds like your tv is not fully NTSC compliant.

    Normally, to get round this you would need to connect up using the RGB scart as this bypasses the PAL/NTSC issue. However, the Sony DAV doesn't have RGB or scart so you can't do anything about it.

    Your options are:

    1 - Get a new television which is fully NTSC compliant

    2 - Get a proper DVD player which has an RGB scart

    3 - buy a standards convertor (which costs about the same as a tv)


    This is one of the main reasons that the Sony DAV players are not recommended by the regular members of this forum.
     
  3. seanm

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    I think there is a way around this.

    you will need to go into the service menu,

    http://www.kv32tweak.freeuk.com will help.

    you need to go into device register settings then special adjustments and change

    NTSC Auto YC.

    BE CAREFULL!!!!!!
     
  4. ma6235

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    :D The problem appears to be s-video/NTSC compatability. I connected a simple phono-video lead from the DVD to AV4 on the TV. The picture quality is still very good even through this lead. No new TV, DVD or standards converter needed !
     
  5. Doubledoom

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    Lucky that the tv does handle NTSC. However, it is a shame you have to watch DVDs using composite video (single phono style lead would be this).
     
  6. Joe Pineapples

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    ma6235

    i'm assuming you meant Region ONE ntsc?.

    Have you tried any other ntsc dvd's thru the s-video connection?. Reason i ask is because i've got the same DVD title on order, but i've not had this problem with any others, so fingers crossed.

    btw - i have a Pioneer 535, hooked up to a 9yr old Sony - NTSC playback fautless (also with an ntsc vhs tape)

    cheers

    Dean
     
  7. seanm

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    This set will definitely take an NTSC signal through SVIDEO.

    I know becase I had the same problem with "The Ultimate DVD Platinum" (Region 0 but NTSC)

    Follow my instructions earlier and it will be fine.

    Don't ask me why Sony disabled it. but you can easily switch it on.
     
  8. ma6235

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    The DVD is region 2 and NTSC. My DVD player is not modified and will not play region 1 DVDs.

    I haven't had the time (or courage !) yet to to go for the sevice menu "fix".
     
  9. ma6235

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    seanm,

    I went into the service menu and changed the settings. My TV is a KV32FX65, the settings in the menu are at 18 for AV2 and 19 for AV3. You have to scroll down the menu to find the AV3 setting as it is off screen. Of course my DVD is on AV3 ! When I realised this and changed it correctly everything worked fine.

    Thanks for your help everyone.
     

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