NTSC DVD's on PAL TV

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  1. Bulletguy

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    OK....here's a question i've tried googling but failed to find a definate answer to.

    Will a DVD in NTSC format successfully give both picture and sound to a UK television which is on PAL?

    I once bought a video tape from the USA which of course was recorded in NTSC and that would not play.....i had to get it converted into PAL. But unlike my VCR, the DVD player i have is multi regional.

    So will NTSC dvd's play or not?
     
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    i reckon yes, as its a multi region player it should convert the NTSC signal to pal.
    but does it have a time limit on the other regions like the early players did.

    can you change the tv format to NTSC. ? or it may already be on auto.

    i know there's pal, secam, auto etc in the menus on modern tv's.
     
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    Not sure about my tv......going to look through the manual sometime or if i can't find that i'll try the onscreen menu.
     
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    Got stuck with the same game years ago and...

    What I found is DVDs and Video wont convert NTSC to PAL. If they can read either they simply play what they are fed, ie NTSC disk will play as NTSC and PAL as PAL. As said above, if your tele supports either and is set to AUTO it will work but if not or a PAL only device it wont work. Equally your DVD player will need to be NTSC compatable as well but so far I've found most are it's usually, or at least it used to be, that the tele would be PAL only. I've noticed that more and more newer TVs will do both, but as stated they don't convert.
     
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    Hi

    We buy lots of DVD's from the States and these play fine on a multi region DVD player through our old TV which I believe is a PAL and not NTSC . They also play the same on the new Flat Screen which I believe is both PAL and NTSC.

    Sonja
     
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    Had a look at my television onscreen menu and it seems to be PAL only. Its a fifteen year old set so hardly surprises me though at the time i bought it, it was the largest screen being made and cost £1000. Makes you think that todays trend to plasma, hd, and lcd tv's with screens the size of your living room.....will become obsolete worthless 'junk' in five years time!

    It seems multi regional dvd players will accept NTSC, but the television standard has to also. Annoying really as the dvd set i want is not made in any other format. I had wondered about the possibility of copying to hardrive, then burning the file to a blank dvd in PAL?
     
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    look in the dvd player set up menu,it only applys to the reading,daughters has both on it and plays both fine through the tv or i am just lucky :thumb:
     
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    sometimes it works


    and sometimes it don't :Doh:


    seems to depend - for us anyway - on how badly we want the thing to work,

    the more we want it - the worse it is :cry:


    so - good luck

    also seems that the cheaper end of the machine market can cope with the variables better
     
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    a pity its not the other way round.....pal to NTSC.
    you can buy a convertor for that:thumb:
     
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