Originally Posted by Hruthwulf
That's what doesn't make any sense. Why would the LG player which is hooked up to my Sony Television play PAL fine. Yet, the Pioneer Elite gives the error.
If the LG is converting PAL to NTSC, then it will play PAL discs on any US TV. Still not sure that Sony TV can handle PAL. I guess you could tell by hooking up the "working" 23 to the Sony TV and see what happens. That should establish whether or not the Sony can handle PAL.
Would switching to composite cables make any difference.
Since there is no HDMI handshake involved, that may possibly work.
I tried it hooked up to the Pioneer TV and it still doesn't work.
Also, I just redid the firmware. No difference.
So the Pio 23 that would not play PAL on the Sony TV also will not play PAL on the Pioneer TV? Do you have the resolution on the 23 set to "Auto" (not sure about this, but worth a try?)? Perhaps the 23 is not recognizing that the Pio TV can handle PAL? If so, then try unplugging the 23 for a few hours, then reconnect it via HDMI (to a separate HDMI input than your other 23 that works) to the Pio TV. I'm thinking that this will force the TV and 23 to "talk" to each other again so the TV can "tell" the player what it can handle. If that doesn't work, you may have to contact Pioneer for service as there may be something wrong with the player.