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Topic # 27272 20-Oct-2008 14:11
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Hi, I have recently aquired a TV which has been brought over from America. Sky and my PS3 both output in PAL, and as a result the TV picture is black and white and it rolls. There is sound however.
If I were to change the Sky SCART-composite cable to a SCART-S Video, would this resolve the problem?

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  Reply # 172259 20-Oct-2008 15:19
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  Reply # 172292 20-Oct-2008 16:09
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Is there anything that I can do in order to be able to watch Sky etc on this TV? Or do I need to cut my losses and throw what is essentially a big paper weight away.

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  Reply # 172305 20-Oct-2008 16:51
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You've pretty much got a paper weight, In terms of sky it is a dead loss, If you want to use it solely to watch DVDs cheap DSE branded players (and probably others) can output an NTSC signal even when playing a PAL disc. (certainly used to be able),

ps: Is the TV auto-voltage (240/110) switching?, was fairly rare to see this is a US domestic model 

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  Reply # 172768 22-Oct-2008 13:53
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Most flat panel tv's from over there are able to do both via the inputs, its just the tuner that will only go ntsc cable and off air.

If the TV is just a CRT then put it on the side of the road at inorganic time and get another off trademe for not much.




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