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Bose Life styles NTSC to PAL

I accidently changed the setting to PAL from NTSC the bose system says to see the tv but the tv dosen't support the format and says see bose system... how do i change back form PAL to NTSC

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First, using the remote Turn the unit off.
Then, using the remote Turn the unit on.
Next, Press the [System] button
Next, Press the [Right] Arrow (once)
Next, Press the [Down] Arrow (4 times)
Next, Press the [Right] Arrow (once)
Next, Press the [Up] Arrow (once)
Next, Press [Enter]
Last, Press the [System] button


Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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    Lillian Cyr Dec 13, 2010

    Having gone to Pal accidentally, I was lucky to finally get back to ntsc by blindly following the suggested procedure of bittytitty - THANKS, you made my day! G.C.


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I called technical support and they told me, in the unit, to hold enter and press the store button twice. This way you will get the menu options in the unit. Use the volume button to go to NTSC progressive or whatever option you want.

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I had the same issue and spoke with technical support. If you hold the enter button on the unit and press the on/off button. It bring the on screen menu up on the unit, instead of the TV. You will then be able to use the volume buttons to move the settings from PAL to NTSC.
WIth the unit off-Make sure to hold down enter, within a second press the on/off button. But do not remove you finger from the Enter button. You may not get the timing right the first few times.

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How is the Bose connected to the TV?
Is it via AV leads or s-video HDMI etc.

Your TV although it does not support Pal, should be able to display an image all be it in black and white so you can change the settings back.

The easy way around it is to change your TV to PAL, there should be an option in it's menu to do this. Just about every TV in the last 10 years has had that option so the manufactures did not have to set it for different countries themsleves..same applies to the 240-110volt power supply. You may also have an option there for Auto (which rarely works)

If you can supply the exact model number for the TV as well as the Bose I will hunt for the manuals and have a look for you.

Hope that helps =)

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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Page 47 would have the explanation.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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