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PAL problem Hi, I would like to get some info how can I "add" PAL system in my Phillips dvp 3140 DVD player setup options. There is only NTSC sytem, no other possibilities to choose like PAL or Secam can't change.

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  • sameermv Dec 27, 2007

    I have PAL TV system, I am not able to change the DVP3140 DVP players option to PAL system. Only one option is given under menu 'Video -> TV System -> NTSC'. Please suggest how can I change it to PAL system?

  • reservations Jul 14, 2008

    Having the same problems....have your come up with any solutions....thanks



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The DVD player you have is only compatible with NTSC TV. There is no way of changing that to PAL.

It is compatible though with PAL discs. It will convert the video signal of a PAL disc to NTSC format.

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