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TH-58px60u I recently moved back to Australia from the US, where I had purchased a Panasonic TH-58px60u plasma tv. I have struck the obvious issue of NTSC/ATSC vs PAL/DVB, and was wondering if there is a way to change the system to PAL/DVB. I understand from talking to Panasonic Australia, that the Australian plasmas (the 58" hasn't been sold here) will actually do both PAL and NTSC, but the US ones only seem to do NTSC. I was wondering if there is a relatively simple solution, either by replacing a tuner or reporgramming a PROM, or accessing a hidden menu to turn on PAL. Any suggestions? I have been pointed to a potential solution by using a PAL to NTSC converter as a last resort, but thought that there may be a more elegant solution. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Bose lifestyle 25 system and Panasonic Plasma Tv not working together

I posted the message as Tet Tet before. I can now tell you that I have resolved the problem. The issue is with the Panasonic 50Inch TV. Some people reported the same problem but only when the TV was up on the wall. It turns out that the problem lies with the metal discs which screw on at the back of the TV to enable you to hand the TV on the wall bracket. In my case I had excessive interference caused at the back of the TV (could be the fan). When I put the TV on the wall bracket the metal discs would be in contact with the wall bracket which in turn was acting as an antenna causing the iterference to the bose remote which operates at a frequency of 27.45MHz. You can solve the issue by adding some insulating tape around all the metal discs avoiding them to make contact with the wall bracket. If that fails Panasonic will swap your TV for another one like they did with me. I can now enjoy my Bose System with the 50 inch Panasonic TV. It took me three months but managed to get a solution. I hope this helps. For further info you can mail me at These discs should be made of metal because they are perforating the metal screen at the back of the TV. Panasonic please change this design.

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SOURCE: Panasonic TH-50PZ Plasma TV won't come on.

I had the same issue twice with a TH 42PWD5. turns out it was my UPS that was killing the switching power supply. Warranty covered it but when I removed the UPS not a single issue in 3 years. 

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SOURCE: Panasonic Viera Plasma TH-42PV7HS- Shutting down


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While a modern PAL TV can display NTSC sources (namely DVD players and PAL VHS players that support pseudo-NTSC), an NTSC TV can not display a PAL source, unless it's an expensive multi-standard TV. Sorry pal, bad choice.

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SOURCE: Panasonic Viera 46" plasma~no sound, no picture

I would use the warranty at Bestbuy at that point. Opening up the TV would most likely void the warranty.

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SOURCE: Panasonic plasma TV model TH-42PD60U won't turn on

I had this problem in 2007 / 2008 here is what happened to me. Jan 09, 2008 - I also have brought the unit to the authorized Panasonic repair facility and the problem is a failure in the P-board which is the power supply board. The P-board needs to be replaced. The repair will cost $475 plus tax. $250 is for labor. The unit was nop more than two months out of warranty. This does not speak well for Panasonic. I have been researching the problem and it looks like this has happened to many of the Panasonic plasma TVs.
Jun 14, 2008 - As an update to my problem with the failed P board. Contacted Panasonic Service and talked to a customer service representative. I told them how I have purchased many Panasonic products and how unhappy I was with the failure of the product. They proposed paying the labor cost of $250 and I would pay for the part. I just hope it does not happen again.

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TH-58Px60U will not power up. Red light flash error code 9.


9 blinks means "Panel Configuration SOS". The fault code points at a problem with either PSU or digital board.

Here a repair manual.



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How do I retune my Panasonic Viera TV?

To tune your Panasonic Plasma to on air TV channels do the following:

Connect the antenna connection to its antenna in at the back panel.

Automatically searches and adds available channels to the memory.

Select "ANT in"

Select Cable or Antenna Select "Auto"
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All channels: Scans digital and analog channels

Analog only: Scans Analog channels only
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If OK is not pressed after selecting "Apply", the channels will not be saved.

The channel will be saved when no operation is performed for 60 seconds and

the "Manual program" menu will also exit automatically.
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How do we covert our panasonic TH- 42PWD7B to HD?

Replace it if you want true HD. The TV has 640 × 480 pixels (dots) in use for 16:9 or 852 × 480 dots for 4:3. This translates to 480p or SD resolution.

You can watch an HD signal with downconversion. You will also need a digital to analog converter for OTA signals since the TV doesn't have a digital tuner (ATSC in the US) It reads NTSC, PAL, PAL60, SECAM, Modified NTSC signals in the following formats: 525 (480) / 60i · 60p, 625 (575) / 50i · 50p, 750 (720) / 60p · 50p, 1125 (1080) / 60i · 50i · 24p ·25p · 30p · 24sF ···· SMPTE274M, 1250 (1080) / 50i.

I hope this helps.

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Jan 11, 2011 | Panasonic Flat Panel Televisions

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My TV will not turn on. I have a 58inch panasonic th-58px60u that has been working great for 4 years. Worked well last night. Turned it on this AM, I hear its usual click on and the red light turns on, but...

These tvs made by Panasonic have alot of times,goes into protect modes.When the tv power supply have some kinds power glits,by the power in ur house outlet.Tries unplug,replug the tv back like about an hour later.The tv now,will reset itself back to the factory.Most of the times,the tv will work again.If not,the shop,must troushooting which components on those boards are burns or must replaced a whole refurbish board,because can find it indiviual parts.The shop,will cost u for labors and parts,useally in the past fews years cost u like 500-550.Now,sorry.I don't know,must call and get estimate by shop by shops.

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I have a TX-P42X10B second hand from Singapore and The sound and video channel system is different from my country. Can anyone help me for service code that i might be able to turn on some of the options?

Singapore usues the PAL system of broadcasting where in the United States we use NTSC or now ATSC. They are incompatible and unless the set is multi-format support you can not switch it.

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The 7 blinks indicates that a failure has happened within the Y main and the upper and lower y drive panels. I recommend you taking it in to a Service center for and evaluation.

May 23, 2009 | Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U Plasma TV

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TV for use in Australia

Hey MrBigAl,

According to information provided by the manufacturer, this TV model requires 100-240V, 50/60Hz electricity in order to function correctly. If the electricity provided in your area meets that requirement, you may only need the power cord adaptor in order to use this TV in your new home. I would strongly suggest contacting LG directly for confirmation though, as many electronics may have an optimal voltage at which they operate.

You should be able to reach LG by calling their toll-free hotline at (800)-243-0000, but can always read more about the TV's specifications by checking out the owner's manual through the following link:

Please keep in mind that as this TV only contains NTSC-M, ATSC and 64/256 QAM tuners, it may not be able to receive Australian TV's PAL or DVB-T signals without the assistance of an additional converter or set-top box.

Hope this helps you out.

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