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Alpine dve-5207 & tmx-r705

I have the two units above they are new units.
I am in New Zealand where we use PAL system.
Picture will not lock in looks like setting is NTSC instructions do not cover changing setting.Can you assist?

Regards, Alan.

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Hi Allan,

To my understanding, both are inter-compatible to either NTSC or PAL.; the player will auto detect what format the disc is and auto-switch over. As the manual says, "DVE-5207 automatically changes the video output signal (NTSC or PAL), according to the disc." On the other hand, the TMX-R705 needs manual settings (2 ways):
1. NTSC and PAL can be directly switched when the DISP on the TMX-R705 remote button is pressed for at least 2 seconds; or
2. On the TMX-R705 remote, press the SETUP button, press the DOWN or UP button within 10 seconds and select AUX 1 SIG. or AUX 2 SIG., press the LEFT or RIGHT button within 10 seconds to set the selection.

Just an after thought, pls verify that your DVD Region number is either 2 or ALL. Additionally, you can verify the color format the unit is using (as well as the disc) by pressing DISPLAY during playback on the player.

Should this not be corrective, perhaps you need to check the grounding/wiring and the interconnections cables.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007


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