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Will a Sony television support the PAL or SECAM video format?

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All Sony® televisions sold in the United States are compatible with the NTSC broadcast format. With the exception of the Cineza series projectors (models starting with VPLHS), the PAL and SECAM broadcast formats are not supported on Sony televisions sold in the United States.

Refer to the manual included with your product for model-specific information on the features and capabilities of your Sony television. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

There are several television signal converters on the market that may enable you to connect a PAL- or SECAM-compatible device to your Sony television. However, because Sony does not manufacture any of these converters, we are unable to provide instructions on how to connect a converter or other support information.