Hardware No 480p on HDTV?

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I have a Pal Wii (brought it with me, it is modded - so I am not going to buy a new one).
I have Panasonic P46G10 that I bought in US (obviously, it is NTSC).

I became quite adept at navigating menus blindfolded
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so I can switch it to 480i - and at that that point I get a decent picture using component cable (actually I would never be able to tell it is interlaced (I'm turning it on blindfolded
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) if not my tv menu showing the resolution. If I switch to 480p the TV simply goes blank.

I always thought that 480p does not depend Pal/NTSC...

Questions:
1. Is the problem in TV? (I haven't found any setting in the TV menu to select mode for the input).
2. Will it cure the problem if I hack the Wii to change region? Is there any hardware diffences b/ween Pal and NTSC Wiis? For one I noticed that standby led on my Wii is red and it seems to be yellow on the NTSC wii at my work.
 

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Hmm. For whatever reason 480p now works (I tried switching it on several time - this time I thought I will try switching the inputs once it goes black - but it didn't)...

I guess the problem is with TV. Panasonic screen is gorgeous. But the software is utter crap. I had a Sony RPTV (like 4 years old) at home - it was awesome, with many setting and sweet options (like clock on the screen) - and Panasonic is completely irritating. But still - I can live with bed software as long as their colors are so wonderful
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That's a new one. NSMB in 480p shows obvious interlace artifacts (teared image) while 480i is much more smooth. I guess the TV is trying to "improve" the picture...
 
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