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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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Re: PAL problem


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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Hi, I have bought in US a SONY DVP-FX950 and took it back to Germany. Unfortunately I can not watch any DVD , I think because of NTSC only and Region Code 1. I do not want to bin this nice device, so I...

Hello Sir
As I know, transmission and receiving system in Germany is PAL. A PAL system only device annot be set to NTSC or vice versa. You also knows that. How 625 lines system can be converted to 525l lines system. Normally, all sets released in US is meant for use in US only. The set will have strict quality control measure also.
I don't know about the technique, to change NTSC to PAL. If a converter which can make system convert, you may have use this device I thinks. As an engineer, just try to get this type of converter in Germany. OK.

Apr 23, 2011 | Sony DVP-FX950 Portable DVD Player

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Will the dvp 311ok play ntsc dvd i am in australia and i am reg 4

As long as the NTSC DVDs are not region coded, and your TV is multi-standard (able to receive NTSC as well as PAL signals via A/V inputs or similar connections), the player should play NTSC just fine through it

I assume this is a PHILIPS player? If so, most PHILIPS DVD players support NTSC playback on PAL TV.

You are correct, Australia is region 4 for DVD standard. The only restriction would be region codes.

Feb 27, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Black and White Image

Yes there is video format for our TV and dvd players. NTSC & PAL...

EVEN IF, THE DVD PLAYER SETTING IS KEPT AS PAL, AND WE INSERTING THE CORRECT CD OR DVD AND ALSO IT SHOW BLACK & WHITE PICTURE, ETC.... so please check your video system in TV, DVD PLAYER and check the CD or DVD you are inserting is of same video format you have set in DVD player.

Apr 23, 2009 | Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 DVD Player

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The display screen is rolling and is in black and white.


You switched to PAL mode from NTSC or vice versa. Most DVDs will only output PAL or NTSC, not both. So even if the disc is region ffree, the fact that it's encoded in PAL (50hz) makes it appear like you describe - no vertical hold / black and white.

Some set top players [Apex, Phillips] will convert PAL to NTSC on the fly or vice versa.

Remember, PAL/NTSC is not the same as Region.

Here's some detailed info:

You can convert the DVD to NTSC, and strip the region code by following


[This is very time consuming.]


What DVD

Most players are either NTSC or PAL, however increasingly DVD players from the Far East (Apex, Phillips etc)

, which is 50hz instead of 60hz, hence the lack of vertical hold

Mar 23, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Black & white resolution

good day,

Possible reason would be Video system compatability. In PHI most of the screen are NTSC compliant for video sytem and for Qatar im not sure if its PAL or PAL SECAM system. But no worries, the only thing you need to do is change the video setting of your DVD player. do you have the owner manual of your player? if do so, check for the part reffering to video system. access that menu and one part of that selection would be the video out system, there should be a selection to choose from PAL/NTSC and auto. just select "Auto" or "NTSC"


Jan 31, 2009 | JVC XV-N652

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Philips dvd 3445h doesn't seem to support pal format

You would have to either convert the DVDs to NTSC by ripping them to your computer and using conversion software, or you need to get a player that supports PAL and NTSC. Phillips has players that do both NTSC and PAL but it sounds like the one you have doesn't.
I have a Phillips DVP 5140 that does PAL and NTSC and is region unlocked.
There are other players on the market that do support it, but you will have to look around a bit.

Best of luck

Jan 04, 2009 | Philips DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Using pal/ntsc system dvd player in USA - how to setup to work on ntsc tv

You sould have a button on the remote controls thats says Pal/NTSC, press that button to switch.

Nov 07, 2008 | Durabrand DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Only black and white

If you are playing different region dvds, they can be of different color formats also
(US = NTSC, Europe = PAL). If your television is not multi-format then non-compatible
DVDs will play black and white. The solution is to purchase a mutli-format TV (accepts
both PAL and NTSC formats)

Aug 31, 2008 | Sony DVP-NS50P DVD Player

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PAL mode ?

PAL/NTSC is automatic. if you insert a PAL DVD output is PAL ( most probably PAL-B. Some other brands allow manual PAL/NTSC switching, but at this machine this is automaticaly done. Please verify your TV set allows PAL programs

Oct 27, 2007 | Sony DVP-NS50P DVD Player

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