heepster 17:18 27 Dec 03

Maybe a silly question. I have an NTSC format Sony camcorder. I have tried to play it back over my TV and it is unwatchable. Is there such a thing as PAL and NTSC tv`s, or should I be able to view it on any TV?

  rickf 17:22 27 Dec 03

Your tv is probably set to Pal that's why it won't play. Switch to NSTC through the menu if your TV has that capability.Surely, your camcorder can record in Pal fromat as well if you set it to that.

  johnnyrocker 21:26 27 Dec 03

what make of tv and how old?


  heepster 22:01 27 Dec 03

Its a 28" Toshiba about 5 years old

  johnnyrocker 22:16 27 Dec 03

ntsc on pal tv's is a definate no no unless in either the scart settings or menu there is the facility to change it but that would presume you had what is known as a multi standard tv which i am sure you haven't, do you have a video and what type there may be a way round this there.


  heepster 22:20 27 Dec 03

Video is also toshiba 5 years old.I dont see any facility to change TV or Video on the setup menus.

  johnnyrocker 23:00 27 Dec 03

most toshiba vcr will normally play ntsc with no prob but you will not be able to record/transfer tape set tv to vcr channel hook camcorder up (presumably with the phonos on the front) if it is the type iam thinking of and play camcorder vcr will auto select the system.


  johnnyrocker 23:48 27 Dec 03

if it wont play direct straight through you migh need a vhs adaptor type cassette to put your cam one in but then no prob.


  DieSse 00:35 28 Dec 03

"Is there such a thing as PAL and NTSC tv`s,"

Yes - you can get them.

"should I be able to view it on any TV" - not unless it's NTSC capable.

Or you could get a comverter, for example click here

Put PAL to NTSC converter into a Google search and you'll see others.

  johnnyrocker 00:39 28 Dec 03

the vcr will play it trust me.


  heepster 09:06 28 Dec 03

Ok It works now,by playing through vcr, I was trying to do it direct to TV before. Many thanks Johnny

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