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Can't receive proper dvd/vcr signal

I just bought the tv today and replaced my OLD Samsung 27" tv with the new Toshiba. I had this tv hooked up to my LG dvd/vcr from a new Sony BRAVIA HDX500i home theatre system via the old yellow video cord. The dvd/vcr is from Australia, while everything else I bought from the U.S. in the last 2 months.

I know a clear signal is coming from the BRAVIA hts because it receives the dvd signal fine. However, when I switch the function on the Bravia over to SATELLITE/TV in order to send the signal from my dvd/vcr player, the picture shows but with no colour, the wrong size and very fuzzy - like the signal is not tuned in.

However, when I take the same yellow video cord from my new tv to plug it back into the old, the signal is just dandy as always. For some reason it appears that the new toshiba HDMI tv just doesn't like the signal from the dvd/vcr via the Bravia.

Do I need to:

a) tune in the signal coming from the dvd/vcr?
b) get a HDMI cord instead?
c) reconfigure the setup (don't know why though as it still works on the old tv), or
d) some other solution?

Is it possible that the new Toshiba tv from the U.S doesn't like the signal from the old dvd/vcr player from Australia? Any help would be greatly appreciated as more than half my dvd collection is PAL Region 2 and 4, not to mention my Xbox.

Cheers

WAL972

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  • WAL972 May 14, 2008

    I think it's clear that the problem is a format issue. Can either the dvd player on the Sony Bravia HDX500/i or the Toshiba Regza 37RV530U television support the PAL format and if not, is there any way I can get either to do so? Cheers.

  • WAL972 May 16, 2008

    The original dvd player is an LG V271 DVD/VCR combo.



    The other dvd player is a Sony BRAVIA HDX500/i home theater system. However I think the problem is with the Toshiba tv rather than the dvd player

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Your Toshiba TV uses the American NTSC standard.

Your DVD/VCR uses the Australian PAL B/G standard.

Unfortunately the two are not compatible as they stand, but there may be an option in the DVD/VDR menu to force the output to NTSC. This varies from make to make.


Another option would be to modify your main DVD player to make it multi-region so it will play ALL of your DVDs. Some models can be modified with a simple handset code, some can be modified with a software update, and others need an internal modification.

Post your make and model, and I can advise you on modification.



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