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Help for iBook owners with PAL TVs Apps
Anyone outside the USA who owns an iBook may have noticed that fullscreen applications will switch to NTSC when plugged into a PAL television. The result is your favourite game, etc, runs in black and white on the TV.

I've written a small app called PALifier that will check the video mode when the TV is connected. If any application changes to NTSC, PALifier will change the video back to PAL (at the same resolution and colour depth).

It's free and available through the above link.

[Editor's note: I don't have a PAL television to test this on...]
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Authored by: matt_j_gray on Feb 19, '02 02:02:10PM
The link in the article above is broken - it should be

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Authored by: robg on Feb 19, '02 07:56:32PM

Ah, it's amazing what happens when one leaves the "http://" off the beginning of a URL! All fixed now.

Sorry about that;

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Help for iBook owners with PAL TVs
Authored by: zulfikarn on Mar 25, '03 12:37:26PM

i have a ibook video converter and was trying to connect it to my TV, but cannot get any signal from it. I have connected to a simple CCTV monitor and it displays correctly (correctly filling the screen when going from NTSC to PAL).

I tried tuning the TV, but am not really sure if it should be any different to a video output, but that did not work.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Help for iBook owners with PAL TVs
Authored by: extremis on Mar 26, '03 04:36:37AM

As I recall I had to do two things

Open Displays prefs

Click on Detect Displays

Click on Color Tab
Select PAL/SECAM Profile

This allowed me to play my NTSC DVDs on a PAL TV

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