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How to use a Chinese DVD player in the USA?

Old 08-08-04, 09:09 PM
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How to use a Chinese DVD player in the USA?

I just brought a DVD player (AMOI DVD-S800) from China to the USA. The player is multi-regional with video output format of NTSC and PAL.

However, after I connected the player to our Sony TV, which is American standard (NTSC format), some DVD discs can but others can not be played. For those DVD discs that can not play, I can hear the audio but the picture on TV keeps rolling and moving vertically and is just black and white.

Does this problem have anything to do with our TVís NTSC format (rather than PAL)? Is there any other way (for example, to adjust TV or DVD playerís settings) to solve the problem?

If I use an S-video cable to connect TV and DVD player, will it by any chance solve the problem?

Thanks for the advice.

Nick
Old 08-08-04, 10:26 PM
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for the discs that do NOT play, are they PAL discs?
They probably are, and that is probably why they have that problem.
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Yes, if your DVD player is just outputing a PAL signal (from a PAL DVD) to your NTSC TV, you will encounter the problem you are describing. To play a PAL disc, you either have to have a DVD player that internally converts a PAL signal to NTSC and then sends that converted signal to a NTSC TV, or have a player that outputs a PAL signal to a PAL TV or a multi-standard TV (a type of TV that is very rarely found in North America but is commonly found in China).
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There is probably a section in your DVD player's menu that you can change the output from PAL to NTSC. This tells the player your monitor is NTSC and will output in that mode. Your picture is rolling because the player thinks your monitor is PAL.

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