Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 27272 20-Oct-2008 14:11
Send private message

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?

Create new topic
2096 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 357

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 172259 20-Oct-2008 15:19
Send private message

No.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test




7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 172292 20-Oct-2008 16:09
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


3511 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 985


  Reply # 172305 20-Oct-2008 16:51
Send private message

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 

21613 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4430

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 172768 22-Oct-2008 13:53
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.