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TV picture now rolls when connected to A80

We like to show our aging mothers, our photos on their TV's.  Never had a problem but now, using different cords, power source, and TV's, the picture always rolls.

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It sounds like the TV setting on the camera has been changed. The symptoms you describe can happen if you set the TV setting to PAL and connect the camera to a TV set that uses the NTSC standard.

Check the setting, and ensure the proper setting is being used.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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