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DVD's/ Blu-Ray's running fast on my Panasonic TX-L4E5B

by ekm29 / November 29, 2012 5:58 PM PST

I'm having an odd problem watching DVD's and Blu-ray's that I've ran out of ideas trying to fix, so I'm hoping if I just give all the information I can someone will have had the same problem before and know how to help.
I was watching a DVD on my PS3 2 days ago, connected via HDMI to my panasonic tx-l42eb LCD TV, it was running fine until I rewound a bit, and I don't know if I accidentally pressed a button or something, but suddenly it was playing slightly faster, like 1.1x speed. It has continued to do this with every DVD and Blu-Ray I've tried to watch since then. I tried using different Blu-Ray player with the TV and it did the same thing, so I think it's a TV problem. I've reset the TV to factory settings and tried different HDMI cables and nothing has helped. I'm in the UK so everything is PAL, incase that changes anything.

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The math works on this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 1:16 AM PST

It sounds as if something changed to 60Hz playback. No, I can't offer a direct setting to look at but

60 / 50 = 1.2 speed so you can bet something is set to 60 Hz.

With many smart TVs I've run into folk installing the wrong firmware, trying to get the unit to lie about its region so eventually you see this. The cure is never the same so I can't be specific.

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Makes a lot of sense, thank you
by ekm29 / November 30, 2012 1:43 AM PST

That makes a lot of sense, seems like it must be the problem, thank you. I've never played anything non PAL on it so I don't know why it changed, but I'll look any 60hz settings. I briefly thought this might be the problem before, but some of my Blu-Ray's play at 24hz though and the TV display still says 24hz when they're playing so that put me off it. Is it still possible that something being set to 60hz would affect those?

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It was not a play non PAL issue the times I ran into this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 1:50 AM PST

It was a region thing. Or a firmware that was for another region. Or a region setting (do you see a theme here?)

The only reason I know a thing about it is that folk are trying to get say, Netflix or other things to work and they tinker in the settings to change it so the set reports it's from another area.

AND we have the foul ups. Some device is bound to get an update wrong and flip out to a NTSC region.

Why I got so fixated on region is, well, the story matches what I've run into.

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Looking into anything that could have changed the region
by ekm29 / November 30, 2012 1:58 AM PST

I suppose it's possible someone in the house pressed a wrong button or something and ended up on NTSC settings, I really can't think what though. I guess since it happened in the middle of a film when I rewound it I can narrow it down to something that would only take a button press to screw up. When I reset it to factory settings it asked for a country and I chose UK, would that not fix the region?

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The odd thing is...
by Pepe7 / November 30, 2012 3:09 AM PST limited experience with UK Panasonic models (used mostly while in Poland), tells me that they tend to auto-adjust for such situations, since they can accept/play back most NTSC programming, in addition to PAL, especially via HDMI. It's the opposite situation here in the U.S. Our (typical retail store bought) HDTVs are not compatible with PAL. IOW, there's no region setting on the HDTV the end user can alter. It's hard coded to accept specific types of content via certain ports (look on p.

Just for kicks, see if any of the (default) colour settings have been changed on your HDTV. That's the only user accessible setting which could dork up things a little, other than perhaps altering the type of connection, which you obviously aren't changing.

Try posting this question @ AVS forum as well. I'm sure you will get an answer there quickly.

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Colour seems normal
by ekm29 / November 30, 2012 3:23 AM PST
In reply to: The odd thing is...

As far as I can see the colour settings look normal. I'll have a look on the AVS forum thank you.

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