Re: Australian/UK PAL compatibility - DVD player

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: Hello:
:
: I'm trying to connect my UK DVD player to an Australian
LCD TV,
: without success. I get a "mode not supported" error.

First try a composite cable (Yellow one) or and "S" video
cable (cable with 4 little pins)and see that it plays.
:
: I've seen plenty of information about how the Australian
and UK
: versions of PAL are different (i.e. PAL B/G vs PAL I).
However, I've
: also seen information that this only applies to TV signals
through the
: aerial.

Yes.
:
: I'm using a SCART to component cable to connect the DVD to
the TV and
: from what I've read, considering that both the TV and the
DVD player
: use PAL. there should be no incompatibility problems.

Are you *SURE* it is SACRT - Component and not SCART - RGB?
Both RGB and Component have Red, Blue and Green leads BUT
the systems are not interchangeable hence my earlier
suggestion about leads.  I bet you are trying to feed RGB
into a component TV.  try the other leads first and then
*IF* they work you will know that I guessed right.
:
: Can anyone confirm whether the PAL issue applies to DVD
players too?

Yes but I do not believe this is the problem.
:
: Thanks very much!

Cheers TT



Re: Australian/UK PAL compatibility - DVD player
Hi Phil and TT

Thank you both for your responses.

You both suggest trying to get a picture on the TV using S-Video or
composite cables. I'll give that a try and see where that goes. I'm
pretty sure I have a spare composite cable lying around somehere.

Phil, in terms of "progressive scan", I've taken a look at the manual
online and there's no reference to progressive scan anywhere. Also,
one of the sites that I found for the DVD player specifically said
that this DVD player does not have progressive scan.

What other mode issues should I look for?

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I'm pretty sure: it says "SCART to component" on the box :-).

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TT, can you explain a little more please? Why does the PAL format
issue apply to DVD players too?

Thanks again!




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I'm pretty sure: it says "SCART to component" on the box :-).


**  Kindly go and look.

Also allow that the particular SCART may have been placed in the wrong box.




......  Phil






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......  Phil





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Ok, I have the box in front of me. It says:"Scart to stereo audio and
component video cable"; "Fully wired to Pb, Py and Pr Digital video
signals".

Is does, however, also say "RGB video and audio interconnect".

The weird thing is is that I've used another of these cables (exactly
the same) to connect my Foxtel to the TV without a problem.

So I guess I have a few questions:

1. What is a "component" cable if it's not the one I already have?
2. Why would the TV accept input from the Foxtel if it can only accept
"component"?
3. Why would my DVD player output "component" from the SCART output if
most of the SCART connections are RGB?

Now I'm really confused! :-(

Any further insights Phil?

Thanks.

Re: Australian/UK PAL compatibility - DVD player
I have managed to get the DVD to display a picture using the composite
video connection.

There are no references in the manual to using the DVD with an LCD TV.

The SCART connection at the back of the DVD player says "SCART/RGB",
so I'm assuming that it requires a SCART/RGB cable (which it seems I
have).

I have taken a look at the setup menu on the DVD player (when
displayed on the TV) and there are no options about changing output or
anything related to SCART or RGB.

I have tried substituting the SCART/component (RGB?) cable which is
currently working for Foxtel into the DVD player with no luck. I still
get the "mode not supported" error.

Any advice?

Thanks.


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**  From the published specs for the NAD T512  ( 240 volt version)  -  it
simply does not have component video.

 So you are out of luck there.

The Samsung R130 is a DVD   RECORDER   !!

BUT it does have component video  - on 3 x RCA sockets.

Go for it  - pal.



......  Phil



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Does your LCD display accept RGB?  I would think not as it is probably
component therefore you have "mode not supported".  So save the headaches
and use an S video lead.  BTW you can easily obtain SCART plugs with S video
plugs if the machine does not already have one.

Cheers TT



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