As a loyal Sony customer, why not go right to the company for guidance?
I think I may know the answer already but then I read a thread that throws up some hope!
I have a Sony HDR-HC5E Handycam (Digital HD 1080i). I have just moved back to New York from Europe and purchased a Sony Bravia 32XBR4. However, connecting the camcorder to the TV via an HDMI connection I get sound but no picture. I am assuming this is because the TV is NTSC and the camcorder PAL therefore, to playback on a TV, I should use a PAL TV.
I had always assumed that HDTV was a 'new' standard and the old PAL/NTSC was no longer relevant. Therefore I was surprised to see the PAL reference in the camcorder instructions! Previously I had used a Sony Digital/Hi8 (NTSC) on a PAL TV with no problems which may have lead me to my over-confidence in doing it in reverse.
Is there hope? Can I connect directly to the Sony TV and get pictures. Or will I have to view the videos via computer only?