Newbie to this forum here.
I purchased a PS3 in Australia when I was living there and it played all my games, BD movies and regular DVD's (PAL) when I was living there. I have recently returned home and brought the PS3 with me and it continues to play all the games and BD movies from Australia but it will not play the PAL DVD's. I have it connected (via HDMI) to my HD TV that I purchased in Canada.
When I load the PAL DVD's, the PS3 finds it as a DVD-ROM, seem to play it (I can hear the disc spinning and the screen goes dark as if the movie is about to start) but after a minute or so, I get an error message on the screen that there is no input signal.
Is this because of the PAL format not being recognized by the TV?
Please help as we have too many movies from Australia that we would like to watch (and I don't really wish to convert them all to a playable format on a computer).
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I think the problem is probably that your TV doesn't recognise a PAL 50hz signal, which is what a UK DVD uses.
In Europe and Australia, most TV's accept 50/60hz signals. In the US and Canada, in the past most TV's accepted 60hz only.
You need a TV that will accept 50hz/PAL and 60hz/NTSC.
I had the exact same issue yesterday.
I think for blue-ray discs, there's not much you can do.
For standard def PAL discs however, here is how i got mine to work on my non PAL TV.
-Connect your PS3 using the AV cables.
- Turn off the PS3
- Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep (about 5 seconds).
- Set your tv input to AV and it should work.
Might not depending on your Tv. I have a new (ish ) Bravia.
hope this helps.