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Have an NTSC sony kdl42s4100 lcd tv which I bought in Canada and I have a Panasonic sc-bt200 home cinema blu ray system when connected via HDMI PAl blu ray discs work fine but normal dvds are only sound and message on TV invalid format.

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  • howardgirls5 Oct 05, 2009

    How do I lower the resolution on the Tv it is set to auto and have tries adjusting as low as 480P but still nothing

  • howardgirls5 Oct 05, 2009

    I have adjusted the resolution as low as possible and still nothing

  • howardgirls5 Oct 05, 2009

    dont think so bought dvds in store and work on anything else just not lcd tv

  • howardgirls5 Oct 06, 2009

    Have changed setting on dvd Player for tv signal as NTSC the player plays BLU Ray PAL perfectly but still wont play normal dvds

  • howardgirls5 Oct 06, 2009

    not having much luck and going to update firmware tomorrow but was hoping for some more help. just to make sure PAL blu rays play fine but not ordinary PAL dvds only sound and tv says invalid format tv is Canadian and broadcasts in ATCS which is NTSCs digital signal

  • howardgirls5 Oct 07, 2009

    I have checked tv is compatible up to 1080p and even though blu ray works perfectly tv still says invalid format for normal dvds. How can i check of I can update codec????

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Hello Howardgirls5,
There are several things you can try to sort this out. The first thing you could try is the following web site

http://www.dvd365.net/

if you look at the top of this web site and click the link ' CODES' you could then look up your model number for your Panasonic blu ray player. If this is not listed then you could try some of the ones listed if they dont work you could keep checking the site until this appears.This would unlock your DVD player to play any region. Fixing the problem.

the other option. are the normal dvds the correct region what I mean by that is your blu ray DVD's will be pal 2 etc are the normal DVD's the same.
There may be a compatibility issue between your NTSC sony and the Pal DVD's they run at a different speed. Most of the newer TV these's days allow you to change the TV from NTSC to PAL so it may be worth looking from the MENU option or your handbook to see if this Can be changed.

I do hope this has help

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Little Dish Fitter

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Lowering the resolution has nothing to do with PAL/NTSC settings.
You need to change Video settings on Panasonic player to NTSC, or to change video settings on TV to pal.
Play with settings menu and adjust PAL/NTSC settings.

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Try rechecking all wire connections for proper placement and fit too and from the tv.
Try adjusting the video format on the DVD, flip through 480p and 1080i. See which format works best with your tv.

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the tv and the unit both asre only compatible up to 1080i. This player's default display setting is 1080p. So, I simply did some problem solving and hooked it up to my main TV in my living room and changed the settings to 1080i.remove and hook the wirings back to the TV and check out on 1080i. try it couple of times this will help.
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This is cause by the blue ray system ...its reading only classic DVD format and blue ray disks ...the ones that have only sound and so ...are avi , mp4 or other like this divx etc...and for this ones you need to have special codecs to decode format ....if the system supports updates...it might be possible to load codecs and to work ...but ..Im not sure that it will .so ...a divx player it needed for to see all kinda disks ...

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It is possible that new blue ray does not reconize regular DVDs I do know that when VCRs were the Biggest thing on Market Alot of them had Nothing wrong with them they would not play boot legged Tapes, So this maybe what is happening on your unit.Will not play cheap DVD Disk.

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Make sure that the video cable is properly connected to the correct slot. Blue ray DVD's are full HD compliant and have high resolution whereas simple DVD's are not full HD compatible and have low resolution, so you might need to lower down the reolution of your TV. Check the manual.

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