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Player NOT Outputing NTSC even though it says i have selected NTSC in the "DISPLAY MENU" NOTE: It was doing so, but seems to have Defaulted to "Pal60" and won't Switch back???? We are using a large number of These Combos at The University of Auckland. This seems to be a commond annoying problem with many of the models of Samsung Combo. V5500,V5600,V6700, V6800. I have a pile of them doingit.We use NTSC Output because it causes us less image problems with our Touch Screen Monitors. Would love to know if there is a hidden Menu that overides this setting. I notice that some of the Menu facilites in the Samsung Catalogues for these units looked up via Google are different from The actual the Player Menus?????

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  • r_sakey May 23, 2011

    Hi! Bob,

    Unfortunately Pressing The OK Button Twice just Switches the setting Back and Forth between Pal60 & NTSC. (Same as the Right Arrow does)

    I tried pressing it at lightning speed, but to no avail.



  • r_sakey May 23, 2011


    Pressing << >> Simultaneously did nothing unfortunately.

    Does the Samsung Output NTSC 3.58 or NTSC 4.43?

    (1) Testing One of The Digitor G1923 DVD Players:

    When i set its Menu to "NTSC Output"

    It gives Colour when the NTSC 3.58 Button on my Test Monitor is pressed.

    But Black & White when the "PAL" "SECAM" or "NTSC 4.43" Buttons are pressed.

    (2) Testing the Samsung V6700 Combo:

    When i set its Menu to "NTSC Output"

    It gives Colour when the "PAL" Button or the "NTSC 4.43" Button is Pressed.

    But gives Black & White when the "SECAM" Button or the "NTSC 3.58" buttons are pressed.

    The strange thing is These Samsung players were Outputting NTSC Colour to our equipment just fine for a while.

    It would appear that something switches, Changes or fails in them after a while.

    Also When in the Display part of the Settings Menu, Pressing The "OK" Button On the Remote switches the Selection Between Pal And NTSC.

    This Means there is no way of Pressing the "OK" Button on the Remote Twice after using the the Arrow to Select "NTSC" or "Pal" as was earlier suggest by FixYa

    VERY ODD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Could i perhaps be using the incorrect remote.

    I am using The Samsung 00052 Remote.

    Kind Regards,

    Ross Sakey

  • r_sakey May 25, 2011


    First of all, My Test monitor is a JVC MODEL No TM-90PSN CRT Monitor with 4 System Colour Switching.

    Each System can be indvidually selected via a 4 Push Button Switches on the top of the Unit.

    So testing is very precise.

    I now know that The Samsung Units Output NTSC 3.58 because I have just Tested a V6800 Model which does just that.

    With this Unit However!!!! I notice that when you go into

    (1) The "SETUP Menu" and, you get a 6 option choice.

    (2 Using the "DOWN ARROW" Button you select "DVD" and you get a 5 Option Sub Menu.

    (3) Using The "RIGHT ARROW" BUTTON abd THE "DOWN ARROW" BUTTON You Select "DISPLAY SETUP" and press OK, it leads you to a 4 option Sub Menu.

    (4) Using The "DOWN ARROW" BUTTON you then Select "TV SYSTEM".

    (Next to this it states whether Unit is currently set at NTSC or Pal output.)

    (5) You then press "OK" and this leads you to TWO TICK BOXES. One says NTSC, The other says PAL.

    (6) Using the Up & Down Arrows, you Select the one you require (NTSC or PAL60) and Press OK.

    (7) The Display the reverts to The "TV STSTEM" sub menu with your choice displayed beside it as i said before.

    AND IT WORKS OK Yay!!! YOU GET NTSC 3.58 being OUTPUT.

    BUT and its a BIG BUT: if you try to do the same on The Samsung V6700 or any of the other earlier Models i have tested, the result is as follows:

    (1) You Go into The "SETUP" This gives you a 6 option choice.

    (2) Using the "DOWN ARROW" Button you select "DVD" and you get a 5 Option Sub Menu.

    (3) Using the "ARROW BUTTONS or the "OK" Button you Select "DISPLAY SETUP"

    (4) Using the "ARROW BUTTONS or the "OK" Button"OK" Button, it leads you to a 3 option Sub Menu.

    (5) Using the "ARROW BUTTONS or the "OK" ButtonYou Select "NTSC DISC OUTPUT"

    (Next to this it states whether Unit is currently set at "NTSC" or "Pal60" Output.)

    NOW THIS IS WHERE THINGS CHANGE????????????????????????

    THERE ARE NO SELECTION TICK BOXES???????????????????????????

    Pressing either the RIGHT ARROW Button or THE OK Button selects "NTSC" or "PAL60"

    IF YOU SELECT "NTSC" the unit still puts out "PAL60" ????????????????????????????????

    This is Wierd, These reactions are the same with Both Samsung Units no matter what Remote i use.

    Also i am sure The V6700 and athoer earlier madels were workin fine and outputing NTSC OK. But have strangely reverted to this NON CHANGEABLE Condition.

    VERY ODD!!!!


    Ross Sakey

  • r_sakey May 30, 2011

    Sounds good! "Salt"

    Only, Can't seem to find any sort of Coms Port???

    Unless it is sneekily hidden on the Underside of the Main Board or Under the VCR Mech etc.

    Had a quick look behind the Front Panel without taking it completely off, and also underneath the DVD Mech.

    Couldn't spot anything obvious.

    Also! Assuming i do find a port, is it a simple process?

    (Such as plugging in using a commonly used "P.C. to Equipment" type of Connector and then Loading the Firmware Update once the Laptop recognises The DVD/VCR Unit.)


    Ross Sakey


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You have a firmware problem. Download at this link and install by using the device that will load it from your computer and hook it to your apporiate DVD player port:

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Your institution is in New Zeland I recalls. As far as the DVD model you specified is concered, it can only output NTSC system video from it, as it is ment for NTSC only, and no PAL system circuit is inside it. To which purpose you use this DVD in your insistution, I don't know. The manual downloaded by Google and Samsung Website are the same I can see here. Just do one thing. Reset it to factory settings. Make a hard reset, so that all the passwords and other features now with it to get vanished. After reset, set a new password, refer to the manual, and try. To do a hard reset;
From a cold start with no disc in unit, press the Fast Forward and Fast Rewind [>> &

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    The Knight May 23, 2011

    From a cold start with no disc in unit, press the >> &<< button
    simultaneously on the front panel for 5 seconds. All settings
    including the password will revert to the factory settings.

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    The Knight May 24, 2011

    Answer for the first part of your comment related with g1923, the set is compactable for PAL/SECAM/NTSC4.43/NTSC3.58. It is a multisystem compactable one. But your monitor is set is set to receive NTSC4.43 signal only. For the second part I strongly belives that it is due to the use of worng remote control. Just use an orginal remote control and see the effect. V6700 combo manual; both downloaded by Google and Samsung web are the same and there is no differecne in between. There is no hidden menu at all. OK.


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After you select NTSC press the OK button ( enter ) twice. The menu image will flicker for a second ( indicating that it has changed from PAL to NTSC )and it might even ask you if you want to keep this setting.Press enter again. Turn off the power, wait for 10 seconds and on powering up see if your settings are locked in on NTSC.
Also make sure the video output is set to i-scan instead of p-scan. Some features won't work for p-scan. By the way it stands for interlaced scan and progressive scan.

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