Mode Not Supported on Samsung TV?
by hattoncote - 3/6/13 2:42 PM
I have an upscaling UK Sony DVD -player (DVP-SR760H), which was connected to my Canadian Samsung 32" LCD TV (LN-R328W) by HDMI. I watched my region 2 DVDs in high quality and was a very happy bunny.
I recently moved out of my rented accommodation and left behind the TV, so I purchased my own, a Canadian Samsung 32" LED Smart TV (UN32EH5300F).
Now I am unable to watch my DVDs - the HDMI input gives an error message "Mode not supported. Resolution not supported. Change the resolution of the external device." I have tried all the available resolutions on the DVD player: AUTO (1920x1080p), 1920x1080i, 1280x720p and 720x480/576p. None is acceptable to the TV. I also tried a different HDMI input and a different HDMI cable, without success. Other devices connected by HDMI work fine (laptop, Blu-Ray).
Connecting the DVD by composite cable gives a black & white image and would usually suggest to me that the TV cannot accept the PAL signal from the DVD - but I thought that with HD TVs the number of lines for PAL/NTSC was no longer an issue.
Can someone please explain why my old TV worked but the new one doesn't? They are both similarly speced. What can I do to enable it to accept the picture from the DVD player? I have hundreds of UK region 2 DVDs and cannot live without them!!